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Lolla 2016 Day 2 recap: A stellar Radiohead set, more rain and no Bieber

My first Lollapalooza was 2008. With Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Wilco, Nine Inch Nails and Kanye West headlining, it was the fest's biggest bill yet. It was my first Radiohead show, at the time when they were my favorite band, and it was their first Chicago show since they released their...

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    Drake at the United Center

    Drake and Future performed at the United Center in Chicago on July 26, 2016.

  • Chance the Rapper scores a VMA nomination alongside Beyonce, Bieber and Kanye

    Chance the Rapper scores a VMA nomination alongside Beyonce, Bieber and Kanye

    Chance has his city doing front flips yet again.  Chicago's favorite rapper scored an MTV Video Music Award nomination for his "Angels" music video, which was shot partially on the CTA. The song, featuring Chicago rapper and producer Saba, premiered on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" in October...

  • EDM is a big, lucrative world, but not for women DJs

    EDM is a big, lucrative world, but not for women DJs

    Electronic DJs and producers often conceal their identities under vague monikers, even elaborate headgear if you're Deadmau5. But by adopting genderless aliases such as Skrillex, Kaskade, Zedd and several others, it becomes all too easy to ignore, even if unwittingly, that the electronic dance...

  • Chance the Rapper announces music festival at U.S. Cellular Field

    Chance the Rapper announces music festival at U.S. Cellular Field

    Good things come to those who wait. We wanted a Chance the Rapper show, and we're getting an entire music festival. The prodigal son of Chicago has announced his Chicago stop on the Magnificent Coloring World Tour, and it's none other than at the "first ever music festival at U.S. Cellular Field...

  • New Chicago shows on sale: LCD Soundsystem, Brian Wilson, Whitney

    New Chicago shows on sale: LCD Soundsystem, Brian Wilson, Whitney

    The hottest tickets in the city.  *** = Josh Terry's recommended shows.  On sale 10 a.m. Friday ***Car Seat Headrest, Friday, Sept. 23 ($18-$26, all ages) at Thalia Hall. ***Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Saturday, Oct. 29 ($38.50-$153.50, all ages) at Chicago Theatre. Farkus, River Snakes,...

  • Evanston rapper Kweku Collins is paving his own way to success 

    Evanston rapper Kweku Collins is paving his own way to success 

    Kweku Collins is always creating. Even though the Evanston rapper is only 19 years old, he's already amassed a sizable discography with several mixtapes and his most recent full-length project, "Nat Love," one of the year's best efforts that has already received high praise from outlets such as...

  • This nice girl act has gone on too long, Taylor Swift

    This nice girl act has gone on too long, Taylor Swift

    It’s 2009, and Taylor Swift takes the Grammy stage for the first time to perform her song “Fifteen” with Miley Cyrus. She is blonde, rail-thin and just 19 years old, with a sweet warbly voice and country pop lyrics that bare the soul of an achingly typical teenager. She sings about beginning high...

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