July 22, 2013 |
I enjoy Pitchfork more than any other festival during the year. The feeling is more intimate and less "OH MY GOD WE ESCAPED THE BURBS FOR A WEEKEND LET'S EXPLORE OUR STUNTED PERSONALITIES BY INGESTING THIS PILE OF SUB-QUALITY DRUGS NOW NOW NOW!!!!!!" You get to have that passive-aggressive feeling of seeing bands that will be bigger in a mainstream capacity in a year and usually get a bit of nostalgia to boot. Here are some observations from the weekend: • All of the food kind of runs together at music festivals.
July 17, 2013 |
EAT Brunch Debut Avec 615 W. Randolph St. 312-377-2002 The popular West Loop dinner spot expands into the morning meal with dishes including wood oven-baked French toast with roasted cherries, mint and almonds ($8) and marinated hanger steak with romesco sauce, summer squash, scallions and a fried egg ($15). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Pig Roast 2 Sparrows 553 W. Diversey Parkway 773-234-2320 Pig out in style with all-you-can-eat Catalpa Grove Farm roasted pork served family-style with summertime fixings including...
March 26, 2013 |
And with that, ladies and gentlemen, the Pitchfork 2013 lineup is complete. Today the festival announced that artists including M.I.A., Solange, Lil B, Low, Yo La Tengo and Toro Y Moi would join previously announced acts like R. Kelly, Bjork, Belle and Sebastian and Joanna Newsom at this year's bash (July 19-21 at Union Park). The final batch of artists isn't quite as exciting as some of the previously announced artists (El-P, Killer Mike, Chairlift, Sky Ferreira, Tree), but Autre Ne Veut and Phosphorescent are particularly...
March 26, 2013 |
Mine eyes have seen the glory. On July 21, the Pitchfork Music Festival will host its third and final day with a lineup that some are (OK, I am) calling the best day of live music Chicago has ever seen. Now, I'm sure there have been days where three or more awesome acts have played in succession in Chicago, but they probably happened before I was born and therefore don't matter. Let's break down the lineup and what you can expect from them. One-day ($50) and three-day passes ($120)
March 12, 2013 |
***= Recommended shows On sale 10 a.m. Friday The Dan Band, Friday, May 17 ($22-$25, 17+) at House of Blues. Relient K, Hellogoodbye, William Beckett, Sunday, May 19 ($20-$23, all ages) at House of Blues. Toots and the Maytals, Thursday, April 4 ($27.50-$30, 17+) at House of Blues. On sale noon Friday Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Saturday, May 18 ($26, 18+) at Metro. On sale 5 p.m. Friday O.A.R., Friday, June 28 ($39.50, all ages) at...
March 4, 2013 |
After the initial announcement of the 2013 headliners Bjork, Belle and Sebastian, and R. Kelly, Pitchfork has announced another wave of artists playing this year's festival: ... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead The Breeders Chairlift Mac Demarco El-P Foxygen Killer Mike Joanna Newsom Angel Olsen TNGHT Trash Talk Rustie ...