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PGU at Pitchfork 2014 (Day 2 Review)

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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PGU at Pitchfork 2014 (Day 1 Review)

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 […]

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PGU at Pitchfork 2014 (Festival Preview)

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 […]

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Monday Mixer

Mikal Cronin- Weight I’m not really the kind of person that makes “Summer Jam” playlists or ascribes certain songs to certain seasons, but “Weight” really is the perfect summer song. Starting with the cheery simple piano opener to the fuzzed out guitar to the lyrics about not wanting to grow up, Cronin crafts a catchy […]

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Monday Mixer

Cloud Cult – No One Said It Would be Easy It took me until this year to discover Cloud Cult and I easily regret the years I was without them. Feel Good Ghosts has this omniscient tone that encapsulates the human condition and finds a way to sweetly detail the symbiosis of the world. “Everything […]

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Monday Mixer

A lot of my favorite moments of summer occur in the evening hours hanging out around a campfire. It may just be my love of fire or just how inevitably intimate these gatherings are. Regardless, sometimes the music you put on in the background makes all the difference. Coldplay – Don’t Panic I love how […]

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