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Behind The Song: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’

Frontman Ezra Koenig on about how their hit single from the GRAMMY-nominated ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ went through a rough ugly duckling stage until they figured out that vocal effect—you know the one.

01/14/2014

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Guide To Lollapalooza 2013

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.

08/01/2013

Funky fashion and lots of mud, here's a photo recap of Lollapalooza. Find more photos at B96 Chicago! (Photo by Randall Starr/ B96 Chicago)

Early Bird Passes For Lollapalooza Sold Out

Music fans wasted no time Tuesday morning snapping up early-bird specials for this year’s Lollapalooza music festival.

03/26/2013

Wild Flag (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

Guide To Pitchfork Music Festival

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.

07/10/2012

See more Pitchfork photos at: http://wxrt.radio.com/shows/pitchfork-music-festival/

Pitchfork Releases This Year’s Festival Lineup

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.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

From left, Vampire Weekend's Chris Tomson, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Baio and Ezra Koenig pose on Oct. 23, 2009, at the Amour hostel in Paris. (credit: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)

Vampire Weekend Sinks Teeth Into Grammys

Vampire Weekend has been nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 2011 Grammy Awards for the group’s sophomore album Contra. This is the band’s first-ever Grammy nomination, so will they have beginner’s luck?

CBS Chicago–01/24/2011