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Hello, My Name is Dwight

Hello, My Name is Dwight

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dwight Yoakam: Country’s hottest bachelor or biggest badass?

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File: April 2013

File: April 2013

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Glen Hansard, Northerly Island expansion, 826Chi’s Promic-Con, CIMMfest

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Hello, My Name Is Kinky

Hello, My Name Is Kinky

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kinky Friedman talks Bob Dylan and his political aspirations for 2014

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File: March 2013

File: March 2013

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Clive Davis judges Mother McAuley graduate, Billy Corgan selling furniture

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Listomania: IE’s Best Of 2012

Listomania: IE’s Best Of 2012

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our albums, songs, and concerts of the year

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Hello, My Name Is Emmylou

Hello, My Name Is Emmylou

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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File: January 2013

File: January 2013

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cal’s Bar, Val’s halla, and “The Walking Dead”

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File: December 2012

File: December 2012

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Hello, My Name Is Henry

Hello, My Name Is Henry

| October 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

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 […]

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File: November 2012

File: November 2012

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Hello, My Name Is Matthew

Hello, My Name Is Matthew

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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File: October 2012

File: October 2012

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

TO COMMON, WITH LUV Common urges Chicago’s youth to stop the violence. This comes mere weeks after local rapper Lil Jojo (Joseph Coleman, 18) was gunned down on the streets of Englewood and inflammatory tweets posted on musical rival Chief Keef‘s (Keith Cozart, 17) profile caused police to investigate the rising star in connection to […]

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Hello, My Name Is Elliot

Hello, My Name Is Elliot

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

IE: How difficult is it to collaborate with your sister [Natalie Bergman] in Wild Belle? Isn’t the point of growing up to escape your relatives? Elliot Bergman: There’s benefits and drawbacks because we’re very close. We’re pulling from all the same reference points. We grew up knowing all the same songs. She grew up stealing […]

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50 years of the Rolling Stones in pictures

50 years of the Rolling Stones in pictures

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Veteran music journalist Hanspeter Kuenzler can pinpoint the exact date The Rolling Stones came rushing into his life with the bravado and swagger that still defines the iconic rock band.

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File: September 2012

File: September 2012

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

MY FAIR FESTIVAL There’s more than corn in . . . oh wait, that’s the slogan for Indiana Beach. You’ll find plenty of maize in Champaign-Urbana, but these cities – overrun with scholars donning the ol’ orange and blue – close out the outdoor music festival season with Pygmalion. Now in its eighth year, the […]

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