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Chance the Rapper / Caribou / Waxahatchee / Viet Cong
Pitchfork Festival 2015
Pitchfork Festival 2015
Pitchfork Festival 2015
Pitchfork Festival 2015
Pitchfork Festival 2015

Chance the Rapper called it a "historic night for me," and delivered a multi-faceted show to make good on his claim. The South Side rapper struck a tone that was by turns defiant, demanding and wistful, saying that the set represented a capstone to an era for him in many ways, and that "I want to grow up." He handed the spotlight to his trumpeter, Nico Segal, a k a Donnie Trumpet, in a white tux, then took everyone to church when he brought out gospel composer Kirk Franklin and a white-robed choir. - [Chicago Tribune]
The 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival wrapped up on Sunday (7/19) with sets from Chance the Rapper, Courtney Barnett, Run the Jewels, Jamie xx, Caribou, Waxahatchee, The Julie Ruin and more. We published a set of pictures on BrooklynVegan already and a second set are in this post.

Complete coverage of Pitchfork Fest is here. More pictures from this set of Day 3, below...

Continue reading "more Pitchfork Fest day 3 pics: Chance the Rapper, Courtney Barnett, Caribou, Waxahatchee, Viet Cong, Julie Ruin & more"

photos by Cory Dewald

Ex Hex / Sleater-Kenney / Future Islands / New Pornographers
Pitchfork Festival 2015 - Saturday
Pitchfork Festival 2015 - Saturday
Pitchfork Festival 2015 - Saturday
Pitchfork Festival 2015 - Saturday
Pitchfork Festival 2015 - Saturday

This is my eighth Pitchfork Festival, and Sleater-Kinney's headlining Saturday night set was easily the greatest Pitchfork performance I've ever seen. As ever, they're a seething, emotional, spectacular force. Corin Tucker used to take a few songs to get her feral howl warmed up; here, she launched right in, 0-100 real quick. And by the time she hit a huge final note on a devastating version of "Sympathy," I was a sobbing wreck. Her and Janet Weiss throwing their arms over each other's shoulders and waving as they left the stage was a life-affirming sight. New touring multi-instrumentalist Katie Harkin was a fun addition, filling out the songs with whatever extra sounds they needed. Still, whenever she left the stage, I'd get excited because it would mean that they were about to get into some old shit. (The new No Cities To Love songs sounded great, but only "A New Wave" brought the instant endorphin-rush joy-tingle that the best S-K songs have always given me.) -[Stereogum]
Here's another set of pictures of Saturday (7/18) at Pitchfork Fest which featured sets by Sleater Kinney, New Pornographers, Ex Hex, Kurt Vile, Future Islands... and just a little rain. Even more Pitchfork coverage is here, and more of this set below...

Continue reading "more Pitchfork Fest day 2 pics: Sleater-Kinney, Ex Hex, Future Islands, Ariel Pink, A$AP Ferg, New Pornographers & more"

photos by James Richards IV

Wilco @ Day 1 / Sleater-Kinney @ Day 2
Wilco @ PItchfork 2015
Sleater-Kinney @ Pitchfork 2015
Pitchfork 2015

Pitchfork Music Festival is underway in Union Park and we've got pictures over at BrooklynVegan from Day 1 (Wilco, Panda Bear, Mac DeMarco & more) here and here, and Day 2 (Sleater-Kinney, New Pornographers, Shamir & more) here.

The fest wraps up today (7/19) with sets from Chance the Rapper, Todd Terje & the Olsens, Run the Jewels, The Julie Ruin, Viet Cong, Courtney Barnett, Perfume Genius, and more. You can watch it live from your air conditioned home, too, as it's streaming live.

Pitchfork Aftershows

Chicago is taken over by this weekend's sold-out Pitchfork Music Festival. If you have the stamina, once things are done each night in Union Park, there are loads of great aftershows, including performances from Parquet Courts, Viet Cong, ILoveMakonnen, Jessica Pratt, Ariel Pink, Ex Hex How to Dress Well, Protomartyr and more. Check out our guide over at BrooklynVegan.

Pitchfork Festival 2015 settimes

We're about a month away from the 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival which happens July 17-19 in Union Park, which includes performances from Sleater-Kinney, Wilco, Future Islands, Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett, Chance the Rapper, Panda Bear, Todd Terje & Olsens, Caribou and lots more across three stages. They've just announced schedule / set times, which you can peruse below.

Three-day passes are sold out, but daily tickets are still available.

