Lollapalooza 2012 may have some big headliners scheduled, including Black Sabbath and Red Hot Chili Peppers, but the fest is also an opportunity to check out rising talent. Among the newbies this year is one of my favorite local acts, the neo-soul group JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, playing their first Lolla this Saturday... Read more
With umbrellas in our hands and rainboots on our feet, Chicago braved the storms at Union Park this weekend for the seventh annual Pitchfork Music Festival. Photographers Ray Whitehouse and James Trevenen shot the wildest style, crowds, and performances, while writer Elly Fishman caught the best of the fest’s performers—both on stage and off... Read more
If tomorrow and Sunday see storms like today's, we might just rename this year’s festival “Pitch-a-tent-fork.” Still, the show goes on, so here are five essentials to get you through the weekend... Read more