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.
Our preview package covers Solange and the breadth of black cultural expression, Jeff Rosenstock and Pitchfork’s relationship to DIY, Survive and music media’s infatuation with prestige TV, and much more.
A badly injured Logan Bay keeps running WLPN from the hospital, Seth Vanek moves throws The Therapy Sessions a birthday party, and more.
Reader writers round up the locals on Pitchfork’s bill, guide fans of hip-hop and R&B into the rest of the roster, discuss the gender balance of the fest’s bookings, and much more.
Metal Haven rises again as restaurant and record shop Metal Haven Grill, White Mystery release Outta Control on their favorite day, and more.
CAKE Art Auction, a Tremors lecture at Music Box, and more happenings from April 8-10
Teklife and Treated Crew bring their collaboration to the stage, Hausu Mountain erupts again with three oddball tapes, and more.
The inaugural event celebrates new music made by small local labels.
The famous folks mingling at Pitchfork last weekend included Taylor Bennett, who’s playing an antiviolence fund-raiser for Kids Off the Block.
Current obsessions of Metro publicist Jenny Lizak, and Smart Bar booker Marea Stamper (aka the Black Madonna)
When record stores aren’t buying used vinyl directly from the public, they might find a carload of goodies at the Chicagoland Record Collectors Show.
Bootleg rap and R&B vinyl is thriving, even though most of the music is easy to buy or free to download.
Current musical obsessions of Julie Shapiro of Third Coast and Jim Dempsey of Corbett vs. Dempsey
What’s on the Reader’s Agenda for Saturday, April 13, 2013
Featuring Pavement, Big Boi, Freddie Gibbs, LCD Soundsystem, Robyn, the Smith Westerns, and more