| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have a...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Ruban Nielson, the driving force in Unknown Mortal Orchestra, came to Portland a few years ago thinking his music career was over. The guitarist grew up in New Zealand and played in a punk band, the Mint Chicks, with his brother for a number of years....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Call it R&B, soul, "urban" — the music associated with supple rhythms and emotive, gospel-influenced vocals is a permanent fixture in the upper regions of the pop charts. Last year, R&B artists sold nearly 50 million albums and 250 million digital...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 5:48 AM
Tree's profile is growing more rapidly than even his name would suggest.
The 29-year-old Chicago rapper/producer earned a coveted slot at the Pitchfork Music Festival on the strength of his newest mixtape, "Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out," and...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Foxygen's "San Francisco" is about as perfect a piece of baroque, groovy '60s pop as you're likely to hear all year, and if you know little more about this young LA band than that sunny tune and perhaps the laid-back lope of the Velvets-like current...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:56 PM
(Greg Kot is covering the Pearl Jam concert at Wrigley Field. Bob Gendron is on tap with coverage of day one of the Pitchfork Music Festival. Look for updates from Kot and Gendron throughout the weekend.)
3:30 p.m.: "Is it gross to swim in the lake?"...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Here's Day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. The park was none the worse for wear with Friday's rain and it was cooler yet sunny early although the rain did come again for the headliners. But on Saturday, the bands played on. Greg Kot (GK)...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 7:59 PM
Here's how the final day of the Pitchfork Music Festival went down Sunday in Union Park, with commentary from yours truly (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
1:21 p.m.: "Are you all happy to be alive" queries Tree, before taking the crowd to church. The...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:13 AM
It began in rain-soaked disappointment, with an impending storm cutting short a much-anticipated headlining set Friday by Icelandic singer Bjork, and ended Sunday with an evening of bump and grind, courtesy of Chicago R&B kingpin R. Kelly.
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Memo to: Everyone.
Re: Shutting Up During Concerts.
So, uh, everyone … if you've been wondering lately about what you could do to dramatically improve my enjoyment at concerts this summer (and beyond), well, No. 1: Wow, thanks for the...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 4:59 AM
Day two of Lollapalooza started out with sunshine and a lineup shake-up.
Greg Kot (GK), Bob Gendron(BG) and Andy Downing(AD) give us the rundown of day two.
12:01 p.m.: Austin, Texas, quintet the Wheeler Brothers kick things off on Lollapalooza's...