An ambivalent fan discusses why “Step” and “Hannah Hunt” are the high points of Vampire Weekend’s latest release.
The band’s sixth studio album is “rife with thoughtful, brilliant lyrics” and boasts “a shining anthem.”
Performing with New York-based band Wilsen, the London trio played from their latest album, If You Leave, as well as from their much adored previous EPs.
In their sixth studio album, Deerhunter treads new territory while maintaining their trademark good game.
Chance the Rapper and the Save Money Crew “have the opportunity to lead a Chicago renaissance of sorts.”
The Great Gatsby soundtrack looks to stylistically infuse modern beats with jazz aesthetic.
Playing with Blue Hawaii, the indie darling shone in spite of its limited discography.
Check out the springtime latest from a slew of bands you might’ve thought had gone extinct by now.
The annual music festival, once on shaky ground, returns with scary-fast ticket sellouts and the Nine Inch Nails.
The University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform Strauss, Mahler, and Brahms, among others, this coming Saturday.
Dragonette and Major Lazer performed a concert that featured Diplo in a hamster ball, shirtlessness, and no babies (18+ only).
Folk singer and songwriting veteran Greg Brown performed Saturday night to a crowd of special-edition-wine-sipping fans.
Salonen leads the CSO in a rousing performance of a Wagner classic, with a flawless soprano to boot.
An Israeli musician influenced by many cultures’ traditions travels to Chicago.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs “The Water Goblin,” Dvorak’s symphonic poem; in the same performance, pianist Garrick Ohlsson takes on Rachimaninoff’s “Third Piano Concerto.”
My Bloody Valentine falters on the final three tracks of its new third album.
From shaky beginnings, Minouk Lim and Chris Foreman craft an excellent mixed-media concert.
A Maroon contributor spends the night with the storied radio station, which has seen the likes of Kanye West and Common.
Illness forced Chicago Symphony Music Director Riccardo Muti to bow out of two weeks of concerts in which he was scheduled to lead the ensemble—two crucial weeks, since they will precede a tour of the Far East. In his place,…
Solange’s third studio album, True, showcases the singer’s talents and style, buoyed by her new Indie label.
A bunch of rockin’ chicks lead the pack in this years best-of music round-up.
The Maroon catches up with ON AN ON’s Nate Eiesland to discuss its upcoming Schubas concert and its new album.
The Maroon catches up with Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni to discuss everything from freaks to organic cotton.
If last May’s performance of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony fell short of the Chicago Symphony’s standard, last Thursday’s performance of the same work was a revelation: Charles Dutoit, who enjoys a rapport with the orchestra matched only by Muti and Haitink,…
Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen’s excitement for the symphonies at hand elevated the night’s performances.
The joys of the holiday season came early with MAB’s sleigh-drawn show.
Asteroids Galaxy Tour’s concert soars into the Chicago stratosphere.
Indie darling Cat Power struggled through sickness and more for an inconsistent performance at the Vic.
At Logan, an evening of student poetry and music worthy of Liza.
Bernard Haitink brilliantly conducts underplayed masterpiece Missa solemnis.
Taylor Swift’s new album mixes her native tunes with big pop singles, to disenchanting results. Which sound will she choose?
Romy, Oliver and Jamie give hypnotic performance to hyped crowd.
The Maroon catches up Chris Carrabba to discuss his new album and the recent reconciliation of his band Further Seems Forever.
Nicki Bluhm goes vinyl and viral.
Delicate, dreamy melodies pack a punch in the live.
Grizzly Bear brings jazzy comfort to their Indie rock show at the Riviera.
There’s more behind the clever names
From broadcasting to bands, there’s something for all musicians
The Maroon chats with Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Think outside of Lolla and Pitchfork this summer.
Rock music’s eternal adolescence has become too much for our wizened correspondent.
A review of this year’s Summer Breeze concert.
New Best Coast album is a polished, more mature work.
Independent bands get to play their songs at WHPK’s Summer Breeze soundstage.
Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden guest-conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this past Wednesday.
An ode to My Bloody Valentine’s classic early ’90s album.
Little-known indie pop band Allo Darlin’ marry ukelele skills with sensitive lyrics.
Ton Koopman conducted “Mozart & Beethoven” at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this past Saturday.
What to wear at Summer Breeze this weekend. (Anything you want, really…)
ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul of Los Angeles rap group Black Hippy performed at Reggie’s Music Joint last Tuesday.