Firekid Interview at Lollapalooza 2016

Two polar opposites work together to create the firekid sound: acoustic bluegrass roots and a unique layer of chiptune beats made on a retro gameboy. Founder Dillon Hodges recognized that this unique sound called for a new beginning. Previously performing solo, he created firekid in the spring of 2015 and added Josh Kleppin and Heidi Feek. The…

Why I Bought a Sunday Lollapalooza Pass

As per usual, Lollapalooza tickets sold out faster than you could say “I want a Lollapalooza pass.” This year, Friday and Saturday one-day passes sold out in minutes while the other two days took longer to sell their tickets. It’s not surprising since Friday and Saturday have fantastic acts such as: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili…

WIUX Lollapalooza Picks

For its 25th anniversary, Lollapalooza added an extra day to make four days jam-packed with music. From little indie acts to big headliners, WIUX picked its top acts to see at this year’s festival and highlighted them in this Spotify playlist.

Forecastle 2016 Recap + Tips for Next Year

We did it! We made it through a weekend full of sun, music, fried chicken, and more. We saw people carrying around Hunter S. Thompson puppets, walking on stilts and wearing fish costumes, and we saw mermaids from Party Cove. It was a weekend to remember at Forecastle Festival 2016 in Louisville, KY. This year’s…

Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2016 Recap

  Three gorgeous days in the Windy City listening to groovy tunes and catching pokemon. Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2016 was everything it was hyped up to be and then some…The festival gods blessed us with perfect weather and flash-mobs. The days were spent with brass, even more jazz, cameo-performances, and unmissable covers.    …

What to expect at Pitchfork Chicago…

Whether you are a first-time Pitchfork goer or a routine raver, it is always a good idea to be prepared. Things to Pack: Water! Water in the city costs $2 – which is insane. Pitchfork allows you to bring in two sealed water bottles and trust me, you will need it. Sunscreen Skin Cancer isn’t…

This Weekend At Forecastle

First and foremost, let’s get something straight: it’s not LEWIS-VILLE, it’s not LOUIE-VILLE, it’s pronounced LOU-A-VULL, okay? Okay. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to why you’re really here, this weekend is Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, KY, home of the Kentucky Derby, birthplace of Muhammad Ali, and, legend has it,…

Forecastle 2016 Playlist

WIUX will be headed to Forecastle next week! To prepare for what is most definitely going to be a stellar weekend, we’ve curated a playlist chock full of artists from the Forecastle 2016 line-up. Be sure to check back in for coverage from Louisvile. And if after listening to this playlist, you decide you just gotta…

5 Artists to See at Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork Fest is almost here. You only have just over a week to wait until you get to stand in the heat, under-hydrated, with strangers invading your personal space, some of those strangers evidently not too keen on showering, some of them too drunk to realize they’re testing your olfactory system. Maybe this all sounds wonderful…