Sky White Tiger As a rock obsessive growing up just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, it was a right of passage at a certain age to venture to the Hayden Planetarium to experience the wonders of Laserium.
You'd think that the July 4th holiday weekend would be prime time for concert-going, but whether it's a result of Lollapalooza and other festivals taking their toll in slowing down the rest of the city's music scene, or promoters writing the next couple of days off to people staying home and listeni
Here is a look at my picks for the best shows this weekend.Buzz Osborne of the might Melvins A quarter of a century into a storied career terrorizing the rock underground, the Melvins are an institution, and we're lucky they're still going strong, touring in supp
Here is a look at my picks for the best live music this weekend.Land of the El CaminosLong one of my favorite vaguely stoner-rock, unconditionally hard-hitting local bar bands, Land of the El Caminos once again is going strong after a burst of relative inactivity, and Dan F
Here is a look at my picks for the best live music this weekend.Jeff Lescher of Green Before the alternative explosion of the early '90s, Jeff Lescher's power-pop trio Green was one of the few bright sports on a generally moribund Chicago music scene; Material Issue wa
Here is a look at my picks for the best live music this weekend.Tom SchraederI've long pegged Americana singer and songwriter Tom Schraeder as one of Chicago's most talented up-and-comers, with a sophisticated style that belies his startling youth