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  1. Pitchfork Music Festival cage match: Tobias Jesso Jr. vs. Panda BearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    Tobias Jesso Jr. is an old-fashioned piano balladeer from Vancouver making his Pitchfork debut in support of his first album, Goon . In 2012, when he was suffering from a breakup and failing to make it as a songwriter in Los Angeles, a car knocked him off his bike, tearing open his hand with its hood ornament.

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  2. Pitchfork Music Festival cage match: Perfume Genius vs. Courtney BarnettRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    Perfume Genius , aka Seattle's Mike Hadreas, went big on his third album, last year's Too Bright , using rich full-band arrangements to support his silken voice. The LBGTQ community has won some great victories lately, but Hadreas knows how far away true equality remains - his songs, even when they're tongue-in-cheek, bring to light the hate he sees all around.

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  3. Pitchfork Music Festival cage match: ILoveMakonnen vs. Jessica PrattRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    Last year, animated rapper and singer Makonnen Sheran, aka ILoveMakonnen , became a prince of Atlanta's weird-rap scene on the strength of the unexpected breakout single "Tuesday." Makonnen's flow can be unsteady and his voice is far from perfect, but his singing-in-the-shower confidence and enthusiasm make parts of this spring's Drink More Water 5 positively irresistible.

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  4. Pitchfork Music Festival cage match: Waxahatchee vs. The Julie RuinRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    Whether with the wild, jagged punk of Bikini Kill, back when she was de facto ambassador of the riot-grrrl movement, or more recently with the relatively club-friendly Le Tigre , Kathleen Hanna has always had a knack for hammering out danceable jams - she could probably do it with nothing but the lid of a trash can, a rubber band, and her shimmying, piercing vocals. She sanded off the edges a bit on the first album from her band the Julie Ruin , 2013's Run Fast , but it still has the same Hanna strut - "Cookie Road," with its disco beats and zap-gun synths, is a good example.

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  5. Pitchfork Music Festival cage match: Vic Mensa vs. Sleater-KinneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    Like most festivals with more than one stage, Pitchfork sometimes books two great acts to play overlapping sets, forcing fans to make a painful choice. Reader writers found quite a few of those conflicts on the fest's schedule, and thought long and hard about who they'd go to see.

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  6. A helpful chart of the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup through the yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    This chart shows shifts in the makeup of Pitchfork's roster over time. Genre areas are stacked, not overlapped - with the exception of "Indie rock," each begins at the top of the genre beneath it, not at zero.

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  7. Pitchfork Music Festival cage match: Parquet Courts vs. A$ap FergRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    Like most festivals with more than one stage, Pitchfork sometimes books two great acts to play overlapping sets, forcing fans to make a painful choice. Reader writers found quite a few of those conflicts on the fest's schedule, and thought long and hard about who they'd go to see.

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  8. The Pitchfork Music Festival's hometown heroesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    This spring Ryley Walker released his best and most mature record, Primrose Green , produced by Cooper Crain of Bitchin Bajas . But as rich and nuanced as the album is, it can't compete with what this Rockford transplant does onstage.

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  9. Pitchfork Music Festival cage match: Vince Staples vs. Ex HexRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    Like most festivals with more than one stage, Pitchfork sometimes books two great acts to play overlapping sets, forcing fans to make a painful choice. Reader writers found quite a few of those conflicts on the fest's schedule, and thought long and hard about who they'd go to see.

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  10. Catch up on Sharkula's latest smattering of eccentric tracks tomorrow nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    Not a year goes by that 40-something Chicago rapper and sidewalk salesman Brian Wharton, better known as Sharkula , doesn't drop some new music, though it's a challenge to say that with authority. Every time I run into Sharkula, which I do on average of once a month, he usually tells me he's got some new music hidden in the pile of CD-Rs he stores away in a backpack.

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  11. The Reader's guide to the Pitchfork Music Festival 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Chicago Reader

    The Pitchfork Music Festival turns ten this year - or 11 if you count the Pitchfork-curated Intonation Music Festival in 2005. Intonation brought 27 acts to Union Park for two days, and a weekend pass cost $22; a three-day pass to this year's festival, which includes 45 acts, cost $150, though it did include a year's subscription to the website's new print quarterly, The Pitchfork Review .

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  12. Electronic dance music shows its many faces at PitchforkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Left: Caribou, aka Canadian composer and producer Dan Snaith. Right: A.G. Cook, who runs UK-based netlabel PC Music.

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  13. A manipulative teen spoils the payoff in Steppenwolf's Grand ConcourseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    Through 8/30: Tue-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat-Sun 3 and 7:30 PM Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N. Halsted 312-335-1650 steppenwolf.org $20-$89 Of the many Big Issues running through Grand Concourse - faith, fidelity, homelessness, poverty, mental illness - the one playwright Heidi Schreck brings home is forgiveness. But to do so, she commits an unforgivable dramaturgical sin.

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  14. Don't waste your outrage on politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    Let someone in one party say something preposterously feckless and self-serving, and someone in the other party is sure to announce he's "outraged." For instance, here's Bernie Sanders expressing his "outrage" at Donald Trump.

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  15. Post-marriage equality, disparities persist in the LGBTQ communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    When undocumented transgender activist Jennicet GutiA rrez raised her voice at an LGBTQ reception at the White House in June , expressing frustration over treatment of transgender people in detention centers, she expected at least some people in the room of fellow advocates to raise their voices in support. Instead, her continued shouting was drowned out by boos and people chanting the president's name, and she was escorted from the audience.

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  16. Get moving to Phuture's 'Acid Tracks' before the house group plays Grant ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    One of the best parts of the Chicago Cultural Center's "Move Your Body" -a small, necessary, and imperfect exhibit documenting the golden age of Chicago's house-music scene-is a listening station dedicated to pioneering acid-house group Phuture. House has quite a history, and while it's great to see the city celebrate it by posting flyers for Medusa's nightclub and vintage photos of the scene's movers and shakers, it's even better to pop on a pair of headphones and hear Phuture member DJ Pierre talk about the night Ron Hardy debuted the group's "Acid Tracks" at the Music Box.

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  17. Project Fire offers peace forged in the flameRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Chicago Reader

    Alex Harris says glassblowing as part of Project Fire has helped him cope with the death of his brother Aaron, who was gunned down in his presence a year ago. Sweat is rolling off Alex Harris's neck, beading on his nose, and darkening his gray T-shirt.

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  18. Batkid Begins gives all for one and none for allRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Chicago Reader

    "One death is a tragedy," Josef Stalin is reputed to have said. "A million deaths is a statistic."

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  19. Ten cool things to do in Chicago in JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Chicago Reader

    It's July, which can mean only one thing: summer is in full swing. With concerts, street fests, and art events galore, there's no shortage of activities to keep you distracted from the overwhelming heat.

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  20. See our photos of the Grateful Dead's Friday farewell showRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | Chicago Reader

    If you spent even a sliver of time within a few miles of Soldier Field this past weekend, then you know that it was impossible to ignore the Grateful Dead's three-day good-bye, "Fare Thee Well." The unparalleled tie-dyed presence could be an annoyance for those folks who have no tolerance for jam bands-but who among us wouldn't want to see a band we love bid adieu with the same sense of import and celebration that surrounded these "Fare The Well" shows? Almost 50 years later, the band's Summer of Love-era lineup-Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart-performed for thousands of Deadheads with the help of Phish front man Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby, and organ and synth player Jeff Chimenti.

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