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Pitchfork Music Festival Thu Mar 20 2014

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Full Lineup


This afternoon, Pitchfork Music Festival announced its next wave of artists to round out this year's lineup, and it is looking quite stellar. A couple of the acts could actually have formed a solid headlining set themselves, and the lineup includes variety in musical genre, some Pitchfork Music Festival veterans, and a whole lot of awesome.

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks
Giorgio Moroder
Sun Kil Moon
Factory Floor
Death Grips
The Haxan Cloak
Sharon Van Etten
Isaiah Rashad
Hundred Waters

Neutral Milk Hotel
The Field
FKA Twigs
St. Vincent
Danny Brown
The Range
Pusha T
The Julie Ruin
Cloud Nothings
Mas Ysa
Wild Beasts
Circulatory System
Empress Of
Twin Peaks

Kendrick Lamar
Hudson Mohawke
DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn
Real Estate
Jon Hopkins
Schoolboy Q
Dum Dum Girls
Earl Sweatshirt
Majical Cloudz
Perfect Pussy
Speedy Ortiz
Mutual Benefit

Personally, as a huge Beck fan over the years, I'm excited to see the set that he brings to the table as a headliner, and to relive my early millennial nostalgia. The reunion sets continue with Neutral Milk Hotel on Saturday evening, for which I predict a giant crowd will amass, and the crowd will go wild during "Holland, 1945." Hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar played one of the most unreal sets I've seen in years at Lollapalooza 2013, so I'm excited to see what he'll do for Pitchfork.

As far as additions go, the hip hop caliber has been raised significantly with the addition of Schoolboy Q and Danny Brown, sure to bring fun and inventive sets to Union Park. Another Pitchfork veteran, Sharon Van Etten, will lull the crowd into a watchful reverence with her hypnotic and spiritual tunes. St. Vincent could stand alone as a headliner with the following she has amassed from her two full-length albums and collaboration with David Byrne. I'm also intrigued to hear the set from Perfect Pussy, who played a mere 14-minute show the last time they were in Chicago. Will the controversial appearances continue?

The fest is also featuring Pitchfork darlings Grimes and tUnE-yArDs, who will get us all to dance with their whimsical tunes and energized beats. I am truly excited for this fest this year, as it presents us with a well-rounded lineup of fledgling newcomers and respected veterans. In my opinion, there's not one day that's supremely stronger than the others, as I've felt was the case in years past. Each day presents us with a varied crop of talented musicians, and I'm excited to see the legendary music moments that the festival creates.

Pitchfork Music Festival will be in Union Park from July 18 through July 20, and tickets are on sale now. Three-day passes are selling for $130 and single day passes are $60.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Boxx Magazine
Brooklyn Vegan Chicago
Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
Chicago Reader Music
Chicagoist Arts & Events
Chicago Music Guide
Chicago Singles Club
Country Music Chicago
Cream Team
Dark Jive
The Deli Chicago
Jim DeRogatis
Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
The Hood Internet
Jaded in Chicago
Largehearted Boy
Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
Live Music Blog
Loud Loop Press
Oh My Rockness
Pop 'stache
Pop Matters
Resident Advisor
Sound Opinions
Sun-Times Music Blog
Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Windy City Rock


Abbey Pub
Andy's Jazz Club
Aragon Ballroom
Auditorium Theatre
Beat Kitchen
Bottom Lounge
Buddy Guy's Legends
The Burlington
California Clipper
Concord Music Hall
Congress Theater
Cubby Bear
Double Door
Elbo Room
Empty Bottle
Green Mill
The Hideout
Honky Tonk BBQ
House of Blues
Kingston Mines
Lincoln Hall
Logan Square Auditorium
Mayne Stage
The Mutiny
Old Town School of Folk Music
Park West
The Promontory
Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
The Riviera
Thalia Hall
The Shrine
Symphony Center
Tonic Room
Uncommon Ground
The Vic
The Whistler

  Labels, Promoters
  & Shops:

Alligator Records
Beverly Records
Bloodshot Records
Dave's Records
Delmark Records
Drag City
Dusty Groove
Flameshovel Records
Groove Distribution
He Who Corrupts
Jam Productions
Jazz Record Mart
Kranky Records
Laurie's Planet of Sound
Minty Fresh
Numero Group
mP Shows
Permanent Records
Reckless Records
Smog Veil Records
Southport & Northport Records
Thick Records
Thrill Jockey Records Touch & Go/Quarterstick Records
Victory Records

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