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There’s nothing quite as invigorating as a quick burst of chaos. Just as Saturday afternoon was getting going in Chicago, a quick but torrential downpour sent the entire mob of people at Union Park scrambling for cover. It let up just long enough for four really good Ex Hex songs, and then it came back… More »

If you’ll permit me to get self-indulgent here for a second, the Pitchfork Music Festival and I have some history. I was at the first one of these festivals, 10 years ago, when it was still called the Intonation Festival. I’d just started writing for Pitchfork then, and this was the first time I met… More »

This past weekend, Chicago’s Union Park played host to Pitchfork Music Festival. The two-and-a-half-day event was packed tight with performances from the indiesphere’s current marquee artists and its icons. But it wasn’t just music — there was also a large fair offering crafts, handmade wares, and records; a mini-festival of print posters (a lust item… More »

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6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Sunday

It can be easy to feel beaten-down and bedraggled on the third day of a three-day festival, especially if you’re not a teenager anymore. And…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2015 - 10:42 am

Watch Wilco Play Star Wars Songs Live For The First Time At Pitchfork Fest

Wilco just surprise-released their scruffy new album Star Wars on Thursday night, and yesterday, they began their headlining set at Pitchfork Fest by playing through
Peter Helman | July 18, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Livestream Pitchfork Music Festival 2015

Pitchfork Music Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the website’s hometown of Chicago this year, and they’re livestreaming most of the sets so you…
James Rettig | July 17, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 Lineup

Pitchfork has announced the lineup for its annual music festival in Chicago, which is now in its tenth year. Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, and Chance The Rapper…
James Rettig | February 13, 2015 - 10:24 am

Jabberwocky Festival Canceled Three Days Before Start

All Tomorrow's Parties, Pitchfork, and Primavera Sound were all set to present the inaugural Jabberwocky Festival this weekend in London, and the lineup looked stellar:…
Chris DeVille | August 12, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Watch Deafheaven Play New Song “From The Kettle Unto The Coil” At Pitchfork Music Festival

Deafheaven made my favorite album of 2013, and whenever they announce the release of a follow-up, that album will almost definitely top my list of…
Michael Nelson | July 30, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Artist Portraits From Pitchfork Festival 2014

This past weekend, Pitchfork Festival went down in Chicago, and it included a great deal of excellent acts. We sent our photographer Max Herman to…
Miles Bowe | July 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

Pitchfork Festival 2014 Lineup

Our pals at Pitchfork have just announced the lineup for their ninth annual Pitchfork Music Festival, and as you might expect, it's a doozy. The…
Michael Nelson | February 14, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Photos: Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

Pitchfork Music Festival returned to Chicago's Union Park over the weekend, hosting dozens of performances from up-and-coming indie, hip-hop, and electronic artists, as well a…
Stereogum | July 22, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Watch Low Cover Rihanna At Pitchfork Festival

If you've ever been to Pitchfork Festival you'll know that the Blue Stage is usually the best for seeing more intimate performances. It's tucked away…
Miles Bowe | July 21, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Watch Joanna Newsom Debut A New Song At Pitchfork Festival

Folks attending Pitchfork Festival this weekend (including Claire and Liz on our end) got a nice surprise from Joanna Newsom's set. As you can see…
Miles Bowe | July 20, 2013 - 4:16 pm

Watch Animal Collective Play “Today’s Supernatural” At P4K Fest ’11

Though they've just released "Today's Supernatural" as the first single to their upcoming Centipede Hz, Animal Collective have apparently been toting the song around for…
Corban Goble | August 1, 2012 - 9:51 am

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar & More

Sunday’s lineup at Pitchfork opened with the promise of two “secret” guest spots – one that happened, one that didn’t – and an extremely anticipated…
Corban Goble | July 16, 2012 - 12:12 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2012: Grimes, Danny Brown, Sleigh Bells & More

At ginormous festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, it's pretty tough to craft a narrative -- when there's something like 200 bands playing over a weekend,…
Corban Goble | July 15, 2012 - 2:06 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2012: Dirty Projectors, ASAP Rocky, Purity Ring & More

Friday's first day of Pitchfork Festival wasted no time getting into it, where many festival entrants walked in to the fully-wrought hypnotic swirl of Lower…
Corban Goble | July 14, 2012 - 1:19 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 Expanded Lineup Revealed

The Pitchfork Music Festival announced the first chunk of its lineup in February, and it featured names like Vampire Weekend, Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor,…
Tom Breihan | April 5, 2012 - 2:12 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 Lineup

Today, my former employers over at Pitchfork announced the initial lineup for this summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival, which comes to Chicago’s Union Park 7/13-15. Every…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2012 - 12:21 pm
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