Dec. 30, 2001

The Best Rock Albums of 2001

Dec. 28, 2001

The Best and Worst Concerts of 2001

Dec. 18, 2001

Catching Up With Billy Corgan: Zwan and the latest from the Smashing Pumpkins

Dec. 16, 2001

The Great Albums: The Beatles, Revolver

Dec. 14, 2001

Live column: Talking with Natalie Merchant

Dec. 7, 2001

Live column: Electric Wizard

Dec. 4, 2001

Talking with Ron Jeremy

Dec. 3, 2001

Salon essay: My Britney Problem—And Yours

Dec. 2, 2001

George Harrison Tribute

The Great Albums: My Bloody Valentine, Loveless

Nov. 30, 2001

Concert review: Britney Spears

Live column: The Goblins as the Misfits

Nov. 25, 2001

Concert review: Wilco

Sunday feature: This season's box sets

Nov. 23, 2001

Live column: Pop 'Til You Drop (Smash Mouth and Hootie and the Blowfish)

Nov. 18, 2001

The Great Albums: Jethro Tull, Aqualung

Nov. 13, 2001

A Stone alone and a Beatle, too (New Jagger and McCartney albums)

Nov. 9, 2001

Live column: The Isley Brothers, the Butthole Surfers & Nebula

Nov. 8, 2001

Totally Live, and Oh So Concerned: Talking with Ed Kowalczyk

Nov. 6, 2001

Album review: "Britney"

Concert review: Dan Zanes at the Old Town School of Folk Music

Nov. 5, 2001

Concert review: Oysterhead at the Aragon

Concert review: Incubus at the Riv

Nov. 4, 2001

The Great Albums: The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed

Sunday feature: What Britney Said (Or Should Have)

Nov. 2, 2001

Live column: The New Supergroups

Concert review: Spiritualized at Metro

Oct. 29, 2001

Album review: Michael Jackson, Invincible

Concert review: Bob Dylan at the United Center

Oct. 26, 2001

Live column: They Can Be Heroes, Just for One Day

Oct. 23, 2001

Concert review: Jane's Addiction at the Allstate Arena

Oct. 22, 2001

Two takes on"The Concert for NYC":

Chicago Sun-Times review

Salon essay

Oct. 21, 2001

The Great Albums: Nirvana, In Utero

Oct. 19, 2001

Live column: Soil, Dave Navarro

Oct. 16, 2001

Concert review: Bjork at the Civic Opera House

Oct. 14, 2001

Concert review: Family Values tour

Oct. 12, 2001

Live column: Kelly Hogan

Oct. 9, 2001

Concert review: Jay-Z at the Riv

Oct. 8, 2001

Concert review: The Strokes at Metro

Oct. 7, 2001

The Great Albums: James Brown: Live at the Apollo

Oct. 5, 2001

Live column: The Strokes

Sept. 30, 2001

Sunday feature: Great rock songs about America

Concert review: Maxwell

Sept. 28, 2001

Live column: Gov't Mule

Sept. 26, 2001

An essay for Salon: The effects of Sept. 11 on Generation Y

Concert review: Alicia Keys

Sept. 25, 2001

Feature article: The Strokes (from the November issue of Penthouse)

"Sound Opinions" and Greg Kot featured on PBS-TV's "Media Matters"

Sept. 24, 2001

Concert review: Weezer at the United Center

Review: "America's Heroes" Telethon

Sept. 22, 2001

Great Albums: A new Sunday column in the tradition of Roger Ebert's "Great Movies." The first installment: Derek and the Dominos, Layla.

Sept. 21, 2001

Live column: Burning Airlines

Sept. 18, 2001

Chatting with Chaka Khan

Sept. 16, 2001

Sunday feature: Rock books roundup (Charles Cross' Cobain book, This Band Could Be Your Life, and more).

Sept. 14, 2001

Live column: System of a Down

Sept. 10, 2001

Album review: Bob Dylan's Labor of love

Album review: Mariah Carey

Sept. 7, 2001

MTV VMA's, 2001

Live column: Laurie Anderson

Sept. 2, 2001

Cheers, Jeers & Spears: Fall Music Preview

Aug. 31, 2001

Jessica Simpson Concert A Sign of the New Times

Aug. 30, 2001

Chicago Concert Scene Gets A New Player

Aug. 29, 2001

Madonna's Circus Comes to Town

Aug. 27, 2001

A Tribute to Aaliyah

Michael Jackson's New Single

Aug. 26, 2001

Sunday feature: Desperately Seeking Madonna

Two pieces of book news:

Newly Published: The DaCapo Book of the Best Music Writing 2001, edited by Nick Hornby, and including pieces by Lorraine Ali, Eric Boehlert, Jonathan Lethem, and Jim DeRogatis (among others)

Let It Blurt A Finalist for the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, 2000

Aug. 24, 2001

Live column: Pinback and Built to Spill

Aug. 19, 2001

Concert review: Ladyfest Midwest

Aug. 17, 2001

Live column: Bill   Wyman, no longer under their thumb

Aug. 16, 2001

News story: Jay Bennett leaving Wilco after split with Warners

Aug. 12, 2001

More lost albums found by readers (Sunday letters page)

