When British guitarist and vocalist Anna Calvi released her self-titled debut album in 2011, it felt like she’d emerged as a fully formed icon. Drawing from rock, punk, opera, and flamenco guitar, Calvi combined talent, eclecticism, and swagger in a way that had less in common with indie songwriters of her generation than with the […]
Spektral Quartet bring a mind-expanding program (and Julia Holter) to the Music Box, the Synthesizer-Chili Cookoff signs off with its tenth installment, and more.
Headliners Robyn, Haim, and the Isley Brothers are joined on the bill by the likes of Pusha T, Stereolab, and Mavis Staples.
Last year LA singer and composer Julia Holter underlined her stunning development as an art-pop auteur, matching her ethereal melodic sensibility with small-scale orchestrations on her live-in-the-studio album In the Same Room (Domino). The collection featured deft reinventions of songs from her previous two recordings, with new arrangements that completely refresh some of the material. […]
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.
Pitchfork’s first day included (sometimes surprisingly) great sets by the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, Moses Sumney, and Twin Peaks.
Portraits of the crowd at Union Park on July 15
Daniel Wohl transforms the rich timbres of Mivos Quartet into lush ambient music.
Veteran Reader critic Peter Margasak begins counting down his 40 favorite records of the year—this installment includes Sleater-Kinney, Julia Holter, and Kendrick Lamar.
New music and a film screening from Willis Earl Beal, swords-and-scorcery stories by heavy-metal heroes, and more
The final installment of my 40 favorite albums of 2013
An interview with LA art-pop singer Julia Holter, who plays Schubas on Saturday night.
Our photo recap of the Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
The comedy stylings of Pissed Jeans, the apocalyptic ritual of Swans, the bowstring-taut postpunk of Savages, the adorable accents of Belle & Sebastian, and so much more you can barely stand it
Saturday: Previews and live coverage of every band at Pitchfork