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

Pitchfork Music Festival

HAIM Mavis Staples Pusha-T Earl Sweatshirt Sky Ferreira Low Soccer Mommy Julia Holter Grapetooth Rico Nasty Valee Standing on the Corner MIKE Great Black Music Ensemble Saturday July 20, 2019 The Isley Brothers60th Birthday Celebration Belle & SebastianPerforming If You’re Feeling Sinister Stereolab Kurt Vile Jeremih Parquet Courts Freddie Gibbs Amber Mark Jay Som Cate Le Bon Tirzah CHAI Ric Wilson Lala Lala Sunday July 21, … Continue reading Pitchfork Music Festival

Fitzgerald’s 38th American Music Festival

July 4 (doors open at 1 pm): IN THE TENT: South City Revival (1:30 pm), The Shortcuts (3 pm), The Heavy Sounds Stax Revue (4:30 pm), NRBQ (6:30 pm), The Cactus Blossoms (8:30 pm), Tributosaurus becomes Bruce Springsteen (10:15 pm) IN THE CLUB: Hannah Wicklund & the Steppin’ Stones (2:30 pm), Katy Guillen (4:15 pm), Jon Dee Graham & the Fighting Cocks (6 pm), Kevin Gordon … Continue reading Fitzgerald’s 38th American Music Festival

The Lonely Island at Summerfest 6/28/19

A moment that took almost a decade to arrive lived up to the hype last night when The Lonely Island finally reached Milwaukee for their first stage performance as a group in the area. The sketch team/ridiculous comedy hitmakers headlined the Miller Lite Oasis stage at Summerfest in Milwaukee to one of the biggest crowds I’ve seen in the years I’ve been attending. The Santana … Continue reading The Lonely Island at Summerfest 6/28/19