While there’s nothing particularly complicated about the structure of the Foo Fighter’s newest single, which begins with ominous whispers from Dave Grohl before launching into the kind of guttural yells you usually only hear from CTA riders with broken Ventra cards, it is without a doubt an ode to Chicago.
Fifty years ago this month, Beatle George Harrison took a break from European stardom to go someplace where no one knew him — southern Illinois.
Lollapalooza isn’t just something you can ignore (even if you wanted to). With an eclectic mix of bands, big and small, Lollapalooza brings us back year after year. The Cure, Mumford and Sons, Wavves, Matt and Kim and a bunch of bands we’re not cool enough to have ever heard of all make Lollapalooza worthwhile.
An annual music festival held here in Chicago, Pitchfork Music Festival will take place July 19-21 in Union Park. While most bands haven’t been confirmed–the festival usually has over 40 artists–Pitchfork announced three headliners today: R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle and Sebastian….
Presented here to help you do that is a field guide based on my observations of every holiday party I have attended since 1995. These are some ideas for what not to be.
Here are my top five events for December. Go to them. That’s the point of this article.
Having been running music festivals since 2005 (R.I.P. Intonation Festival!), Pitchfork is a saavy crew of promoters at this point. No longer the minor league for Lolla, the fests now regularly trade headliners (Hot Chip and Feist have both played Lolla previously; Vampire Weekend are pulling off the rare Pitchfork-Lolla-Pitchfork appearance) and the audience might be less 20-something face-painted scenesters and more 30-year-olds with blankets. But audience-schmaudience! Let’s talk about the entertainment.
A list of some of the best events for June. Don’t forget to wear pants when you go to these. You don’t want to get arrested for indecent exposure.
It may still be February, but summer is closer than you might realize. In fact, Pitchfork is set to release the list of performers for its annual music festival this July.
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) read a speech on the House floor Tuesday, honoring 93XRT for its upcoming 40th anniversary, and Lin Brehmer for 20 years on the air at the station.
2011 won’t suck though. I’m determined to find things to do, ways to get out of the house; no more being a hermit! In case you want to get on board with this new trend of socializing, here’s a list of worthwhile Chicago events. You’re welcome.
Lin Brehmer at WXRT, shares his picks for the top shows to see before Thanksgiving!
Chicago will have its first new mayor in 22 years, when Richard M. Daley steps down and Rahm Emanuel is inaugurated on Monday. The mayor-elect blew in a call to the WXRT Morning Show about […]
The official lineup for Lollapalooza 2011 on Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park has been released. Check it out!
It’s been a time-honored tradition for almost 50 years: Dying the Chicago River green for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is helping CBS radio station WXRT (FM-93.1) celebrate “Chicago Day”–a full day of programming dedicated to the city we love.
WXRT-93.1 FM radio will air a two-hour special on John Lennon’s final interview Wednesday night, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of his assassination.