Brand new music festivals rarely go off without a few kinks to work out. Despite some interference from Mother Nature, the first year for Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival ran pretty smoothly. Located at the 3,000-acre Kennekuk County Park in Danville, Illinois, the festival drew 8,500 peop ... More >>
Trippy visuals and live music go together like drugs and rock 'n' roll -- or BPMs and EDM. In the beginning (the '60s, when else?), there were Ken Kesey's Acid Tests featuring San Francisco's Grateful Dead and full-on psychedelic film projections splashed across the walls like shamanistic flower-p ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Jason and the Beast's debut EP, Birth of the Beast. He has this to say:Jason Braun fancies himself more of a poet than a rapper; he makes that much clear with the references found on his debut EP's opening track, "The Beast in the Bookhouse." B ... More >>
Birth of the Beast EP
We analyze Billy Corgan's catalog, count our Ps and Qs with They Might Be Giants and remember Joe Strummer's humble beginnings
He can turn bricks into gold, junk into antiques, disasters into opportunities. But Pete Rothschild just can't transform his reputation.