New music and a new side project from Vukari, crowdfunding for a documentary on Ella Jenkins, and more
Brooklyn band Go Deep want their stolen gear back, the Whistler gives away the last of 1,000 free LPs, and more.
Not even a storm evacuation, an amazingly terrible smell, and even worse sound could keep some of Lollapalooza’s music from shining
Our favorite shots of Metric, the Black Keys, Passion Pit, Die Antwoord, M83, and more
What you need to know before you go
Intro | Saturday | Sunday friday17 5 PM Tortoise I never saw Tortoise as radical reinventors of rock. To me it just looked like they had good taste, deep curiosity, and remarkable focus; what other people called “postrock” was just the band following their interests where they led, using whatever atypical instrumentation it took to […]
Intro | Friday | Sunday saturday18 1 PM Disappears Initially a recording project for Brian Case (formerly of the 90 Day Men and currently with the on-hiatus Ponys) and Graeme Gibson (formerly of Boas and currently with the Fruit Bats), now a tightly wound live quartet, Disappears are one of the Chicago scene’s most promising […]
Intro | Friday | Saturday sunday19 1 PM Michael Columbia Like many of the mostly local bands in the incestuous circle surrounding the Obey Your Brain label, Chicago trio Michael Columbia plays an avant-garde brand of jazz-inflected funk that might come off as pretentious if it weren’t buoyed by such a sense of fun. On […]
Fucked Up, Wavves, the Very Best, M83, the Dutchess & the Duke, and several more acts have been officially added to the Pitchfork fest’s roster.