Connor Burgess is a a professional freelance concert photographer and music critic/columnist based out of Chicago, Illinois. Outside of his career in music management, his freelance experience 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 Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, 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. Burgess is a graduate of DePauw University and still resides in Chicago.
The Big Takeover’s Pre-Coverage of Lollapalooza 2022 in Chicago, IL.
Photos and a quick excerpt from Day 3 of Lollapalooza.
Day 2 of Lollapalooza 2018
Pre-coverage for the 2018 installment of Lollapalooza.
A rundown of Chicago’s beginning to festival season – Spring Awakening 2018.
A conversation with frontman Nathan Willett on live shows, super fans, and a new generation of Cold War Kids.
A discussion with EDEN’s Jonathan Ng on touring, creating, and the ‘substance of music itself’.
Images from Day 1 of Snow Globe Music Festival.
Photos and words of Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2017.
Photos and a few words from the final day of Pitchfork 2017.
Photos from Saturday of Pitchfork 2017.
Photos from Friday of Pitchfork Music Festival 2017.
Photos from July 4th at Summerfest, in Milwaukee.
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.