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Tierra Whack Can’t Be Pinned Down

Tierra Whack was never boring. Even within the abbreviated context of a festival set, most musicians cannot make that claim -- many of her fellow…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2018 - 12:57 pm

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Pitchfork Music Festival: The Gratification And Frustration Of Lauryn Hill

There was a clock. You had to be looking at the stage from just the right angle to see it, but it was there. On…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2018 - 11:36 am

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Pitchfork Music Festival: Japanese Breakfast Were Surprisingly Joyful, Unsurprisingly Great

Joy was pervasive Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival. Maybe that's odd considering the national mood lately has been characterized by hostility, despair, and righteous fury…
Chris DeVille | July 23, 2018 - 10:50 am

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Pitchfork Music Festival: The Gratification And Frustration Of Lauryn Hill

There was a clock. You had to be looking at the stage from just the right angle to see it, but it was there. On…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2018 - 11:36 am

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Pitchfork Music Festival: Blood Orange Plays Negro Swan Songs To A Hero’s Welcome

Freetown Sound was a legend-confirming album. Dev Hynes' 2016 album as Blood Orange proved that his 2013 breakout Cupid Deluxe was no fluke. Nor was…
Chris DeVille | July 22, 2018 - 2:18 pm

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Pitchfork Music Festival: Kelela Is The Future

2018 was the year that Pitchfork quietly became a leftfield R&B festival. It's not just that; there will always be room for plenty of indie…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2018 - 1:10 pm

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Pitchfork Music Festival: Julien Baker’s Radical Vulnerability Gets A Dose Of Rock-Star Swagger

At this point in her career, Julien Baker is too popular to be playing the smallest stage at Pitchfork Music Festival. But the smallest stage…
Chris DeVille | July 21, 2018 - 1:04 pm

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Pitchfork Music Festival: Tame Impala & Courtney Barnett’s Aussie Rock Explosion

A snatch of conversation I heard outside the Pitchfork Music Festival on Friday afternoon: "Oh, I did ketamine yesterday." "Ooh! How…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2018 - 10:23 am

Pitchfork Music Festival 2018 Lineup

For the past decade-plus, the Pitchfork Music Festival has been bringing generally very well-curated weekend-long parties to Chicago's Union Park. As festival go, it's on…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2018 - 10:13 am

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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

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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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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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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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