With federal aid to venues only now arriving, how are tour managers, stagehands, bookers, and their colleagues in the concert business making ends meet?
If the members of infamous UK pop-rock band the 1975 had grown up in the U.S. and listened to more pop punk than emo, they’d probably sound a lot like Waterparks. The Houston three-piece have become poster boys for the sleek, sugary suburban pop-punk sound that will forever say “Warped Tour.” That style faded out […]
Minneapolis duo Atmosphere invented emo rap—now also called “Soundcloud rap”—15 years before the likes of Lil Xan and Trippie Redd picked up the thread.
The Chicago festival has never topped 25 percent female-inclusive acts, but it’s still ahead of many of its competitors.
Maybe Riot Fest can book amazing reunions forever—but only by building current bands into tomorrow’s back-from-the-dead headliners.
Warped Tour sets off on its last hurrah this summer, which means now is a great time to revisit Jessica Hopper’s excellent expose from her travels with the infamous mainstream-punk festival.
Fests devoted to rap, house, jazz, country, gospel, blues, metal, Latin music, and more
This south-suburban band, on their first Warped Tour to support their imminent debut LP, just want to make more room inside the genre they love.
White Lung released the B side from their new seven-inch, and it’s great.
For one Reader writer, Riot Fest’s grip on nostalgia extends into hip-hop (or at least reminds him of a particularly great performance by one of the rap acts performing this year).
Between now and Sunday, your live-music options include Lord Dying, Caleb James, Eviyan, Protomartyr, the Vans Warped Tour, and of course the Pitchfork Music Festival.
What’s on the Agenda for Monday, December 10, 2012
Warped Tour, Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic, Irish American Heritage Festival, and Roscoe Village Burger Fest round out the weekend
As the annual roll call for summer music festivals continues to balloon, a select few set themselves apart from the pack. Below are our festival picks for the summer, including both the local neighborhood bookings and the familiar blowouts like Pitchfork, Blues Fest, and Lollapalooza. HoZac Blackout Fest The infamous festival returns in a big […]
Tim Kinsella talks Cap’n Jazz, “Bartok rockers” Reds and Blue finally release their first album, Kings of Leon get a thumbs-down from the pigeon community, and more.