Caroline Polachek might be the queen of crushes. As half of the synth-pop duo Chairlift, she wrote cheeky sleeper favorites such as “Crying in Public” and “Bruises” in the late 2000s, before branching out into solo work, taking opera lessons (inspired by a Handel aria in the soundtrack of the 2009 Lars von Trier film […]
Seventy-one great photos from Chicago’s biggest for-profit music festival
This week’s gig poster was designed by local illustrator Walker Tkl.
Our photo recap of the Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
Sunday: Previews and live coverage of every band at Pitchfork
The acts that will get you through Saturday of Lollapalooza with a minimum of regrets
The past, the future, and nine songs to hear on Spotify
Robert “Kool” Bell stays cool, Lollapalooza predictions, John Cage-related happenings, and more
A middle finger to pop sexism, a blasphemous metal fest, Pitchfork rumors, and more
Craig Hansen, aka Artonomous, on Chairlift at the Empty Bottle on March 30
An indie-pop group makes a run at un-indie-pop success
Tomorrow Never Knows: Free trolleys, stand-up comedy, and lots of music—from the Walkmen to Willis Earl Beal
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Laura Barrett, Circulatory System, Health, the Fruit Bats, Obituary, and more
Indietronica darlings Passion Pit play a free show at the Apple Store (679 N. Michigan) this Thursday 8/6. Chairlift opens at 6, with Passion Pit following at 7. They also play Sunday at Lollapalooza, but you’ll have to shell out $80 for that.
A new original track from Flosstradamus, yours free courtesy of Mountain Dew