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Here’s All of Chicago’s Pitchfork 2013 Coverage

This is every review, band interview, and guide to the festival you should read.

Photo: Clayton Hauck

 

The Pitchfork festival is happening now finished. It was a lot to keep up with! Here’s everything Chicago published about the event all weekend and on into the next week.

 

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How To Survive Pitchfork

Some tips on what to bring, what to leave at home, how to listen in from outside the show, and where to park a pricey bike. 

 

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Here’s What Everyone Going To Pitchfork Needs To Know

This handy primer has the intel on the best after parties, food vendors, and advice on how to scalp a ticket.

 

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What To Wear To Pitchfork

The classic trends in Pitchforks past can predict how this year’s style will look.

 

Photo: Ray Whitehouse

Angel Olsen Pitchfork Review: A Powerful Singer on the Rise

The local girl with a strong set of pipes entranced a Friday afternoon audience.

 

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Daughn Gibson Pitchfork Review: The Festival’s Freak Flag Still Flies

The gothic cowboy’s short set proved that the increasingly popular festival can still put a weird performer on stage.

 

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Bjork Pitchfork Review: Stellar, But Too Short

Bjork “had to leave out the last 4 stompers” on Friday night as bad weather cut her off in the middle of a great show.

 

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Wire Pitchfork Review: A Legacy Band Playing Only New Stuff

The post-punk pioneers sounded great, but where were the songs that made Wire such an influential band?

 

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Joanna Newsom Pitchfork Review: A Small Sound On Stage

The harp player’s tense fingers and tired voice didn’t make a big impact on Friday.

 

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Parquet Courts Pitchfork Review: Loud, Fast, and Great

The Brooklyn-based rockers barely paused to catch a breath in this great, explosive set.  

 

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Solange Pitchfork Review: Really Fun, Really Good

The audience loved the younger Knowles’ sister’s show. The only person enjoying it more might have been the artist herself. 

 

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Savages Pitchfork Review: These Women Killed It

The London-based foursome brought a powerful, entrancing performance to a hot stage on Saturday afternoon.

 

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The Breeders Pitchfork Review: It’s Impossible To Not Like This

Playing a landmark 1990s album from start to finish—and having fun doing it—easily excuses a kind of sloppy set. 

 

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Savages Pitchfork Interview: Where the Explosive Energy Comes From

Two members of the British quartet talk about artistic inspiration and their time at Pitchfork in Chicago.

 

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Tree Pitchfork Review: A Big Introduction for a Rising Chicago Rapper

The 29-year-old emcee kicked off a day of stellar hip hop performances. 

 

Photo: Clayton Hauck

R. Kelly, Megalomaniac, Shows 10 Ways To Close Out Pitchfork in Style

A handy list of ways to make sure your rapt audience knows who they came to adore. Diamond mic? Check!

 

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Sky Ferreira Pitchfork Interview: The Lowdown on Her Long-Awaited Debut LP

The burgeoning music sensation on her Pitchfork set, her next moves, and what to expect from her debut full-length. 

 

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Lil B Pitchfork Review: A Strange Show That Just Worked

The rapper was charming enough to pull off his wacky solo performance of live hip-hop theatre. 

 

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M.I.A. Pitchfork Review: The Lady Loses It

The bass was loud, the scene was festive, and people were dancing. But M.I.A. herself was out of sync and irritated. 

 

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Run the Jewels Pitchfork Review: A Surprise Appearance and a Lasting Impression

Atlanta’s Killer Mike and Brooklyn’s El-P performed as Run the Jewels, the duo behind the year’s best rap album yet. 

 

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What People Wore at Pitchfork 2013

The stylish men and women of Pitchfork show us how to work it. 

 

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The Best and Worst of Pitchfork

A brief rundown of the festival’s fantastic highs and totally crappy lows. 

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