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Lollapalooza Reappears with Its Usual Hodge-Podge of Genres

by Henry Netherland
Chicago’s own Lollapalooza, equivalent of Coachella, returns again with its annual ruckus. This year’s lineup featured the likes of, The Weeknd, Jack White and Bruno Mars, the latter of which will be discussed later on.    Below, are my personal reviews of the acts I was able to catch. Clairo Within the confines of a beautifully […]

Hipster Heaven Pitchfork Music Festival Returns to Chicago

by Henry Netherland
The indie kids motherland, Pitchfork Music Festival has returned with its annual roster of obscure talent. This year’s headliners included the likes of Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, and Ms. Lauryn Hill. Below, are my personal reviews of the acts I was able to catch on Sunday.   Nnamdi Ogbonnaya Nnamdi Ogbonnaya is a Chicago multi-instrumentalist […]

88Rising Keeps the Sun Shining on, “Head in the Clouds”

by Henry Netherland
For years now, New York Record Label, 88Rising, has built its brand on content intended to go viral on the internet. Now for their debut compilation, the group takes each members’ unique sounds and transforms them into a series of summer jams perfect for teens to party and make out to. 88Rising has done a marvelous […]

How Does the Final Warped Tour Hold Up?

by Henry Netherland
Emo kids unite for the last revolution.   For nearly a quarter of a century, Vans Warped Tour has brought live alternative music to angsty teens all around America, and occasionally Canada. Earlier this year, festival founder, Kevin Lyman, announced that 2018 would be Warped’s last full cross-country run. So did it go out with […]

Body/Head Go Down a Tedious Road On, “The Switch”

by Henry Netherland
Pretentious art punk band, Body/Head make a 40 minute album with just two electric guitars and one voice. What could go wrong? Body/Head is an experimental electric guitar duo comprised of former Sonic Youth frontwoman, Kim Gordon, as well as guitarist and founder of Open Mouth Records, Bill Nace. “The Switch” is their newest full […]

Fun in the Sun with Mamby On The Beach

by Henry Netherland
Two summer break staples are going to the beach, and going to music festivals. So why not try both at the same time? This is exactly what the annual Chicago Music Festival, Mamby On The Beach is trying to accomplish. Located at, Oakwood Beach in Chicago, the festival features several outdoor activities including, yoga and […]