Shamir Is Completely Original

emilytreadgold #5, Features

In 2015, I covered Pitchfork Music Festival and I remember seeing Shamir on stage with this crazy energy that had the whole crowd under a spell. Shamir has kept that energy his whole career, always pushing boundaries and using captivating visuals unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. I can’t think of another artist quite like him. He’s completely fearless in …

New Music Sunday: June 28 2020

emilytreadgold #3, New 9 Tracks

MIREI’s gorgeous voice perfectly compliments this absolute classic Sade song, and the reason behind the release is just as beautiful. MIREI says, “We’re all facing hard times since the COVID-19 outbreak, and are continuing to fight the pandemic and search for a sense of normalcy in this current state. We can’t be together right now, or share our love directly, …

Pitchfork Festival 2015

emilytreadgold Festivals

Pitchfork Festival has been a must on my list for a while. The bands are more obscure the crowd is more…hmm…what’s the polite word… selective? Asides from the rain that had us temporarily stranded in the streets, the fest was a success. I ate a vegan corn dog and had a variety of hard ciders and I laughed when people thought it was hot outside. Chicago is full of wimps, just kidding, I couldn’t’ do winter here so we’ll call it even.