Connor Burgess is a host, critic, and Assistant Music Director for 91.5 WGRE, and does freelance work for SubPop Records, conducting interviews and doing reviews for bands of all genres. He started out reviewing punk and independent bands from the pacific northwest, and has done extensive reviews and interviews for the label to promote small-name groups. His coverage and promotion of bands caught the eye of Trouble in Mind Records, where he served as a PR and Press Associate for the label, doing tour and press work for both Doug Tuttle and Klaus Johann Grobe. Involved in music from an early age, as well as being both classically trained in both cello and piano, he enjoys covering live shows and festivals, and does a live concert series for his university. He currently attends DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and lives just outside of Chicago. When not at home or school, he can be found at a number of venues or record shops in Chicago, or out with friends or family.
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.