Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

July 18, 2017 wluwfmchicago 0

This year, WLUW took on the crowds in Union Park for Pitchfork Music Festival’s 12th year, and boy was it an event. Here’s what we thought of some of the killer acts we saw this year.  Friday: William Tyler Weekends like Pitchfork make your knees scream louder than the artists […]

Riot Fest 2016

September 22, 2016 wluwfmchicago 0

Friday Diarrhea Planet Riot Fest goers kicked things off on Friday with Diarrhea Planet; Nashville’s power-punk sextet. With the lead singer joining in on Hawaiian Shirt Friday, the band ripped through many songs in a short half-hour set composed of cuts from all three records, but focusing on songs from […]

The Unpredictability of Royal Headache

August 4, 2016 wluwfmchicago 0

Royal Headache of Sydney, Australia is a band that exists in a gray area, not quite angry enough to be full blown punk but not tame enough to fall under the great wide umbrella of indie rock. They avoid cliche but feel familiar, like a repackaged version of your dad’s favorite […]

Cicadas, Greenery, and Love Children; a chat with Whitney

August 4, 2016 wluwfmchicago 0

Whitney has undoubtedly made one of 2016’s best and most talked about albums. Sir Elton John has even professed his love for lead singer Julien Ehrlich. Ehrlich and band mate Max Kakacek pulled the remarkable group of Chicago guys together after the break up of their former band, Smith Westerns.  “We were all just friends,” Ehrlich responded when asked how the guys all met. […]

The Once and Future Empress Of

August 4, 2016 wluwfmchicago 0

Seeing Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of walk across the soon to be packed fields of Union Park sporting a black vest and pants over a white dress shirt, it became clear that she meant business. Over the course of our conversation it was apparent that Empress Of is not only […]

Getting Lost with Lost Under Heaven

August 4, 2016 wluwfmchicago 0

Coming all the way from Amsterdam, Ellery James Roberts and Ebony Hoorn (members/founders of the band LUH, or Lost Under Heaven) were “really looking forward” to playing at Pitchfork Music Festival. It was their first time in Chicago as a band and a couple, as they just came to the […]

Friend Crush: A Sit Down with Shamir

August 1, 2016 wluwfmchicago 0

Spotting Shamir Bailey near the media tent at Pitchfork Music Festival, it was clear that Shamir is not the same as he was in 2015. Wearing a black denim jacket and free of the long braids he sported at last year’s fest, there was more of an edge to the […]

Pitchfork Music Festival 2016 Review

July 27, 2016 wluwfmchicago 0

Sadly, another Pitchfork Festival has come and gone. The lineup this year contained many wonderful artists across plenty of different genres ranging from spiritual jazz to footwork to hip-hop to indie. Throughout a lovely weekend in July, the lawns of Union Park were filled with a gorgeous array of different sounds […]