Maybe Riot Fest can book amazing reunions forever—but only by building current bands into tomorrow’s back-from-the-dead headliners.
Riot Fest got Blink-182! Cypress Hill! Blondie! The Jesus Lizard! Liz Phair! Atmosphere! Beck! Cat Power! And . . . the 82-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis?
Revivals are back—even Sister Act.
Rockabilly pioneer Hayden Thompson quit the biz to drive a limo in the 70s, but now he’s back in action.
Our latest round of staff picks for the Reader‘s Interactive Jukebox (jukebox.chicagoreader.com)
The GOP’s old dependables
Jerry Lee Lewis makes up his missed summer date at the Congress this Saturday.
Cool Kids, tons of festivals, recent reissues, and much more
Archers of Loaf, Yob, Tinariwen, Mount Moriah, Emmylou Harris, and other notable shows
This week’s Early Warnings include the Cars, Curren$y, Peter Gabriel, the Green Music Fest, Jerry Lee Lewis, My Brightest Diamond, the Neon Marshmallow Festival, Rasputina, Torche, TSOL, Wavves, and Wild Flag.
New box sets from Buddy Holly and Dolly Parton capture the depth and range of both legendary singers.
A new repackaging of Little Richard’s early recordings provides a reminder of his potent beginnings.