| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 11:04 AM
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-...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 10:31 AM
The Pitchfork Music Festival added 11 bands Monday to its lineup, and announced that three-day passes for the July 13-15 event at Union Park are sold out.
The new additions include Sleigh Bells, Dirty Projectors, the Olivia Tremor Control, Flying Lotus,...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 10:11 PM
The Pitchfork Music Festival concluded Sunday in Union Park. Bob Gendron (BG) and yours truly (GK) were there to cover every hour of it:
1:11 p.m.: Dirty Beaches gives the arriving crowd a false sense of security, beginning with a desert-baked...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Pitchfork Music Festival: The seventh annual gathering of the indie tribes will be headlined by Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Vampire Weekend, with much-anticipated sets by Wild Flag, Danny Brown, Willis Earl Beal, Big K.R.I.T and the Olivia...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 10:09 PM
Here’s an hour-by-hour rundown of how Day 1 of the seventh annual Pitchfork Music Festival went down Friday in Union Park, with contributions from my colleague Bob Gendron (BG) and yours truly (GK):
3:15 p.m.: Midafternoon downpour dissipates. The...