Big Ears: Photos from Day 3

Photos from Day 3 of the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, on March 25, 2017. (See more Big Ears Festival coverage) Lisa Moore Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of ‘Twin Peaks’ Musica Elettronica Viva Alvin Curran, Richard Teitelbaum and Frederic Rzweski Joan Shelley Colin Continue Reading

2016 Pitchfork Music Fest: Day 1 Photos

My photos from the 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival are featured on the A.V. Club website. Here are some additional pictures, starting with a gallery from Day 1, July 15. (Click here for photos from Day 2, and here for photos from Day 3.) Car Seat Headrest Whitney Julia Holter Twin Peaks Continue Reading

Favorite Records of 2014

Over the past year, these are the 2014 albums I’ve enjoyed the most. (And here’s a Spotify playlist with some of my favorite songs.) 1. Wussy: Attica! Among the many terrific things about this terrific album are the words, memorable little nuggets of real life, lyrics that pull off that trick of Continue Reading

2014 Pitchfork Music Festival Recap

This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival — which took place July 18-20 in the usual spot, Union Park — had its share of thrilling musical moments, as well as a lot of stuff that didn’t connect with me at all. And the weather was just about perfect. When I participated in Continue Reading

Riot Fest Recap

I’ve never been in a riot I’ve never been in a fight I’ve never been in anything That turns out right — Mekons, “Never Been in a Riot” The only thing I saw at Riot Fest that came close to an actual riot was the young guys slam dancing amid Continue Reading

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