| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:45 PM
London native Jessie Ware first visited America in 2009 as a backup singer for friend Jack Penate. By the time Ware returned for a second visit last December, she had moved into the starring role.
The singer's rapid ascent, which included the August 2012...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:46 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:38 PM
For anyone who values innovation in music, the next few days could mark the beginning of a significant era in Chicago.
On Monday, Chicago jazz drummer and music producer Mike Reed will launch Constellation, a performing arts center that will feature...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 10:31 AM
The Pitchfork Music Festival added 11 bands Monday to its lineup, and announced that three-day passes for the July 13-15 event at Union Park are sold out.
The new additions include Sleigh Bells, Dirty Projectors, the Olivia Tremor Control, Flying Lotus,...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Willis Earl Beal has a biography that sounds as if Charles Bukowski could have penned it. Beal's lived, at times, a harsh life, drifting between countless miserable part-time jobs, the military (he enrolled in the Army for a short time) and homelessness....
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:22 AM
The Pitchfork Music Festival filled out its July 13-15 lineup at Union Park by announcing 21 bands and artists Thursday, including Beach House, Wild Flag and Real Estate.
Also added were Big K.R.I.T., Atlas Sound, Cults and Real Estate, among others,...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Raise your hand if you saw the lineup for the 2012 Pitchfork Music Fest and were like, "...huh?" Yeah, that's OK.
Bone up on your indie band knowledge and introduce yourself to the 40-plus acts scheduled to perform at the fest with a playlist of the...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 10:29 AM
With more musical talent taking the stage than ever before, the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival is sure to be a hit with concert-goers.
The festival will be held July 13-15 at Chicago's Union Park and music lovers will get an eclectic array of music as...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Baltimore bands Lower Dens and Beach House are both on the lineup for this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, organizers announced today.
The three-day festival, run by the popular website, is a high watermark for the indie music world. It takes place July...
| Jul 5, 2012
In 2010, Sleigh Bells rode a gargantuan wave of hype to a day-ending set at the Pitchfork Music Fest. And delivered a performance that singer Alexis Krauss calls “mediocre.”
“What I heard is that people were really frustrated because it...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 7:39 PM
The Pitchfork Music Festival frequently books forward-thinking acts, but at least one band on this weekend's bill has a sound firmly rooted in the past.
Performing Friday, Chicago's Outer Minds come across like a throwback to 1960s psychedelic rock,...