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.

Sufjan Stevens recruits St. Vincent, Chris Thile, Moses Sumney for his Oscars performance

Sufjan Stevens is apparently pulling out all the stops for his upcoming performance at this weekend’s Academy Awards; Variety reports that the gentle alt-rocker, who’s nominated for Best Song for Call Me By Your Name’s “Mystery Of Love,” has recruited a high-profile team of folk, rock, and soul stars to help him…

Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, and more albums to expect in September

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…

What’s your 2014 pop culture gift to the world?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…