Ahead of R. Kelly headlining Pitchfork Music Festival, WBEZ’s Jim DeRogatis conducts a series of conversations with smart, passionate cultural critics. This timeline chronicles important events in Chicago native R. Kelly’s life, including a musical career that has sold 54 million albums worldwide and a pattern of behavior that led to his trial in May 2008 on charges of making child pornography.
Ahead of R. Kelly headlining Pitchfork Music Festival, WBEZ’s Jim DeRogatis conducts a series of conversations with smart, passionate cultural critics and asks big questions: Can we separate the art from the artist? Should we?
While filming at the Pitchfork Music Festival with Superchunk's Jon Wurster we spent a lot of time in Flatstock, the rock poster show. Wurster's long career as a rock drummer made browsing screen prints a walk down memory lane.
As we wrap up our coverage of the 2011 Pitchfork Festival in Union Park, we leave the best for last.This was the first year (in a few) that I haven't gone down to the festival. I usually go down there and try to get musicians and other popular people to do interviews.
Kicking off the third and final day of the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival with a welcome burst of energy made all the more impressive for defying the sweltering heat, San Francisco’s Fresh & Onlys mixed upbeat power-pop rhythms and weirder, more moody guitars and vocals for a set that, while it w
The second day of the seventh annual Pitchfork Music Festival began under gray skies in a thick, hot, and humid funk as publicists disseminated their emergency heat plan via email—“We have a CTA cooling bus station at the end of Flatstock [the poster exhibition] and another if needed on Ashland and