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 […]
Tag: Classic Rock
Chicago art rockers Noir Disco complicate everyday experiences on NOW! 2073
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 […]
Vintage video of an out-of-place Royal Trux
Smacked-out postgrunge classic rockers meet Euro ravers
Fourteen years later, R.E.M. does the right thing
R.E.M. calls it quits after 31 years.
Alejandro Escovedo and the Shrinking Gap Between Classic Rock and Punk
Veteran Austin rocker Alejandro Escovedo plays in support of “Street Songs of Love” at Lincoln Hall on Tuesday night.
Rick Moody on Led Zeppelin
Creedence Clearwater Reissued
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.
Somehow he gets even whinier
Billy Corgan takes on his fans in Chicago.
The only 70s reunion I can really get behind
The reuniting Rutles are at least up-front about the cash situation.
The strange bedfellows Clapton bashing can make
Bob Lefsetz says something I agree with.
Art rock art
Design by Hipgnosis.
Nas is back, and he’s brought Iron Butterfly with him
Nas’s new track, “Hip Hop Is Dead,” makes kick-ass use of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.”
Lindsey Buckingham somehow tops “Holiday Road”
Lindsey Buckingham, on the rebound, comes to Chicago.