Animal Collective Closes Out Pitchfork Day One

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[Photo Credit: Laura Brown] On Friday, the first day of the annual Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park, both the lighter-than-usual crowd and the weather, cooler than usual, made for a nice day and night of music. Both those factors are expected to change, as the heat moves in and the lineups get more […]

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SXSW Wednesday: Hayes Carll, Alessi’s Ark, James Blake

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Hayes Carll The Swan Dive, 3 p.m. If ever there was a legitimate heir to Tom Waits’ broken china voice, it’d be the Texas singer-songwriter Hayes Carll. Carll took the stage at The Swan Dive on Wednesday afternoon, as the line for the Billy Reid & K-Swiss Shindig snaked around the corner. Carll and his […]

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Glasser, Rayland Baxter, First Aid Kit, James Blake

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Solid Gold is a new blog exploring emerging music that we like. Glasser When Glasser’s video for “Mirrorage” dropped a few weeks ago, there was a flurry of activity on the internet. (See what the fuss is about here.) But Cameron Mesirow somehow still stood out far above the rest of the indie dream pop […]

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