Pitchfork Music Festival

Relive the best sets from the weekend and go backstage for intimate conversations with the festival’s top artists live from Chicago’s Union Park.


2014 Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup Is Here!

Nothing says Winter’s almost over quite like a Summer Music Festival Announcement. Just a few minutes ago Pitchfork announced the line up for the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival, July 18-20 at Union Park. Headliners include [...]


Matthew Houck (photo: Nancy Bardawil)

Phosphorescent Backstage At The Pitchfork Music Festival [Listen]

Matthew Houck met up with me just minutes after his Pitchfork set to talk about the latest Phosphorescent album Muchacho and how a song changes from conception to performance in the afternoon sun. Download FREE [...]


Angel Olsen (photo: Nancy Bardawil)

Angel Olsen Backstage At The Pitchfork Music Festival [Listen]

Chicago artist Angel Olsen actually rode her bike to Pitchfork for her Friday afternoon set on The Blue Stage. She recently signed with Jagjaguwar for her next album. She talked with me about this new [...]


Daughn Gibson (photo: Nancy Bardawil)

Daughn Gibson Backstage At The Pitchfork Music Festival [Listen]

I caught up with Daughn Gibson after his opening day set at Pitchfork in the laptop melting heat to talk about his new album, Me Moan, driving trucks and listening to late night country radio. [...]


Mikal Cronin (photo: Nancy Bardawil)

Mikal Cronin Backstage At The Pitchfork Music Festival [Listen]

Mikal played at last year’s Pitchfork as a member of Ty Seagall’s band. He returns this year with his second solo album, MCII, an excellent collection of power pop songs that is a major step [...]


Waxahatchee rocking the blue stage at Pitchfork 2013. (photo Nancy Bardawil)

Pitchfork Music Festival: The Experience

For five years now, Pitchfork has been my Christmas in July. A weekend with 30 hours of music from artists fresh-faced and weather-worn, all curated by the tastemakers of independent music? Count me in. Some [...]


Waxahatchee rocking the blue stage at Pitchfork 2013. (photo Nancy Bardawil)

Things I Saw at Pitchfork 2013

-I don’t know what was done, who’s responsible, and at this point in time I have no leads, but somehow, someway in the past year or so, Chicago angered the music gods because each of [...]


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Festival Sole: Shoes for Dudes (and Ladies, Too!)

Lollapalooza and Pitchfork, two of Chicago’s largest music festivals are almost upon us. The preparations that go into both probably rival the Christmas holiday season, and this is one of the most exciting times of [...]



The Big Beat’s Can’t-Miss Bands At The Pitchfork Music Festival This Weekend

The Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Union Park this weekend with over 40 acts on three stages. Pitchfork prides itself on presenting emerging new artists, legendary and influential artists from modern rock’s past and the [...]


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Stick a Pitchfork In It

Starting Friday afternoon, Marty Lennartz will be on site in Union Park, taking in as many of the sounds and sights he can at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Follow Marty & Jason Thomas @93XRT on [...]