Showing posts with label Pitchfork. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pitchfork. Show all posts

Monday, June 3, 2013

8th Annual Pitchfork Music Festival is Back #music fests #lineup

The 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival is coming to Chicago’s Union Park Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21! We have an incredible line-up this year, with R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle & Sebastian headlining.

Three-day passes to this summer’s festival just sold out. Single day tickets are available for $50 each, but going fast!

Got rock tots, punk kin, or indie babies?   Kids under 10 are FREE with a paying adult!

In its eighth year, the Pitchfork Music Festival has established a reputation for introducing audiences to emerging bands while also showcasing internationally renowned and widely beloved artists. This year is no exception! The 2013 line-up includes M.I.A, Solange, Joanna Newsom, Wire, The Breeders playing Last Splash, Yo La Tengo, Woods, Savages, Lil B, Swans, Killer Mike, Low, Metz, Julia Holter, Tree, and dozens more!

This independently run, three-day event continues to be one of the most inviting, reasonably priced and exciting weekends of music around. In addition to its musical offerings, the Pitchfork Music Festival features a wide array of other activities. The fest not only supports local businesses and economy with its 50 individual vendors and specialty fairs, but also promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole to its 50,000 attendees of all ages from all over the world. 
In conjunction with an array of radio stations, publications, stores, websites, and blogs, we have lots of promotional activities planned between now and the festival. 

Be sure to follow ChiIL Live Shows & ChiIL Mama on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news, announcements and exclusive content

Here's the breakdown of artist by day.
The full schedule, complete with time will be revealed in the coming weeks.


Joanna Newsom
Mikal Cronin
Angel Olsen
Mac DeMarco
Daughn Gibson
Trash Talk
Frankie Rose 



Belle & Sebastian
The Breeders play Last Splash 
...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
Andy Stott
Pissed Jeans
Ryan Hemsworth
Julia Holter
Parquet Courts
Ken Mode
White Lung 


R. Kelly
Yo La Tengo
Lil B
Toro Y Moi
Killer Mike
Sky Ferreira
Glass Candy
Autre Ne Veut
Evian Christ
Blood Orange
DJ Rashad

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Majical Cloudz FREE streaming Impersonator in its entirety #freestreaming

Did you catch Majical Cloudz at Chicago's Metro last night?!

Photo Credit: Denis Nazarov

In anticipation of the release of their Matador debut next Tuesday, May 21st, Majical Cloudz are streaming Impersonator in it's entirety on Pitchfork Advance.

Comprised of Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto, Majical Cloudz have been receiving praise for their intense, vocally driven songs and their intimate, powerful live show. 

New single "Bugs Don't Buzz" garnered a Best New Track from Pitchfork, who write how it's, "defined by its directness--that Devon Welsh is singing to you, or, if you present this song to a loved one, it's you singing to them. It's indeed a love song that feels like a confession of a devotion that one wouldn't feel comfortable sharing with more than one person."  Click Here To Download "Bugs Don't Buzz"

In a recent interview with the duo, Stereogum write, "it’s hard to imagine that anyone will release an album this year as lovely - or as harrowingly intimate - as Majical Cloudz’s soon-to-be-released debut, Impersonator." SPIN compare the pair as a cross between James Blake and Antony Hegarty, calling "Bugs Don't Buzz" "incredibly intense."

Currently finishing a national tour with Youth Lagoon, Majical Cloudz will be playing a record release show at Brooklyn's Glasslands on May 21st with support from Gobby and unannounced surprise guests, a special live set after the duo's two sold out New York dates last week. They will also be playing select dates with Grizzly Bear this summer, as well as sets at Montreal's Osheaga Festival and later at Hopscotch Music Festival, with all dates below. 

Remaining Summer Tour Dates /

5/16: Majestic Theater, Madison, WI *
5/17: Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN *
5/20: Other Music (8 PM - Free,) New York, NY
5/21: Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY #
6/18: The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason, Miami Beach, FL @
6/19: The Ritz Ybor, Tampa, FL @
8/02: Osheaga Festival, Montreal, QC
9/07: Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, NC
* with Youth Lagoon
# with Gobby and Special Guests
@ with Grizzly bear

Quotes /
"A patient, minimal sound that avoids the pitfalls of style or genre by subscribing to none at all. It's something many artists strive for but few achieve. 'Childhood's End' is one of the most compelling and singular attempts at it I've heard in some time-- calmly expressive, charged and moving."  Pitchfork

