| 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 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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Chris Kaskie pulled out his phone and flipped though his pictures until he stopped on an image, then turned the screen toward me and grinned: It showed the local staff of Pitchfork Media, the Chicago company behind the Pitchfork music website and...
| 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.
| Feb 27, 2014
| 7:15 AM
There's a lot of damage in the shadows when Angel Olsen says six simple words.
Those words -- "I am the only one now" -- are sung at the conclusion of the first song on her new album, and they're repeated seven times. Her voice goes higher, then lower,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel and Kendrick Lamar will headline the Pitchfork Music Festival when it returns July 18-20 to Union Park.
The festival also announced Friday that disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, the focal point of a key track on Daft Punk’s...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Tickets are on sale now for the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival.
In a press release, Pitchfork revealed the 3-day early bird passes are going for $110. Once those are gone, the price jumps up to $130, and single-day tickets will be $60.
| May 30, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Time to start crafting the perfect summer festival schedule. Organizers of the Pitchfork Music Festival revealed set times for the annual three-day outdoor spectacle today.
The festival returns July 18-20 to Union Park with headliners Beck, Neutral Milk...
| Dec 21, 2013
Consider this a purge.
A necessary year-end draining of the snippets, moments and bolts of cultural lightning that burned hot in my skull, sometimes left a mark, sometimes faded quickly, but always jolted me awake in 2013 and became, if only for one...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:07 AM
Lady Gaga has won a courtroom battle with a Chicago musician who claimed the pop star ripped her off and stole material for her 2011 hit “Judas.”
A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday threw out the case, finding that there were no...