Arts & Entertainment

From Bruno Mars to Green Day, there’s several big-name bands coming to Chicago this summer. With stellar lineups for Pitchfork (July 20-22) and Lollapalooza (Aug. 2-5) included, dozens of top artists who’ll make a stop …

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When people think of the winter holiday season, one of the first things that may come to mind is music. But Alvin and the Chipmunks and Mariah Carey aren’t the only artists worth listening to …

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The other day I talked with a friend who lives in Minnesota and had the opportunity to see St. Vincent before I did. I remember being confused; when I asked how the show was, he …

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Cloud Cult filled Lincoln Hall with passionate, uplifting energy, harmonious acoustics and empowering lyrics on Feb. 28. This indie rock band’s roots are in my home state of Minnesota, which is where I was originally …

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While I appreciate a good light show as part of a performance, it’s rare that I see one that really captures the sound of a band’s music. Darkside’s Jan. 17 show at the Metro (3730 N. …

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Standing amongst a crowd of cheering students and a surprising amount of couples, I silently watch guitarist Brian Oblivion and lead singer Madeline Follin of Cults make their way to the spotlights at the front …

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The Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake St.) was the host of hard rock trio Smile Empty Soul on Nov. 14. The band is currently touring the United States promoting its album Chemicals, which was released in …

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All of the curly mustaches and overgrown beards in Chicago surrounded me at the Metro (3730 N. Clark St.) on Nov. 14: Built to Spill was playing. Built to Spill was one of the great …