The weekend of July 25, 2020, was supposed to be a coronation for Taylor Swift. That’s when her intercontinental touring music festival, Lover Fest, scheduled to begin in April, would’ve arrived at the brand-new Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles, where she would’ve become the first woman to perform the inaugural event at an NFL venue. […]
Few indie-rock artists are more prolific than singer-songwriter Mike Kinsella, who’s been playing in Illinois bands since the late 80s, including Cap’n Jazz, Joan of Arc, and American Football. The latter band reunited in 2014 following a 14-year break and subsequently released two acclaimed albums, 2016’s American Football (or LP2) and last year’s American Football […]
The cruelty, ignorance, and incompetence of the federal pandemic response have cost the life of beloved singer-songwriter John Prine, who stood against all those things.
The six members of Chicago’s Cardinal Harbor formed an indie-rock band in 2011, after meeting as students at Wheaton College. On their 2013 debut, Faces on Parade, they made popped-collar roots rock and wore their affection for Dave Matthews on their proverbial sleeves, but they’ve since drifted toward more experimental fare. From the sound of […]
Boundary-pushing jazz trio Twin Talk celebrate a gracefully daring new album at the Hideout, the Girl Talk team discuss muting R. Kelly and supporting his survivors, and more.
Pitchfork’s Blue Stage lets you see the likes of Arca, Dawn Richard, Mitski, Survive, and Pinegrove before they’re too big to get close to.
Solo specialist Colin Stetson puts together a superb group to interpret the popular Third Symphony by Polish composer Henryk Górecki.
The progressive ensemble delivers an inviting concert tonight.
Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. front man Jason Molina produced a prodigious catalog of stark and heartbreaking music. Then he disappeared.
What makes Detroit rappers special, and how much weed got smoked during that one video shoot
SNL gets indie-er
Pitchfork predictions, a fund-raiser for DJ Jonathan Toubin, and a new album from Bobby Conn
Tim Daisy chats with Roy Haynes, Bon Iver heads to the Grammys, and more.
Indie fans rooting for Bon Iver at the Grammys suffer from their own version of Stockholm syndrome.
Saying goodbye to the Pitchfork Fest, talking Big Sean, underground soul auteur Peven Everett, and more