7 worst Lollapalooza conflicts
The Lolla schedule is out! Now there are some tough decisions to make.
Riot Fest moves to Douglas Park
After a public clash with Humboldt Park officals, the punk rock carnival is going south
12 huge music comebacks that need to happen
Festivals need reunions. Here are the biggest ones left to get.
The 40 best album covers of the '90s
From the Nirvana baby to Ol' Dirty Bastard, these are our favorite sleeves from the 1990s
North Coast Music Fest lineup!
The Chemical Brothers, D'Angelo, the Roots, Chromeo, Porter Robinson and tons more. Check out the bill.
Concerts in Chicago
Concerts in Chicago this week
In the mood for a concert? Whether you want to mosh, sit or gently sway back and forth while standing, we have the event for you. Dig through our picks of the top rock & roll, electronic, pop, soul, jazz and blues shows taking place over the next seven days. Soak up some of the city's best live music this week and discover the top gigs and festivals on offer.
Recently announced concerts
Buy tickets for Purity Ring, Sufjan Stevens, Billy Joel and more now
Concerts in Chicago in May
Lana Del Rey, Passion Pit, Azealia Banks and more
Concerts in Chicago in June
Lady Gaga, Spring Awakening and more
North Coast Music Festival
This is the most colorful crowd of the summer. Check out hip-hop bands, jam acts and crazy costumes
Ridiculous-looking people at Coachella 2015
We bring you these colorful characters to give you ideas for what to wear to Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, Spring Awakening and North Coast, but mostly because these heat-addled festival-goers are just a joy to behold.
Who's playing, pictures, what to eat, mud people, previews, reviews and more
Pitchfork Music Festival
What to see—and people watching—at the hippest festival of the year
Comedy shows this week
Whirled News Tonight
This weekly winner deserves its prime-time slot. Scenes are based on articles that audience members clip from the dailies and post to the wall.
The best music ever
The 40 best album covers of the '90s
From the Nirvana baby to Ol' Dirty Bastard, these are our favorite record sleeves from the 1990s
The 50 best ’80s songs
The era of excess delivered on its promise sonically with glittering, shimmering gems
The 11 best Björk songs ever
Her greatest hits, as voted on by Time Out's music staff
The 50 best karaoke songs ever
So hit the karaoke bar, grab the mike, knock back your drink: It's time to take the stage
The 20 best R&B songs ever
Take a bump ’n’ grind down memory lane with the top R&B songs from the last quarter-century
The 50 best drinking songs
Any occasion is a good occasion for a drinking song. Feeling too blue to say cheers? We've got songs to drown your sorrows, too.
Best music and nightlife venues in Chicago
9 best blues clubs in Chicago
Boogieing to a bit of blues music is on the bucket list for most tourists. Here's where to go
Top 10 nightclubs
Our favorite spots for a sweaty night of dancing
The best comedy shows at bars and pubs
Some of the most daring Chicago comedy can be found in bars, bookstores and comics shops
11 best rock venues in Chicago
Whether you're a music geek or just want to air guitar to some solos, these 11 venues should be on your radar
13 best jazz clubs in Chicago
As you can see from our list of top jazz clubs in Chicago, jazz is very much alive here
10 best hip-hop clubs in Chicago
Whatever you're looking for—a Top 40 urban playlist, cutting-edge rappers, old school jams, or a combination of it all—here are hip-hop music spots and dance clubs that will leave you satisfied
Concert photos and reviews
Our 50 best photos from Coachella 2015
From food to fashion, there was a lot to take in at this year's Coachella aside from just the music
Meghan Trainor at House of Blues
That bass. Also: CONFETTI!!
Fleetwood Mac at Allstate Arena
Christine McVie is back in the fold.
Wilco at Riviera Theatre
Tweedy and crew dig into the back catalog at an emotional home show
St. Vincent at Chicago Theater
Annie Clarke caps a massive year with a cool holiday gig