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[RECAP + PHOTOS] Pitchfork Music Festival 2K19

ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA KOELLNER Written by Amanda Koellner Would it be a music festival in Chicago without sweltering heat and/or torrential downpour? Of course not, and Pitchfork 2K19 sweetly offered up both, leaving many—particularly on Saturday—wondering: sweat, rain, or voluntary/desperate self-douse? Despite the less than ideal weather conditions (and wet hair), of course ample … Read more

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[PHOTOS] Bully at House of Vans in Brooklyn

ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA KOELLNER Bully recently performed at House of Vans in Brooklyn for Get on Board: A Celebration of Women’s Skateboarding Open Skate and Concert. Please enjoy these photos by Amanda Koellner, and go see Bully when they play in a city near you.

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Pitchfork Music Festival Kicks off in Chicago This Friday

Photo by Amanda Koellner Greetings from the Windy City! We’re wildly excited for Pitchfork Music Fest’s 12th birthday party this weekend, featuring the likes of LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange. The lineup is stacked as ever, so check out our preview playlist and be sure to come back for full photo gallery … Read more

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Eaux Claires Troix: Squish-Squash the Muck

ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA KOELLNER Eaux Claires Troix: Squish-Squash the Muck By Amanda Koellner “Should clouds scrub the sun from the sky, we are willing to weather the wetness, squish-squash the muck, and raise our cheeks to the drench knowing the raindrops will not go solid, that the only ice in sight floats clinkey-clink in … Read more

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[PHOTOS] Whitney at Thalia Hall in Chicago

ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA KOELLNER Chicago’s Whitney played Thalia Hall in December, and Speakers in Code photographer Amanda Koellner was on hand to capture the action. Whitney will be playing Delmar Hall in St. Louis on May 9th, and tickets are available now.

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[PHOTOS] Jim James at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago

ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA KOELLNER Jim James is at The Pageant TONIGHT in St. Louis (purchase tickets here), but over the weekend he thrilled a Chicago audience with songs from his current album, Eternally Even. Please enjoy these photos by Amanda Koellner.

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[PHOTOS] Foals at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago

ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA KOELLNER Foals performed last week — the day after the election — in Chicago at the Riviera Theatre, and during the show, offered this thought: ” “It was a bleak day, but this is going to make it better, if even just by 1%.” Please enjoy these photos by Amanda Koellner.

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[PHOTOS] Mick Jenkins at Thalia Hall in Chicago

ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA KOELLNER Mick Jenkins performed this past Thursday at Thalia Hall in Chicago, which was part of the Red Bull Sounds Select Tour. “Spread Love” is his new single; you can listen here. Please enjoy these photos by Amanda Koellner.      

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[PHOTOS] Blood Orange at The Vic Theatre in Chicago

ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA KOELLNER  We love us some Dev Hynes. Of course, you probably know him as Blood Orange, the dude who released Freetown Sound earlier this year, one of our favorites from 2016. If you haven’t listened to that one yet, maybe fire it up while you enjoy these photos by Amanda Koellner.

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LouFest Concludes in St. Louis

JOHN HENRY | PHOTO BY LOUIS KWOK We’re always sad when it ends, but here’s to another wonderful LouFest! Please enjoy these photos by Louis Kwok, Rachel Waters, and Amanda Koellner. PHOTOS BELOW BY LOUIS KWOK PHOTOS BELOW BY RACHEL WATERS PHOTOS BELOW BY AMANDA KOELLNER

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Eaux Claires: In the Neighborhood

Words by Amanda Koellner “I guess you could say I’m one of the neighbors,” said local author Michael Perry from the Eaux Claires main stage moments before Bon Iver premiered 22, A Million in Justin Vernon’s tranquil hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He continued, “From the moment of inception, this festival has been built on … Read more

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Pitchfork Music Festival: Recap + Photos

ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA KOELLNER Photos and Words by Amanda Koellner Pitchfork Music Festival turned 11 this year and decided to gift Chicagoans with a Union Park party marked by some of the best weather the weekend’s seen in years, an onslaught of incredible local acts (shouts to Twin Peaks, Whitney, Homme, et. all), and … Read more