Chicago five-piece the Walters started self-releasing their delightfully light throwback rock in the mid-2010s, and once I heard it, I assumed they wouldn’t take long to break out of the city’s indie scene. They wove plenty of pop hooks and doo-wop melodies into their effervescent, self-aware spin on classic rock, and 2015’s Young Men went […]
Noir Disco’s new debut album, Now! 2073, belongs to a proud tradition of art-rock. Siblings Nolan and Carter Dickson lead the Chicago group, and their music draws on specific reference points from a lifetime of shared music nerdery. On Now! 2073, the band take inspiration from 70s classic rock, 80s European new-wave pop, and 00s […]
Smacked-out postgrunge classic rockers meet Euro ravers
R.E.M. calls it quits after 31 years.
Veteran Austin rocker Alejandro Escovedo plays in support of “Street Songs of Love” at Lincoln Hall on Tuesday night.
Rick Moody on Led Zeppelin
The CCR playing the Venue at Horseshoe Casino Friday night is little more than a lame cover band; the real thing lives on in some recent reissues.
Billy Corgan takes on his fans in Chicago.
The reuniting Rutles are at least up-front about the cash situation.
Bob Lefsetz says something I agree with.
Design by Hipgnosis.
Nas’s new track, “Hip Hop Is Dead,” makes kick-ass use of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.”
Lindsey Buckingham, on the rebound, comes to Chicago.