So I've been in a concert rut since just before I went on my trip, meaning this blog has been pretty dry of concert reviews as of late. It's making me sort of antsy, actually. But fear not, fair readers, because after Pitchfork next weekend, the music calendar heats back up again with shows from Mirah, the Decemberists in Grant Park, the Besnard Lakes/Handsome Furs (marking my first show at Schubas in over a year!)and the Wicker Park Fest w/ Man Man and the Thermals. Reviews and photos to come. Huzzah!
Speaking of Pitchfork, I'm sort of annoyed that actual bands are playing in the tent this year instead of just DJs; it means that I'll have to make choices between acts that I didn't have to in previous years, something I always appreciated about Pitchfork over festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza. I'll think about it over the next few days and post my choices later next week.