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Coulton
Coulton
Coulton

Since quitting his day job some seven years ago, singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton has gone from Internet sensation to up-and-coming recording artist. The sharp pop hooks and nerdy lyrics on his forthcoming album, Artificial H...

 
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Mr. Gnome
Mr. Gnome
Mr. Gnome

We’re not huge metalheads over here, but we do sometimes like to crank the stereo and bask in the aural glow of some unadulterated rawk. And for the last couple of years, we’ve followed the avant-metal act Mr. Gnome (singer-gui...

 
 
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The Green Album

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September 2, 2011
 



A child of the 70s, we grew up on The Muppet Show. The quirky songs, bold offbeat humor and charming sensitivity put it in a category with few other TV programs—something our parents were as excited to watch as we were. Mom and...

 
 
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We’re old enough that we remember seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers back in the days when they performed in nothing more than strategically placed socks. In a recent NPR interview, singer Anthony Kiedis downplayed the socks stun...

 
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John Doe
John Doe
John Doe
 

An interview with X’s John Doe

 
August 10, 2011
 



X is one of our favorite punk bands of all time. Definitely top 10 and maybe top 5. So when X singer-bassist John Doe puts out something new, we take notice. Doe has been recording as a solo artist for 20 years now. Due out Aug...

 
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The Cars
The Cars
The Cars
 

Lollapalooza 2011: Day Three

 
August 8, 2011
 



Started off with a visit to the Cloud Gate or “The Bean” in Millennium Park and a leisurely lunch at the Park Grill. While the place isn’t particularly cheap, given the Fest’s going rates for libations, we were okay paying $10 ...

 
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Cee Lo Green
Cee Lo Green
Cee Lo Green
 

Lollapalooza 2011: Day Two

 
August 7, 2011
 



We got a late start today and after shopping at Macy’s, Filene’s Basement and some other stores in the area, we met a couple of old friends at Potbelly, a cool (but ubiquitous) Chicago eatery chain known for its sandwiches and,...

 
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Lollapalooza 2011: Day One

 
August 6, 2011
 



Day one of Lollapalooza, the annual three-day music festival that now takes place in Chicago every August, began with a 10am press conference to commemorate the its 20th anniversary. Started by Jane’s Addiction front man Perry ...

 
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Gervais
Gervais
Gervais

Brit comic Ricky Gervais gave a funny, if scripted, performance last night at the Chicago Theatre. It will air on HBO in December.