Seven Reader writers drill down into rap, jazz, punk, metal, and more—instead of just rearranging the same records on everyone else’s best-of list.
Rappers like to remind you where they’re from, often by peppering their lyrics with mentions of the spots they know best. Here are five of my favorite references to Chicago locations in local rap songs this year. Vic Spencer, “Sony Walkman,” The Cost of Victory Vic Spencer lets his familiarity with his gritty city surroundings […]
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Where to head when Union Park goes dark
“Stoner” brings the young rapper’s idiosyncratic style to the mainstream.
Record roundup: Don Cherry’s joyful collectivist jazz, Against Me!’s transformative arena punk, and more
Our photo recap of the Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
Tree’s soul-trap sermon, Killer Mike’s contagious smile, Lil B’s netherworldly bass, R. Kelly’s inflatable white doves, and more beats than you can shake a stick at
Hip-hop fans, this is the day for you. Oh and also there’s this rumor R. Kelly is playing.
Sunday: What bands are on our Pitchfork fest itineraries?
Sunday: Previews and live coverage of every band at Pitchfork
Our preliminary thoughts on the full lineup for this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, which includes Lil B. Did we mention Lil B is performing?
At this point I’m surprised I’m still surprised by him
Thank you Based God (I guess).
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