Despite nearly a quarter century in the public eye, the singer/rapper/bassist/activist remains an elusive presence—but never less than mesmerizing.
(Pitchfork Music Festival)
Pitchfork is heavier than usual with elder-statesman acts this year, but British banshee Harvey is the clear standout.
The trippy, jangly psychedelia of the now venerable Aussie band seems more urgently relevant than ever.
July 3 and 4
(Martin Theatre, Ravinia Park)
Arguably the world’s premier interpreter of Bach lights up the park with her dynamic take on “Goldberg Variations.”
(Huntington Bank Pavilion)
Cult bands are rarer than they used to be; but the granddaddy of them all keeps sucking acolytes into its thriving sub-subculture.
July 14, 15 and 16