| 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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:38 PM
For anyone who values innovation in music, the next few days could mark the beginning of a significant era in Chicago.
On Monday, Chicago jazz drummer and music producer Mike Reed will launch Constellation, a performing arts center that will feature...
| Mar 19, 2013
Did you miss Lollapalooza 2010? Then you may (or may not) be thrilled that some of that fest’s biggest acts will return this summer.
As reported Tuesday by the Tribune, headliners at Lolla 2013, Aug. 2-4 in Grant Park, will include recent,...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Mine eyes have seen the glory.
On July 21, the Pitchfork Music Festival will host its third and final day with a lineup that some are (OK, I am) calling the best day of live music Chicago has ever seen.
Now, I’m sure there have been days where...
| 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 16, 2011
| 11:43 AM
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.
| 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,...
| 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...