The A.V. Club climbs out of the sultry mudpit that was Pitchfork Fest 2018

Chicago’s weather this weekend felt like a hug from a very large, sweaty man, with rain looming over nearly every set at Pitchfork Fest; and when the sun made a rare appearance, it was brutal. Fortunately, it didn’t stop anyone from taking the stage: Acts big and small blew us away this weekend, from hometown hero…

Chaka Khan’s first track in 10 years shows she’s still got it

What Are You Listening To? is a weekly run-down of what A.V. Club staffers are streaming. This week, we’re looking at tracks by artists we’re excited to see at the Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend. Listen to these songs and more on our Spotify playlist, updated weekly with new stuff.

Elton John, Chaka Khan among artists paying tribute to George Michael

There’s been no real respite in 2016’s outpouring of grief, as fans of George Michael mourn the international pop star’s death, which was reportedly caused by heart failure. The late hitmaker’s musical influences and contemporaries are also paying tribute, along with his more illustrious followers. Andrew Ridgeley…