Pitchfork Music Festival 2019: Day 2

The middle day of Pitchfork was bookended by two of the best performances I’ve seen at the festival in my five years going. Chicago newcomer Ric Wilson was the first thing I made it to, and the whole thing was just an explosion of joy. He brought out a local high school marching band, Kweku Collins, and came out into the crowd for a Soul … Continue reading Pitchfork Music Festival 2019: Day 2

Pitchfork Music Festival 2019: Day 1

I’ve never really considered the sun an enemy, but yesterday came pretty close. With a heat index reaching 111 degrees, it was difficult to not at least feel a little annoyance at the gaseous ball that keeps the planet habitable (for how long, who knows). I soaked through my shirt pretty quick, but also caught some great music. A compromise I’m willing to make 99.9 … Continue reading Pitchfork Music Festival 2019: Day 1

Shaed at Summerfest 6/28/19

As the sun began to fade on Friday at Summerfest in Milwaukee, I had the opportunity to photograph the set by Shaed on the Briggs & Stratton Stage. Up until now I had missed every chance to see them in Chicago for one reason or another. I’m glad I finally got to remedy that, because they play a style I like and they do it … Continue reading Shaed at Summerfest 6/28/19

Best Concerts of 2018

2018 was a great year for live music. This year we hit a couple festivals in Chicago and around the country. I would estimate I saw 150 sets of music and I skipped all of January being busy with other things. Seeing bands or solo artists perform is always a good way to spend a couple of hours, but the ten below were really special. … Continue reading Best Concerts of 2018

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