With Take Care, Explosions in the Sky showcase everything that made their longtime fans fall in love.
UChicago’s own jazz ensemble experiments with instrumentation.
Black Lips talk punk hippies, entertainment, and white kids with machine guns.
tUnE-yArD’s latest manages to be enjoyable even while discussing some dreary realities of today’s world.
The album is sometimes comical, sometimes melancholic, but all done with a tinge of light-heartedness and nostalgia.
Loudon Wainwright III’s concert at the Old Town School of Folk Music was full of macabre wit and humor.
Bach St. John Passion will be performed this Sunday in Rockefeller Chapel.
Tomboy’s darker, sparser sound sets it apart from Panda Bear’s previous work.
Rockie Fresh took a minute from his touring schedule to talk about how a skinny, church-going kid is quickly becoming the face of a new generation of Chicago hip-hop.
We Should Be Together plays less like a romance novel and more like a messy adolescent relationship.
While Peter Bjorn and John may never make another hit like “Young Folks,” listeners shouldn’t pass judgment on Gimme Some without listening.
If you’re looking for the same innovation that ‘80s giants brought to rock music thirty years ago, you might want to look elsewhere.
Moon Duo falls somewhere in between giddy psychedelic pop and the expansive tone of post-rock and drone.
Behind all the buzz that’s met its release, Toro’s second LP, Underneath the Pine, is simply great music.
Let England Shake is a highly conceptual, extraordinarily vivid, tragic, and traumatic work that will remain with the listener long after its 40 minutes are through.
While Bright Eyes has rarely been described as accessible, The People’s Key is easily the band’s most straightforward rock album.
The journey of trying to figure this album out is a perilous one, but you might learn something about yourself along the way.
Chicago Underground aims to connect with
artists on personal and professional level
The Folk Festival comes to town again for its 51st year
As a whole, Kaputt is a bold and clever record, and a radical departure from Destroyer’s earlier work.
Overproduction takes away veteran punk-rockers’ power
A rock opera and the U of C form the origin story of the Dead Superheroes
This year’s fall concert featured Big Boi and Kid Sister, two artists whose critical acclaim eclipses their fame.
Wallpaper plays at the Double Door this Saturday.
Ani Aznavoorian and Lera Auerbach made their Chicago recital debut at Mandel Hall Friday.
Rob Underwood shows us what Chicago bands are playing around town this week.
A smidgen of what Chicago has to offer
On his newest album, “The Age of Adz”—the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2005 album Illinois—Stevens seems to be starting anew.
Once Around is a nice, quaint collection of soft tunes. However, the album leaves more to be desired.
UPDATED. Pavement—you must come to the University of Chicago and make good on your rockin’-but-ultimately-meaningless boast.
Metheny’s magnificent machine mimicked many musicians May 10 during the Chicago stop of his tour
Nas, Damian Marley, and The Dirty Projectors had the hipsters and the hip-hopsters moving at Summer Breeze.
Scandalous videos to shock a jaded audience
Group gives campus a spring string fling
Passion Pit, the five-man electropop outfit from Cambridge, MA, played its second sold-out concert at the Congress Theater April 22.
Immigrant punks take Chicago
Pianist Chen steals the spotlight
with outstanding performance
Yesterday You Said Tomorrow is Scott’s most fully-realized, listenable, and mature record to date.
The Maroon talks music videos and record labels with OK Go bassist Tim Norwind
Smith Westerns’ energy and talent show the kids are all right
The singer and harpist brings her unique brand of folk to the Vic Theater
Out of many disparate elements, One album emerges
Brendon Saarinen of Still Life Still speaks about about the development of the group, the excitement of being in an up-and-coming band, and the importance of feeling good and loving the universe.
Audience members were blown away by the band’s performance on Friday night
Citing Blink 182 and Sum 41, Boys stay true to pop-punk influences
A review of MAB’s fall concert
Voices gets critical of the past year, giving you our Top 5 picks for Music, Movies, Songs, Guilty Pleasures, Fashion Trends, and Obama Merchandise.
You know you love them.
The tunes that get stuck in your head over and over again.
thenewno2–fronted by George Harrison’s son–had a backstage discussion with the Maroon about rainy weather and L.A.’s traffic apocalypse.