Commonly (at least for the past couple of years) Pitchfork’s final day is known as hip-hop day for it’s explosion of rappers and producers alike. 2014 was no exception, featuring hip-hop heavy performances and even a little English shoegaze reunion. Staff writers Boswell Hutson and Eric Holmes share their thoughts here: Diiv The experience […]
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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 […]
To be completely honest, I had never been before and had never really planned on going to Pitchfork until about a week ago. Sure, I had heard of some of the artists before, especially the hip-hop ones and the big-name headliners, but I didn’t really see the festival as something for me. All of that […]
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 […]