| 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...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Sharon Van Etten was a struggling, uncertain artist trying to find an audience on tour in 2010 when she was awakened one morning with some life-changing news. The night before, the National’s Aaron Dessner had joined Bon Iver on stage at the...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Vampire Weekend, Feist, Hot Chip and Godspeed You! Black Emperor will be among the performers July 13-15 when the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival returns for its seventh year at Union Park.
Also included in the first batch of performers announced Tuesday...
| 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, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Rating: 2 stars (out of 4)
Chief Keef's major-label debut, "Finally Rich" (Interscope/Glory Boys), caps a year in which he started out living in his grandmother's home under house arrest for a gun charge and ended up with an Interscope contract, his own...
| 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,...
| Dec 21, 2012
No use waiting to look ahead: 2013 and everything that comes with it is almost here, so the folks behind the Pitchfork Music Festival are giving you a chance to check something off your to-do list now.
Beginning today, the fest offers a $95 three-day...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Here’s the rundown for Friday, Day 1 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, as brought to you by yours truly (GK) and my colleague Bob Gendron (BG):
11:45 a.m.: Are they expecting the Normandy invasion? Lollapalooza officials say that security has been...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall: Garage-rock is alive and in shin-kicking mode in this not-to-be-missed double bill of like-minded Northern California bands. They played at roughly the same time during the Pitchfork Music Festival in July, but fans won’t...