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Pitchfork Music Festival Thu Mar 20 2014
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
Sun Kil Moon
The Haxan Cloak
Sharon Van Etten
Neutral Milk Hotel
The Julie Ruin
DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn
Dum Dum Girls
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.