Cut Copy's electronic pop music is at the top of the charts in its home country of Australia. They're not quite that well known in the U.S., but they do play their share of large headlining gigs. This summer the group had one of the top billings at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival.
Jim DeRogatis isn't just WBEZ's music critic and co-host of Sound Opinions; he's also the drummer for punk rockers Vortis. For those who like their music loud, fast and in their face then, Vortis could be the ticket.
Titus Andronicus is an indie rock band from New Jersey. Of course that hardly scratches the surface with a group that named itself after one of Shakespeare's minor works and its first album after a Seinfeld joke.
On Feb. 25, cancer claimed the life of Chicago native Diane Izzo. She was 43. In 1999, musician Diane Izzo won big praise with her debut album, One. It was a trifecta of elegant and emotive music, lyrics and voice. That album was 10 years in the making.
Top story: Terry Mazany, you are the next contestant to "FIX THESE SCHOOLS!!!!" (audience applause, soft rock plays, Mazany pumps fists).(Photoshop wizard/Anthony Abraham) Terry Mazany will take over for Ron Huberman as the interim CEO