Pitchfork Fest 2018: Headliners put on spectacles while side acts shine the brightest at Union Park

By Mercy Xiong, Staff Writer Chicago hosted Pitchfork Music Festival for the 13th year in a row. The mediocre weather that left the whole weekend in a cloudy, mopey haze didn’t stop the thousands of festival attendees from gathering in Union Park. With over 40 acts playing between three stages within three days, Pitchfork managed to highlight some of Chicago’s brightest talents from Paul Cherry … Continue reading Pitchfork Fest 2018: Headliners put on spectacles while side acts shine the brightest at Union Park

Pitchfork Preview: Our top five non-headlining acts to catch at Pitchfork Music Festival

By Mercy Xiong, Staff Writer Celebrating its 13th year, Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Union Park this weekend. Each year, Pitchfork prides itself in bringing some of the best acts in the industry and the brightest emerging artists. The eclectic lineup features psychedelic rock band Tame Impala, hip-hop legend Lauryn Hill and indie folk band Fleet Foxes as headliners.  With over 40 different acts to … Continue reading Pitchfork Preview: Our top five non-headlining acts to catch at Pitchfork Music Festival

Jesse McCartney brings childhood dreams to life at Shannon Hall

By Bailey Owens, Staff Writer Take yourself back to the year 2004, when pop-prince Jesse McCartney shook the hearts of girls all over the world. Now a certified gold record, “Beautiful Soul” topped charts across nations. It was this same song that Jesse played for an eclectic crowd as we ended the night in the nostalgia for the era of Disney stars who ruled the … Continue reading Jesse McCartney brings childhood dreams to life at Shannon Hall

Gallery: Flint Eastwood takes control of the Majestic

By Geordon Wollner, Contributing Writer When we saw Flint Eastwood (a.k.a. Jax Anderson) open for Pvris back in February at The Rave / Eagles Club in Milwaukee, we knew immediately we had witnessed something special. If her braided pigtails and booming voice weren’t enough to get you going, her brazen dance moves and contagious smile made for a stage presence that exuded confidence and an unmatched, … Continue reading Gallery: Flint Eastwood takes control of the Majestic

Gallery: Phoebe Bridgers ushers in spring with warm performance at High Noon Saloon

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor Spring is synonymous with new life: trees budding, flowers blooming and the end of a months-long-hibernation for all life. The weather-induced hibernation that we all partake in as humans in Wisconsin comes with a need to expel the pent-up misery that the cold often brings. Music is often an aid in letting go of our emotions. Last Thursday, Phoebe Bridgers … Continue reading Gallery: Phoebe Bridgers ushers in spring with warm performance at High Noon Saloon