| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Reports from Saturday, day two at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
1 p.m.: Twin Peaks guitarist Cadien Lake James gets today's Purple Heart for playing in a wheelchair with a broken ankle. The...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Reports from Sunday, day three at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
1:09 p.m.: College rock, circa 1990, lives on in the form of Speedy Ortiz. Unfortunately, the co-ed Massachusetts quartet is...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Pitchfork Music Festival, which goes down this weekend in Union Park, announced its musical lineup months ago. Now, we present the weekend's second-most important lineup: the beer!
Thirteen Goose Island beers will be poured Friday through Sunday,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:20 AM
If you plan on attending this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park, know that you can't bring in outside food, and there will be no in-out privileges. Which means you're stuck with the food options inside the festival. It's not all bad....
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:55 PM
It was an idyllic weekend in Union Park, and when Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum held the stage by himself with just an acoustic guitar, it got even better.
He sang of “secret songs that you keep wrapped in boxes so tight, sounding only at...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:08 AM
The crowd at the Pitchfork Music Festival, held last weekend in Chicago's Union Park, tends to do its own thing when it comes to style — but this was the year of the dress.
Casual, summery, mostly retro styles mixed with great vintage...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:35 PM
The Downtown Sound music series is now a Monday night fixture during the summer at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, but it wasn't always so.
The city of Chicago had a hands-off policy toward rock music for generations, a phobia turned into...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:26 PM
R&B singer SZA is keeping good company these days. Her latest EP, “Z,” features appearances from labelmate Kendrick Lamar and Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper, and recently she decamped to a studio with Coldplay singer Chris Martin,...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:57 PM
Chicago footwork and juke pioneer, DJ Rashad Harden, 35, died Saturday afternoon, according to police.
Chicago police are conducting an investigation after a friend found Harden's body in an apartment on the 2100 block of West 21st Street, said Hector...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:12 AM
DJ Rashad, aka Rashad Harden, started out as a dancer in Chicago clubs and streetcorners, and turned into a pioneering producer. He helped usher in the next wave of dance music known as footwork.
Harden, 34, of Calumet City, was found dead Saturday...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:13 PM
St. Vincent, Danny Brown and Cloud Nothings were among the acts added Thursday to complete the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup.
The festival returns July 18-20 to Union Park with headliners Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel and Kendrick Lamar.