2009 Articles

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December 14

Feature: Decade in Review

December 9

Feature: Best Albums of 2009

Feature: Best Live Music of 2009

December 6

Live Column: Pelican

December 2

News: 2010 Grammy Nominations

December 1

Review: Chris Brown, "Graffiti"

November 30

Feature: Matthew Santos

November 28

Live Review: The Jesus Lizard at Metro

November 24

Feature: Gift Guide for Black Friday

November 19

Live Review: The Pixies at the Aragon

Review: Susan Boyle, "I Dreamed a Dream"

November 18

Feature: The Jesus Lizard

Review: Rihanna, "Rated R"

November 16

Demo2DeRo: Noise By Numbers

Review: Them Crooked Vultures

November 12

Feature: Kid Sister gets ready to drop new album (finally!!!)

November 11

Demo2DeRo: Derek Nelson

Reviews: 50 Cent; Nora Jones; John Mayer

November 4

Demo2DeRo: Jesse Palter & The Alter Ego

Review: Weezer

October 29

Demo2DeRo: Denise La Grassa

Review: Slayer; Julian Casablancas

Live Review: Bob Dylan at the Aragon

October 21

Demo2DeRo: Sue Fink

Review: Joss Stone

October 13

Demo2DeRo: Ideamen

Reviews: Air; The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack

October 9

Review: Bob Dylan's Christmas Album

October 8

Reviews: The Gossip; The Flaming Lips; Kiss

Demo2DeRo: Leave; Light Pollution

Feature: Japandroids

September 25

Demo2DeRo: Yawn

Reviews: Mariah Carey and Monsters of Folk

September 16

Demo2DeRo: Color Radio

September 12

Concert Review: U2 at Soldier Field

September 10

Live Column: Ida Maria

August 31

Column: Bloodshot Beer-B-Q

Album Review: Phish

August 28

Review: Nine Inch Nails at the Aragon Ballroom

August 25

Column: Creed returns......why???!!!!

Album Reviews: Arctic Monkeys, Vivian Girls, and Whitney Houston

August 23

Review: Pearl Jam at the United Center

August 21

Feature: Marc Geiger on Lollapalooza

August 17

Live Column: The Return of Red Red Meat

August 10

Review: Them Crooked Vultures at Metro

August 9

Lollapalooza Day 3

August 8

Lollapalooza Day 2

August 7

Lollapalooza Day 1

August 6

John Hughes: Writer, Director, Music Fan

August 4

Album Reviews: Japandroids and Regina Spektor

Demo2DeRo: Saurab Bhargava

August 2

Demo2DeRo: I Think Everything I Say

July 31

Feature: Previewing Lollapalooza

July 29

Concert Review: The Dead Weather

Album Review: The Fiery Furnaces, "I'm Going Away"

July 24

Live Column: The Octopus Project

July 21

Lollapalooza jumps on the 2016 bandwagon

July 20

Review: Pitchfork Festival

July 15

Demo2DeRo: Ohvaur

Album Review: The Dead Weather

July 14

Concert Review: Green Day

July 12

Demo2DeRo: A Lull

July 8

Feature: Michael Jackson Memorial

July 7

Album Review: Maxwell, Cheap Trick

July 5

Demo2DeRo: The Yearbooks

July 3

Live Column: Presidential Rock

June 30

Concert Review: Feelies

June 27

Feature: Michael Jackson, History will be kind

June 26

Feature: Michael Jackson, Off the Wall

Live Column: The Feelies

June 25

Live Column: The Roots

June 16

Demo2DeRo: The Alaya Conscious

Album Review: Tortoise, Pieces

June 15

Album Review: The Jonas Brothers

June 12

Concert Review: PJ Harvey and John Parish at the Riv

June 9

Album Reviews: Black Eyed Peas; Phoenix

Demo2DeRo: TAxi

June 8

Live Column: PJ Harvey and John Parish

June 2

Album Review: Dave Matthews, Sonic Youth

June 1

Column: Live Nation=Free Nation?  Not really.

May 27

Demo2DeRo: Camera

Album Review: Wilco

May 26

Album Review: Grizzly Bear

May 19

Album Review: Passion Pit

Demo2DeRo: Machines That Think

May 17

Album Review: Eminem

Demo2DeRo: Hudson Beach

May 12

Album Review: Green Day

May 5

Demo2DeRo: Tautologic

Album Reviews: St. Vincent; Peaches

Concert Review: Leonard Cohen at the Chicago Theatre

Feature: Revolution Rock at the Goodman

April 29

Demo2DeRo: Darling

Album Reviews: Leonard Cohen; Bob Dylan

April 28

Concert Review: Britney Spears at the All State Arena

April 27

Live Column: Screaming Females

April 15

Live Column: James Iha talks Tinted Windows

April 14

Album Reviews: Asher Roth; Bat for Lashes

April 12

Concert Review: Lily Allen at the Riv

April 7

Album Reviews: Neil Young; Metric

Demo2DeRo: Kid, You'll Move Mountains

 April 5

Spin Control: PJ Harvey and John Parish

Demo2DeRo: Kory Quinn

April 3

Feature: Numero Group and Crate expectations

March 29

Demo2DeRo: Joe Pug

Spin Control: Yeah Yeah Yeahs "It's Blitz"

March 27

Live Column: Pronto

March 23

SXSW: Venus acts

SXSW: Kanye West

March 22

Demo2DeRo: Very Truly Yours

March 20

Live Column: Rachel Yamagata

March 15

Feature: Irving Azoff and Billy Corgan

Demo2DeRo: Lovers in Arms

March 13

Live Column: The Tosser's do St. Pat's show

March 8

Album Review: Kelly Clarkson

Demo2DeRo: Royal Pines

March 6

Live Column: Flesh Hungry Dog show

March 3

Feature: The Chicago Promoters Ordinance

March 1

Demo2DeRo: The Cathy Santonies

February 27

Live Column: Appleseed

February 26

Album Review: U2

February 25

News: Capitol Hill talks to Chicago about music merger

February 22

Demo2DeRo: Sleepy Kissers

February 20

Live Column: Plastic Crimewave Sound

February 15

Book Review: "They have killed Papa dead!" by Anthony S. Pitch

February 12

Review: Morrissey

Demo2DeRo: JoyFocus

February 10

Live Nation and Ticketmaster merger: Meet the new boss

News: Merger? What Merger? We're here for Billy and Elton

Followup: Live Nation/Ticketmaster spin

February 8

Review: The Grammys

Demo2DeRo: 20 Mark Helga

February 6

Live Column: Titus Andronicus

February 2

Review: Super Bowl Performances

February 1

Feature: Johnny K goes for a Grammy

January 30

Live Column: Les Savy Fav

January 25

Demo2DeRo: Band Called Catch

Album Review: Bruce Springsteen

January 23

Live Column: The Sword

Album Review: Animal Collective

January 18

Demo2DeRo: ARMA

January 16

Live Column: Adele

January 11

Demo2DeRo: Zerostars

January 6

Obituary: The Stooges' Ron Asheton

Album Review: Animal Collective