Matt & Kim and Passion Pit at the Koolhaus

On the surface, Passion Pit’s latest album, Gossamer, is an offering of catchy synthpop songs. Beyond that, though, it represents frontman Michael Angelakos’s ongoing struggle with bipolar disorder—evident through lyrics laden with sadness, guilt, and confusion. Though Angelakos’s disorder has resulted in multiple hospital visits, attempted suicide, and cancelled shows, it has not brought down… Read More »

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Sasquatch Music Festival 2011: Sasquatch Turns Ten with help from Robyn, Sleigh Bells, Wilco, and more. Here, our favourite moments from the big furry birthday weekend

The main stage of the Sasquatch Music Festival teeters on the edge of the gaping Columbia River Gorge in Washington State. Below, water winds through a red rock canyon, and up above, ten years of the best bands in the business have graced the Gorge, cheered on by fans dressed in vintage sundresses, animal hats,… Read More »

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From Gaga To Arcade Fire and Everything In Between, Lollapalooza Rocks Chicago

by Haley Cullingham Ah, Lollapalooza. Another incredible weekend of music, sightseeing, playing hipster bingo in Wicker Park, smoking joints in hotel room bathtubs, getting sunburnt, drinking Sweet Tea with contraband rum, and marching en masse  with singing crowds who surged through the late-night streets of Chicago. Below, our top acts of Perry Farrell’s annual fest,… Read More »

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