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Music News: Kendrick Lamar gives fan a life-changing gift, Judd Apatow’s doc on Avett Brothers to screen in

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An Interview with Colin Stetson, saxophonist extraordinaire

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Pitchfork 2017: “Are You Doing Okay?”

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Before this year, I had never been to Pitchfork Festival. I would call myself an avid concert goer. I had seen a decent amount of the 2017 lineup including Vince Staples, Cherry Glazerr, and Danny Brown at other shows. I had gone to Eaux Claires a couple of years. But I had never been to Pitchfork Festival.

The organization Pitchfork has deemed itself “The Most Trusted Voice in Music.” That is a tall order, to be the most trusted voice in music, but Pitchfork has stood the test of time, expanding, growing, and influencing people’s opinions about music- for better or worse- since 1995. It seems as though everyone who has an interest in music has an opinion about Pitchfork. A lot of people love Pitchfork. They agree with their opinions, they trust their staff writers. I lot of people also hate Pitchfork. They don’t want to read a lengthy article that they perceive as pretentious and don’t want to be told they’re wrong for liking a song simply because it makes them dance.

From both people who like Pitchfork and from people who don’t, it’s pretty common to hear some joking about Pitchfork being produced by and for “millennial hipsters.” There’s a whole slew of go-to jokes about this categorization of people- they’re pretentious, they’re needy and talk too much about their feelings, and they’re too dang politically correct. It’s easy to go along with the assumption that these were going to be the vibes of Pitchfork, but I went in with an open mind to see what Pitchfork Festival 2017 was really all about.

To start, I checked the lineup, which was absolutely stacked. The headliners alone were LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange. A 2000s electronic band, a 90s rap group, and a contemporary R&B artist who received the Pitchfork album of the year, all performing together at one festival. The rest of lineup was just as diverse, from punk artist Jeff Rosenstock to the funkalicious George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. These were good signs.

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A chat with Pinegrove

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Pinegrove (Evan Stephens Hall, front center)

What: Pinegrove
Where: The Back Room @ Colectivo
When: Friday, October 20 7PM Doors/8PM Show
Tickets: pabsttheater.org/event/pinegrove2017/

Pinegrove is going to be coming to Milwaukee with a performance at The Back Room at Colectivo on Friday, October 20.

We had the chance to chat with singer Evan Stephens Hall at Pitchfork Festival in the media tent and asked about his first show, singing in the shower, karaoke, and more.

Get to know Pinegrove a little better before they come to Milwaukee!

Read the interview with Pinegrove below:



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Music News: The Replacements will release their first-ever live album, recorded in 1986

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Music News: Ed Sheeran to star in musical episode of The Simpsons, more

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LCD Soundsystem adds dates to 2017 tour

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Music News: Breeders announce tour including show with Arcade Fire

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Music News: R.I.P. Fresh Kid Ice; Radiohead signature guitar

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Radiohead hid this quirky easter egg in 20th anniversary OK Computer box set

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It’s been 20 years since the original release of Radiohead’s “OK Computer.” Like a lot of anniversary releases, you can splurge on an elaborate box set with remastered versions with bonus tracks.

On this $130 box set, titled “OKNOTOK” you can find newly remastered versions of the original twelve track album, three unreleased tracks and eight B-sides across three 180 gram black 12″ vinyl records. Also included is a hardcover book with “more than 30 artworks” and full lyrics, a 104-page notebook from Thom Yorke’s library, a 48-page sketchbook containing “preparatory work” and a C90 cassette mix tape.

According to a report from Gizmodo, that classic C90 tape has a special easter egg hidden inside of it. If you have an 80’s ZX Spectrum computer you could run it and see for yourself. Or just watch the video below, thanks to YouTube!

Watch the computer program hidden in the anniversary edition of OK Computer below:


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