Your Loss if You Missed Mitski at The Sylvee

Photos by Morgan Winston By: Mercy Xiong, Social Media Director  When you follow an artist long enough, there will come a time where you see them evolve as a performer. Fresh off the release for her critically-acclaimed fifth studio album Be the Cowboy, Mitski Miyawaki, mononymously known as Mitski, definitely did that. If you caught her on tour for Bury Me at Makeout Creek or … Continue reading Your Loss if You Missed Mitski at The Sylvee

Best of 2018

By EMMIE Staff When crafting our Best of 2018 lists, it was hard to find some commonalities: everyone found different projects to be more entertaining, heart wrenching and/or spiritual than others. For purposes of open debate and open thought, this is the best possible outcome. More importantly though, this is indicative of the year that music presented to us; in short order, too much awesome music came … Continue reading Best of 2018

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

EMMIE’s Albums of the Year

By EMMIE Staff 2017 is quickly coming to a close. While there wasn’t much to celebrate, 2017 brought many fantastic projects. From lowkey artists rising to fame to well-established artists continuing to make waves, finding great music in 2017 was not much of a problem. In honor of this past year’s music, the staff of EMMIE picked the 14 best albums of 2017. 14. Freudian, Daniel Caesar … Continue reading EMMIE’s Albums of the Year