This summer’s Highland Park highlights include Queen Latifah, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan, Kesha, T.I., Buddy Guy, Jennifer Hudson, and Lyle Lovett.
Pride Fest, Zombie March, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
Brickworld, Green Music Fest, and more happenings from June 17-19.
Neil Young’s gaudy, reactionary Storytone and 15 more record reviews
Reviews of 16 new albums, including Arca’s uncanny electronic mutations and T.I.’s unshakable street rap
Iggy Azalea flips the script and goes pop
A controversial rapper finds an audience in the club.
Beats, jams, and rhymes at the 2013 North Coast Music Festival
North Coast Music Festival has found its niche—one where Danny Brown, AlunaGeorge, and the Disco Biscuits fit side by side.
Win a Closed Sessions CIMMfest prize pack
Try your hand at rap-related movie trivia and win a pair of tickets to Closed Sessions’ CIMMfest showcase and a limited label T-shirt.
Outkast isn’t reuniting—deal with it
What the Outkast member’s Frank Ocean remix and the response to it says about our growing desire to see our wildest musical dreams come true
12 O’Clock Track: Killer Mike, “Big Beast”
Killer Mike teams up with El-P and a bunch of heavies.
The Cool Kids Drop Tacklebox
The retro-minded duo looks forward on a new mix tape.
From glam rock to booty electro: what I’ve been listening to today
Rounding out my top ten
My other five most-played records of 2006.