Aug. 10, 2001

Live column: Ladyfest

Aug. 5, 2001

Sunday feature: The best albums we can't buy

Aug. 3, 2001

Live column: Peaches

Movie Review: Pie In the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story

Aug. 2, 2001

Concert review: Radiohead

Aug. 1, 2001

NPR Morning Edition: Jim DeRogatis on MTV

July 29, 2001

Sunday feature: I Want My MTV--Not! The cable music station turns 20

July 27, 2001

Live column: The return of Roxy Music

Concert review: Moby's Area: One festival

Concert review: Janet Jackson

July 20, 2001

Live column: A Perry-less Journey

July 13, 2001

Live column: Warped Tour preview

July 9, 2001

Concert review: Blink-182

July 8, 2001

Concert review: Dave Matthews Band

July 6, 2001

Live column: Girl Power: Jane Wiedlin and the Go-Go's

July 5, 2001

Concert review: Wilco on July 4

July 1, 2001

Sunday feature: Wilco's Hotel Sweet

June 29, 2001

Live column: Taste of Chicago and Monster Magnet

News story: They Robots: Ministry Sets the tone for "A.I."


June 22, 2001

Live column: Living the Dream: Steve Wynn, the Ex

June 11, 2001

Concert review: Ozzfest

June 8, 2001

Live column:  Helium Metal

June 5, 2001

Feature: The Singing Soprano

June 1, 2001

Live column: Califone

May 25, 2001

Live column:  Pop goes the Abbey

May 21, 2001

Concert review: Iggy Pop

May 18, 2001

Live column: Where Kids Rock

May 14, 2001

Concert review: U2

May 13, 2001

Sunday feature: In appreciation of ABBA

May 12, 2001

Concert review: Television

May 11, 2001

Live column: Evil Beaver's Shock Value

May 10, 2001

Weekday feature: P.J. Harvey

May 8, 2001

Concert review: Sigur Ros

May 6, 2001

Sunday feature: The day's still beautiful for U2

May 4, 2001

Live column: A smokin' Fire Show

Apr. 27, 2001

Live column: Melvins play the odds

Apr. 24, 2001

Album review: Janet's back to give her "All for You"

Apr. 23, 2001

Concert review: David Gray at the Riv

Concert review: John Cale at Nevin's Live

Apr. 22, 2001

Summer concert preview

Apr. 20, 2001

Live column: String Cheese Incident and the Orb

Apr. 17, 2001

A Tribute to Joey Ramone

Apr. 6, 2001

Live column:   Jonatha Brooke

Apr. 6, 2001

Live column: Amy Ray

Apr. 2, 2001

Concert review: David Johansen and Syd Straw at the Old Town School

Apr. 1, 2001

Sunday investigation: Hidden fees drive up concert ticket costs

Concert review: The Soft Boys at Metro

Mar. 30, 2001

Live column: David Johansen

Mar. 24, 2001

Concert review: Nick Cave at the Park West

Mar. 23, 2001

Live column: Kimberly Rew & the Soft Boys

Mar. 22, 2001

Oops, Madonna Did It Again

Mar. 21, 2001

Billy Corgan Records With Marianne Faithfull

Mar. 19, 2001

South By Southwest Wrap-up

Mar. 16, 2001

South By Southwest XV Festival open story

Live column: Outkast

Mar. 11, 2001

Concert review: Weezer

Mar. 9, 2001

Concert review: Nelly Furtado

Mar. 4, 2001

Concert review: matchbox twenty

Mar. 2, 2001

Live column: matchbox twenty

Feb. 27, 2001

Album review: Dave Matthews' "Everyday"

Feb. 25, 2001

Concert review: Erykah Badu

Sunday feature: Kids' Music That Doesn't Suck

Feb. 23, 2001

Live column: Erykah's Song

Feb. 22, 2001

2000 Grammy Coverage

Feb. 18, 2001

2000 Grammy preview

Sunday feature: Eminem: A Teen Roundtable

Feb. 16, 2001

Live column: Coldplay

Feb. 9, 2001

Live column: Henry Rollins

Feb. 4, 2001

Concert reviews: Caviar and Loraxxl

Feb. 3, 2001

Concert review: Kid Rock

Feb. 2, 2001

Live column: The Bell Rays

Jan. 26, 2001

Live column: A Dip into the Local Music Grab Bag

Jan. 23, 2001

Two new magazine features (
Screeching Halt, Screeching Weasel feature in Spin's March issue and Whitey Sings the Blues, Everlast feature in the March Penthouse, ) have been posted to the Other Writings section, but it's much more fun to read 'em in the mags complete with purty pictures.

Jan.  19, 2001

Live column: Busker Soundcheck

Jan. 18, 2001

WTTW - Channel 11's CHEAP SHOW airs several times in the next few days with guests SHANÉ WILLIAMS, (former Early Edition star), LOLETA DIDRICKSON, (former Illinois comptroller), DAVID POMPEII (Second City comedian), and JIM DeROGATIS.  THE TOPIC: The Bush Inauguration.

Airings include Friday,  2 a.m., 5 a.m., and  10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 a.m. and   11:30 p.m.

Jan.  12, 2001

Live column: Ass Ponys

Jan.  5, 2001

Live column: Local Music

Dec 27, 2000

HERE for Jim DeRogatis' Reasons for Living in the year 2000.