The North Coast Music Festival may look like it’s basically about drugs, but it’s really about enthusiasm.
Twitter #Music’s finally here and it’s not bad at all
Social networking’s killer music app may be here.
World keeps turning, B-minus-list celebrities stay tacky
Let Deadmau5 and Kat Von D envelop you in blissful ignorance
Q&A: Boys Noize on Madonna being lame, Kraftwerk, and playing live
A conversation with a dance music mainstay
On the charts: Taylor Swift goes dubstep
The leading edge in pop’s love affair with EDM
Real talk alert: Deadmau5 edition
EDM heavyweight Deadmau5 admits “we all hit play”
How Chicago house got its groove back
Chicago house music is the sound of global pop today. In the 90s, though, it was on life support—until a new wave of producers got its groove back.
Lollapalooza announces 2011 lineup, inspires deja vu.
This Week in the Reader’s Music Section
Dance-punk weirdos, a bluegrass institution, a well-deserved box set for a soul icon, and much more
Photo Pit: Deadmau5 and Brazilian Girls
July 2, Soldier Field
The List: July 1-7, 2010
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Black Mountain, Bastard Noise, Zoroaster,
the Unthanks, and more
Early Warnings Roundup
This week’s Early Warnings include the Do-Division Street Fest, Heartless Bastards, Taste of Chicago, Futureheads, Jack-O & the Tennessee Tearjerkers, the Chicago Folk & Roots Festival, and more.