Review

  • Lollapalooza Hangover

    Between the sweltering crowds and Lollapalooza's notoriously muddy sound, it's hard to tell which bands put on a good show. Kevin braved the heat last weekend and offers his picks from Lolla 2010.

  • Reviewed

    Torche at the Borg Ward

    As I pogoed with abandon to "Across the Shields," I thought back to Jeb's Lightning Bolt review and thought, "man, it must have been a lot like this." Nope--apparently, this was hotter.

  • Cuz It’s Hot…

    Reunited: this Sunday's Sextreme Ball brings together Belgian techno/house favorites Lords of Acid and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult at the Rave.

  • Reviewed

    Cap’n Jazz Reunion Show at the Bottom Lounge

    90's legends Cap'n Jazz shared the stage with Gauge last Saturday at Chicago's Bottom Lounge for a sold-out reunion show.

  • Radio Summer Camp continued

    Zola Jesus at Stonefly

    After Saturday's show, Jeb Ebben struggles to find the words to describe Zola Jesus's captivating performance.

  • 2010 Pitchfork in Review

    Humid, cool, anticipatory, inspiring and (at times) boring and cliche, this year's Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago had it all. Kevin Mueller lets us shadow.

  • Transporting via sweatbox

    Band of Horses at the Rave

    On the heels of a hotly anticipated album, Milwaukee fans swelter under the spell of Ben Bridwell and company.

  • The show that almost wasn’t

    Lightning Bolt at Studio Deep End

    Jeb Ebben and 200-some other people somehow managed to find the Lightning Bolt show on Friday. Here's what he had to say about it.

  • Radio Summer Camp Reviewed

    Liars at Turner Hall

    How do Liars, who reinvent themselves with each album, create a cohesive live show? Jeb Ebben investigates.

  • Fan Belt @ Summerfest – Modest Mouse, Miller Lite Oasis, Saturday, July 3

    I’ve come to think of Modest Mouse as an excellent studio band, but not the greatest group to see live. By the end of “Bury Me With It,” I began to rethink my position.

  • Fan-Belt @ Summerfest

    Devo, Miller Oasis, July 4

    In 1978, Devo invaded my childhood television set wearing yellow jumpsuits and deconstructing classic rock. 30 years later, they still have "Something for Everybody."

  • This Must Be The Place

    Summerfest, July 3

    Brian Whitney braves Summerfest in order to take in Modest Mouse and Levon Helm of The Band.