While there’s nothing particularly complicated about the structure of the Foo Fighter’s newest single, which begins with ominous whispers from Dave Grohl before launching into the kind of guttural yells you usually only hear from CTA riders with broken Ventra cards, it is without a doubt an ode to Chicago.
Lollapalooza isn’t just something you can ignore (even if you wanted to). With an eclectic mix of bands, big and small, Lollapalooza brings us back year after year. The Cure, Mumford and Sons, Wavves, Matt and Kim and a bunch of bands we’re not cool enough to have ever heard of all make Lollapalooza worthwhile.
An annual music festival held here in Chicago, Pitchfork Music Festival will take place July 19-21 in Union Park. While most bands haven’t been confirmed–the festival usually has over 40 artists–Pitchfork announced three headliners today: R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle and Sebastian….
Here are my top five events for December. Go to them. That’s the point of this article.
Having been running music festivals since 2005 (R.I.P. Intonation Festival!), Pitchfork is a saavy crew of promoters at this point. No longer the minor league for Lolla, the fests now regularly trade headliners (Hot Chip and Feist have both played Lolla previously; Vampire Weekend are pulling off the rare Pitchfork-Lolla-Pitchfork appearance) and the audience might be less 20-something face-painted scenesters and more 30-year-olds with blankets. But audience-schmaudience! Let’s talk about the entertainment.
A list of some of the best events for June. Don’t forget to wear pants when you go to these. You don’t want to get arrested for indecent exposure.
Let me be the first to say it: I miss winter. The thing about winter, is that it’s an easy excuse to stay in. That’s extraordinarily important for those of us who are socially inept mutants. Your excuses of snow and cold and wild wampas waiting to kill you and drag you back to their cave like that one scene in The Empire Strikes Back can’t be used anymore. You have to go outside again. And, if you gotta go out, you might as well have fun. Here are some events for April that will help you in that endeavor…
It may still be February, but summer is closer than you might realize. In fact, Pitchfork is set to release the list of performers for its annual music festival this July.
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) read a speech on the House floor Tuesday, honoring 93XRT for its upcoming 40th anniversary, and Lin Brehmer for 20 years on the air at the station.
We all know about the economic downturn that’s taken Chicago by a strong grip in the past few years, and yes, we’ve all had to tighten our belts a little bit because of it. But don’t hang your heads too low just yet!
Chicago’s finest rock, WXRT-FM, is paying homage to all things Chicago, with a full day of programming dedicated to the city.