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The Pitchfork Music Festival Experience

This year did not disappoint. Pitchfork Music Festival weekend is always one of my favorite weekends of the summer. With an extended Friday schedule and stellar lineup, this was certainly the biggest, and may have […]


Marty Lennartz’s Pitchfork Music Festival Blog – Day 3

The final day of a three day rock festival is always a swirl of feelings, both emotional and physical. The excitement and anticipation of Day One that evolved into the grind of experiencing as much […]


Diary: The Ladies of Pitchfork

The Pitchfork programmers are evil masterminds who plotted to not only take all my money for potstickers*, but hired hot babes to steal my heart. I may sound melodramatic, but if Bethany Cosentino of [lastfm]Best […]


Pitchfork Festival Blog – Day 2

It was a scorcher! I spent most of my Saturday at Pitchfork under the XRT tent, soaking in some sounds from behind the Aluminum Stage and working with Marty while he interviewed many of the […]


Free Energy Backstage at the Pitchfork Music Festival

After an explosive early set of feel-good tunes, lead singer Paul of [lastfm]Free Energy [/lastfm]sat down with XRT’s Jason Thomas. Jason showed off some if his vinyl selections from the festival record fair, surprised Paul […]


Pitchfork Music Festival Friday Recap

The Pitchfork Music festival go off, not only in fine fashion, but right on time. Now in it’s sixth year, it’s a well oiled machine. As the clock struck 3p, Sharon Van Etten stepped to […]


Sharon Van Etten Backstage at Pitchfork

Festival first-timer, [lastfm]Sharon Van Etten[/lastfm] hails from Brooklyn and was the first performer to take the stage at Pitchfork 2010. Marty first discovered this singer-songwriter earlier this year at Schubas in Chicago and was knocked […]


Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene talks with Marty Lennartz

Just after the gates opened for day one of the festival, Pitchfork vet and leader of [lastfm]Broken Social Scene[/lastfm], Kevin Drew came by our backstage compound to talk with XRT’s Marty Lennartz. Hear what Kevin […]


Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Rest of Line-Up

It may have flown under your radar, but The Pitchfork Music Festival has rounded out the rest of the talent line-up for this year’s fest July16-18 at Union Park. Joining already announced headliners [lastfm]Modest Mouse[/lastfm], […]