Sure, the July 19-21 Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago is your one-stop shop to see Belle and Sebastian, Robyn, Earl Sweatshirt, Stereolab, Mavis Staple, Haim and Kurt Vile. But it’s the lesser-known (and more out-there) acts that deliver the real excitement. […]
The Pitchfork Music Festival is taking over Chicago’s Union Park this weekend (July 17-19). And with three stages, three days of music and upwards of 50,000 attendees, deciding where to spend one’s time is no simple feat. But fear not! Below, you’ll find some of LV‘s top Pitchfork picks, so crank up that Spotify playlist, […]
Giorgio Moroder singlehandedly invented the electro-rockin’ sound of eurodisco, and since the late-1970s, European artists have continued to expand the possibilities of dance music. This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival features some of the most cutting-edge dance artists from across the pond. Neneh Cherry July 18, 4:35 p.m. Neneh Cherry first rose to prominence in 1989 […]
So, you are a composer and performer whose music requires close listening, preferably in the dark. Your recent Iowa City show at the First United Methodist Church blew the audience away—or, rather, it sucked them into an all-enveloping temporary autonomous zone created with pipe organ and electronics. This aural explosion transported some listeners into the […]
The most telling moment of Panda Bear’s set at the Pitchfork Music Festival this past weekend was when a man desperately yelled something along the lines of, “Please, I’m on mushrooms!” This eruption wasn’t out of line ’cause the first half of Panda Bear’s set was nothing less than abrasive and experimental.
Okay, so it’s a little late. But LV-ers Paul Sorenson and John Schlotfelt’s discussion of the Pitchfork Music Festival still contains ageless tunes and wisely wise wisdom (they would hope). Check it out here: [audio:LV Radio – 7:22.mp3] Little Village Radio 7/22/09 (mp3 download) […]