Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: The Dutchess & the Duke, Dave Rawlings, Gwar, Priestess, and more
Tag: The Dutchess & the Duke
The Ponys Ride Again
Why did one of Chicago’s best-loved garage bands disappear at their peak? And after two years, what’s bringing them back?
The Reader’s Guide to the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival
What you need to know before you go
The Reader’s Guide to the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival: Friday
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 […]
The Reader’s Guide to the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival: Saturday
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 […]
The Reader’s Guide to the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival: Sunday
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 […]
Pitchfork Music Festival: new acts announced
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.
Sharp Darts: A Few of My Favorite Things
Taking the measure of 2008 calls for more than just a list of albums.