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photos by James Richards IV & Cory Dewald

R. Kelly / Sky Ferreira
Pitchfork Festival - Day 3 - 7/21/2013
Pitchfork Festival - Day 3 - 7/21/2013

You've already seen pictures and reviews from Day 1 (Part 1), Day 1 (Part 2), Day 2 (Part 1), Day 2 (Part 2), Day 3 (Part 1), and here's Part Two of our Day 3 Pitchfork Music Festival coverage. It includes R Kelly, M.I.A., Lil B, Sky Ferreira, and more.

Our Part Two pictures from Day 3 of Pitchfork Festival 2013 continue below...

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Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by James Richards)

As mentioned, Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival is returning to Union Park from July 19-21 with sets from Bjork, Joanna Newsom, Belle & Sebastian, R. Kelly, Solange, Rustie, Low, The Breeders, Swans, Savages, Merchandise, Julia Holter, KEN mode, White Lung, TNGHT, Evian Christ, Waxahatchee, El-P, Killer Mike, and more across three stages (Red, Blue, and Green). The set times for the festival have now been announced, and you can check out the full day-by-day schedule below.

3-day passes are sold out, but single day tickets are still available.

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (more by James Richards IV)

As discussed, Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 is set to take place in Union Park from July 19-21. The festival's initial lineup featured R. Kelly, Björk, Belle & Sebastian, Joanna Newsom, the Breeders (playing Last Splash), Swans, Rustie, El-P, Chairlift, Killer Mike, TNGHT, Sky Ferreira, ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Mac DeMarco, Foxygen, Angel Olsen, Trash Talk, and Tree.

The remainder of the lineup has just been revealed, and includes M.I.A., Lil B, Solange, Wire, Yo La Tengo, Low, Savages, Toro Y Moi, Phosphorescent, Metz, Autre Ne Veut, Mikal Cronin, Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Woods, Julia Holter, Glass Candy, Andy Stott, Pissed Jeans, Frankie Rose, Ryan Hemsworth, Waxahatchee, Blood Orange, Daughn Gibson, Evian Christ, White Lung, KEN Mode, and DJ Rashad.

Three-day passes and single-day tickets are still available.

Check out the full lineup-by-day below...

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (more by James Richards IV)

As discussed, the 2013 edition of Pitchfork Music Festival is slated to take place from July 19-21 in Chicago's Union Park. You already knew that R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle and Sebastian will be headlining the fest, and today, a bunch of other artists have been announced. Joanna Newsom, The Breeders (playing Last Splash), Swans, El-P, Killer Mike, TNGHT, Chairlift, Sky Ferreira, ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Rustie, Mac DeMarco, Foxygen, Angel Olsen, Trash Talk, and Tree will all take the stage in Union Park that weekend.

Three-day passes and individual day tickets are still available.

Check out the current lineup-by-day below...

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Trevor de Brauw @ Lincoln Hall in June (more by Zach Pollack)

Pelican // Chord guitarist Trevor de Brauw has told us his top 10 favorite things of 2012. As we near the end (of the year, NOT the world), Trevor delivers a list that includes albums, songs, live shows, and major life experiences. Check out his favorite things of 2012 after the jump, but first, a message from the man himself...

There was a fucking ton of good music this year and anyone who claims the contrary needs to stop being a cynic and get on the party train. I feel like almost every one of my favorite bands/musicians made new albums this year, many of which were career highlights. Additionally great new bands are popping up at a rate that's difficult for semi-old-timer's like myself to fathom. For this year's top ten I reluctantly decided it was unfair to include clients from my PR career (difficult because I did press for so many great records, including, but not limited to, OM, Zammuto, OFF!, Codeine, William Basinski, Mono, Hundred Waters, EL-P, etc) - in part because they have the unfair advantage of me automatically obsessing over their albums, but also because it feels weird ranking them against one another. Fuck it, they're all great. But as for things I have less difficulty ranking, here's a small sample of my 2012 obsessions:

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Alt-J @ Mercury Lounge in May (NYC) (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

UK quartet Alt-J are set to return stateside this August for a quick US run. That run includes a Lollapalooza aftershow at the Empty Bottle on August 5, with Chairlift. It's now sold out though (as always) a limited amount of tickets will be available at the door night of. For those of you who maybe won't be around that weekend or will be too tired after the festival (we don't blame you!), Alt-J will return to the Bottle on September 21 as part of a larger North American tour. Tickets go on sale this Friday (7/27) at 10AM CST.

All Alt-J tour dates and their video for "Tessellate" are below...

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Lollapalooza 2012 has revealed the full schedule for their 3-day festival, set to take place from August 3-5 in Grant Park. Check it out HERE.

A bunch of official aftershows have also been announced, happening from August 1-5. Here's a number of them (more TBA, including unofficial shows):

August 1
Alabama Shakes, First Aid Kit, Dry The River, Filligar @ Metro
Delta Spirit, FIDLAR @ Lincoln Hall

August 2
Passion Pit, GIVERS, Kishi Bashi @ House of Blues
Kids These Days, Overdoz @ Schubas
Dr. Dog, Kevin Devine, The Dunwells @ Lincoln Hall
Zedd, Gus K, DJ Gordo, DJ Torio @ The Mid

August 3
Bear in Heaven, YAWN @ the Empty Bottle
NERO (DJ Set), Die Antwoord, Anamanaguchi @ Congress Theater
Frank Ocean @ Metro
tUnE-yArDs, Washed Out @ House of Blues
The Black Angels, Night Beats @ Double Door
The War on Drugs, Milo Greene @ Schubas
Blind Pilot, Kopecky Family Band @ Lincoln Hall
Porter Robinson, Madeon @ The Mid
The Growlers, JEFF the Brotherhood @ Subterranean
Paper Diamond, Minnesota @ Bottom Lounge

