ALL PHOTOS BY JOSEPH MIKOS Riptide Music Festival was a blast in 2019 with artists such as Jimmy Eat World, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Barns Courtney,Heather LaRose, The 1975, Judah and the Lion, The Revivalists,ilversun Pickups, K.Flay, and Shaed all delivering blistering sets. Please enjoy these photos by Joseph Mikos and check out Riptide next year!
ALL PHOTOS BY CHRIS LAY Farm Aid 2019 landed in at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin last weekend, and we had photographer Chris Lay there to capture all the action. Farm Aid has always been festival dear to our hearts at Speakers in Code; the benefit show started in 1985 in Champaign, Illinois, striving … Read more
ALL PHOTOS BY JOSEPH MIKOS Lollapalooza is alive and well. The four-day festival in Chicago returned on 2019 with artists from Lil Wayne to Bishop Briggs, and Speakers in Code photographer Joseph Mikos was on hand to capture the action. This was our seventh year covering Lollapalooza, and we hope to return. 2020 dates have … Read more
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
ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN I was tired. And I was already a day late. Make that a day in a half, thanks to road construction and a lovely detour through winding Kentucky back roads. Part of America I wouldn’t otherwise see, Clark W. Griswold would have said. But I wasn’t headed to Walley World; … Read more
All photos by Agatha Donkar Land Words and photos by Agatha Donkar Lund Better Oblivion Community Center – the joint project of Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers – released its debut self-titled record to a lot of fanfare back in January, and for me, that fanfare has held up. The combined songwriting of Oberst and Bridgers, … Read more
ALL PHOTOS BY JOSEPH MIKOS Today, we are excited to bring you the latest installment of Joseph Mikos’ “Beach House Sessions” featuring Nashville-based band Wildeyes. There are six videos in all, showcasing songs from Wildeyes’ 2018 album Beauty & Sadness. Please enjoy the videos here or below, and visit Wildeyes on Facebook or Instagram.
David Byrne at the 2018 Austin City Limits Music Festival | Photo by Jason Gonulsen Written by Elisa Regulski Despite its proximity to the Lone Star State, Austin is not Texas. Culturally, this city sits over the rainbow. Splashes of color fill street corners and locals have a song for anything. Austinites have proven that … Read more
ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN But I got smarter I got harder in the nick of time Perhaps writing this is all therapy for me, I really don’t know. Enjoying music in 2018 — specifically new music — has become a challenge. Your “best albums” list is going to be different from mine, I get … Read more
PHOTO BY ADAM SCHICKER Written by Jason Gonulsen They could have turned in — turned in for the night, a Monday night — but they turned out. I’m not talking about the band. I’m talking about the 40,000 who waited out a two-hour weather delay in the steamy halls of a baseball stadium that first … Read more
All photos by Jason Gonulsen Meet me in the place of no goodbye I’ll be there, you can’t miss me It’s 2018, and Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius have been busy. They’ve already played 12 shows in New Zealand and Australia with Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters, part of the Us + Them tour, … Read more
ALL PHOTOS BY JOE O’TOOLE Words and photos by Joe O’Toole On an abnormally brisk evening in Phoenix, Mike Gordon (Phish) brought his talented and diverse band to the Crescent Ballroom in support of his 2017 solo release OGOGO. This 550-person capacity venue quickly filled to the brim with eager fans as Mike’s band took … Read more