Riot Fest 2017 Review

September 19, 2017 wluwfmchicago 0

This year, WLUW returned to Riot Fest in Douglas Park for a packed weekend of rioting. We covered some of the highlights from the fest below, but stay tuned for more coverage and photos posted on our social media accounts.  Queens of the Stone Age  Kicking off their set with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Twin Peaks at Lincoln Hall

May 16, 2016 wluwfmchicago 0

It was Friday the 13th, the weather outside shifted from beautiful to chilly and rainy, the Chicago Cubs won, and Chicago’s own Twin Peaks made everyone’s night at their sold-out show at Lincoln Hall. The Twin Peaks show at Lincoln Hall was more than just a concert, it was an album-release […]

Courtney Barnett Live at Riviera Theatre

April 28, 2016 wluwfmchicago 0

On Thursday April 28, Courtney Barnett brought her A-game to a sold out show at the Riviera Theater. With the Nashville-based band Bully to open this show, fans were in for a treat and I had a front-row experience of the magic.  Going into the concert, I didn’t know what […]

Junior Boys play Metro Chicago

April 4, 2016 wluwfmchicago 0

The faint smell of stale beer hit as me I walked in the Metro to see Junior Boys , Jessy Lanza, and Borys. Once I walked up the stairs to the stage, I noticed the massive amount of synthesizers already set up and ready to go. I threw my earplugs in and stepped closer to […]

Happy 25th Birthday, Spiderland!

March 27, 2016 wluwfmchicago 0

Your friend comes up to you with a smile on their face. The two of you recently shared some of your favorite music with each other, and you recommended Spiderland by Slint. After a few minutes of catching up, they say to you, “I really liked Spiderland, what else should I listen to?” […]