"It's hard to imagine that anyone will release an album this year as lovely - or as harrowingly intimate - as Majical Cloudz' soon-to-be-released debut, Impersonator." Stereogum

"James Blake meets Antony Hegarty" SPIN

"The gritty lyrics fill every corner of the song, and those who weren't aware of Welsh's commanding presence soon will be."  Billboard

"The track relies on little more than some methodical strings, the low rumble of percussion, and Welsh’s voice. But in the all-but-barren soundscape, Welsh’s baritone is rich with the ache of forlorn, eschewing words in some sections to transcend into pure, unfettered emotion." Consequence of Sound

"Haunting debut...clear, even, rich and utterly transfixing" Village Voice

"The ten torchy, moody songs on the upcoming follow-up, Impersonator, embed Welsh’s Michael Hutchence-esque tenor voice in arrangements that smooth out II’s rough, busy edges and replace them with a mannered but warm electronic minimalism. The album is sure to amplify the buzz surrounding the group by several notches at least." Chicago Reader

"It's pleasing in the most elemental way possible, luxuriating in deep emotional focus as he trains his voice on melody lines that are catchy for the very reason that they're smartly simple." FADER

"Welsh's deep, charismatic voice over simple, catchy and melancholic melodies makes Majical Cloudz a band worth getting excited about." Interview Magazine

Impersonator Tracklisting /
01. Impersonator
02. This Is Magic
03. Childhood's End
04. I Do Sing For You
05. Mister
06. Turns Turns Turns
07. Silver Rings
08. Illusion
09. Bugs Don't Buzz
10. Notebook


Links /

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cobrafest Saturday With Coathangers, Heavy Cream, White Mystery and Habibi #live show shots

This is ChiIL Live Shows full set of original photos of bands Coathangers, Heavy Cream, White Mystery and Habibi.   They played Cobrafest 2012, Pitchfork after party at Cobra Lounge, Chicago.   Sailor Jerry provided drink specials, swag, and free tattoos for VIPs and musicians in their classic Airstream!    Check out SmugMug for our searchable photo galleries.

I had the sweet opportunity to cover Sailor Jerry's Cobrafest, Pitchfork After Party at Cobra Lounge on Saturday for The Local Tourist.  Our original coverage along with a preview of Sunday's sick lineup 
appears here.   Below we've included an excerpt from that piece.

When I hear sailor, I think rum, tunes and tattoos in that order.   Saturday night, thanks to Sailor Jerry, we partied old school, like a bunch of sailors on shore leave.      
Cobrafest was the ultimate Pitchfork after party within short walking distance of Union Park.  Sailor Jerry was even giving out wooden nickles worth a free spiced rum drink of your choice, and black VIP armbands for free drinks all night.  On the back patio, they had sweet swag like free black t's, buttons, and CDs for everyone.  I tried a Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum/ lemonade/ iced tea combo, refreshing after a hot day in the sun.   My favorite was the Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum/ ginger beer/ ginger ale.    Spice up and cool down your summer.
This Cobra's got bite.   
Bites to eat and eats with a bite that is!    We thoroughly enjoyed the jalapeno and chedder corn fritters and Buffalo hot wings.  We also went for the comfort food and had some unbelievably tasty mac and cheese.  Highly recommended in the beyond bar food genre.
Last night we met up with a slew of band members getting free tattoos in the Sailor Jerry's Airstream from Chi-Town artist, Nick Colella, of Great Lakes Tattoo.  After they got inked up,  we saw them rock the stage from around 10pm when the crowds left Pitchfork, to well after 1am.  It was "Ladies Night" and truly a pleasure to check out girl bands Habibi, White Mystery, Heavy Cream, and Coathangers.  We're old school punk/metal fans at heart and these girls (and token boy--Francis Scott Key White, drummer in White Mystery) rocked!  
Cobra could have been playing our ipod before and between sets.    They had some seriously sweet playlist going on....heavy on the 80's punk and metal.    Then on the back patio, things were chill with a DJ spinning mellow, retro 50's classics.    

