Pitchfork’s second day easily outdid expectations, at least for me. On the penultimate of 3 perfect sunny day’s on Chicago’s near West side, outstanding performances by St. Vincent, Cloud Nothings and the ever-rare Jeff Mangum sighting made for a fantastic day of music. WPGU was lucky enough to be in Union Park on Saturday, and staff […]
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Though it has perhaps been outshined by Lollapalooza, the massive festival which also calls Chicago home, Pitchfork Music Festival has carved out an immensely relevant and important niche in the summer festival market. Though I have never been before, if Pitchfork is anything like I expect, this weekend will certainly be a crazy ride. PGU […]
Written by Ellen Chen Temples- Shelter Song The way the members of Temples dress can say a lot about their music. Just like how their wardrobe seems to be a retro closet, their music style points to the psychedelic rock style of the 60s and 70s. I’ve been hooked to their songs ever since I […]
Written by Emma Goodwin Ray LaMontagne’s fifth studio album came out today. Following his 2010 release of God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise, Supernova bridges a four year gap, but introduces an entirely new sound for listeners. LaMontagne’s signature sound used to be a minimalist composition of acoustic and steel pedal guitars, his raspy […]
Written by Emma Goodwin After two years of Sufjan Stevens withdrawals, the general population has been granted with the first LP of the collaborative band, Sisyphus. Two years ago – almost exactly – the band, made up of Stevens, rapper Serngeti, and Son Lux, then called s / s / s, released their first EP, […]
Written by Ellen Chen The Black Lips has been around for quite a while already, and to me they have always seemed like the archetype of an American bad-boy band in the same vein as the Rolling Stones. Their newest project, their eighth album Underneath the Rainbow, has had much anticipation because it is co-recorded […]