St. Vincent, Beck (finally), Wu-Tang, and more albums to expect this October

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

Lollapalooza 2015: Scantily clad teens, evacuations, and Paul McCartney

It never rained on Lollapalooza, but that didn’t stop the fest’s organizers, C3, from both evacuating the whole fest Sunday afternoon under threat of thunderstorms and then, later that night, shutting down the festival’s closers 30 minutes early. That kind of rainy speculation put a damper on the annual event, which…

Pitchfork Music Fest 2015: Rain, Chance The Rapper, and a bunch of new Wilco

With torrential downpours and abrasive heat, this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival felt like more of an endurance event than a lackadaisical summer kickback. Still, with dozens of excellent bands, including Run The Jewels, Chance The Rapper, Wilco, and Sleater-Kinney turning in solid sets, there were still plenty of…