Continue reading "2015 Pitchfork Festival: daily schedules announced"

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photo: Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Tickets are on sale for Pitchfork 2015, which runs from Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 at Chicago's Union Park. "A limited number of three-day passes are currently available for $150 and single day passes available for $65. The initial batch of three day passes will include a free one-year subscription to The Pitchfork Review (a $49.99 value). Our three-day passes will sell out very quickly, so we encourage you to act fast:"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Deafheaven / Perfect Pussy
Deafheaven
Perfect Pussy

Prior to playing Pitchfork Fest on Sunday (7/20), Deafheaven and Perfect Pussy played one of several sold-out festival aftershows at Bottom Lounge on Friday (7/18). The pair were joined by local rippers Pink Frost in what was perhaps a more suitable environment for the output of these bands than the glaring sun and heat of the festival. Pictures from Bottom Lounge are in this post.

More pictures and Deafheaven's complete setlist lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Deafheaven, Perfect Pussy & Pink Frost played Bottom Lounge (pics, setlist)"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Slowdive / Deafheaven / Perfect Pussy
2014 Pitchfork Festival - Day 3
2014 Pitchfork Festival - Day 3
2014 Pitchfork Festival - Day 3

Shoegaze legends Slowdive played their first U.S. show as a reunited band this Sunday. While the crowd seemed to mostly be waiting for headliner Kendrick Lamar, who was playing on the same stage a few hours later, their true fans did make themselves known, responding enthusiastically to classics off of their unforgettable 1993 release, Souvlaki. Slowdive lived up to the precedent set by fellow reunited UK shoegazers, My Bloody Valentine, playing a loud, intense set. Songs like "When the Sun Hits," gained a heavy, aggressive edge, giving Deafheaven a run for its money in respect to ferocity. Softer tunes like "Alison" lulled the crowd into a collective bliss. - [Arielle Gordon]

Pitchfork Fest 2014 closed things out this past Sunday (7/20) with sets from Kendrick Lamar, Slowdive, Grimes, Perfect Pussy, Speedy Ortiz, Deafheaven, Earl Sweatshirt, and more. We already posted some words and pictures about day 3 over at BrooklynVegan, but here are some more pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Also on BrooklynVegan // BV Chicago are pics and reviews from the other two days. Day two are HERE and HERE, and day one are HERE and HERE. More day 3 pics below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Fest 2014 day 3 in pics: Grimes, Slowdive, Deafheaven, Schoolboy Q, Perfect Pussy & more"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Neneh Cherry / Giorgio Moroder / hula hooper
2014 Pitchfork Festival - Day 1
2014 Pitchfork Festival - Day 1
2014 Pitchfork Festival - Day 1

Alt-rock legend Beck played a career-spanning set with heavy emphasis on his most recent records. He didn't shy away from the hits, pleasing both longtime fans and casual listeners. Opening with the classic Odelay cut "Devil's Haircut", Beck and his band were possibly the tightest act of the entire day. Particularly exciting was his tribute to fellow performer Giorgio Morodor, a cover of Donna Summer's Morodor-produced hit, "I Feel Love." Beck kept the crowd excited for his entire ninety-minute headlining set with a palpable energy during "Loser" and a particularly rousing rendition of "Where It's At." [-Arielle Gordon]
Pitchfork Festival is currently on its third and final day in Chicago's Union Park. It kicked off this past Friday (7/18) and we posted pictures and wrote about that at BrooklynVegan (where the above quote is from). Here's a second set of pictures of day 1.

UPDATE: Day 2 pics are up HERE and HERE and Day 3 are HERE. Stay tuned for day 3. More day 1 pics below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Fest 2014 day 1 in pics: Hundred Waters, Neneh Cherry, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Sun Kil Moon & more"

Earl Sweatshirt at GovBall 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt has cancelled the remainder of his tour. The young rapper cited exhaustion as his reasoning for the cancellation on his Twitter account this morning, saying:

I sincerely apologize to any of y'all who planned to see me at these next couple festival dates. Due to lack of self maintenance I had to press eject on the tour. I am physically and mentally at the end of my rope. I weigh a fraction of what I'm supposed to and without synergy between the body and mind there is nothing. No point in performing if it's not the best show I can give every time. Now that I am home I can get healthy and get this album out to y'all while it's still fresh.
UPDATE: Though it was initially reported that the affected dates included his appearance at Chicago's Pitchfork Festival, Pitchfork now confirms he will still be playing. Metro also confirmed on their twitter that he's also still playing there on 7/19 with Domo Genesis and Mick Jenkins.

