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  • 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...
  • Lollapalooza Day 2: Rain, retro and Eminem

    Lollapalooza Day 2: Rain, retro and Eminem
    Day 2 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park has crossed the finish line. Here’s an hour-by-hour account with reporting from yours truly (GK) and the ever-vigilant Bob Gendron (BG): 11:44 a.m.: Want to go to Lollapalooza without having to buy tickets?...
  • 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...
  • Q&A: Jessie Ware

    Q&A: Jessie Ware
    London native Jessie Ware first visited America in 2009 as a backup singer for friend Jack Penate. By the time Ware returned for a second visit last December, she had moved into the starring role. The singer's rapid ascent, which included the August 2012...
  • Chief Keef plays it cold on major-label debut

    Chief Keef plays it cold on major-label debut
    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...
  • Top concerts of 2012

    Top concerts of 2012
    Here are my favorite concerts from 2012: 1. Neutral Milk Hotel at Athenaeum Theatre, Feb. 6: After releasing two acclaimed albums in the ‘90s, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum drifted away for more than a decade. His return stacked up as...
  • My favorite moments of 2012

    My favorite moments of 2012
    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,...