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Chester Bennington Turned Nü-Metal Universal

What was so startling about Chester Bennington's left-field rant this past May toward fans who weren't down with Linkin Park's EDM-influenced 2017 single "Heavy" (a…
Dan Weiss | July 20, 2017 - 8:06 pm

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Joey Purp And Jamila Woods Show How Deep Chicago Rolls At Pitchfork Fest

"We still alive, Chicago?" Joey Purp came back to that refrain over and over again throughout his set Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival's Blue Stage.
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2017 - 12:35 pm

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Solange Closes Out Pitchfork Festival With A Dazzling, Moving Vision Of A Set

Only once during Solange's headlining set at the Pitchfork Music Festival last night did someone other than Solange speak into a microphone. This was toward…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2017 - 11:52 am

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Pinegrove Sends Pitchfork Fest Into An Emotional Frenzy

You don't often hear the crowd howling along with every lyric at a music festival. Perhaps that's expected for headliners like A Tribe Called Quest
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2017 - 11:12 am

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Angel Olsen Makes Her Grand Return To Chicago At Pitchfork Fest

Not so long ago Angel Olsen was a promising singer-songwriter out of Chicago. Times have changed. She's moved to Asheville, and her music has evolved…
Chris DeVille | July 16, 2017 - 12:52 pm

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A Tribe Called Quest Take Over Pitchfork Fest For Their First Show Without Phife Dawg

The best part of Michael Rapaport’s 2011 A Tribe Called Quest documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life wasn’t the inspiring story of the Queens rap greats…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2017 - 12:03 pm

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Festival Rap Kings Danny Brown And Vince Staples Hold Court At Pitchfork Fest

A funny thing happens when you become a critically acclaimed rapper bubbling just below the mainstream: You end up performing at seemingly every music festival…
Chris DeVille | July 15, 2017 - 1:16 pm

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At The Pitchfork Festival, LCD Soundsystem Transcend Through Déjà Vu

There’s the reunion show, and then there’s the déjà vu show. Seven years ago, LCD Soundsystem headlined the Pitchfork Music Festival, playing the same stage,…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2017 - 12:04 pm

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LCD Soundsystem Continue To Preview American Dream At Second Brooklyn Residency

In case you missed it, LCD Soundsystem are playing a lot of shows at Brooklyn Steel this year. On the heels of their residency there…
Ryan Leas | June 22, 2017 - 11:16 am

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Dylan Brings (Some Of) The Hits To Firefly

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival. You might've noticed headlines recently looking back at Monterey, calling it the moment rock…
Ryan Leas | June 18, 2017 - 6:57 pm

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Weezer’s Hit-Filled Firefly Set Was A Nearly Perfect Situation

Like many American festivals through the first half of 2017, Firefly's lineup has suffered this year. Whether it's over-saturation or simply artists' touring and album…
Ryan Leas | June 17, 2017 - 2:02 pm

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A Somewhat Surprising Morning At The Chainsmokers’ Pop-Up Shop

Fifteen minutes before its planned 11AM opening time, there were 16 people in line for the Chainsmokers’ NYC pop-up shop. The four-day buying experience, running…
Kelly Conaboy | June 9, 2017 - 11:27 am

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Fleet Foxes, Twin Peaks, And The New Revival Of The Old Northwest

I can't be the only one who sees it: The return of Fleet Foxes and the return of Twin Peaks have too much in common…
Jonathan Zwickel | June 8, 2017 - 11:46 am

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Remember When Arcade Fire Were Good?

The mighty would have fallen by now, but their reputation is propping them up. That's how it goes when your rock band becomes too big…
Chris DeVille | June 2, 2017 - 1:52 pm

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On The Scene At Primavera, Where Arcade Fire Played Two Days Early

Yesterday was the first full day of Primavera 2017, and as usual with this festival, there were a ton of great bands playing. But for…
Ryan Leas | June 2, 2017 - 11:25 am
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