Visual art and multimedia forays, including—album covers, music videos, merch designs, stage productions—are a big part of Animal Collective’s distinct flavor, so it makes sense that for his new solo album, Cows on Hourglass Pond, core member Avey Tare (the pseudonym of David Michael Portner) would incorporate some extramusical creative flourishes. By the album’s release […]
Four Chicago producers talk about J Dilla in light of the reissue of his masterpiece
Panda Bear of Animal Collective returns to Chicago with what appears to be a more watchable live show.
The Pitchfork Music Festival releases its lineup teaser. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
Permanent reissues a classic Chicago punk comp. Plus: Claychella’s last dance, the Hood Internet’s threesome, and more
As of this morning, volunteers could get tickets to the sold out Animal Collective/Danny Perez film “Oddsac” tonight at the Music Box.
How strip clubs prop up shitty postgrunge.
Review of the new album by Bradford Cox’s solo project, Atlas Sound
Some of the most compelling action at Lollapalooza was in the crowd.
It was telling that I didn’t see any neo-hipster hippies in the audience at Ben Harper’s set, which I had to wade through a couple of times due to a miscommunication with some friends I was trying to meet. There weren’t even as many as I’d expected watching Animal Collective, who are shaping up to […]
One interesting development this year is the heavy hippie presence. Tie-dye, face paint, and headbands are all over the place. The presence of STS9 on the bill and the fact that any music festival is going to attract a certain number of hippies, regardless of its lineup, explains some of it, but obviously not all.
Featuring Depeche Mode, Tool, Animal Collective, TV on the Radio, Lou Reed, Fleet Foxes, and more, in Grant Park this weekend
Lollapalooza has announced its headliners, but who else might be playing the festival? Here are my best guesstimates.
Big in South Africa: an unexpected fan base propels a third rediscovery of psychedelic Detroit folk-rocker Rodriguez.
Hipster Runoff on Animal Collective