Pitchfork Festival (July 18-20 in Union Park) has had cancellations from The Julie Ruin (due to illness), DJ Rashad (due to his tragic passing in late April), and Death Grips (due to them being Death Grips).

Liars @ Austin Psych Fest (more by Tim Griffin)
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Pitchfork Festival 2014 takes place next weekend in Union Park (July 18-20) and there are also a handful of fest aftershows at various venues throughout the city. One brand new late-night option is FREE SHOW at The Mid on July 18 featuring Liars with Vatican Shadow and Dave P. & Sammy Slice. You must RSVP for entry (21+ only).

Check out a recent Liars KEXP live session below...

Continue reading "Liars & Vatican Shadow playing The Mid during Pitchfork Fest"

Death Grips

Death Grips broke up today and cancelled shows, including Fun Fun Fun Fest (who responded) and Pitchfork Fest who have yet to officially respond or announce a replacement. Who should they get?

Death Grips were also set to open the Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden tour which hits Tinley Park, IL's First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on July 24. Trent Reznor is not sure why he bothered giving them a chance.

Deafheaven @ Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
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Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 is just a month away (July 18-20), and a bunch of fest aftershows have now been announced. There are a few slated to take place around the corner from Union Park at Bottom Lounge, and others at Schubas and Lincoln Hall.

Here are your late-night show options...

July 18
Deafheaven, Perfect Pussy @ Bottom Lounge
FKA Twigs @ Bottom Lounge (Upstairs)
Wild Beasts, Mutual Benefit @ Lincoln Hall
Cloud Nothings, The Wytches @ Schubas

July 19
Dum Dum Girls, Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz @ Bottom Lounge
Real Estate, Peter Matthew Bauer @ Lincoln Hall
DIIV, Lodro, Regal Degal @ the Empty Bottle

July 20
Majical Cloudz, Hundred Waters @ Lincoln Hall

Tickets for ALL Pitchfork Festival aftershows (linked above) go on sale this Friday (6/20) at noon CST.

Pitchfork Festival 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
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As you may know, the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival happens from July 18-20 in Chicago's Union Park with a stacked lineup of Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Neutral Milk Hotel, Grimes, St. VIncent, Slowdive, Giorgio Moroder, Sun Kil Moon, Cloud Nothings, Deafheaven, Perfect Pussy, Speedy Ortiz and many more. The set times were just announced and you can check those out below.

3-day passes are sold out, but you can still grab single day tickets.

Continue reading "Pitchfork Festival 2014 set times"

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In February, Neneh Cherry returned with her first solo album in 18-years. Blank Project, which was produced by Four Tet, features Cherry's commanding voice front and center. Today, she's shared a Jean-Baptiste Mondino-directed video for the LP standout "Everything." You can check out the clip at the bottom of this post.

Cherry has also been added to the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival -- she'll appear on Friday, July 18. The performance will be her second-ever in North America. Single-day tickets are still available.

All Neneh Cherry dates and her new video for "Everything" lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Neneh Cherry shares new video (watch it here), added to Pitchfork Festival 2014"

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The Haxan Cloak -- aka London producer/composer Bobby Krlic -- has announced that he'll be embarking on his first-ever US tour this spring. The very brief May run includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on May 14 and tickets are on sale now. Krlic will also play the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival on Friday, July 18.

The Haxan Cloak's most recent effort, Excavation, hit stores in April of 2013 via Tri Angle Records. It's chock-full of unrelenting sub-bass, jagged beats, and horror film-like noise flourishes. You can take a listen to the LP cut "The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2)" at the bottom of this post and/or stream the album in its entirety via Spotify/Rdio.

All Haxan Cloak dates and that song stream lie after the jump...

Continue reading "The Haxan Cloak playing Lincoln Hall on first-ever US tour"

Pitchfork Festival 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
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As discussed, the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival is slated to take place from July 18-20 in Chicago's Union Park. The fests initial lineup included Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kendrick Lamar, tUnE-yArDs, Sharon Van Etten, Grimes, Slowdive, and more, and St. Vincent, Danny Brown, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Schoolboy Q, Cloud Nothings, Deafheaven, Perfect Pussy, Jon Hopkins, Majical Cloudz, Speedy Ortiz, SZA, DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn, Hundred Waters, Isaiah Rashad, Twin Peaks, and others have now been added to the festival.

UPDATE: just a month after this lineup was posted, DJ Rashad tragically passed away. Rest in Peace Rashad.

