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BREAKING NEWS: LOLLAPALOOZA BACK?

BREAKING NEWS: LOLLAPALOOZA BACK?

Rumors continue to get louder saying Lollapalooza will return to Chicago this summer on the weekend of August 4th and a reunited Smashing Pumpkins could be a headliner.

The Sleepers, The Its! Preview

The Sleepers, The Its! Preview

The Sleepers, The Its! Metro, Chicago Thursday, January 26, 2006 They say rock ‘n’ roll is on its way back. The Sleepers surely agree. The Chicago band’s full-length debut, Push It Nationwide, is a 10-song reflection of times past when anthemic choruses, extended guitar solos, and a boozy swagger defined rock, not pretty faces, sharp […]

Low Preview

Low Preview

Low Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago Friday, January 27, 2006 Eight years after doing the same on the “Owl” remixes, Low lets some friends deconstruct and rebuild it on a new EP.

Fort Minor Preview

Fort Minor Preview

Fort Minor House Of Blues, Chicago Sunday, January 29, 2006 Taking on the popular “side project” concept, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park fame has constructed a hip-hop venture under the alias Fort Minor.

Robert Skoro Preview

Robert Skoro Preview

Robert Skoro Empty Bottle, Chicago Sunday, January 29, 2006 Casually overlooked in a flurry of Fall 2005 releases, Robert Skoro‘s That These Things Could Be Ours gets a second chance for his winter tour.

R.I.P.

R.I.P.

Wilson Pickett 1941-2006 Wilson Pickett, one of the brightest stars of ’60s soul music, died of a heart attack Friday (January 20th) near his home in Ashburn, Virginia. He was 64.

Robert Pollard CD Review

Robert Pollard CD Review

Robert Pollard From A Compound Eye (Merge) Pollard arrives with his first post-Guided By Voices package.

Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) CD Review

Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) CD Review

Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) Fly Between Falls (Brushfire) Jack Johnson’s buddies allow you to bring the frat party with you, wherever you go.

Ghislain Poirier CD Review

Ghislain Poirier CD Review

Ghislain Poirier Breakupdown (Chocolate Industries) Former techno maven dives further into hip-hop, college parties on urban campuses.

Demiricous CD Review

Demiricous CD Review

Demiricous One (Metal Blade) Slayer songs are hard to learn, so we can see why Demiricous is proud to play them.

Ian Allen CD Review

Ian Allen CD Review

Ian Allen Nova’s Lounge (Mia Mind) Points for being a former NFL lineman and going in a direction you’d never expect.

Gil Mantera's Party Dream CD Review

Gil Mantera’s Party Dream CD Review

Gil Mantera’s Party Dream BloodSongs (Fat Possum/Audio Eagle) Aggressive synthpop from burnt-out industrial center Youngstown, Ohio.

Campbell & Lanegan CD Review

Campbell & Lanegan CD Review

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan Ramblin’ Man (V2) Indie odd couple drag their fingers through the mud on preview EP.

Josh Turner CD Review

Josh Turner CD Review

Josh Turner Your Man (MCA Nashville) Deep-voiced Nashville newcomer Turner can do, but only does so half the time.

Quietdrive CD Review

Quietdrive CD Review

Quietdrive Fall From The Ceiling (Epic) “I always wanna be a mystery” and other ironic lyrics, brought to you by Quietdrive.