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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 the third day of this year’s Pitchfork Festival started like that, with the great Waxahatchee playing a warm, pretty set that never quite achieved liftoff. (It wasn’t their fault. It’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2015 - 10:42 am

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Saturday

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2015 - 3:57 pm

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 the whole thing. Watch some clips of the band playing the new material live for the first time below. More »

By: Peter Helman / July 18, 2015 - 5:00 pm

5 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Friday

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2015 - 3:03 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 don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home. There’s some good acts playing: Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, and Chance The Rapper are headlining (though the latter isn’t streaming), and Chvrches,… More »

By: 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 will serve as the headliners for each of the three days. The rest of the lineup consists of some pretty big-name acts, including Future Islands, Chvrches, the New Pornographers, Ru… More »

By: 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: Neutral Milk Hotel, James Blake, Darkside, Caribou, Kurt Vile, Sun Kil Moon, Panda Bear, Cloud Nothings, Liars, Mutual Benefit, Perfect Pussy, METZ, Forest Swords, Jesu, Iceage, Clipping., Thee Oh Sees,… More »

By: 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 that year’s most anticipated. I don’t expect a new album anytime soon, and I don’t know what to expect of a Deafheaven new album, period, but I’m definitely encouraged by… More »

By: 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 capture some behind-the-scenes portraits of artists around the festival. Above you’ll find photos of DIIV, Deafheaven, Giorgio Moroder, and more. More »

By: 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 festival will span three nights, Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20, and be held at Chicago’s Union Park. The headliners for the three respective nights are Beck, Neutral Milk… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 14, 2014 - 1:44 pm

The 10 Best Things At Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

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 »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 22, 2013 - 4:44 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 as headline sets from big names like Björk, Belle & Sebastian, and R. Kelly. Lady Gaga was there too (again!). We posted videos of Joanna Newsom debuting a new song and… More »

By: 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 a bit, smaller than the Red or Green stage, and is perfect for a band like Low. During their set yesterday, the band performed a cover of Rihanna’s “Stay,” telling… More »

By: 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 from the fan videos below, Newsom played some new songs. One (played on harp) is still untitled, while the others are the previously performed “Look And Despair” and “The Diver’sMore »

By: 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 a little while now. Here’s a clip of them playing the song from last year’s Pitchfork Festival, a clip that’s making the rounds in light of the new information. Watch… More »

By: 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 sets from festival closers Vampire Weekend and Beach House. Read the recap below and check out photos from Carmelo Espanola up top (Friday’s recap here, Saturday here). More »

By: 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, it’s next to impossible to really sew a singular thread through the weekend’s performances. Pitchfork Music Festival is much smaller — 45 bands in three days — so, it’s a… More »

By: 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 Dens, a set that eventually gave way to the raucous appearance of the ASAP Mob, all before dinner time. Once again, one of the country’s most manageable, well-paced festivals hit… More »

By: 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, and Hot Chip. And just as it always does, Pitchfork announced the rest of the lineup in a couple of installments, and now they’ve got the complete finished product posted. More »

By: 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 year, Pitchfork announces all the bands at the festival in a few different installments, so this isn’t the complete lineup, but here’s who the festival has lined up already: Vampire… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2012 - 12:21 pm
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