Greg Kot

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions

    BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Tumblr of the Week: You Don't Want to Be Todd Martens​I'll admit that once in a while, a few of us at Up On The Sun might write about things that people who aren't journalists might not appreciate as much because they aren't journalists. Maybe we occasionally write things that will please other journalists. ... More >>

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    March 20, 2011

    Odd Future at Billboard Magazine's Showcase: Ain't Shit Funny

    ​It was only because we both left his show early and in a huff that I got to shake hands with Tyler The Creator, the most interesting man in Austin this week. In case you're not following South By Southwest buzz closely, Tyler is the face of the festival's most hyped act, LA-based rap c ... More >>

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    March 19, 2011

    The Sound Strike's Spin on Their SXSW Panel, Old 97's and More from SXSW

    The Sound StrikeArizona activist Leilani Clark, Sound Strike organizer Javier Gonzalez and rapper Immortal Technique pose after The Sound Strike panel at SXSW.​A day ago, I told you what happened at the panel discussion The Sound Strike hosted at South By Southwest. The group, which is organizing ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    2008 Music Sales Less Than Encouraging For Artists

    You can apply this graph to a myriad of possibilities in today's economy, but let's stick to music sales for now​The Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit took place this past Sunday through  Tuesday in Washington, D.C. and the news coming out of everything was music sales in 2008. Specific ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    World Leaders Pretend

    U2's self-invented legacy is a figment of Bono's imagination

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    Sunken Treasure

    Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot might have been the best album of last year. Here's why you haven't heard it yet.

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    Soul Crusaders

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's reunion tour proves that there's still magic in the night