If you missed Pitchfork because it cost money or because it was too long to be out in the heat, there’s always the free Downtown Sound series, which has been Pfork-worthy in its programming this year. Tonight is almost your last chance to catch it: the penultimate show features multinational dream-pop vets Blonde Redhead and increasingly buzz-worthy Chicago duo My Gold Mask, tonight in Millennium Park at 6:30.
They make a good pair for a very hot summer day: both are in the ballpark of atmospheric, sensual dream-pop that just sounds like a humid city night, but in entirely different ways. My Gold Mask is all edges and rhythm, the chiming guitars punctuated by big drums, sharp percussion, and Gretta Rochelle’s big voice.
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