| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Here are my favorite concerts from 2012:
1. Neutral Milk Hotel at Athenaeum Theatre, Feb. 6: After releasing two acclaimed albums in the ‘90s, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum drifted away for more than a decade. His return stacked up as...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 9:50 PM
Fleet Foxes: The Seattle group’s pristine multi-part harmonies are now augmented by a more powerful sense of instrumental dynamics, as its headlining set last July at the Pitchfork Music Festival affirmed, 7:30 Friday-Saturday at the Chicago...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 10:31 PM
“Why in the night sky are the lights hung?/Why is the Earth moving around the Sun?”
So many questions, so few answers. At the Chicago Theatre on Friday in the first of two-sold-out concerts, Robin Pecknold and his band Fleet Foxes stood in...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 7:45 PM
Band name: Santah
Sound: On its debut effort, "White Noise Bed," the local quintet flirts with the same exploratory Americana championed by bands like Whiskeytown and Wilco. Fitting, since the album was recorded at the late (former Wilco member) Jay...