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Pitchfork Music Festival

Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 1:00p
Union Park Chicago, IL

Three days each summer in Chicago’s Union Park, the internationally recognized Pitchfork Music Festival presents over 40 bands, highlighting the best in new and emerging music. Since 2006, this independently run festival has consistently proven to be one of the most welcoming, comfortable, reasonably priced, and rewarding weekends of music around.

Hosting 50,000 attendees of all ages from 45 states and 26 countries, the festival offers a wide array of activities beyond the music. With 50 individual
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Performers at this Event
Björk
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The diminutive Icelandic pop star Björk is best known for her work with The Sugarcubes and her enormously successful solo career. Despite her foray into acting with Lars von Trier's musical tragedy Dancer in the Dark, that's exactly how she would like it....
Yo La Tengo
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One of indie rock's most respected bands, with a dreamy melodicism influenced by the Velvet Underground. ~ Rovi
The Breeders
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Kim Deal's post-Pixies off-kilter, edgy indie rock band scored critical raves and a surprise pop hit with "Cannonball." ~ Rovi
Swans
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The voice of Swans frontman and founder Michael Gira is one of stentorian command. Even during the lightest moments of his three-decade career, Gira's bellow has been deep, dark, and direct, both an apt vehicle for his raw lines about spiritual tumult and human filth and a compelling accompaniment to Swans' stylized roil....
Wire
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One of the first wave of punk groups during the late 1970s, Wire was neither nihilistic in the Sex Pistols tradition nor political like the Clash. With its brief, caustic songs, Wire was closest to the Buzzcocks' brand of poppy punk, but its art-school leanings took the band into more challenging and experimental territory....
Low
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Formed in Duluth, MN, in 1993, Low were perhaps the slowest of the so-called "slowcore" bands -- delicate, austere, and hypnotic, the trio's music rarely rose above a whisper, divining its dramatic tension in the unsettling open spaces created by the absence of sound....
R. Kelly
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Was inspired to pursue a career in singing by his high school music teacher. Made his recording debut with 1992's Born into the '90s, released under the name R. Kelly and Public Announcement....
Solange
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Solange Knowles, the younger sister of Beyoncé Knowles, studied dance and theater as a child and made her singing debut at age five at an amusement park. As her father managed her sister's emerging R&B group, Destiny's Child, she often appeared as an opening act and began writing songs....
Savages
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Little is known about this mid-'60s group, which has variously been reported to be from Bermuda or to be a group of Americans who were based in Bermuda when their sole LP, Live 'n Wild, was recorded....
Belle & Sebastian
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A band that takes its name from a French children's television series about a boy and his dog would almost have to be precious, and to be certain, Belle & Sebastian are precious. But precious can be a damning word, and Belle & Sebastian don't have the negative qualities that the word connotes -- they are private but not insular, pretty but not wimpy; they make gorgeous, delicate melodies sound full-bodied....
El-P
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El-P, aka El Producto, is one of hip-hop's most obstinate and adventurous pioneers, combining a lo-fi old-school aesthetic with a progressive rock musician's inclination to push boundaries....
Killer Mike
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Fierce, gravel-voiced MC from Atlanta who got his start guesting with OutKast. ~ Rovi
Rap, Pop
Glass Candy
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This no wave threesome from Portland, OR, is fronted by the strange and exquisite waif Ida No, whose crazy caterwauls recall the frantic singing of the Swans' Jarboe, David Bowie, and the shifty rhythms of James Chance....
Joanna Newsom
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An accomplished harp player with a beguiling, childlike voice, and a key figure in the 2000s indie folk scene. ~ Rovi
Woods
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Underground psychedelic folk-rockers who alternate between pastoral songcraft and otherworldly strangeness. ~ Rovi
Trash Talk
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Trash Talk is an American hardcore punk band hailing from Sacramento, California, formed in 2005. Trash Talk combines modern hardcore and thrash with the aggression of its descendents, creating a sound that is at once exciting, unrelenting and entirely fresh....
Chairlift
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Chairlift have dubbed their sound "25th century folktronica," which adequately describes their mixture of warm, basic melodies and future-sounds. Aaron Pfenning and Caroline Polachek formed the band at the University of Colorado with the single intention of making music to soundtrack amusement park haunted houses....
Lil B
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Equally inspired by Prince and 2Pac, Lil B is an eccentric, ambitious rapper who came up with the Bay Area's the Pack, a group that had a hit with the sneaker-loving track "Vans." After the group released its 2007 album, Based Boys, Lil B began to explore other opportunities by first partnering with fellow Pack member Young L for SS Mixtape, Vol....
Toro y Moi
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Chaz Bundick started making bedroom recordings under the name Toro y Moi in his native Columbia, South Carolina in 2001. Drawing from a wide-ranging array of influences (Animal Collective, Daft Punk, and J Dilla among them), Bundick had a couple albums' worth of material ready for release eight years later....
Rustie
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Associated with Warp Records, among other labels, Rustie is an acclaimed dubstep producer from the United Kingdom whose style draws from hip-hop and electro. Born Russell Whyte and hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, he initially garnered acclaim in 2007 with Jagz the Smack, a limited-edition five-track EP on Stuff Records....
White Lung
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White Lung are a four-piece indie rock group from Vancouver, B.C. Influenced by riot grrrl, post-punk, and hardcore punk, singer Mish Way, drummer Anne Marie Vassiliou, bassist Grady MacIntosh, and guitarist Kenny McCorkell formed the band in 2006, and the Local Garbage 7" was released in 2007....
Foxygen
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Foxygen is the bi-coastal songwriting duo of Sam France (vocals,Olympia,Wash., 22 years old) and Jonathan Rado (guitar/keyboards, NYC, 22). They are the raw, de-Wes Andersonization of The Rolling Stones, Kinks, Velvets,Bowie, etc....
Tnght
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Producers and LuckyMe affiliates Hudson Mohawke (Glasgow, Scotland) and Lunice (Quebec, Canada) teamed together in 2012 to form TNGHT. The duo made its live debut that March at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas; a London, England gig followed three months later....
Ryan Hemsworth
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Ryan Hemsworth is a young producer from Canada with a remarkably productive output in the past two years and a totally unique approach to hip hop and R&B production. With an early background as a singer and guitarist, he quickly weaned off rock into hip hop and more software oriented music, diving whole-heartedly into drum loops and samples....
Location & Nearby Info
Union Park
1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
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Reviews & Comments
USER REVIEWS
Feb 29, 2008 - Zombie Chow on R. Kelly
Wut?

So let me get this straight...

Man makes a 30 hour Rap Opera that repeats the same 3 notes for thirty hours or whatever and babbles mindlessly telling the story of a man trapped in the closet?

Trapped in a closet eh?
Hmmm....

And he likes to piss on 12 year old Girls...

PLEASE explain to me how this idiot ever became famous?

Jul 19, 2007 - eiodland on Björk
My feeble words can't describe her...

Simply put, she is one of the most creative, talented, and passionate musicians today. Being a musician myself, she has been an incredible influence and inspiration to me. Her unique and somewhat experimental music draws from a very wide variety of sources, and is often extremely clever and fascinating.

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Jun 04, 2007 - pobrien on Björk
Um.... yeah....

Couple catchy tunes but for the most part, her unusual style doesn't suit my taste.

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