Chicago string quartet D-Composed takes chamber music outside the institutions that have long excluded Black musicians and audiences.
Current musical obsessions of Chances Dances cofounder Latham Zearfoss, artist and educator Jen Delos Reyes, and Reader music listings coordinator Salem Collo-Julin
Current musical obsessions of singer and poet Tasha, musician and producer Kamaria Woods, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
Also, Attorney General Sessions slams Emanuel, Chicago yet again.
Photographer Zakkiyyah Najeebah highlights black women’s presence at this year’s Pitchfork festival.
Our preview package covers Solange and the breadth of black cultural expression, Jeff Rosenstock and Pitchfork’s relationship to DIY, Survive and music media’s infatuation with prestige TV, and much more.
Solange and her Saint Heron collective show off the depth and richness of the city’s black cultural expression with a festival installation and three off-site events.
Outgoing Pitchfork president Chris Kaskie and Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber talked to Reader contributor J.R. Nelson.
PJ Harvey, the Avalanches, George Clinton, and Priests (among dozens of others) join previously announced Pitchfork headliners LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange.
Also, Pitchfork’s headliners are Solange, LCD Soundsystem and A Tribe Called Quest.
Condemn the attack, but also understand the roots of black anger and violence done in Trump’s name.
This week’s Chicagoan is Danny Chaimson, musician and wedding-band owner.
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