Current musical obsessions of Courtney Mora from In Masks, Maddie Rehayem from the Cell, and Salem Collo-Julin from the Reader
FKA Twigs is a singular force in ethereal, otherworldly trip-hop and avant-pop. Born Tahliah Debrett Barnett in Gloucestershire, England, the British singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, and director seems nearly unparalleled in her creative drive—and that’s illustrated by her current tour. Named after the new Magdalene (Young Turks), her second LP and first in five years, […]
Current musical obsessions of Teen Movie Hell author Mike McPadden, comics artist Corinne Halbert, and Reader listings coordinator Salem Collo-Julin
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.
Portraits of the crowd at Union Park on July 17
Beach House, Savages, FKA Twigs, and Carly Rae Jepsen are all great—but don’t let them distract you from the lopsided maleness of Pitchfork’s bookings.
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.
Brian Wilson owes his pop preeminence in part to racial coding that says a sensitive genius can’t be black.
Who else should fans of hip-hop, R&B, and soul see at Pitchfork?
Disruptive weather didn’t cause any cancellations during Lollapalooza’s third and final day.
Photos of Beck, Deafheaven, Kendrick Lamar, crowd surfing, dancing, and more from Pitchfork Music Festival 2014
The Reader team gives it up for St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Danny Brown, Twin Peaks, Ka, and Wild Beasts, just for starters.
Current musical obsessions of Chicago Singles Club founder Jeff Kelley, Rachel Sarah Thomas (aka KSRA), and more