Tag Archives: Pitchfork Music Fest

In Defense Of #fests

I’ve seen a lot of criticism of big music festivals lately. Some of it is valid: the radius clauses imposed by organizers can clearly hurt local venues and the local music scene. And I can’t think of a single band I’ve seen outside that wouldn’t have been better inside a dark club or theater. That … Continue reading In Defense Of #fests

Notes from the Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork Music FestivalThe best-run music festival in America is a yearly congregation of college radio nerds, fashion victims, art students, burnouts, baristas, and meatheads in Chicago’s Union Park.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Photos

MuddyThe Pitchfork Music Fest was doused in rain this year. But that didn’t keep GLONO’s photographer from getting his feet muddy in order to get some good shots.

Pitchfork Fest 2007: Days 2-3

Forkfest beer tentWhen it’s mid-70s and breezy, you can wear jeans if you want, you can drink good beer, and you can work your way through a thick crowd occasionally bumping into a scantily clad young person without immediately being covered in stank.

Billboard saw Ghostface at Pitchfork

Billboard’s Charley Rogulewski has seen a ghost! According to the original version of his Pitchfork piece (Sonic Youth, GZA, Slint Kick Off Pitchfork Fest), posted July 14, 2007, 7:10 PM ET, GZA “was flanked by fellow Wu member Ghostface Killah for abbreviated versions of most of the album tracks.” Rogulewski even got a quote: “It … Continue reading Billboard saw Ghostface at Pitchfork