| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have a...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Should you love rock and roll and beer – and if you love one, odds are you enjoy the other – the world might have seemed slightly askew during the last two years. That’s how long Heineken has been the beer sponsor for the Pitchfork Music...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...