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Titus Andronicus' epic 'The Most Lamentable Tragedy' is a punk opera

A 29-song rock opera about manic depression might make for a difficult album concept, but Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles is a difficult frontman. Both magnetic and misanthropic, his often-surly personality (just check his unfiltered but enlightening Twitter) is responsible for some of the decade’s...

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  • Top 30 August 2015 concerts

    Top 30 August 2015 concerts

    August is when the big boys come out to play. Lollapalooza kicks things off in oversized fashion with three days of music in Grant Park — in addition to the various fest-sanctioned, city-wide afterparties that sprout up along with it — but don't sleep on massive outdoor shows from the likes of...

  • Lollapalooza 2015: Celebs to watch for

    Lollapalooza 2015: Celebs to watch for

    Celebrities are part of the Lollapalooza package. It's been that way for a while now. With a three-day festival that has established itself as a major summer destination comes bold names and the entourages attached to them. Some Chicagoans might not be thrilled with how difficult it is to get a...

  • Organizers say they plan another Chief Keef hologram concert

    Organizers say they plan another Chief Keef hologram concert

    Chief Keef's label said it will announce plans for another benefit concert by Tuesday morning, just days after the Chicago rapper's concert by hologram was shut down by police in northwest Indiana.

  • Organizers say Chief Keef hologram concert is on but won't release location

    Organizers say Chief Keef hologram concert is on but won't release location

    Chief Keef's label said the Chicago rapper will perform a benefit concert via hologram Saturday but they would not release details about the show's Chicago location.

  • 'Too sensitive to function': Banks puts her whole heart into electro-tinged R&B

    'Too sensitive to function': Banks puts her whole heart into electro-tinged R&B

    Banks wants to make a connection. This is true in both her music — the Los Angeles singer-songwriter's studio debut “Goddess,” which surfaced in 2014 awash in electro-tinged avant-R&B, deals heavily in romantic relationships — and in her day-to-day life.

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