Festival Passes and single-day tickets are still available, and we've also got a few pairs of three-day passes to give away!

The full festival lineups-by-day and contest details can be found below...

Continue reading "St. Vincent, Schoolboy Q, Cloud Nothings, Deafheaven, more added to Pitchfork Festival 2014 (lineup, win tix!)"

Pitchfork Fest 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
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As discussed, the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival is slated to take place from July 18-20 in Chicago's Union Park. They've now revealed the festival's initial lineup, which includes Neutral Milk Hotel (who just played the Riv), Tune-Yards, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, the reunited Slowdive, Beck, Sun Kil Moon, Sharon Van Etten, The Julie Ruin, and more. Festival passes and single-day tickets are still available.

Check out the Pitchfork Fest 2014 initial lineups-by-day below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Fest 2014 initial lineup: Neutral Milk Hotel, Tune-Yards, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Slowdive & more"

Pitchfork Festival 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
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The 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival is slated to take place from July 18-20 in Chicago's Union Park. Early bird tickets and three-day passes ($60; $110) are on sale now.

Stay tuned for more information.

Nick CavENick CavE

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds just announced a big summer tour that suspiciously doesn't include a Chicago date, but does end in Toronto on 7/31, which makes Lollapalooza (8/1-8/3) seem really likely. The July dates make Pitchfork Fest seem possible too. They're all listed below...

Nick Cave's last tour with Sharon Van Etten hit Chicago Theatre in April.

The above-pictured record is Nick Cave's next release, Live From KCRW, which will be out on double vinyl and CD for Record Store Day 2013 Black Friday (11/29)

Continue reading "Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds playing Lollapalooza? or Pitchfork?"

photos by Nate "Igor" Smith

King Dude // Nones at Cobrafest on 7.21.2013
Cobrafest 2013 @ Cobra Lounge - 7/19/2013
Cobrafest 2013 @ Cobra Lounge - 7/19/2013

Cobrafest 2013 finished off Sunday (7/21) with performances by King Dude, White Mystery, Rainbow Gun Show, and Nones. You've already seen pics from Day 1 and Day 2 of Sailor Jerry's Cobrafest 2013, and pictures from Day 3 are in this post. More below...

Continue reading "Cobrafest 2013 day 3 pics: King Dude, White Mystery, Rainbow Gun Show, and Nones"

photos by Nate "Igor" Smith

Growlers // tattoos at Cobrafest 2013 on 7.20
Cobrafest 2013 @ Cobra Lounge - 7/19/2013
Cobrafest 2013 @ Cobra Lounge - 7/19/2013

Sailor Jerry's annual free Cobrafest was back for round two at Cobra Lounge during the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival. Their Saturday night (7/20) lineup featured Growlers, Denney & The Jets, and Toxie, plus lots of free tattoos. We've got pictures from Day 2 of Cobrafest 2013 in this post, and if you missed our first round of pics from Day 1, make sure to check them out HERE.

More from Day 2 of Cobrafest 2013 below...

Continue reading "Cobrafest 2013 day 2 pics: The Growlers, Denny and the Jets, Toxie & more"

photos by Nate "Igor" Smith

The Bronx at Cobrafest 2013 on 7.19.2013
Cobrafest 2013 @ Cobra Lounge - 7/19/2013
Cobrafest 2013 @ Cobra Lounge - 7/19/2013

Sailor Jerry's annual free Cobrafest returned to Cobra Lounge during the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival. Their Friday night (7/19) lineup featured The Bronx, The People's Temple, Habibi, and Thing, not to mention free tattoos courtesy of the rum company named after a famous tattoo artist. We've got pictures from Day 1 of Cobrafest 2013 in this post. More below...

Continue reading "Cobrafest 2013 day 1 pics: The Bronx, The People's Temple, Habibi, Thing & lots of tattoos"

photos by Jeff Ryan

Trail of Dead / Ume at Double Door on 7.18.2013
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead @ Double Door - 7/18/2013
UME @ Double Door - 7/18/2013

Before the 2013 Pitchfork Festival began, fest act ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead came to town early with killer tourmates Ume for a pre-show at Double Door on Thursday, July 18. Australia/Los Angeles-based Red Paintings opened the show, and we've got a full set of pictures in this post.

More can be found after the jump...

Continue reading "Trail of Dead, Ume & Red Paintings played Double Door (pics)"

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...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Festival day 3 pics (part 2): R. Kelly, M.I.A., Lil B, Sky Ferreira & more"

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