Chicagoland multi-instrumentalist Liam Fagan is 18: young enough to treat emo bands who are still establishing themselves (particularly critical darlings Oso Oso) as aesthetic polestars, but also old enough to legally get the name of one of his favorite albums (the Hotelier’s Goodness) tattooed on his arm. As the mastermind and sole musician behind Park […]
Portraits of the crowd at Union Park on July 17
Pitchfork has never booked an emo act before—but the Hotelier’s new album is too good to ignore.
The lineup for the three-day festival is out now; here’s info and commentary from Reader critics to get you up for it.
Six Reader music writers share their favorites from 2014 with year-end lists that do more than just put the same records in a different order.
Field reports from Riot Fest’s inclement opening day—highlights include Slayer, the Hotelier, Mastodon, the Offspring, and Stiff Little Fingers.