For its 15th year, the famously eclectic fest has booked headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Run the Jewels, and the National.
Boundary-pushing jazz trio Twin Talk celebrate a gracefully daring new album at the Hideout, the Girl Talk team discuss muting R. Kelly and supporting his survivors, and more.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Daneil MacAdam of Crosshair Silkscreen Design.
Also, Chance the Rapper will headline the Obama Foundation Summit closing concert.
Isaac Oliver, Cash Levy, and more happenings from June 27-30
Folks still needed boots for the mud, but the sunshine on Riot Fest’s second day made the good sets even better.
A Riot Fest moods Venn diagram: Bands to make you sad, bands to make you happy, and the Pizza Underground
We’ve got the scoop on the hour-by-hour schedule for the tenth annual Riot Fest, which starts next Friday.
Eighth Blackbird, Alarm Will Sound, and Chicago Q Ensemble among the highlights of this summer’s program
Lollapalooza 2013 had plenty of faults, but we made the most of it by taming our expectations.
There were no-shows and technical difficulties, but a rebound by Supreme Cuts and triumphant sets by Kendrick Lamar and the Postal Service saved the day.
Minimalism, old and new, plus scary posthardcore and psychedelic strip-club rap
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This week’s Early Warnings include Cut Copy, Iron & Wine, Foals, J. Mascis, Lightning Bolt, Marduk, Mountain Goats, Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks, Warpaint, and Weedeater.
This week’s Early Warnings include Deerhunter, Frightened Rabbit, the National, New Pornographers, Gaslight Anthem, Dirty Projectors, the Umbrella Music Festival, Social Distortion, Magic Kids, and Wavves.