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3 reasons why Bruno Mars must be stopped

Look, I get it: Bruno Mars can dance, and his voice isn't half-bad either. If you listen absent-mindedly, I can see how his music could be fun. But now that he's performed at not one but two Super Bowl halftime shows—one of several markers of artists with global exposure and success—it's worth...

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  • Pitchfork 2016 dates announced, tickets on sale now

    Pitchfork 2016 dates announced, tickets on sale now

    Wonder no more about the dates of the 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival. The annual event in Union Park remains in mid-July (July 15-17, to be exact), and if you hurry you can snag early bird three-day passes (click here to buy) for just $140. Once those are gone, three-day passes jump up to $165,....

  • Spring Awakening festival dates, ticket information announced

    Spring Awakening festival dates, ticket information announced

    The Spring Awakening electronic dance music festival will be held June 10-12 in Jackson Park, a move from the festival's typical home in Soldier Field, organizers announced Thursday. "Over the past year we've explored potential venues that have bigger footprints, and with 500+ acres of lakefront...

  • 17 Pitchfork Music Festival 2016 lineup predictions 

    17 Pitchfork Music Festival 2016 lineup predictions 

    Since RedEye has already twice looked at the crystal ball for Lollapalooza 2016, which is now four days long (God help us all), I’ve decided to go full Nostradamus for this summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival. Besides Riot Fest, this three-day event, happening July 15-17 at Union Park, is consistently...

  • Spring Awakening festival may head to Jackson Park

    Spring Awakening festival may head to Jackson Park

    Spring Awakening, an electronic dance music festival typically held at Soldier Field, may be heading to Jackson Park on the South Side, a Chicago Park District spokeswoman said. Soldier Field is one of a few venues hosting Copa America Centenario, an international soccer tournament, in June when...

  • New Chicago concerts on sale: Smashing Pumpkins, New Order, Coldplay

    New Chicago concerts on sale: Smashing Pumpkins, New Order, Coldplay

    The hottest tickets in the city. *** = Josh Terry's recommended shows. On sale 10 a.m. Friday Coldplay, Saturday, July 23 ($26.50-$176.50, all ages) at Soldier Field. Coleman Hell, Ria Mae, Thursday, March 10 ($12-$15, 17+) at Subterranean. Kawehi, Thursday, April 7 ($15, 17+) at Beat Kitchen. ...

  • Adele says Trump, other candidates don't have permission to use her music

    Adele says Trump, other candidates don't have permission to use her music

    Adele says she has not authorized campaigns to use her music at rallies, even though the campaign of Donald Trump says it has licensed the use of her music from a music licensing organization. Trump's rallies include the use of the singer's song "Skyfall," from the soundtrack of the James Bond...

  • Chicago singer Eryn Allen Kane learns to trust her remarkable voice

    Chicago singer Eryn Allen Kane learns to trust her remarkable voice

    The first time she performed with Prince (at his Dance Rally 4 Peace concert last May), Eryn Allen Kane, the 26-year-old powerhouse soul singer releasing her new EP, "Aviary: Act II,” on Tuesday, almost let her fears get the best of her. "He brought me up on stage to dance, and my heart started...

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