| Jul 13, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Even as gray skies, muggy atmosphere and rain made for a bleak opening Friday to the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, the crowd waiting to enter the event was thousands deep along Ashland Avenue. Inside, puddles formed on the field and crews...
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 12:41 PM
For the second straight day we’ve got rain at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, and lots of it. What was shaping up as a hugely entertaining set Saturday by Cleveland quartet Cloud Nothings turned to silence as the downpour soaked the...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 9:52 PM
By the time Vampire Weekend wrapped up 25 hours of weekend music Sunday at Union Park, the Pitchfork Music Festival had weathered rain, heat and some migraine-inducing scheduling dilemmas.
Pitchfork is the type of festival where fans get particularly...
| 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 23, 2012
Some have asked Zoe Kazan why “Ruby Sparks,” a comedy/drama about a male author who considers if and how to change a character he writes and then comes to life as his real girlfriend, doesn’t feature a female writer controlling a man....
| 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,...
| May 18, 2011
Music sales may no longer be the surefire barometer of success they once were, yet the NielsenSoundScan charts today represent perhaps an even broader snapshot of artists who are resonating with fans. Without a multitude of acts consistently selling in......
| May 27, 2011
Those with fat wallets or friends in the biz will no doubt celebrate the bounty that is the summer music season in Southern California. The offerings are unrivaled among American regions, with so many open air venues, majestic theaters, off......
| Jun 10, 2011
Pop music is often best when it has a sense of humor or at lease some self-awareness. Absent both, you end up with this. So witness the first-ever Pop & Hiss pop music parody showdown! The week's best music parody......
| Jul 14, 2011
The Pitchfork Music Festival alone is enough to make this a busy weekend for music in Chicago, but for the intrepid fan, it’s only the beginning....