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  • A montage of favorite things for 2013

    A montage of favorite things for 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...
  • Pitchfork taking a stab at print

    Pitchfork taking a stab at print
    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...
  • Top weekend shows: Fleet Foxes, Oval, Diane Izzo Memorial Concert

    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...
  • Concert review: Fleet Foxes at Chicago Theatre

    Concert review: Fleet Foxes at Chicago Theatre
    “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...
  • Local Q&A: Santah

    Local Q&A: Santah
    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...
  • Top concerts 2011, from Le Butcherettes to Paul Simon

    Top concerts 2011, from Le Butcherettes to Paul Simon
    Here are my favorite concerts from 2011: 1. Le Butcherettes at Lollapalooza, Aug. 5: Teri Gender Bender, aka Teresa Suarez, wears a red-stained butcher's smock and flings her high-heels into the crowd, the better to stomp, twirl, somersault and stage-...
  • Pitchfork festival expands to Paris

    Pitchfork festival expands to Paris
          With the sixth annual Pitchfork Music Festival just around the corner July 15-17 in Union Park, the Chicago-based music Web site has announced it’s expanding the franchise to Europe.         Pitchfork Music Festival Paris will debut Oct. 28-...
  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: Day 2 in review

    Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: Day 2 in review
    Day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park is at an end, with another sell-out Saturday. Here’s how it went down, with reports from me (GK), my hard-working colleague Bob Gendron (BG) and video and editing from Kevin Pang. 12:48 p.m....
  • Music goers, sun seekers, brave high, humid temps

    Music goers, sun seekers, brave high, humid temps
    Hundreds of teenagers and 20-somethings queued up along Ashland Avenue before the gates opened at the Pitchfork Music Festival, enduring a relentless midday sun in exchange for the best vantage points around the festival stages. Though Pitchfork's crowds...
  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: Day 3 in review

    Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: Day 3 in review
    The Pitchfork Music Festival 2011 is a wrap. And here’s our wrap-up of Sunday’s action in Union Park, with reporting once again from your truly (GK), the tireless Bob Gendron (BG) and the ever-vigilant Kevin Pang handling video and editing....
  • Curren$y has his arrival moment at Pitchfork Music Festival

    Curren$y has his arrival moment at Pitchfork Music Festival
    There's a great moment at the beginning of this Swarovski clear video from Curren$y's performance at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. "Y'all know what to do with your hands, right?" he asks. And then comes the sea of Jet signs, the thumb-and-pinkie...