Mourn at Empty Bottle

Catalonian quartet MOURN stormed onto the scene in 2014 with their self-titled debut – a work of angular indie rock and pointed lyricism delivered with confidence well beyond their teenage years. Two years later, they returned with the equally superb Ha, Ha, He. and proved themselves worthy of the early praise, squashing any remaining questions of fleeting hype. But with seemingly endless opportunities in front … Continue reading Mourn at Empty Bottle

Bahamas at Pritzker Pavilion 8/6/18

I wasn’t a big fan of the new Bahamas record, Earthtones, when it came out earlier this year. Still, I saw him play at Metro with The Weather Station and found myself enjoying the tunes more when they were played live. That continued last night at Pritzker Pavilion, where he played a free set with Bad Bad Hats. The venue wasn’t as packed as it … Continue reading Bahamas at Pritzker Pavilion 8/6/18

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