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

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

CIFF Capsule Review: Too Late To Die Young

Much like Call Me By Your Name, with which this film shares a producer, Too Late To Die Young is a coming of age story about young people in a rural setting. Far from the hustle and bustle of Santiago, Chile, Sofia lives in a community in the mountains unencumbered by modern frivolities like running water and electricity. They’re a close-knit group, and the movie … Continue reading CIFF Capsule Review: Too Late To Die Young

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