Summer was underway. It was. But just in case you were waiting to roll down the windows and put away your sweaters, the Ink Monstr pool party series kicks off on Sunday. There are shows for those of us no interested in thigh exposure as well -- Reckless Kelly is in town, as is moe. and Tech N9ne. Th ... More >>
Phish is the greatest cover band on earth, hands down. While some songs have become staples -- so much so that we've come across fans, even well versed fans, who didn't realize songs like "Funky Bitch" was a cover -- while others are only busted out occasionally, sometimes only once. Of the myriad c ... More >>
See Also: - Lollapalooza Sunday: The Hottest Day of All - Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about you By IAN TRAAS With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was especially apparent at ... More >>
It's a bit unnerving when Perry Farrell wants start your interview with him by asking you a question. You've got about thirty questions you want to ask the Jane's Addiction frontman and about ten minutes to do so, when all of the sudden, he asks you if you'd pick lemons off someone else's tree. Prob ... More >>
Tuesday, May 29, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Fishbone, the self-described "disparate, all-black oddball crew," has released a documentary in honor of Black History Month. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is a brutally honest portrayal of one of the wildest and most influential black alternative bands in our culture. Fishbone began as ... More >>
While Jane's Addiction's fourth full-length, The Great Escape Artist, the follow-up to 2003's Strays, was originally slated to hit stores September 27, the album was pushed back to October 18. The just-released album art -- a semi-naked guy wearing a thong -- harks back somewhat to Perry Farrell an ... More >>
Lollapalooza turns twenty years old this year. Can you believe it? We can't. Doesn't seem like it was two decades ago when Perry Farrell introduced America to his roving festival in 1991. The inaugural version, which made a stop at Fiddler's Green, featured Farrell's band Jane Addiction, alon ... More >>
Freelance photographer Mark C. Austin is in Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza. Here are photos from Saturday's sets. More coming Monday.Green Day
NIN photo by Aaron ThackerayJane's Addiction & Nine Inch NailsTuesday, May 26, 2009 Fiddler's Green AmphitheatreBetter Than: Seeing Dave Navarro hanging out with porn stars. Near the end of Nine Inch Nail's set, frontman Trent Reznor said this current outing with Jane's Addiction would be NIN's ... More >>
The subhead on the July 2005 Message column "Maniacal," about the web-based television network ManiaTV!, posed the question, "Is ManiaTV! the future, or a new version of the past?" -- and founder Drew Massey argued that the former would prove to be true. "We're shooting to be the Viacom of the Inter ... More >>
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
Perry Farrell's Satellite Party Ultra Payloaded (Columbia) It's been ages since Farrell's best work with Jane's Addiction. Today, he's more of a scenester and raconteur than a musician interested in pushing anything other than product, and he proves it on Ultra Payloaded, an exercise in alleged coo ... More >>
Wednesday, January 31, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772.
The spirit of the lonesome Mr. Williams pervades Hankfest.
Her Love Is Real...But She Is Not (Desoto Records)
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
Putting Denver on the musical map.
Perry Farrell wants to turn your frown upside down.
Rooney's power pop infiltrates a valley of angry young men.
The hills are alive with the sound of music. Ever wonder why?
DJ Paul Oakenfold heads in a new direction -- and not everyone wants to follow.
Two original members of Fort Collins's Wretch Like Me get down and arty on a new album.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Song Yet to Be Sung (Virgin)
Grant-Lee Phillips returns with a new solo album, ready to Mobilize.
The Bright Midnight Sampler: 14 Songs/8 Concerts (Bright Midnight Records/Rhino Handmade), Various Artists Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors (Elektra)
Arizona's Les Payne Product feels the burn.
Mix Master Mike wants you to know how the tables turn.
Krist Novoselic has more to talk about than his days in Nirvana.
Kekoa Franconi's theme night might seem outrageous, but the little girls (and boys) understand.
Putting the season's major releases to the test.
Just in time for Lollapalooza, a list of the albums you need to understand electronica.
The wit and wisdom of John Tesh. Seriously.
A plethora of sounds are on display in Tjinder Singh's Cornershop.
FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, LOLLAPALOOZA IS DONE.