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.

Saturday Pitchfork Tickets Are SOLD OUT

Passes for Saturday of Pitchfork Music Festival have officially sold out! St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Neutral Milk Hotel, and many others are scheduled to perform. Friday passes are still available and will feature Beck, Giorgio Moroder, Sharon Van Etten, and more. The Union Park festival is quickly approaching on July 18th – 20th so make sure […]


Artists To Discover At Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 [Playlist]

This July will mark the ninth-annual Pitchfork Music Festival, held in Union Park.  If you haven’t been to the festival before, this three-day event showcases new and emerging music from a wide variety of genres.  If you joined us at last year’s festival, you were witness to some great acts, including Foxygen, Yo La Tengo, […]


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 Beck, Kendrick Lamar, and Neutral Milk Hotel, with support from Pitchfork Veterans like Grimes, tUnE-yArdDs, Sharon Van Etten, and as […]


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 Music Connect With XRT On Facebook & Twitter


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 development and starting work on the new album. Download FREE Music Connect With XRT On Facebook & Twitter


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. Download FREE Music Connect With XRT On Facebook & Twitter


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 up in song craft, instrumentation and pop hooks. Cronin recently played two shows at The Empty Bottle that had those […]


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 of my favorite festival experiences have come from this three-day holiday in the sun at Union Park, from getting to […]


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 the three days at the festival ended with rain during a headliner’s set. -NBA basketball jerseys are still being worn […]


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 year. Besides the obvious focus on music, there’s some great style that goes into your festival planning, too. Having […]


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