Category: Festivals

  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2021

    Pitchfork Music Festival 2021

    @mantha.maee Pitchfork Music Festival has a sense of dualism that fits in a way I never would have expected. You have the quintessential midwest hospitality with cicadas screeching, ice cold lemonade shandys, and indie boys. Then you have the head banging-mosh pitting-Sear’s Towering-helicopter droning-urban grunge. The music has the same sense of dualism, with vibey […]

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  • Pitchfork Festival 2019

    Pitchfork Festival 2019

    If you haven’t checked out our pre-Pitchfork prep coverage, you can check that out here. Day 1   MIKE “Thanks CTA!”   Narkis: MIKE was a great way to kick off the festival, even though it was unbearably hot at the festival. MIKE commanded the crowd, playing mostly from his albums War in My Pen […]

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  • Pitchfork Fest 2019 Prep Playlists

    Pitchfork Fest 2019 Prep Playlists

    This year, our festival attendees will be Narkis (@narkisanthony) and Ellen(@ellenmphillips). Here are their Pitchfork prep playlists: Narkis: My Pitchfork Fest playlist this year is really just a collection of my most anticipated artists at the fest, and what I believe to be a couple of their standout tracks. My playlist is somewhat skewed to […]

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  • Riot Fest 2018

    By Narkis Anthony Garcia III (@narkisanthony) Day 1: Arrived at around 4:00 to catch a little bit of Sum 41 before The Front Bottoms. Sum 41:  Unlike his appearance, frontman Deryck Whibley’s voice hasn’t changed much at all. I didn’t get to stay too long but they definitely drew one of the biggest crowds I […]

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  • Pitchfork Festival 2018

    As a precursor to this review, here are what our volunteer attendees expected when going to the festival: Sid was more focused on the vibe of the show, while Mike was more concerned with how the artists sounded. Sid (@fflowerdogg) Before going to Pitchfork Fest at Union Park, I planned on focusing on a few […]

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  • Pre-Pitchfork Fest 2018 Prep

    This year, our festival attendees will be Sid (@fflowerdogg) and Mike (@mikedmachesky). Here are their pre-fest playlist: Mike:“The playlist I have created here reflects the acts that i am personally most excited to see this weekend. Taking up a decent chunk of the list are tracks by Courtney Barnett and Fleet Foxes, two contrasting indie/alternative […]

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  • Lollapalooza, August 3-6th 2017

    Review by Rob Waite and Derek Jones, hosts of Da’ Booth, airing weekly on Sunday from 2 pm-5 pm on WIIT.  Lollapalooza came in with a BANG! And left a lot of people wet for more after the first day. As the lines staggered in there were threats of storms being sent out, but this wasn’t […]

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  • Andrew Bird, Esperanza Spalding @ Ravinia Festival, 7/23/17

    Andrew Bird is a popular violinist, singer-songwriter, guitarist, glockenspielist, expert whistler, and, perhaps more importantly to some, a son of Chicago and its prominent folk-indie music scene. His critically acclaimed solo career has spanned over 20 years with 12 studio albums and several other live and compilation recordings. This is, of course, in addition to […]

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