For the past few years, Chicagoan Guido Gamboa has been one of the city’s best purveyors of experimental music, though too few people have noticed. He launched his record label, Pentiments, in December 2015 with the release of his debut solo album, Saturday’s Notes, a collage of field recordings and electronics expertly arranged to render […]
For 2018, Pitchfork bolsters its usual smart bookings with a strengthened commitment to inclusiveness and community: the lineup has more locals than ever, and more than half the acts include women.
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Pitchfork artists Girlpool, Japanese Breakfast, and (Sandy) Alex G refresh the indie tradition of foregrounding emotional development, not just musical evolution.
By showcasing Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, Nilüfer Yanya, and Ravyn Lenae, Pitchfork demonstrates the depth of the young female talent pool.
Open Mike Eagle shares some of the research behind his album-length love letter to the Robert Taylor Homes.
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North Coast returns to Union Park late this summer, and its headliners include Jamiroquai.
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