Live Music

Mountain music culture sets the tone for Chicagoan Robbie Fulks’ skillful mix of bluegrass, traditional country, and Americana.

ARTS Pick: Robbie Fulks

Robbie Fulks broke through in the sweeping alt-country movement of the ’90s, but the stage was set earlier for Fulks, who learned traditional playing in a musical family that moved around the Appalachian South (and even called Charlottesville home for a short time). His penchant for glibness and dexterity explains the inclusion of Michael Jackson, […]

Lord Huron frontman Ben Schneider transcends self-reflection when its time to perform.
“On stage it’s all about communal experience and play with the audience,” he said.

Lord Huron’s existential sonic pursuit

Have you ever driven through the desert? Flown across dry, red earth while mammoth spires of stone and humps of rock pin back the wide blue horizon? Maybe you stopped in the shadow of a peak and began to climb through wiry brush and sandy succulents, picking a forgotten trail up the monolith’s face. Dust […]