Riot Fest got Blink-182! Cypress Hill! Blondie! The Jesus Lizard! Liz Phair! Atmosphere! Beck! Cat Power! And . . . the 82-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis?
The Reader‘s weekly look at music stories we didn’t publish ourselves
Bands dress up as better bands for Halloween at Cole’s, Gramps the Vamp celebrate their spooky, funky new LP, and more.
“Hotline Bling” is one of four new songs the Toronto rapper-singer debuted this past week, and though it hasn’t gotten as much attention as the dis tracks aimed at Meek Mill, it’s the best of the batch.
The Chicago hip-hop icon demonstrates some of the advantages of collaborating with more than a dozen songwriters at a time.
Photos of Beck, Deafheaven, Kendrick Lamar, crowd surfing, dancing, and more from Pitchfork Music Festival 2014
The festival’s first day belongs to the women, by a hair: Neneh Cherry is the Reader team’s consensus favorite, with Sharon Van Etten in third place behind Beck.
You’re safe with beer and bacon at Kaiser Tiger.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, July 18
The Pitchfork Music Festival announces its (mostly) complete 2014 lineup.
More Pitchfork lineup predictions, a new album in installments from Redgrave, and more
Ten Reader writers review 16 records, including Angel Olsen’s otherworldly folk, and more.
“Waking Light” is the most promising song yet off of Beck’s forthcoming Morning Phase.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, May 15
Ruminatin’ on pie for this week’s Variations on a Theme