| Jul 19, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Reports from Friday, day one at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
11:30 a.m.: Idyllic weather and what are likely to be capacity crowds are forecast as the Pitchfork Music Festival opens its ninth...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Reports from Sunday, day three at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
1:09 p.m.: College rock, circa 1990, lives on in the form of Speedy Ortiz. Unfortunately, the co-ed Massachusetts quartet is...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:00 PM
“[Rolls eyes] I’ve heard of all of these bands. Don’t even try to help me out; I already know everyone to see at Pitchfork. You suck.”
If this is your attitude, goodbye. This story is not for you. For any non-grumps out...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Kanye West and Iggy Azalea will join the lineup of this year's Budweiser Made in America Music Festival in Los Angeles, held Aug. 30-31, the weekend before Labor Day.
The Budweiser Made in America Festival is a two-day event held in Los Angeles' Grand...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:26 PM
R&B singer SZA is keeping good company these days. Her latest EP, “Z,” features appearances from labelmate Kendrick Lamar and Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper, and recently she decamped to a studio with Coldplay singer Chris Martin,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Kanye West and Iggy Azalea have been added to the West Coast lineup of the Budweiser Made in America festival slated to take place Aug. 30-31 at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, Live Nation unveiled on Wednesday.
West will topline the final night...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:52 AM
I consider myself a rap nerd, wholly able to quote lines and lyrics from acts ranging from AZ to Lil' Zane. When I saw The Rap Test, a new online quiz developed by 21-year-old programmer/developer Danny Friday, I knew that the time had come to showcase my...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
According to our calculations, 42 bajillion albums are released between January and June of any given year. So there’s no reason to wait until December to discuss our favorites. With that, the albums and songs we’ve most enjoyed to this...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The 2014 BET Awards has kicked off at Nokia Theater and is sure to be a memorable one. In past years, Michael Jackson presented James Brown with a lifetime achievement award, Destiny's Child gave lap dances to Nelly, Magic Johnson and Terrence Howard, and...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Breakdance and beats go hand in hand, but one crew is turning the tradition on its head with a global tour set to classical music.
Seven B-boys from the Berlin-based, four-time world champion breakdancing crew Flying Steps team up with Swedish ballerina...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...