All night on stage, the girl punks killed it.    Check out their web sites below:  

Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.   We have live HD show footage and loads of our original band video interviews coming soon including:

Band Interviews:
Black Tusk
Municipal Waste
English Dogs
Veronica Falls
Royal Baths
Bobby Bare Jr.
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Ellis Paul
Laura Viers

Dennis Watkins-Houdini at House Theatre
Dave SaLoutos-The Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI

*We've also got press credentials again for Lollapalooza, so we'll have a ton of advance press, and photo filled recaps in the coming weeks.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pitchfork Music Fest New Additions, Free Kids Under 10 and More

ChiIL Live Shows/ChiIL Mama has been rockin' Pitchfork bands all year.  We've been sharing their tours, forwarding their free downloads and posting their new videos all year long.   We've also been shooting their live shows in Chi-Town and shooting original band video interviews.   Now it's just about time again for summer festival season, so get your Pitchfork tickets and come get your groove on and rock Union Park.   

Last year, my son Du-Jay who was 10, had the opportunity to go behind the scenes and interview a number of the musicians at Pitchfork himself!   He came with a class full of kids from 826CHI, one of our fav non profits for free creative writing classes.  Pitchfork's known for hosting awesome info booths for most of our city favorites like Girls Rock Chicago, 826CHI, and roller derby!   They have an excellent, eclectic assortment of crafts, collectable posters, vinyl and more.   And the food booths are a multicultural bonanza of tasty treats.

**The best news for families is kids under 10 are FREE with a paying adult!!   Put those little tax deductions to work saving you even more green and come rock out with the punk kin.**

We've gone AND taken the kids just about every year and they have a blast!!

Here's what Pitchfork has to say:

In its seventh year, the Pitchfork Music Festival continues to be one of the most well regarded and exceptional festivals in the country.  Consistently praised for its discerning lineup, inviting and laid back environment, reasonable prices, wide array of activities, and much more, there is very good reason why people across the world return year after year! This year’s event, happening Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15 at Chicago’s Union Park, is now less than two months away. A limited number of single day tickets for each day of the fest are still available for $45 at As previously noted, prices have stayed the same this year!

We are thrilled to be adding two more bands to this year’s fest -- Japandroids will be playing Friday, and Chromatics will perform on Saturday! As previously announced, this year’s excellent lineup introduces a creative range of emerging bands while honoring already beloved and internationally renowned acts, including A$AP Rocky, The Atlas Moth, Beach House, Big K.R.I.T., Chavez,  Dirty Projectors, Feist, The Field, Flying Lotus, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, Iceage, Nicolas Jaar, Kendrick Lamar, Lotus Plaza, The Men, Olivia Tremor Control, Oneohtrix Point Never, Purity Ring, Ty Segall, Schoolboy Q, Sleigh Bells, Vampire Weekend, Wild Flag, and so many more. See the full lineup below.

In addition to its musical offerings, the fest also features a wide array of other activities, including 50 individual vendors, plus specialty fairs, for attendees to enjoy. News regarding these festival elements will be announced in the coming weeks.

This year, we are excited to introduce “The PMF Upgrade Challenge.”  For one hour, once a week, Chicago radio station and festival partner WXRT 93.1 will present “The PMF Upgrade Challenge” for festival ticketholders. 2012 attendees are invited to participate for a chance for them and a friend to be upgraded to VIP for the entire festival weekend. Even if you just have a single day pass, you and a friend will be upgraded for the entire weekend! To participate, keep an eye on WXRT and the Pitchfork Music Festival Facebook pages where contests will be presented in the forms of questions and other challenges.  Winners will be chosen based on their responses to these contests. This will be happening at one random hour each week, and each week, two pair of tickets will be upgraded to VIP for the entire weekend.

Visit for more information on the 2012 festival, and to purchase tickets. Stay up on festival related news via the ChiIL Live Shows Facebook page and Twitter & Pitchfork Music Festival Facebook page and Twitter.

Dirty Projectors
Big K.R.I.T.
The Olivia Tremor Control
A$AP Rocky
Clams Casino
Tim Hecker
Purity Ring
Lower Dens
Willis Earl Beal
Outer Minds


Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Hot Chip
Sleigh Bells
Wild Flag
Flying Lotus
Atlas Sound
Nicolas Jaar
Danny Brown
Youth Lagoon
Schoolboy Q
Cloud Nothings
Lotus Plaza
The Atlas Moth
The Psychic Paramount


Vampire Weekend
Beach House
King Krule
Real Estate
Ty Segall
Thee Oh Sees
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Kendrick Lamar
The Men
The Field
Dirty Beaches
Milk Music
Oneohtronix Point Never
A Lull

 **Just Announced
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