Pitchfork Festival :: Cherry Glazerr, Mitski, Angel Olsen & Jamila Woods

Do you like crowds? I've never been a fan - both from a lack of patience & a distaste for getting stuck somewhere. While it definitely fills up at the end of the day, Pitchfork Festival is super navigable and laid back. Sure you can push up front, dip into the festival crowd - but thanks to A+ sound and the layout of Union Park you can pick your adventure & hang back if you choose. 

Besides the size, the lineup's solid every year (we're talking bucket list artists) and there typically aren't many conflicts. Plus I'm a sucker for a smaller (relatively speaking) festival set up in a metropolitan area. Being able to hit up an art museum or grade-A grub before music starts? 100% up my alley. 

This was my third year going - and first taking photos. We had four artists playing: Cherry Glazerr, Mitski, Angel Olsen & Jamila Woods. Some of my favorite photos from the weekend are below! 

A Show Roundup :: Japanese Breakfast & Slowdive | Alex Cameron & Whitney

May always feels like the start to summer - especially when it comes to the level of busyness. This year it's already been quite the ride. Between tagging along with The Cowboys  and work I feel like I've been going nonstop. In the span of little over a week I saw Japanese Breakfast perform with Slowdive in Chicago at The Vic Theatre, and Alex Cameron play with Whitney here in Bloomington at The Bluebird. Not to mention, Slowdive put out their first record in 22 years + Japanese Breakfast just announced her next one

Here's a (hopefully enjoyable) photo dump from the past couple of weeks. Hope you enjoy!

First Day of Spring :: Chicago Weekender

This winter has been somewhat inscrutable, hopping back and forth between unseasonably high temps and out-of-nowhere snow storms. So the arrival of spring, while pleasant usually, is incredibly satisfying this year. Hopefully we've made it out of the woods and into warmer climes. 

Before heading to Chicago last weekend I realized that it was my first trip out of town since the New Year. Needless to say, I was due for a trip. For Christmas my boyfriend gave me a pair of tickets to see Vince Staples in Chicago, feeling cooped up we decided to make a weekend of it. 

We ate plenty of good food, saw a lot of different neighborhoods, finally visited Garfield Park Conservatory. Luckily the temps made their switch before our arrival too. All in all a delightful trip & great way to start the new season.