January 14, 2014 |
Now that we know legendary duo Outkast will play at 40-plus festivals this spring and summer, we can reasonably guess that the likelihood we'll be seeing Lucious Left Foot and 3 Stacks in Chicago is high. Now, the only pertinent question that matters at this point is: Will Andre 3000 and Big Boi play Lollapalooza or Pitchfork? Both have their appeal, but let's break down the good and bad of both fests: AUDIENCE When it comes to audience, Pitchfork definitely is a more appealing option to catch a 'Kast show.
March 21, 2014 |
The full lineup for the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival (July 18-20 in Union Park) has been revealed , and you may be concerned that you aren't familiar with some of the acts. Let us help you sound cool with a cheat sheet breaking down a few of the newly announced artists. FRIDAY: Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks Where he's from: Los Angeles Assertion you can use to sound informed: "It's like if Dirty Projectors and Animal Collective made a horror movie together!
February 1, 2013 |
Stop what you're doing, take a deep breath, and absorb this news: R. Kelly a.k.a. The King a.k.a. Kelz a.k.a. the Poet Laureate of the People, will be one of the headliners at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. The three-day festival announced its other two headliners today, including Bjork and Belle and Sebastian, but the real news here is that Chicago's prodigal son will be bumping and grinding onstage in Union Park this summer. It's the freakin' weekend indeed.
December 21, 2012 |
No use waiting to look ahead: 2013 and everything that comes with it is almost here, so the folks behind the Pitchfork Music Festival are giving you a chance to check something off your to-do list now. Beginning today, the fest offers a $95 three-day pass for the 2013 fest (July 19-21 in Union Park). None of the acts have been announced, of course, and the 2012 lineup was quite underwhelming, but $95 sounds a lot better than the $120 regular price that tickets will go for after the discounted ones sell out. (Single-day tickets will...
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)
July 18, 2013 |
Be careful where you buy your Pitchfork tickets, festgoers. They could be fakes. The Chicago Police Department released an alert Thursday morning warning Chicagoans of counterfeit concert and sports event tickets turning up around the city--particularly for shows and games coming up this weekend. The alert said the tickets were sold over the Internet, usually via social media sites or classified sites. In each case, the victims did not realize they had purchased fake tickets until after paying for them.