Colin S. Smith

Colin S. Smith

Colin Smith thinks that Chicago right now is the place to be for music. He works for Illinois Humanities, is a freelance writer, and plays psychedelic-pop songs with his band.

Preview: Of Montreal at the Metro

Robotic voices, arena rock guitar lines, and keyboard bleeps à la Beck’s Midnite Vultures: this is Of Montreal’s 14th album release in a nutshell. On Innocence Reaches, Kevin Barnes returned to the high-sugar diet of electronically led dance music and, more importantly, he…

Pitchfork: Sunday in Review

  The sun god answered our prayers on Sunday. Union Park was cooler than Saturday and sunnier than Friday, and it stormed long after Oneohtrix Point Never ended his set. While the previous days offered plenty of indie rock and…

Pitchfork: Saturday in Review

  Saturday at the Pitchfork Music Festival felt like a different place from Friday. Unlike the previous  cloudy and slightly rainy day, the sun warmed Union Park and the crowd seemed to have doubled overnight. No more easy wandering around…

Pitchfork: Friday in Review

  This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival features a rich lineup of new up-and-comers, maturing indie rockers and songwriters, and a few reunions. Unlike many previous years, this weekend is off to a breezy and cool start. Writers Colin Smith and Julian Ramirez are scouting…

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