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Top 10 Performances of Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

posted by Oscar July 20, 2016

Pitchfork Music Festival took place over the weekend and it was another fine edition of the annual fest. We saw all the dope sets on our checklist, and then we added some more to round out the whole experience. Needless to say, all three days played out like one big highlight reel, with performance after performance more than delivering on our expectations! Lowkey, you’ll find that the majority of these were on that original must-see list, but I take that more as a testament to how good we pick ’em 😉.

So check below to find out our picks for the dopest sets of #p4kfest 2016. Continue Reading


We can’t stop talking about Chance the Rapper’s Pitchfork performance.

posted by JuicyJackie July 22, 2015





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When Pitchfork tickets first went on sale I wasn’t really sold on getting them. Well honestly, I had no cash, I just paid my rent. I wasn’t really bothered about it either. As Pitchfork got closer and closer and more talk about it got around, I was actually pretty mad I didn’t cop tickets. I kept saying to myself “It’s cool there’s only a few people on the lineup I want to see anyway & I’ve already seen Vic and Chance multiple times.” As many times as I’ve seen both acts I knew I wanted to see them both again and that I had to go. Vic performed Saturday night and I didn’t get to see it. I did attend his Pitchfork after party at the Virgin Hotels. The security at Virgin was really strict, which is completely understandable but it was hard to even get into the show. It was still a pretty great after party at a very nice establishment. So since I already missed Saturday.. I ultimately assumed I wouldn’t be at Pitchfork Sunday for Chance’s performance.

Well sometimes, social media isn’t so bad, I saw a tweet that said “Anybody want to come to Pitchfork?” I jumped right on it. At 6:30 I got in my car and headed over. I got pretty lucky to score a VIP pass so last minute. Chance didn’t go on till 8:30 so I mingled and filled up on free beer. There was even CHANCE THE RAPPER BEER!! (It was delicious, by the way.) It seemed like everyone in Chicago was there to see Chance close out the green stage. I saw so many people decked out in Chance gear. I decided it was time to settle for a spot and get ready for the show. Continue Reading

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Pitchfork Music Festival Live Stream Schedule feat. Wilco, Vic Mensa, Sleater-Kinney

posted by Oscar July 16, 2015

Pitchfork Fest 2015

The 2015 edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival is sold out and will kick off tomorrow here in Chicago with another fine collection of the biggest and best names in the industry and plenty of artists that we can’t wait to see. But if you’re not part of the lucky few that will be attending the fest at Union Park, don’t you worry because today we get the schedule of the sets that Pitchfork.tv will be live streaming all weekend on Pitchfork.com.

Some of the notable acts on the schedule are Wilco, Chvrches, Mac DeMarco, iLoveMakonnen, Vic Mensa, Sleater-Kinney, Future Islands, and Run The Jewels. Also on the list are Vince Staples, Courtney Barnett, and Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, among others.

Hit the jump to find the full live stream schedule and while you’re there, check out Pitchfork.tv’sa documentary chronicling the festival’s 10-year history, “Pitchfork Music Festival X.” Continue Reading

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Pitchfork Festival Full 2014 Lineup [Update]

posted by Oscar March 20, 2014

Pitchfork 2014

The latest music festival to announce their lineup is Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival. Held July 18-20 at Union Park, the three fest headliners are Beck, the recently reunited Neutral Milk Hotel and Kendrick Lamar. Some of the other notable acts to make up the list are Giorgio Moroder, Death Grips, Pusha T and Grimes. See the initial list above and be on the lookout for the rest of the artists when they’re announced in the coming months.

UPDATE (3/20/14)

So the initial list was impressive enough to get people riled up for the festival with the names mentioned in the paragraph above, today we get the official lineup for P4K 2014 and it delivers plenty more for fans to get excited about. Added to the list are St. Vincent, Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Cloud Nothings, Perfect Pussy, Dum Dum Girls and Twin Peaks.

Tickets for the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival are on sale now. Three-day passes are available for $130 and single day passes are $60. Get your three-day passes ASAP because they do sell out quickly.

See the daily breakdown below. Continue Reading

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Events: Pitchfork Festival Lineup Includes M.I.A., Lil B, Solange, Wire, Low, Savages, Yo La Tengo

posted by Oscar March 26, 2013

(Photo: Pitchfork.com)

While Lollapalooza was busy getting its 3-day passes sold out within hours of their release, the other big Chicago summer music festival, Pitchfork Music Festival, has unveiled this year’s full lineup. Continue Reading

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Video: Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built” (Bonus Commentary)

posted by Oscar December 14, 2012

Japandroids, one of the most exciting rock bands around and SPIN’s Band of the Year, give a detailed commentary on their “House That Heaven Built” video for Pitchfork.tv.

The greatest revelation seen here is the band admitting to drawing inspiration from Guns N’ Roses and their video for “Paradise City” for the visuals for their own . See the full clip above.

See the official videos for “Heaven” and “Paradise City” after the jump. Continue Reading