Stories by Denise Lu
Grouplove will open for headliner Childish Gambino on Oct. 11.
Wondering how Subway's opening day went? We made an infographic complete with rows of sandwiches for your viewing pleasure.
Powdered paints in a plethora of colors filled the air Sunday afternoon.
This summer, hit up New York, Chicago and Los Angeles' hottest clubs, courtesy of our own city correspondents.
Twitter's new music app includes a streamlined design and an easy way to discover new acts, but also leaves much to be desired.
A&O Productions announced that Ludacris and rap collective Two9 will play A&O Ball 2013.
"Or, even better, instead of posting a few words on a computer screen, let's instead truly express our feelings in a more honest way."
With Block 5 done, dancers are halfway through the marathon.
DM raised $25,307 before dancer registration.
Nebula won Dance Marathon's 2013 Battle of the Bands, defeating three other bands in a competition that took place on Thursday.
Use these Twitter handles to stay up-to-date on Chicago events and attractions, from concerts to museum exhibits.
The Dark Knight Rises meets but doesn't exceed one writer's high expectations for Christopher Nolan films.
Didn't make it to some of the acts? Want to relive the magic of those you saw? Either way, we have you covered.
Ever wonder how Mayfest selects bands for Dillo Day? We have the rundown of last year's decision process, from brainstorming artists to being turned down by Cee Lo... twice.
Students in Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle's "Alternative to the Object" class re-enacted a 1967 show by conceptual artist Allan Kaprow on Monday.
Mayfest hasn't announced this year's Dillo Day performers, but a little process of elimination can get us a lot closer to figuring out the lineup.
The new Dillo Day identification policy is intended to keep out high school students and limit underage drinking.
Take a break from midterms and head downtown for some concerts this month.
Dr. Dog and Anamanaguchi will play the Norris East Lawn on Sunday, May 6 to benefit DM 2013.
Check out the quartet's record release show Friday and see what Powell means by "medium rare" music.
Competing to open Dillo Day are The Aurelia Trio, Cool Brandon and the Brandons, The Earth is a Man, Fando, Jet Jaguar, Juicy Fruit, Rum Lotus and Tiny Triangle.
One nerd's saga of a day spent fighting for vinyl, freebies and space in Chicago's best record stores.
Vinyl lovers rejoice. Check out our extensive list of the best places for free concerts, free food and exclusive releases as you plan your Saturday.
Time to get Fucked Up.
Our record label columnist breaks down the music behind Tortoise and other bands on Thrill Jockey's label.
Along with announcements of the A&O Ball and A&O Speaker performers, A&O Productions unveiled a new ticket bundle in collaboration ...
NBN's resident white friend shares her favorite (sort of) ethnic restaurants in Evanston.
All the joy and tears of the last block in photos.
Photography by Denise Lu, Sunny Lee and Tracy Koczela / North by Northwestern.
Learn more about DM's 2012 beneficiary, The B+ Foundation.
DM's turkey sandwiches immortalized in slideshow form.
Dance Marathon's annual 5K Run provides an alternative way to support DM's beneficiaries.
Still early on in DM, and the poll results remain close.
Energy abounded as dancers, emcees and beneficiaries alike ushered in Dance Marathon 2012.
Jet Jaguar performs for an excited crowd at Nevin's Pub on Thursday night. Photo by Emily Chow / North by ...
Entertainment editor Denise Lu takes a closer look at Nonesuch Records, a diverse label that has released music by artists ranging from Debussy to The Black Keys.
The Jewish Theater Ensemble's winter musical goes up in the Louis Room this weekend.
Entertainment editor Denise Lu unearths all you need to know about SKiN GRAFT, a punk comic zine-turned-quirky record label.
Sharon Van Etten, Jeff Mangum, and Dr. Dog are coming your way.
In this Renaissance-era exhibit, art and science come together in an interactive way at the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art.
An in-depth look at a tea bag-inspired record label, producer of artists such as Tom Zé, Delicate Steve and Javelin.
If you like orange soda, good burgers, and would give peas a chance, make your way to Pick-Staiger on Friday ...
Noah Vaughn's photography finds the energy and spirit of urban destruction. On display at Saki until January 31.
The singer-songwriter on his global collaborations, northern European influences and fascination with the Amish community.
More shows from Portlandia, the Numero Group, Tortoise and Los Campesinos!
Tap into your inner sophisticate this winter without spending a dime.
See why selling vinyl still pays more than you might think.
From House of Blues to Empty Bottle, check out this compilation of must-see concerts for November.
There's a new food truck in town that serves a less-than-typical dessert.
Battles focuses on metallic composition rather than vocals in its quirky live show.
This fall, your favorite bands are heading to Chicago.
Haunting vocals and strong instrumentals help St. Vincent's Strange Mercy strike the right note.
Arts Alliance’s production of Into the Woods, opening Thursday night, adds another layer by setting the entire musical in a war camp where refugees act out the original show for each other.
Robert Kenner, director of Food, Inc. delivers a keynote address to this year's Inspire Symposium about the environmental and economic impacts of America's food industry.
Inspire Media to host Robert Kenner's keynote address and the premiere of Language of the Unheard.
Get hyped up for Dillo Day at Mayfest’s Battle of the Bands. The event will be held at Nevin’s Pub ...
Old School Freight Train will headline Philfest 2011. Photo from Wikimedia, licensed under Creative Commons Kick back and chill out ...
Can't wait for Dillo Day? Check out these concerts in Chicago during May.
From MMA to trouble youth actors, Northwestern and Percolator Films host the third Talking Pictures Festival.
Asian American A Cappella Association painted the rock to promote their upcoming Quad-A show.
Find out which bands and artists are making their way to Chicago next month.
Photo by the author. The Global Engagement Summit, held at Northwestern from April 20th to 24th, is a conference that ...
The Midwest Real Food Challenge Summit comes to Northwestern this year to highlight where "real food" is headed.
As “awkberg” as it was when –bergs of the Eisen, Zucker and Sam varieties introduced last night’s episode of Saturday ...
Freshmen pledges of Alpha Epsilon Pi painted the Rock last night with the fraternity’s colors of blue and ...
Photo by Denise Lu / North by Northwestern. Despite the frigid weather, the rock was repainted last night with a ...
The husband-and-wife team that makes up Tennis. Photo courtesy of Fat Possum Records. In the hype of alternative hip-hop and ...
For freshmen activation week, Northwestern’s Evans Scholars painted the rock with the colors of the organization. The purpose is to create awareness ...
Tonight, Kappa Alpha Psi will host its probate, a coming out show to celebrate the African-American community. “The probate is ...
This Sunday, the Chinese Students Association brought Wong Fu Productions to campus to showcase some of their newest work.
Alpha Phi will host its fall philanthropy event, King of Hearts, tonight at 7pm at Ryan Auditorium. King of Hearts ...
Photo by the author. This Saturday, Kappa Delta will host its annual fall philanthropy event, Demon Dash 5K, benefiting Prevent ...
The online video station is in discussion with sister sites at schools such as Brown and Dartmouth.
While some students are clamoring for a U-Pass, ASG is pushing the Chicago Card as a workable compromise.