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Every fest has its moments, and Lollapalooza 2010 was no exception. This year, we picked the most memorable—including best multi-generational act, greatest dance party of the year, and our favorite show for funky fan watching... Read more
The chef Graham Elliot Bowles is the first “culinary director” of Lollapalooza, the gargantuan music festival for the masses that seizes downtown Chicago August 6th through 8th. It makes sense: The guy’s a musician, and c’mon, he even has a tattoo that references the Cali punk band Jawbreaker on his forearm... Read more
Pitchfork, the city’s second largest summer music event (behind Lollapalooza), drew 54,000 to Union Park over the weekend. The usual specimens were all there: the erudite indie rock fans, the gaggles of teens, the boys in moustaches, the hipster parents with their babies in headphones... Read more
"Exactly what is Club Nutz?" That was the question, but all I heard on the other end of the phone was the sound of hammers thumping and drills buzzing. Two days from the opening of Artropolis, Ken Tyburski, the curatorial director of NEXT, the emerging artists portion of the fair, was simultaneously trying to supervise the installation of booths and conduct an interview... Read more