This February, a miniature version of Pitchfork Music Festival is coming to the Art Institute. A new 3-day festival called Midwinter will be taking place at the Art Institute of Chicago from February 15-17, featuring 30+ live acts including Deerhunter, Joey Purp, Zola Jesus, Slowdive, Kasami Washington, Panda Bear, Tortoise, Mount Eerie, Oneohtrix Point Never, Perfume Genius, Haley Fohr, Weyes Blood, Hiss Golden Messenger, Grouper, and Mykki Blanco. Performances will be held amongst the museum’s collection at venues through the space, with select performances including original music inspired by museum art. The event will also include soundscape compositions, a pre-event dinner and a live broadcast from Pitchfork Radio. Tickets are now available for $50 and up.
Tomorrow Never Knows, taking place January 16-20 at several venues across Chicago, has announced its 2019 lineup. Popping up in the middle of the frozen Chicago winter every year since 2005, the annual festival of up-and-coming independent acts will take place at Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Metro, Smart Bar, Hideout and, new this year, Sleeping Village. Musical acts include CAVE, S. Carey, Varsity, Sarah Shook, Charly Bliss, and MNDSGN, with comedy acts including Neil Hamburger, Helltrap Nightmare, and Kate Berlant. 5-day passes cost $100, with single-show tickets also available. Visit the TNK Fest website for additional information.