CHICAGO
We Theory mixes stats and sounds for musical success

We Theory mixes stats and sounds for musical success

“On The Water,” the latest mix tape from Chicago DJ duo We Theory (note: I know the pair socially) is an expertly crafted soundtrack to the end of summer. Split into four sections, the tape spans surfer rock, reggae, yacht rock, and psychedelic rock. The obvious clips are there, like George Benson’s “Breezin” in the yacht rock section, but there are a few expert notes, like music from Japanese surf rocker Takeshi Terauchi (whose “Kanjinchou” sounds like the theme song to a tripped-out “Hawaii Five-O”/”Kill Bill” crossover).

 Free Billy Corgan tickets offered for fostering pets

Free Billy Corgan tickets offered for fostering pets

Foster a PAWS Chicago pet before Aug. 27, and you'll get two free tickets.

Chief Keef to headline concert in Los Angeles

Chief Keef to headline concert in Los Angeles

The South Side rapper's performance tonight can also be viewed online.

Katy Perry takes selfie with 'American Gothic' at Art Institute

Katy Perry takes selfie with 'American Gothic' at Art Institute

Katy Perry takes selfie with 'American Gothic' at Art Institute

Sighting: Drake dines and DJs at Chicago Cut

Sighting: Drake dines and DJs at Chicago Cut

The rapper brought a laptop and speakers to to restaurant and DJed for about 20 friends.

New Chicago concerts on sale: Robert Plant, Lydia Loveless

New Chicago concerts on sale: Robert Plant, Lydia Loveless

New Chicago concerts on sale: Robert Plant, Lydia Loveless

Listen to a snippet of Kanye West's 'All Day'

Listen to a snippet of a new Kanye West song

The new song 'All Day' debuts as a recorded snippet

Jeff Bridges embraces the music whenever it hits him

Jeff Bridges embraces the music whenever it hits him

Matt Pais talks to the Oscar winner about his career as a musician.

Drake and Lil Wayne bring fireworks, feelings to Chicago

Drake and Lil Wayne bring feelings to Chicago

About 5 hours before the "Drake vs. Lil' Wayne" summer tour hit suburban-Chicago Tinley Park, my girlfriend and I broke up.

Best songs of 2014 so far