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Pitchfork Music Festival Announces More Lineup Additions

Posted 03.04.2013 | Chicago

Updated story After releasing the first headliners of the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago's Union Park early February, the lineup continue...

Live and Dangerous: Tomorrow Never Knows 2013

Jeff Pollack | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Tomorrow Never Knows is known for successfully blending up-and-coming artists with nationally known rock-centric indie acts -- last year's lineup included Grouplove, Theophilus London and Chairlift.

Battle Of The Fests: Riot Fest vs. A.V. Fest Hideout Block Party

Posted 09.14.2012 | Chicago

It's usually good news for music-loving Chicagoans when the city gets to play host to just one high-caliber music festival -- and with those prospects...

PHOTOS: The Sights, Sounds Of North Coast Music Festival

Posted 09.04.2012 | Chicago

The third annual North Coast Music Festival took over Chicago's Union Park for "summer's last stand" over the Labor Day Weekend and the results -- jud...

GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets To The North Coast Music Festival

Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago

The third annual North Coast Music Festival is set to take over Union Park this Labor Day weekend -- a.k.a. "summer's last stand" -- and HuffPost Chic...

PHOTOS: Pitchfork Music Festival's Final Day In Review

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut, Lizzie Schiffman & Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.16.2012 | Chicago

After three days some worried would be marred by a series of mini-monsoons and sweltering temperatures, the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival is officiall...

PHOTOS: Pitchfork Music Festival, Day Two Recap

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut, Lizzie Schiffman & Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.15.2012 | Chicago

The rain continued at day two of the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival at Chicago's Union Park, but the often humid, moist conditions failed to dampen the...

PHOTOS: Pitchfork Music Festival, Day One In Review

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut & Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.14.2012 | Chicago

It would be difficult to consider day one at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival anything other than a bit of a coup for the Chicago music scene -- with...

In Defense Of The Pitchfork Music Fest

Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 09.11.2012 | Chicago
Brandon Wetherbee

For the past seven years the Pitchfork Music Fest has been the centerpiece of my summer. For better or worse, I've headed to Union Park, usually with little to no idea who I was about to see.

WATCH: HuffPost's Guide To The 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 07.13.2012 | Chicago

It is here once again, Chicago music fans: the sweaty, raucous summer romp known as the Pitchfork Music Festival. The three-stage festival, which b...

Riot Fest Adds Andrew W.K., Minus The Bear & More To Lineup

Posted 06.21.2012 | Chicago

If they didn't already have you sold with Rise Against, Elvis and Iggy, organizers behind Riot Fest 2012 unveiled their second wave of headliners this...

North Coast Announces New Headliners: Umphrey's, EOTO & More

Posted 05.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's North Coast Music Festival announced the second wave of its lineup Thursday, which includes hometown heroes Umphrey's McGee and a host of ot...

PHOTOS, PLAYLIST: Riot Fest Chicago Lineup Unveiled

Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

With the unveiling of the first wave of the eighth annual Riot Fest's 2012 lineup, the Chicago summer festival scene officially welcomes yet another i...

PHOTOS: North Coast Music Festival Lineup Unveiled

Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's North Coast Music Festival on Tuesday unveiled the initial lineup of acts playing its third-annual edition this Labor Day weekend in Union P...

New Beachfront Music Festival Unveils Lineup

Posted 04.13.2012 | Chicago

The initial lineup announcement of another festival coming to Chicago proves, once more, that Lollapalooza and Pitchfork are far from the only large-s...

Joseph Erbentraut

Former Q101 DJs Fight For A Concert Comeback | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

When it launched in the 1990s, Chicago radio station Q101's Jamboree played host to some of the most thrilling acts to emerge on the post-Seattle alte...

PHOTOS: Pitchfork Lineup Completed With Wild Flag, More

Posted 04.05.2012 | Chicago

With the addition of 21 acts announced Thursday, the lineup for Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, slated to be held July 13-15 in the city's Union P...

PHOTOS: Pitchfork 2012 Lineup Announced

Posted 02.28.2012 | Chicago

The shockingly mild winter will be over soon -- and summer festival season will be in full swing. On Tuesday, Pitchfork Music Festival announced a par...

WATCH: Tomorrow Never Knows, A Procrastinator's Guide

Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

Wednesday evening marks the start of the 2012 Tomorrow Never Knows music festival in Chicago. As the city's first music festival of the year, sneak...

PHOTOS, REVIEWS: Lollapalooza, Day Three

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

If Lollapalooza festivalgoers (myself included) thought that Saturday was a muddy, hot mess, short-term memories of a bit of mud were nothing compared...

PHOTOS, REVIEWS: Lollapalooza, Day One

Posted 10.06.2011 | Chicago

Ah, Lollapalooza: the music festival that has, two decades since its inception, joined the ranks of other extravaganzas like Coachella and Bonnaroo in...

PHOTOS: Partial Pitchfork 2011 Lineup Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tickets to the annual Pitchfork Music Festival went on sale at noon Friday, and a partial lineup was announced as well. The festival will take place ...

PHOTOS: Lollapalooza 2011 Lineup, From The Rumor Mill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lollapalooza 2011 is months away, but rumors are already floating around about the lineup. Though the official Lollapalooza lineup won't be released ...

This Weekend: North Coast Music Fest Brings Rap, Electronica, Jam Bands

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The window of opportunity for outdoor concerts in Chicago is closing quickly. But this weekend, one festival plans on sending summer out with a bang. ...

Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup Rumors: Lady Gaga, Green Day, Soundgarden (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Those who bought their Lollapalooza 2010 tickets on Tuesday did not make their purchases completely blindly--even though the official lineup won't be ...