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July 15-17, Union Park, Chicago, IL // Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, FKA twigs, Savages, Blood Orange, Kamasi Washington, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jeremih, Julia Holter, Shamir, The Range, Anderson .Paak + more! // http://pitchforkmusicfestival.com
- •FRIDAYBeach House // Broken Social Scene // Carly Rae Jepsen // Girl Band // Julia Holter // Mick Jenkins // Moses Sumney // The Range // Shamir // Twin Peaks // Whitney
- •SATURDAYAnderson .Paak // BJ the Chicago Kid // Blood Orange // Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds // Car Seat Headrest // Circuit des Yeux // Digable Planets // Holly Herndon // Jenny Hval // Kevin Morby // Martin Courtney // Oneman // Royal Headache // Savages // Sufjan Stevens // Super Furry Animals
- •SUNDAYEmpress Of // FKA Twigs // Holy Ghost // The Hotelier // Jeremih // JLIN // Kamasi Washington // LUH. // Miguel // Nao // Neon Indian // Oneohtrix Point Never // Porches // RP Boo // Sun Ra Arkestra // Thundercat // Woods
Rihanna gets higher, Kevin Gates has two phones (and tracks) and Bey wants you in formation. (latest first)For complete BNT list: http://p4k.co/Y5dUs
- •Beyoncé: "Formation""Beyoncé is a black woman artist making black art for black women." -Britt Julious http://p4k.co/Y5gcF
- •Kevin Gates: "2 Phones""It’s not his first hit, but '2 Phones' feels like Gates’ biggest for all the right reasons." -Jay Balfour http://p4k.co/Y5g0T
- •Kevin Gates: "Jam" [ft. Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign, and Jamie Foxx]"[Gates] writes about sex with the same unsettled specificity he gives to murder scenes and trap houses, to the point where we all learn a bit too much about his tongue strategies." -Paul A. Thompson http://p4k.co/Y5fDm
On January 11, we lost a legend. Pitchfork pays tribute to the late David Bowie. (last updated January 15, 3:25pm) This list is now down. For more news on David Bowie click: http://p4k.co/WXBFT
- •Album Review: Blackstar - Best New Music"David Bowie has died many deaths yet he is still with us." by Ryan Dombal http://p4k.co/WXC26
- •Feature: Afterword: David Bowie"David Bowie is not simply the prettiest star—he’s a constellation." by Stuart Berman Photo by Jimmy King http://p4k.co/WXHur
- •The Pitch: In Memory of My Great Gay Saint, David Bowie"If gayness were a church, I’d say we make Bowie one of its anointed saints." by Alex Frank http://p4k.co/WXGan
A look back at the music we loved this year. Read our full list here: http://p4k.co/VYlZy
- 10.Kamasi Washington: The Epicoriginal review: http://p4k.co/VYobR original rating: 8.6 Released: May 2015
- 9.Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sitoriginal review: http://p4k.co/VYoEu original rating: 8.6 Released: March 2015
- 8.Miguel: Wildheartoriginal review: http://p4k.co/VYoLR original rating: 8.9 Released: June 2015
R&B monologues have been a fixture of soul music since its inception, but they were especially impassioned in the 70s, with singers pouring out their emotions over heartbreaks and setbacks. These are some of our favorites. Playlist: http://p4k.co/VIivp
- •Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes: "Be For Real"
- •Shirley Brown: "Woman to Woman"
- •Eddie Kendricks: "Each Day I Cry a Little"
2016’s Grammy nominations stand more of a chance than usual of breaking tradition. What could possibly go wrong? Well… http://p4k.co/VGwdZ
- •STANDBY FOR A MANUFACTURED WAR BETWEEN TAYLOR AND KENDRICKKendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift lead the nominations with 11 and 7 nods respectively, the former the most Grammy nods a rapper has gotten in one night; they compete in Album and Song of the Year.
- •SNUBS ARE A LIE"Closely related to the tradition of complaining about the Grammys is the tradition of complaining about Grammy snubs."
- •THE GRAMMYS CONTINUE TO NOT GET DANCE MUSICHere you'll find "a quick recap of the heyday of EDM, as told by the Grammys."
There're a lot. (4:49pm)
- •President Obama Says Kendrick Lamar's "How Much a Dollar Cost" Was His Favorite Song of 2015Meanwhile, the First Lady went for "Uptown Funk". http://p4k.co/VGsT9
- •Mac DeMarco Announces Tour, Launches Fan Club With His Mom and ManagerFan Club members can receive rings, messages from DeMarco and his mother Agnes, zines, and more. http://p4k.co/VGt15
- •The Weeknd Sued Over "The Hills"Lawsuit alleges the song illegally samples 2013 film The Machine. http://p4k.co/VGt7s
Five reviews a day keeps the... well probably not the doctor away but you get the idea. http://p4k.co/VF6QC
There's a Migos reunion and Sigur Rós produced a dog movie. (4:55pm)
- •Wavves and Best Coast Announce Joint TourIt's called "Summer Is Forever II" and Cherry Glazerr will open. http://p4k.co/VDv3T
- •Pusha T, The-Dream Collaborate on "M.F.T.R."According to Push's interview with Lowe, 'King Push' will drop in April 2016 but before that is 'Darkest Before Dawn' out next week. http://p4k.co/VDvpV
- •Swervedriver's Adam Franklin Says He Was Involved in Altercation With Pete DohertyFranklin says he "decked" Doherty after Doherty "took a swing at me and missed" in Hong Kong last month. http://p4k.co/VDvzq