August 4
White Rabbits, Dum Dum Girls, Oberhofer @ Cubby Bear
Doomtree, Naledge of Kidz In The Hall @ the Empty Bottle
Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, Midnight Conspiracy, Big Chocolate @ Congress Theater
The Afghan Whigs @ Metro
Of Monsters & Men, Yellow Ostrich @ House of Blues
Trampled By Turtles, The Devil Makes Three @ Double Door
Childish Gambino @ the Vic
The Temper Trap, Poliça @ Park West
Gary Clark Jr., LP @ Schubas
Twin Shadow @ Lincoln Hall
Calvin Harris, Nathan Scott @ The Mid
The Big Pink @ Subterranean
Bombay Bicycle Club, Hey Rosetta! @ Bottom Lounge

August 5
Chairlift w/ Alt-J @ the Empty Bottle
The Walkmen @ Lincoln Hall

Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday (6/15) at 10AM CST.

photos by Zach Pollack

Chairlift @ Schubas on 1/14/2012

On Saturday night (1/14), Brooklyn's Chairlift headlined Schubas as part of Tomorrow Never Knows 2012. The band's set consisted of mostly new material off of their forthcoming sophomore LP, Something, which is in stores on January 24th via Columbia. You can listen to a song from the new album, and check out more pictures from their TNK set below.

Class Actress, Poliça, Wild Belle, and Willis Earl Beal kicked off the night (pictures of the openers are coming soon).

Chairlift just announced a big tour that returns to Chicago at Empty Bottle on 3/30 with Nite Jewel (tickets will probably be on sale soon). All dates and more pictures from their Schubas show, below....

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A few TBA shows aside, the lineup for Tomorrow Never Knows 2012 is complete! Tickets for each individual show are going on sale tomorrow (11/11), and Saturday (11/12). Five-day passes (which are your best bet) go on sale tomorrow (11/11), at noon CST. Check out the lineup below.

Com Truise, Lazercrystal, Special Guests @ Schubas (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (11/11), at noon CST.

Glass Candy, Chromatics, Special Guests @ Lincoln Hall (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

Tycho, Active Child, Ant'lrd, Abstract Science DJs @ Lincoln Hall (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

Plants and Animals, Herman Dune, Special Guests @ Schubas (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

Gauntlet Hair, Caveman, Special Guests @ Schubas (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

Lincoln Hall show TBA

Craig Richards (Fabric), Kate Simko @ Smart Bar (21+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

Nadastrom, Rampage & Nader, Special Guests @ Metro (18+)
Tickets are on sale now.

Chairlift, Poliça, Special Guests @ Schubas (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

Grouplove, Hospitality, 1,2,3, Special Guests @ Lincoln Hall (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.

The Walkmen @ Metro (18+)
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, at noon CST.

Mr. Saturday Night, James Friedman, Only Children @ Smart Bar (21+)
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, at noon CST.

Two Gallants, Special Guest @ Lincoln Hall (18+)
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at noon CST.


Tomorrow Never Knows 2012 is upon us! Today (11/7), we've received the first wave of bands that will be playing the fest, which takes place from January 11th - 15th at Schubas, Lincoln Hall, Metro, Smart Bar, and Hideout.

Initial lineup:

The Walkmen (as previously announced)
Active Child
Craig Richards (Fabric)
Kate Simko
Mr. Saturday Night with James Friedman
Only Children
Discounted five-day passes ($75) are now sold out, $100 five-day passes go on sale this Friday (11/11), at noon CST.

The Walkmen aside, the only other act to receive a specific date so far has been Nadastrom. They'll play Metro on January 13th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (11/12), at noon CST.

UPDATE: Mr. Saturday Night, James Friedman, and Only Children will play Smart Bar on January 14th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, at noon CST.

Stay tuned for the second wave of the lineup, coming later this week.

photos by Grant MacAllister

James Blake

In theory James Blake isn't doing anything truly novel or revolutionary in his tactical approach to making his music. Using effected & repetitive choruses, mixing in adroit keyboard skills, and using highly slowed down electronic beats are all musical maneuvers that James certainly didn't come up with. Yet, through combining these aforementioned tactics with his own singular song writing feel, we sincerely are left with music that is the definition of original, something which has not been attempted before.

It wasn't too long since James - who is the leader of three musicians that make up his live act - had played Chicago, as his set this summer at Pitchfork Festival 2011 was one of the weekend's best. On Thursday night (9/29) at Metro, possibly the city's finest mid-sized venue, there was a feeling of atmospheric appropriateness for James' music, being an intimate & indoor night-time event, that his summer festival show didn't offer the audience. James is, after all, a seemingly very calm and reserved individual. So is the rest of the band. No matter the tempo or energy of their music, they always stay cool, calm and collected and in doing so create for a very relaxed and amiable crowd energy. [OurVinyl.com]

More pictures of the headliner and opening act Chairlift are below..

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Brooklyn, NY's Chairlift released a 7" earlier this month (on August 16th) via Chris Taylor's Terrible Records. You can stream its A-side "Amanaemonesia," which will apparently be on their forthcoming 2011 LP (details TBA), below.

Chairlift - "Amanaemonesia"

Chairlift will open a number of dates on James Blake's 2011 fall tour, including his previously announced September 29th performance at Metro.

Head below to view all dates.

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