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Pitchfork celebrates 15th anniversary with festival kickoff

Ohmme performs at Pitchfork’s kickoff event as the festival prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary. “Pitchfork is really run by Chicagoans,” said Spencer Tweedy, musician.

Paul Gordon, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2020

Draped festival banners, archival merch and memories of past summers defined Pitchfork Festival’s 15th year anniversary kickoff. The festival hosted two free kickoff concerts after the festival lineup was announced on Feb. 19. The 19th hosted The Cool Kids, DJ Spinn and Kaina and the 20th headline...

Recap: Pitchfork Music Festival Day 2

Photo by Xavier Ortega

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

July 21, 2019

The second day of Pitchfork Music Festival on July 20 started out feeling hotter than the first day, but once the temperatures cooled with some cloud coverage, it almost seemed like a gift from the festival gods. That fantasy quickly diminished when festival officials announced at around 6 p.m. that...

Past, present and future of pop at Pitchfork Music Festival

Past, present and future of pop at Pitchfork Music Festival

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

July 15, 2019

This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival marks its 14th year at Union Park, where alternative, jazz, R&B, experimental and pop music styles have collided for hot, sticky and exciting weekends. Many acts will grace the stages in the Near West Side this weekend, but three of them stick out as perfect...

Ne-Hi, Joey Purp and Solange: highlights from Pitchfork Music Festival day 3

<center><i> Tennessee native Isaiah Rashad began rapping professionally when he was in the tenth grade and performed at Pitchfork's final day on Sunday.</center></i>

Matt Koske

July 18, 2017

And we’re back for Sunday at Pitchfork 2017. As the cloudy morning loomed over into the afternoon, the shining sun peaked out just in time for the day’s festivities. Many Pitchfork festival-goers’ wrists featured three different colored 21+ wristbands as they ready for the final day in Union Par...

Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Quest and more: highlights from days 1 and 2 of Pitchfork Music Festival

<center><i>Saturday's headliner, A Tribe Called Quest, formed in 1985 and has been an American hip-hop favorite ever since. (Josh Leff / The DePaulia)</center></i>

Matt Koske

July 17, 2017

Pitchfork opened its gates and welcomed crowds of people for its 12th year Friday at Union Park. Over the dozen years, Pitchfork has catered to their regulars by offering reasonable prices – compared to other bigger festivals around the Chicago land area like Lollapalooza or Riot Fest – all whil...

The best of this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival

The best of this year's Pitchfork Music Festival

Marty O'Connell

February 28, 2016

Pitchfork Music Festival is back in Chicago for it’s 11th year from July 15 through 17, and after the announcement of Pitchfork’s lineup last week, we’ve come up with the best acts for you to see all three days. Read More »...

Pitchfork Music Festival announces 2016 lineup

Pitchfork Music Festival announces 2016 lineup

Kirsten Onsgard

February 19, 2016

Brian Wilson, Beach House, Broken Social Scene and FKA Twigs will perform at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. The event will take place July 15-17 in Union Park on Chicago's near West Side.  Read More »...

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015: Sunday

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015: Sunday

Kirsten Onsgard and Erin Yarnall

July 20, 2015

It was muddy, hot and exhausting, but even still, Pitchfork officially had the coolest 10th birthday party of all time. With incredible performances all weekend long and an evacuation, this year marked a weekend that will stand out for a long time. In a festival that is known for their diverse range...

You’re here for who? Bands to check out at Chicago music festivals

You're here for who? Bands to check out at Chicago music festivals

Kevin Quin

July 15, 2015

We did the homework so you don't have to. Check back for the scoop on bands you can't miss at Pitchfork, Lollapalooza, North Coast and Riot Fest this year. Read More »...

Pitchfork Music Festival: Sunday recap

Kirsten Onsgard

July 21, 2014

While Mutual Benefit’s sweet indie folk was a soft ease into the afternoon, my exhaustion-induced headache wasn’t having it; and judging by the mix of beers and iced coffee in tote among early attendees, most were a bit worn. I grabbed an iced coffee myself and hunkered in at the Green Stage in...

Pitchfork Music Festival: Saturday recap

Kirsten Onsgard

July 20, 2014

Saturday’s lineup of legends of mosh-worthy favorites made it by far my most anticipated day of the weekend. Besides, I had not gotten sunburned despite forgetting rule number one of music festivals, and a splash of iced coffee left me walking into Union Park shortly before 1 p.m. stoked to see a group...

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