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15 of the weirdest Bob Dylan cover songs to celebrate his birthday

451 days ago
In celebration of Bob Dylan’s 77th birthday, we take a look at some of the weirdest — not necessarily good or bad, just pleasantly strange — cover songs of his career, now a half century strong. Elvis Presley: “Tomorrow is a Long Time” Dyla... more info

R. Kelly's fall comes as Chicago, black women finally turn their back on star

452 days ago
Award-winning poet, spoken word artist and author Tara Betts didn’t think Chicago would ever call out singer R. Kelly about claims of abuse and sexual coercion of young women and girls after years of consistent hits had made him largely untouchable... more info

U2 : Beauty and bombast at United Center

452 days ago
There was beauty and bombast, tenderness and ham-fistedness, and a tale of “innocence” and “experience.” It was the best and sometimes the worst of U2 in an ambitious multi-media show Tuesday, the first of two concerts at the United Center. T... more info

Courtney Barnett delivers modest songs, bold solos at Cultural Center

453 days ago
Courtney Barnett sings a lot of songs about cocooning with friends and just wanting to disappear. She’s not exactly born to be on stage. But her guitar has a nasty streak, and she made the most of the contrast between the everyday details in her ly... more info

Shania Twain dazzles at United Center despite shadow cast by Trump comments

455 days ago
Shania Twain, with a nearly two-hour, 21-song set of greatest hits and pure country-pop pageantry, showed that she knows how to put on a show. Those with an eye on the news might also wonder about her agility in dancing around the elephant in the roo... more info

Royal wedding guests pour into Windsor Castle ahead of nuptials watched 'round the world

456 days ago
Thousands of well-plumed guests and enthusiastic royal fans streamed into Windsor on Saturday to capture their piece of the extravaganza that is the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle . Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba, Elton John, George and ... more info

The Sea and Cake rolls with the changes

458 days ago
Sam Prekop was getting so much enjoyment out of making a solo album built on analog synthesizers a few years ago that he couldn’t quite wrap his head around the idea of making another guitar-based album with the band he co-founded 24 years ago, the... more info

Courtney Barnett lets modesty, empathy rule on 'Tell Me How You Really Feel'

460 days ago
Don’t say Courtney Barnett didn’t warn you. “Put me on a pedestal and I'll only disappoint you,” she sang on her acclaimed 2015 debut album, words that were often interpreted as being aimed at her fans and a music industry that saw her as a s... more info

An older, wiser Jason Aldean hits songs with more substance

461 days ago
Of the many times country star Jason Aldean has covered Tom Petty's rock classic “I Won’t Back Down” in his long career of playing bars, clubs and arenas, the one that opened “Saturday Night Live” last October was the darkest and most surre... more info

Andrew W.K. plays the joyous preacher at the Vic

462 days ago
If Andrew W.K. didn’t exist, showbiz would try to invent him. Yet no boardroom creation could stand up to the oversized personality, exuberant energy or outrageous bombast the vocalist brought to the Vic on Saturday without emerging as a caricature... more info

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