Plenty of COVID-related uncertainty still surrounds the Pitchfork fest, as it does any large-scale event—but we can be reasonably sure about who’s scheduled to play.
Current musical obsessions of Slumpgang777 rapper Vagabond Maurice, hip-hop duo Glitter Moneyyy, and Reader digital managing editor Karen Hawkins
The 41-year-old’s style combines Afrofuturism, house, and more.
Chicago Fire vs. San Jose Earthquakes, Fourth of July, and more happenings from July 1-4.
Surf, the new album from Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment (aka Chance the Rapper’s backing band), is for sale on iTunes.
Current obsessions of Girls Rock! Chicago outreach director Melissa Oglesby and saxophonist Kate Walsh
Charming electro-soul from Denmark
The night that everyone stopped giving a fuck
The weird world of Lil B, a nice talk between two members of the old D.C. punk royalty, a new girl-group tribute act, and more
Jazz pianists Robert Glasper and Justin Dillard talk “fire alarm music” and warm, fluffy Steinways
Mohawks, sign language, ravers, and more
Recommended events paired with nearby restaurants.
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Erykah Badu, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra, Andre Williams, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Pharez Whitted Sextet, and more
Early Warnings this week include Erykah Badu, LCD Soundsytem, Fucked Up, Black Mountain, MC Lyte, and the Green Music Fest.
Erykah Badu, Kaki King, the Singleman Affair, Janelle Monae, Belle & Sebastian, the Black Lips, Baaba Maal, and more