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 […]

Rollercoasterwater Talks their new EP, Charli XCX, and Snails

July 7, 2016 wluwfmchicago 0

Rollercoasterwater are an experimental psych-pop group based in Los Angeles. Their new EP, Umami Sounding Fireball is a kaleidoscopic odyssey into the cascading and colorful musical visions of singer Chuck Behring and percussionist Robin Levy. WLUW caught up with them over the phone and talked about their history, influences, and future. WLUW: First of all, I just […]

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 […]

How to Listen to Black Mountain

April 19, 2016 wluwfmchicago 0

Black Mountain are a Psychedelic Rock band from Vancouver, BC Canada. We can’t get enough of the strange galactic soundscapes they create on their new album IV, but we understand some may be unfamiliar with the band. In order to ensure the uninitiated have a proper introduction to the band, we’ve […]

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?” […]