What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
Multi-instrumentalist Yuto Winston Kanii moved to Chicago a couple years ago, and he’s kept busy with his easygoing solo indie-pop project, Damacy. He grew up in the Louisville area, where […]
My peers and I spent our formative years seeking out the hardest, heaviest, fastest music we could find. We considered it a rite of passage, a way to rebel against […]
This year Pitchfork booked enough acts from in and around Chicago to fill one side of a 90-minute cassette.
Current musical obsessions of DJ King Hippo (aka Alejandro Ayala), Resavoir bandleader Will Miller, and Reader writer Leor Galil
Headliners Robyn, Haim, and the Isley Brothers are joined on the bill by the likes of Pusha T, Stereolab, and Mavis Staples.
Drone-song duo Mending near the halfway point of a 40-song narrative cycle, top-notch Chicago rapper Tree decisively ends his release drought, and more.
Art-rockers Ono commit to cassette the joyfully defiant noise of their live show, brand-new label Fine Prints launches with a triple release party at the Empty Bottle, and more.
This year’s Millennium Park summer series has one-third fewer concerts than the 2017 version—but on the plus side, some of them are great.
The local rap hero is one of the few bright spots on an otherwise anemic Lollapalooza lineup that also includes Lorde, Migos, the XX, Run the Jewels, and, um, Liam Gallagher.
Pitchfork’s first day included (sometimes surprisingly) great sets by the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, Moses Sumney, and Twin Peaks.
Portraits of the crowd at Union Park on July 15
Reader writers round up the locals on Pitchfork’s bill, guide fans of hip-hop and R&B into the rest of the roster, discuss the gender balance of the fest’s bookings, and much more.
Pitchfork booked a record-breaking nine Chicago acts this year.
Gossip Wolf guesses about the Lolla lineup, the Hideout throws its annual party for local acts heading to SXSW, and more.