Midwinter Festival Announced For 2019

In an era when festivals are getting more and more niche, it’s nice to see one that fits in that category while still providing music for fans of many genres. Pitchfork has teamed with the Art Institute Of Chicago for Midwinter, a three-night festival of music and art taking place February 15-17. Tickets for the festival will be up for sale on Friday at 10am … Continue reading Midwinter Festival Announced For 2019

Pitchfork 2018 Day 3

The Chicago vibes were real at Pitchfork on day 3. The morning rain ran into the afternoon which caused a delay in the festival opening. Lauryn Hill’s soundcheck was delayed and the gates couldn’t open until they got that all figured out. Things got underway about 20 minutes late and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya was first up on the main stage. This was a Chicago baptism for … Continue reading Pitchfork 2018 Day 3

Pitchfork 2018 Day 2

The weather held for most of the day on Saturday, with only a brief downpour around dinner time. That meant plenty of time to enjoy some great music. The lineup on this day was filled with soul from Moses Sumney, Raphael Saadiq, and Blood Orange. It started with Berhana and ended, for me, with Kelela. Fleet Foxes were the main stage headliner. As a longtime … Continue reading Pitchfork 2018 Day 2

Lauryn Hill at Pitchfork Music Festival: Day 3

To the surprise of no one, Lauryn Hill was a little late taking the stage for her headlining slot that closed out Pitchfork Music Festival. Her DJ was rolling through 90’s rap hits like “Party Up” and “If I Ruled The World” to get the crowd hyped, which worked for a while. About fifteen minutes after the scheduled start time, a video played on the … Continue reading Lauryn Hill at Pitchfork Music Festival: Day 3

Pitchfork 2018: Day 1

Between periods of rain and sun, Pitchfork got off to a good start on Friday. A whole lot of people came early despite the showers to catch some great acts like Lucy Dacus and Melkbelly. I got there a little bit later, in time to see Open Mike Eagle hit the Blue Stage which is where I spent the majority of the day. I stuck … Continue reading Pitchfork 2018: Day 1