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Dawn Of The Def: Our Trip To The Inaugural Día De Los Deftones

When I ask people what they think about San Diego, I mostly find out that they don’t. Unlike Los Angeles and the Bay Area, there’s…
Ian Cohen | November 6, 2018 - 12:47 pm

Artist Portraits From Desert Daze 2018

Last weekend, the seventh installment of Desert Daze took over Lake Perris in Southern California. For months, the festival had been updating an already impressive…
Ryan Leas | October 17, 2018 - 4:31 pm

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Outside Lands 2018: Saba Is Making His Chicago Visible For The Rest Of The Country

Chicago is my favorite city in the United States. I recognize that I base that opinion off almost nothing. I have reasons for this preference,…
Pranav Trewn | August 13, 2018 - 2:52 pm

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Pitchfork Music Festival: The Gratification And Frustration Of Lauryn Hill

There was a clock. You had to be looking at the stage from just the right angle to see it, but it was there. On…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2018 - 11:36 am

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Pitchfork Music Festival: Japanese Breakfast Were Surprisingly Joyful, Unsurprisingly Great

Joy was pervasive Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival. Maybe that's odd considering the national mood lately has been characterized by hostility, despair, and righteous fury…
Chris DeVille | July 23, 2018 - 10:50 am

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Pitchfork Music Festival: Blood Orange Plays Negro Swan Songs To A Hero’s Welcome

Freetown Sound was a legend-confirming album. Dev Hynes' 2016 album as Blood Orange proved that his 2013 breakout Cupid Deluxe was no fluke. Nor was…
Chris DeVille | July 22, 2018 - 2:18 pm

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Pitchfork Music Festival: Julien Baker’s Radical Vulnerability Gets A Dose Of Rock-Star Swagger

At this point in her career, Julien Baker is too popular to be playing the smallest stage at Pitchfork Music Festival. But the smallest stage…
Chris DeVille | July 21, 2018 - 1:04 pm

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A Parquet Courts Show On A Boat Had Us Feeling Wide Awake

Parquet Courts are one of the few bands that can sing about politics with humor and eloquence, and without coming across as esoteric. Sure, their…
Sara Nuta | June 11, 2018 - 2:51 pm

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Mesmerizing, Too: Liz Phair’s Girly-Sound Comes To Life For The First Time On Stage

I wasn’t alive when Exile In Guyville came out in 1993. Born one year later, I would eventually hear and love Liz Phair’s sole top…
Grace Birnstengel | June 5, 2018 - 1:49 pm

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Kali Uchis Proves She’s A Star At Governors Ball

A music festival is a weird place to see any band. If a concert is supposed to be an artist transporting you into their world…
Peter Helman | June 4, 2018 - 2:11 pm

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The Gaslight Anthem Played A Good Set To Almost No One Last Night

Music festivals are pretty much all the same these days. Sure, there's boutique endeavors like the Pitchfork Music Festival and Eaux Claires or outings that…
Michael Tedder | June 3, 2018 - 9:15 pm

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James Blake Plays A Beautiful Set To Bored Teens At Gov Ball

"I'm always down for emo music," a girl said to her friend as we stood with a few hundred tired, sweaty bodies waiting for James…
Julia Gray | June 2, 2018 - 3:11 pm

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Still Love You, New York

I worry about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sometimes. I'm not saying it's fair, but I do. I'm also not saying they have gone the way…
Michael Tedder | June 2, 2018 - 2:07 pm

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The National Brought Boxer, Ecstatic Vibes, And A Lit-Up Matt Berninger To Their Inaugural Homecoming Festival

"OK, let's party." Those were the first words out of Matt Berninger's mouth Saturday night, and man, did he ever.
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2018 - 11:39 am

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Father John Misty Is Letting His Brilliant Songwriting Do The Talking These Days

Have you noticed the silence? I realize the other guy releasing an album 6/1 has been drowning out everybody else anyway, but the contrast is…
Chris DeVille | April 29, 2018 - 12:20 pm
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