PHOX expresses its atmospheric understanding of the world through folk fusion and mysterious lyrics at the Southern on Tuesday. Photo: PIP


If Echosmith and Mumford & Sons had a love child in Baraboo, Wisconsin, the sextet PHOX would be the result of their union. The band operates like a family, living together and creating most of its music—coffee shop folk acoustic swirled into a chaotic mix of rock, psychedelic and soul—within the comfort of home. Lyrically, […]

Esteemed songwriter Lloyd Cole plays cuts from his highly-regarded new rock album, backed by a full band at the Southern on Saturday. Photo: Doug Seymour or Paul Scholl

ARTS Pick: Lloyd Cole

Lloyd Cole is enjoying a career renaissance. The release of his new rock album Standards has reignited the guitarist’s popularity, most notably in Europe where he’s been selling out theaters nearly every night of his current tour, setting Cole up for a triumphant return to the U.S. The songwriting on his new record is being […]

Discover a variety of new photographs from fine art to photojournalism at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph's Works projections this weekend. Photo: Brendan Hoffman

ARTS Pick: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

Between the friendly insects peering over the Downtown Mall, photography exhibits throughout town and talks with celebrated, prolific photographers, there are plenty of opportunities to make the most of the annual LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. But one of the festival’s most unique experiences can only be had this weekend, when the WORKS exhibition takes […]