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  • Pitchfork day 1: Neneh Cherry makes rare appearance, Beck closes

    Pitchfork day 1: Neneh Cherry makes rare appearance, Beck closes
    Reports from Friday, day one at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG): 11:30 a.m.: Idyllic weather and what are likely to be capacity crowds are forecast as the Pitchfork Music Festival opens its ninth...
  • Obama carved a “V” for victory in Orange County

     
    President Barack Obama easily carried Orange County, the key to the I-4 corridor, which was key the swing state of Florida, by carving a powerful “V” for victory out of the county's middle. A Political Pulse look at voting patterns on a map of...
  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: Day 2 in review

    Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: Day 2 in review
    Day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park is at an end, with another sell-out Saturday. Here’s how it went down, with reports from me (GK), my hard-working colleague Bob Gendron (BG) and video and editing from Kevin Pang. 12:48 p.m....
  • Top weekend shows: North Coast Music Festival, Psalm One

    Psalm One: One of Chicago’s most prolific and innovative MCs is back with a new self-released album, “Get in the Van, Vol. 3,” in which she aims squarely at the hips with beats that are even more aggressive and danceable than usual, 10...
  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: Day 3 in review

    Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: Day 3 in review
    The Pitchfork Music Festival 2011 is a wrap. And here’s our wrap-up of Sunday’s action in Union Park, with reporting once again from your truly (GK), the tireless Bob Gendron (BG) and the ever-vigilant Kevin Pang handling video and editing....
  • Pitchfork festival expands to Paris

    Pitchfork festival expands to Paris
          With the sixth annual Pitchfork Music Festival just around the corner July 15-17 in Union Park, the Chicago-based music Web site has announced it’s expanding the franchise to Europe.         Pitchfork Music Festival Paris will debut Oct. 28-...
  • Pitchfork adds Wild Flag, Beach House, Real Estate to festival lineup

    Pitchfork adds Wild Flag, Beach House, Real Estate to festival lineup
    The Pitchfork Music Festival filled out its July 13-15 lineup at Union Park by announcing 21 bands and artists Thursday, including Beach House, Wild Flag and Real Estate. Also added were Big K.R.I.T., Atlas Sound, Cults and Real Estate, among others,...
  • Sharon Van Etten learns how to share

    Sharon Van Etten learns how to share
    Sharon Van Etten was a struggling, uncertain artist trying to find an audience on tour in 2010 when she was awakened one morning with some life-changing news. The night before, the National’s Aaron Dessner had joined Bon Iver on stage at the...
  • Pitchfork festival adds 11 bands, sells out 3-day passes

    Pitchfork festival adds 11 bands, sells out 3-day passes
    The Pitchfork Music Festival added 11 bands Monday to its lineup, and announced that three-day passes for the July 13-15 event at Union Park are sold out. The new additions include Sleigh Bells, Dirty Projectors, the Olivia Tremor Control, Flying Lotus,...
  • Concert review: Fleet Foxes at Chicago Theatre

    Concert review: Fleet Foxes at Chicago Theatre
    “Why in the night sky are the lights hung?/Why is the Earth moving around the Sun?” So many questions, so few answers. At the Chicago Theatre on Friday in the first of two-sold-out concerts, Robin Pecknold and his band Fleet Foxes stood in...
  • Top concerts 2011, from Le Butcherettes to Paul Simon

    Top concerts 2011, from Le Butcherettes to Paul Simon
    Here are my favorite concerts from 2011: 1. Le Butcherettes at Lollapalooza, Aug. 5: Teri Gender Bender, aka Teresa Suarez, wears a red-stained butcher's smock and flings her high-heels into the crowd, the better to stomp, twirl, somersault and stage-...
  • Sighting: Jay Cutler at Paris Club, Lupe Fiasco at Chicago Cut Steakhouse

    Sighting: Jay Cutler at Paris Club, Lupe Fiasco at Chicago Cut Steakhouse
    The Bears' Jay Cutler, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" host Jeff Garlin and "Pardon the Interruption" co-host Michael Wilbon all dined separately at Paris Club Saturday. Bill and Giuliana Rancic -- who are set to open a restaurant with Paris Club owners RJ,...