Riot Fest Day 3: Photos

Photos from the third day of Riot Fest, Sept. 15, 2013, in Humboldt Park, Chicago. See: photos from Day 1 / Photos from Day 2 / Photos of the Replacements / A review of the Replacements See: photos from Day 1 / Photos from Day 2 / Photos of the Replacements / A review of the Replacements

Riot Fest Day 2: Photos

Photos from the second day of Riot Fest, Sept. 14, 2013, in Humboldt Park, Chicago. See: photos from Day 1 / Photos from Day 3 / Photos of the Replacements / A review of the Replacements See: photos from Day 1 / Photos from Day 3 / Photos of the Replacements / A review of the Replacements

Riot Fest Day 1: Photos

Photos from the first day of Riot Fest, Sept. 13, 2013, in Humboldt Park, Chicago. See: Photos from Day 2 / Photos from Day 3 / Photos of the Replacements / A review of the Replacements See: Photos from Day 2 / Photos from Day 3 / Photos of the Replacements / A review of the Replacements

Recap: The Hideout Block Party/A.V. Fest

Almost without fail, the Hideout Block Party is one of the summer’s most entertaining festivals — and that hasn’t changed over the past couple of years, when it combined with the A.V. Club’s A.V. Fest. It feels like a gathering of old friends — in the middle of an concrete-block Continue Reading

Girl Group Chicago at the Hideout Block Party/A.V. Fest

Photos of and the Revelettes performing Sept. 7, 2013, at the Hideout Block Party/A.V. Fest. (with an appearance by Gina Bloom of the Congregation). Related: Recap of the festival and photos of more bands / Photos of Neko Case / Photos of Mavis Staples / Photos of Superchunk 

Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

See my photos of the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival for The A.V. Club: Days 1, 2 and 3. I’ve included photos in this blog post. For a long while now, Pitchfork has been about a lot more than indie rock. The Pitchfork website and the Pitchfork Music Festival both have a Continue Reading

Record Store Day at Laurie’s

Saturday, April 20, was Record Store Day — not just a chance to buy some special-edition records released for the occasion, but also a great excuse to hang out at a record shop and see some free live musical performances. Yesterday, I shopped in at the Numero Group’s pop-up store Continue Reading