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Interview

Q&A: Mitski On Her Next Album & Making Sense Of Newfound Fame

Mitski Miyawaki responds to interview questions with the same thoughtful precision she brings to her songwriting. There is no flippancy in her answers, and they…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2017 - 11:08 am

Interview

Q&A: Priests On Playing Festivals And Why They’re Not Just A Political Band

It can't be easy for DIY punk bands to play on giant outdoor stages at music festivals -- especially if they've only played a few…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2017 - 4:53 pm

Interview

Q&A: Jeff Rosenstock On How Weird It Was To Be Playing The Pitchfork Festival

"Seventy-five hundred! Dollars! For us! To play! This festival!" That was Long Island pop-punk hero Jeff Rosenstock, from the stage, at this past weekend's Pitchfork…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2017 - 5:14 pm

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Interview

Q&A: Priests On Playing Festivals And Why They’re Not Just A Political Band

It can't be easy for DIY punk bands to play on giant outdoor stages at music festivals -- especially if they've only played a few…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2017 - 4:53 pm

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Joey Purp And Jamila Woods Show How Deep Chicago Rolls At Pitchfork Fest

"We still alive, Chicago?" Joey Purp came back to that refrain over and over again throughout his set Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival's Blue Stage.
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2017 - 12:35 pm

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Solange Closes Out Pitchfork Festival With A Dazzling, Moving Vision Of A Set

Only once during Solange's headlining set at the Pitchfork Music Festival last night did someone other than Solange speak into a microphone. This was toward…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2017 - 11:52 am

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Pinegrove Sends Pitchfork Fest Into An Emotional Frenzy

You don't often hear the crowd howling along with every lyric at a music festival. Perhaps that's expected for headliners like A Tribe Called Quest
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2017 - 11:12 am

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Angel Olsen Makes Her Grand Return To Chicago At Pitchfork Fest

Not so long ago Angel Olsen was a promising singer-songwriter out of Chicago. Times have changed. She's moved to Asheville, and her music has evolved…
Chris DeVille | July 16, 2017 - 12:52 pm

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A Tribe Called Quest Take Over Pitchfork Fest For Their First Show Without Phife Dawg

The best part of Michael Rapaport’s 2011 A Tribe Called Quest documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life wasn’t the inspiring story of the Queens rap greats…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2017 - 12:03 pm

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Festival Rap Kings Danny Brown And Vince Staples Hold Court At Pitchfork Fest

A funny thing happens when you become a critically acclaimed rapper bubbling just below the mainstream: You end up performing at seemingly every music festival…
Chris DeVille | July 15, 2017 - 1:16 pm

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At The Pitchfork Festival, LCD Soundsystem Transcend Through Déjà Vu

There’s the reunion show, and then there’s the déjà vu show. Seven years ago, LCD Soundsystem headlined the Pitchfork Music Festival, playing the same stage,…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2017 - 12:04 pm

Livestream Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

Pitchfork Music Festival goes down in Chicago this weekend, and they're livestreaming a number of sets throughout the fest. While it doesn't look like headliners…
James Rettig | July 14, 2017 - 2:33 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 Lineup

A few weeks back, we learned that LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange would be headlining Pitchfork Music Festival 2017, and today they’ve…
James Rettig | March 10, 2017 - 11:40 am

LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, Solange Headlining 2017 Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork Music Festival's Chicago iteration revealed its 2017 headliners today in a lengthy Facebook Live event that involved Chicago artist Shelby Rodeffer painting a mural…
Chris DeVille | February 27, 2017 - 11:28 am

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Pitchfork 2016 Was Our Great Antisocial Music Festival

Backstage, a golf cart pulls a small flatbed trailer. On that trailer sits a big, soft chair. There’s a printed-out piece of paper taped to…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2016 - 11:46 am

14 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

Pitchfork Music Festival went down in Chicago over the weekend, bringing an assortment of acts from across the musical spectrum to Union Park. The festival's…
Tom Breihan & Chris DeVille | July 18, 2016 - 3:14 pm
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