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  • Kim Deal leaves the Pixies, stays busy touring with the Breeders

    Kim Deal leaves the Pixies, stays busy touring with the Breeders
    It’s happened again: Kim Deal has left the Pixies, the influential rock band she co-founded with Frank "Black Francis" Black, guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer Dave Lovering in 1986. Deal is also the co-founder, with her twin sister Kelley, of the...
  • Your 2013 guide to street festivals

    Your 2013 guide to street festivals
    Not long ago, going to a Chicago street festival usually meant settling for '80s cover bands, greasy food and ordinary beverages. That was then. Paralleling the grass-roots evolution of the city's dining and brewing scenes, summer get-togethers have...
  • Four difficult Pitchfork 2013 conflicts

    Four difficult Pitchfork 2013 conflicts
     This year’s Pitchfork Music Fest (July 19-21) lineup is the best it’s been in a long time, which comes at a cost: The inevitable scheduling conflicts. Here are the four biggest question marks posed by the Pitchfork schedule, announced...
  • Virgin Mobile FreeFest has another solid lineup, but where's the rap?

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest has another solid lineup, but where's the rap?
    A quick scan of this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest reveals the type of lineup we've come to expect from the annual concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion: Smart, on-the-nose and balanced -- as long as you're the type of music fan who takes pride in genre...
  • Local Q&A: Angel Olsen

    Local Q&A: Angel Olsen
    It's a safe bet there was a cache of Twix bars stashed somewhere backstage when Angel Olsen performed last month at the Pitchfork Music Festival. "It's the one thing I have on my [tour] rider, and if I don't have them I won't go on," Olsen said with a...
  • Goose Island to be poured at Wrigley Field in 2014

    The 2014 Cubs might not be much better than the 2013 version, but at least one improvement seems likely at Wrigley Field: less Old Style, more Goose Island. The Cubs announced today that it has reached a deal with Goose Island's parent company,...
  • Sound of summer

    Sound of summer
    As you brace for Chicago's onslaught of summer music festivals, save room for a new addition: the Great Googa Mooga. Organized by Superfly Presents, the company behind the Bonnaroo and Outside Lands festivals, Googa Mooga focuses on food. At last year's...
  • Everybody's a curator

    Everybody's a curator
    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...
  • Q&A: Mikal Cronin

    Q&A: Mikal Cronin
    From the outside, at least, it appears as though Mikal Cronin is living the dream. In addition to his ongoing gig as tour bassist in the Ty Segall Band, the Los Angeles-born musician recently released his sophomore album, "MCII," to universally rave...
  • Pitchfork Music Festival sells out of three-day passes, single tickets still available

    Pitchfork Music Festival sells out of three-day passes, single tickets still available
    The 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival, happening July 19-21 at Chicago's Union Park has officially sold out of its three-day passes. Single passes for all three days are still available for $50 each. The lineup includes R. Kelly, The Breeders, Wire, Swans,...
  • Goose Island reclaims Pitchfork Music Fest; plans two new beers for event

    Goose Island reclaims Pitchfork Music Fest; plans two new beers for event
    Should you love rock and roll and beer – and if you love one, odds are you enjoy the other – the world might have seemed slightly askew during the last two years. That’s how long Heineken has been the beer sponsor for the Pitchfork Music...