| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:59 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2013
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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:57 AM
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...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 9:27 AM
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,...
| May 30, 2013
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...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Stop what you're doing, take a deep breath, and absorb this news: R. Kelly a.k.a. The King a.k.a. Kelz a.k.a. the Poet Laureate of the People, will be one of the headliners at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park.
The three-day festival...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Bjork, R. Kelly and Belle and Sebastian were announced Friday as headliners for the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival.
The Chicago summer fest will have a little “je ne sais what” from its headline acts, which span a range of tastes and sounds,...
| 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...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...