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Here's What Convinced A Famous Band To Finally Change Their Offensive Name

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 07.19.2016 | Entertainment

In April of this year, the band Viet Cong finally changed their name, choosing the far more innocuous Preoccupations as their new moniker. This follow...

Kanye West Demands White Publications Stop Writing About Him

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 02.17.2016 | Entertainment

On a far too cold Thursday afternoon in New York City last week, Kanye West finally debuted his album, "The Life Of Pablo," at Madison Square Garden t...

Father John Misty: Elements of Misdirection

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.03.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Hear the story of a successful American singer-songwriter, who grew up in a religious home that he had to break radically with. Meet Joshua Tillman who became Father John Misty, and who has made roleplaying the axis of his captivating songs.

Condé Nast Acquires Music Site Pitchfork

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.13.2015 | Media

Publishing company Condé Nast has acquired online music magazine Pitchfork Media for an undisclosed amount, Condé Nast President and CEO Bob Sauerbe...

You'll Never Guess What You Use This Silverware For

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.27.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Tongs and serving spoons are about as exotic as our dinnerware service style can get. But it wasn't always so simplistic.

Using 'Science' To Differentiate Hipster And Bro Music

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment

"Who are some artists that you listen to?" When this question is answered with the names of artists that the asker has never heard of, the other is...

Childish Gambino Is A Couch Potato Rapper

Nader Salass | Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment
Nader Salass

For such a versatile entertainer whose whole persona is dependent on his professed ambition and how he won't stop until we say that "James Franco is the white Donald Glover," Childish Gambino is surprisingly lazy.

Keith Phipps Talks The Dissolve on 'The Interview Show'

Mark Bazer | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Keith Phipps, editorial director of The Dissolve, talks with "The Interview Show" host Mark Bazer about the just-launched film site from the folks beh...

This Machine Is Not Broken

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Holton Henderson

Though it may pull from the same inspiration pool as Earth to the Dandy Warhols, This Machine lacks that sweeping, barely-reined implausibility.

Jason Cherkis

Out Of Tune? Pandora Risks Big By Going After Artist Royalties | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since Pandora launched its Internet radio service in 2007, it has grown from a startup facing near-bankruptcy to a leader of the digital...

LISTEN: Detroit's Tyvek Hits Pitchfork With New Single

Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit

Tyvek is back. The Detroit five-piece band released their third album, "On Triple Beams," on Nov. 13. Pitchfork reviewed the band's new single, "W...

Preview The New Sonic Youth Live Album Recorded In Chicago, 1985

Posted 10.17.2012 | Chicago

Back in 1985, Smart Bar Chicago was barely three years old and Sonic Youth was in its infancy as a band. More than 27 years later, the band is finally...

A Musical Tribute To Arthur Russell

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.15.2012 | Arts

The prolific cellist, composer, singer, and musician Arthur Russell defied musical classification, and two decades after his death his music still res...

Jason Gilbert

PLAY: These Bizarre, Beautiful Computer Games Are Inspired By Indie Music | Jason Gilbert | Posted 07.18.2012 | Technology

Think of your favorite song at the moment. Try to hear it in your head, or, if you've got access to it, play the song on your computer. Close your eye...

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...

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...

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.

A Must-See Indie Rockumentary

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home

For better or worse, Pitchfork has a reputation for celebrating obscurity in music. But its new documentary, "The Lonesome Crowded West," illuminates ...

A New Series Of Video Games, Based On Your Favorite Indie Songs

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home

With Bjork's "Biophilia" app recently turning heads, everyone's talking about how to combine cool new technology with cool new music. Or at least we'r...

Aaron Sankin

PHOTOS: The Most Hipster City In America Is... | Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.28.2013 | San Francisco

When it comes to hipsters, everyone's got an opinion. As the comments to this article will almost undoubtedly make very clear, people either hate ...

Why We Should Make M83's "Midnight City" the #1 Song in America

Nico Lang | Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

What we blog about on the Internet, what we think about culture and what we choose to listen to matter. We vote with our ears, and if we choose to listen to songs we deem to be masterpieces, that's what we will get back.

Pitchfork Festival Tickets Now On Sale

Posted 03.09.2012 | Chicago

Tickets to the 2012 edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival went on sale at noon Friday. Set to take over Chicago's Union Park July 13-15, the fest...

4 Ways Music Has Evolved Online

Posted 02.21.2012 | Home

We've been following PBS' great OffBook series since its studies of generative art and book illustrations. Today, we explore an issue close to our hea...

Do We Care About The Lyrics Anymore?

Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Lucas Kavner

Music, in general, might be missing its lyrical heroes. Who are our real poets in 2011? With Occupy Wall Street and the recession and the slipping middle class, it seems like the right time for a new icon to emerge. One that speaks more directly to us, without hiding.

Pitchfork Planning New York Festival

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

Pitchfork is planning to take on the New York music scene with a CMJ-esque festival in February 2012. The online music publication has teamed up with ...