Connor Burgess is a a professional concert photographer and music critic/columnist based out of Chicago, Illinois. His career began by reviewing punk and independent bands from the pacific northwest for labels like SubPop Records, and has done extensive reviews and interviews to promote both larger acts as well as small-name groups. Burgess’s portfolio features artists such as Chance the Rapper, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Sufjan Stevens and more, and interviews with groups such as Cold War Kids, Steve Gunn, Twin Peaks, The Orwells, and Syd Arthur. His coverage routinely includes Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, Mamby on the Beach and Summerfest as well as shows in and outside of the midwestern United States. He currently attends DePauw University, and when not at home, can be found at either a show or record store in Chicago or abroad.
Photos and a quick recap of Sunday of Bonnaroo 2017.
Photos and a recap of Saturday of Bonnaroo 2017.
Photos and coverage from Friday of Bonnaroo 2017.
Recap and photos from the 2017 Indianapolis 500 Snake Pit.
Pre-Coverage for Indianapolis’s “Gateway to Summer” – Snake Pit.
A review of Cold War Kids sixth studio album, L.A. Divine.
A review of Natalie Cressman’s self released EP, “The Traces EP”.
I had the opportunity to chat with Syd Arthur’s Liam Magill a while back. Check out some Q&A!
Photos from Andrew Bird’s final Gezelligheid show at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, IL.
Photos of M83’s show at The Riviera on the 20th, check it out!
Photos from Saturday’s Riot Festival and Carnival in Douglas Park.
Photos from the 4th and final day of Lollapalooza 2016.
Photos from Day 3 of Lollapalooza 2016.
Photos from Day 2 of Lollapalooza
Photos from Thursday (Day 1) of Lollapalooza 2016.
Some shots from the first Lollapalooza aftershow, featuring Yeasayer with Day Wave, at Concord Music Hall.
I attended Wicker Park Fest this past Saturday, have a glance at some photos.
Some thoughts and photos of the final day of Pitchfork 2016.
A recap and photographs of Saturday at Pitchfork Music Festival, in Union Park, Chicago.
A recap (and some photos), of the opening day of Pitchfork Music Festival, in Union Park, Chicago.
A quick note on this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, and some hints as to what to expect.
I attended (if ever briefly) The Taste of Chicago. Read and (see) all about it.
A small recollection and some photographs from my one day at Summerfest Music Festival. Check it out.
I attended Sunday of Chicago’s “Mamby on the Beach” at Oakwood Beach. Read some reviews, and see some photos!
Read (and see) all about Givers and Lower Dens performing at Pritzker Pavilion this past Thursday.
Mamby on the Beach returns to Chicago’s Oakwood Beach this July 2nd and 3rd. Read a quick preview, get info on sets, afterparties, tickets, and a map here!
I sat down with funk duo The Floozies at Bonnaroo earlier this June. Read all about what they had to say.
I chatted with Steve Gunn, virtuosic guitarist and former member of Kurt Vile and the Violators. Read all about what he had to say.
I recount on my Bonnaroo experience, and attempt to tie it all in to one cohesive experience. Stay tuned for photos!
Bonnaroo Day 3- Sun, Rain, and Pearl Jam.
A quick recap of Day 2 at Bonnaroo Music Festival
Bonnaroo Day 2 (Press Conference)
I recap my first day at Bonnaroo 2016- read all about it here.
I got to chat with Chicago garage-punk band, Twin Peaks. Read what they had to say.
A 9 hour car ride begins my journey to Manchester, Tennessee, where I will cover Bonnaroo 2016.
Aesop Rock delivers a masterful show at The Metro, proving that at the age of 40, the most lyrical artist in hip-hop still has it.
Rogue Wave and Hey Marseilles deliver masterful sets at Thalia Hall, setting off a great series of summer shows in Chicago.
Palehound delivered a fantastic set at The Beat Kitchen on May 20th, one that lends great credence to the band’s future success.
Frightened Rabbit triumphantly returns with their 5th studio album, and it’s a subtle step in a new direction.
The closer of Frightened Rabbit’s 5th studio album, “Painting of a Panic Attack”, the song offers a profound view inside what looks to be a powerful new installment.