Philly’s Kurt Vile is wakin’ on a pretty day
Interview with John Wicks of Fitz And The Tantrums
Bob Dylan, Butchershop Quartet, Jeff Buckley and more.
Don’t yell “Catfight” at Girl Group Chicago
Dwight Yoakam: Country’s hottest bachelor or biggest badass?
Glen Hansard, Northerly Island expansion, 826Chi’s Promic-Con, CIMMfest
Kinky Friedman talks Bob Dylan and his political aspirations for 2014
Clive Davis judges Mother McAuley graduate, Billy Corgan selling furniture
Our albums, songs, and concerts of the year
Illinois Entertainer: You devote so much of your time, energy, and even your own house (!) to your Bonaparte’s Retreat dog shelter. What spurred on this mission?
Emmylou Harris: Well, it goes back to that dog. Bonaparte was my companion who traveled with me for 10 years. He went everywhere on the bus. When he died [...]
Cal’s Bar, Val’s halla, and “The Walking Dead”
Live On ‘XRT
One grand tradition refuses to go the digital route. When you pick up a copy of ONXRT: Live From The Archives, Volume 14 starting on Dec. 4 at local Target stores (or at Target.com) have a set of keys, a pen, or any relatively sharp object (fingernails included, but why ruin a perfectly [...]
IE: You don’t let one day go by without buying a record. What is today’s selection?
Henry Rollins: Well, I haven’t bought it yet, but the day is young. There’s a band from Finland that I like a lot. Well, it’s a guy and he records under the name Uton and he makes a lot of [...]
WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE?
Any day now the elves at The Lite (WLIT-FM, 93.9) will flip that red and green garland-wrapped lever they keep in a back room next to the reserve stash of Coffee-mate creamers and beat us into submission with a non-stop playlist of cheery Christmas carols. Worried you’re developing tinnitus? [...]
IE: You channel Abbey Road-era John Lennon on the cover of your debut, Big Inner with a crisp, white suit.
Matthew E. White: If I don’t wear a suit, with the long hair and beard I look like hippie man or some rocker guy. The album is kind of classy. [The suit] lets people know it’s [...]