• As the hippest among you already know, the Pygmalion Festival 2016 is already underway. An entire week of great music and wild hedonistic pleasure has already begun overtaking Champaign-Urbana. Beginning with last Sunday’s performances by local favorites brass band Church Booty and juggers (not to be confused with juggalos) Bones Jugs, and continuing with last night’s punk rock karaoke at the Accord (they did not allow Blink-182 covers). Already, the festival has had a ton of great performances, as well […]

  • With classes and Pygmalion just around the corner, it’s time for a retrospective look on Pitchfork Festival 2016 (and summer music festivals in general). It was a hot and humid summer in Chicago, and I’m a cold-blooded animal, aside from my need to use the regular application of live music to thermoregulate. The entire photo catalog from the weekend is available here, but you can check out our favorite photos from Pitchfork weekend taken by your friendly pizza staff photographer […]

  • In conclusion of my last post: Jay Som    If I can say I’m most impressed by a single singer from this night, it might be she. Jay Som is a 22 year old singer emerging from San Francisco on her first major circuit. She’s a bit wide eyed and still somewhat apologetic for her songwriting, a quality not unfamiliar to her downtrodden genre yet one that her traveling contemporaries have seemed to have graduated from, which could be a good thing […]

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  • I’d be lying if I said I was using my position at this radio station totally void of personal gain… Mitski, along with her notable openers Jay Som and Japanese Breakfast, has sold out the majority of her US shows months in advance on the coattails of her most recent release, “Puberty 2,” and the only way I was able to get a spot at this show was much the same way our photographer and veteran Pizza authority, Mr. McKittrick, […]

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