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Music Is The Motivation We Need In Times Of Despair

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.15.2017 | Entertainment

Late last week, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gave a dark and fearful speech that was less “morning in America” and closer to “a ...

Perfume Genius Embraces His Fears To Find A Bigger Sound

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment

It’s been almost a year since Seattle-based singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas, who performs under the stage name Perfume Genius, took perhaps the bigge...

Chvrches Prepares To Disprove The Sophomore Slump With 'Every Open Eye'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.15.2017 | Entertainment

It’s been a divine couple of years for Chvrches. The Scottish synth-pop outfit -- featuring vocalist Lauren Mayberry, synth-master Martin Doherty an...

5 Lessons Music Festivals Everywhere Can Learn From Chicago's Pitchfork Fest

Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.22.2016 | Entertainment
Joseph Erbentraut

Over the 10 years since music tastemakers Pitchfork first threw its annual music festival in Chicago, there have of course been tweaks, but the core of the event has remained ever-consistent, ever-challenging and ever-satisfying.

Pitchfork Music Festival: Up Close (PHOTOS)

Lindsey Best | Posted 09.25.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

Pitchfork Music Festival takes place in Chicago every summer and is known for having an array of musical guests. Here is a look at some of these performances close up.

Joseph Erbentraut

You Don't Know SZA Yet, But You Will | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment

Among the dozens of musical acts comprising the lineup for the past weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival, only a handful of performances came with the s...

Pitchfork Music Festival In Photos: The Best Of The Fest

Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.21.2014 | Entertainment
Joseph Erbentraut

Now in its ninth year, another Pitchfork Music Festival is now in the books and the unique Chicago fest has never been stronger.

Kim Bellware

Meet The Man Who's Been Living In The Future For The Past 40 Years | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment

If two French robots hadn't coaxed him out of semi-retirement, Giorgio Moroder would still be practicing his swing somewhere on a Los Angeles golf cou...

The Bands Everyone Will Talk About This Time Next Year

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut & Kim Bellware | Posted 07.18.2014 | Entertainment

Sure, there may be a lot of downside to the modern music festival experience. But there are a lot of plusses too, chief among them the chance to disco...

Come for the Music Festivals, Stay for Chicago

Findery | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel

If you're coming for Pitchfork or Lollapalooza, don't miss out on what the rest of the city has to offer. We wait all year for summer -- you may have heard that we just had an epically terrible winter -- and this is the best time to take in all that's awesome about Chicago.

9 Upcoming Music Festivals in the World's Best Cities | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel

While music lovers have plenty of summer festivals to choose from, it's rarely the music alone that attracts a crowd. For our purposes, a festival is only as good as the city it's in.

Carly Ledbetter

23 Real Struggles Of Going To A Music Festival | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment

Hundreds of thousands have experienced it. Days without food and water. Scorching temperatures. Difficulty finding shelter. Sound like a life or d...

Why the "Art of Cool" Is the Best Festival in 2014 You Might Sleep On, Until Now - Part 1: The Lineup

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

In late April, its going down. That is, an eclectic mix of Jazz, Neo-Soul, jazzy Hip-Hop and Retro Funk for two days. Purely that. Straight, no chase...

Kim Bellware

PHOTOS: A Look At Day 2 Of The Pitchfork Music Festival | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.22.2013 | Chicago

The Pitchfork Music Festival was in high gear Saturday, packed with artists comprising the heaviest of the weekend's performances -- and lots of screa...

Kim Bellware

PHOTOS: Pitchfork Festival Day 1 | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.22.2013 | Chicago

Updated with a full gallery of Day 1 photos Day 1 of the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival started sweat-soaked and lively with impressive turns from a...

Kim Bellware

Rapper Tree Talks Patience, Payoffs And Pitchfork Fest | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.23.2013 | Chicago

Tremaine "Tree" Johnson refuses to take anything for granted. The 29-year-old rapper is poised for a major breakthrough as he opens the third — ...

WIN TICKETS: A Holiday Week Pitchfork Fest Giveaway

Posted 07.03.2013 | Chicago

It's a holiday week here at HuffPost Chicago -- and we're in a giving mood. In just over two weeks, the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival -- and a plet...

WIN TICKETS! Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

NOTE: The contest has ended and the winner has been notified! With warmer weather apparently here to stay in Chicago, we're definitely ready for su...

Youth Against Violence in Chicago Spread Viral Faux iPad Campaign

Richard_Thomas | Posted 07.18.2012 | Chicago

A group of youth has a "green-friendly" goal this summer to reach over three million people on social networks with a "faux ipad campaign" to increase environmental awareness and promote violence prevention in urban settings.

Best of Pitchfork Music Festival 2012

Gideon Resnick | Posted 09.16.2012 | Entertainment
Gideon Resnick

Union Park's attendees waded in mud at times and baked under the relentlessly hot sun at others during Pitchfork's eighth annual festival. Besides the battle against the elements, festival goers had plenty else to engage them, as the weekend offered a palate of surefire hits and miscalculated flops.

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...

Jason Gilbert

Pitchfork Festival 2012 SUNDAY LIVE BLOG! | Jason Gilbert | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home

CHICAGO -- It is Day Number Three of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, and the third and final day of this here Hipster Woodstock positively bu...

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...

Jason Gilbert

The Spirit Of Punk Is Alive At Hipster Woodstock | Jason Gilbert | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home

CHICAGO -- After half an hour of midday driving rain that sent concert-goers scrambling for cover under tents, and with the sun tentatively reappearin...

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...