Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

July 14, 2017 - July 16, 2017
July 14, 2017 - July 16, 2017


The Pitchfork Music Festival is an annual summer music festival organized by Pitchfork Media and held in Union Park in Chicago, IL. The festival, which is normally held over three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in July, focuses primarily on artists and bands from alternative rock, rap & hip-hop, electronica, and dance music, although it has also included acts from hardcore punk, experimental/avant-garde rock and jazz in its lineups.

In addition to music, the Pitchfork Festival also includes food, beverages, art, and gig posters from local, regional, and national vendors. The Pitchfork Festival also hosts a record fair that is organized and managed by CHIRP Radio, a Chicago community radio station.

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PJ Harvey
Musician, singer-songwriter, composer, artist, writer, poet, actress
bornOctober 9, 1969
Solange Knowles
bornJune 24, 1986
Resides inUnited States
LCD Soundsystem
A Tribe Called Quest

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LCD Soundsystem is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002. The band is fronted by musician James Murphy, co-founder of DFA Records. They are currently signed to both DFA and Columbia Records.[6]

The band began by recording and releasing multiple singles from 2002 to 2004 leading up to their eponymous debut studio album, which was released in 2005. It garnered critical acclaim as well as a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Their single "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House", which has become the band's most successful single, also received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording.

In the following year, LCD Soundsystem recorded and released "45:33", a forty-six minute-long composition that was made as a "workout track" especially for Nike as part of their Nike+ Original Run series. In 2007, the band released their second studio album, Sound of Silver, to critical acclaim and another Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Three years later, LCD Soundsystem released their third studio album, This Is Happening, which became their first top-ten album in their home country of the United States.

In February 2011, a statement was posted on the band's website that announced its disbandment. It was to be made official following a large farewell concert at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2011. The farewell concert is chronicled in the documentary film Shut Up and Play the Hits and was also made available as a live album, titled The Long Goodbye, in April 2014.

After a series of rumors hinting at a possible band reunion, LCD Soundsystem released the single "Christmas Will Break Your Heart" in December 2015, making it their first single in five years. LCD Soundsystem later confirmed their reunion and announced an expanded tour, including appearances at several high-profile music festivals, as well as a new studio album, titled American Dream, which will be released in September 2017.


A Tribe Called Quest is an American hip-hop group formed in 1985[2] and originally composed of MC and main producer Q-Tip,[3] MC Phife Dawg and DJ and co-producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. A fourth member, MC Jarobi White, left the group in 1991 after the release of their debut album. He continued to contribute to the band sporadically before rejoining for their 2006 reunion. Along with De La Soul, the group was a central part of the Native Tongues, and enjoyed the most commercial success out of all the groups to emerge from that collective. The group released six albums between 1990 and 2016. The band broke up in 1998 after releasing their fifth album. In 2006, the group reunited and toured the United States. In 2016, they released their sixth album, which was still incomplete when Phife Dawg died suddenly in March 2016, and was completed by the other members after his death.[4]

The group is regarded as a pioneer of alternative hip-hop music, having helped to pave the way for many innovative artists.[5] John Bush of AllMusic called them "the most intelligent, artistic rap group during the 1990s."[6] The Source gave the group's debut album a rating of five 'mics,' the first time the magazine gave out this rating.[7][8] In 2005, A Tribe Called Quest received a Special Achievement Award at the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta.[9] In 2007, the group was formally honored at the 4th VH1 Hip-Hop Honors.

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Twenty-three stunning portraits of black women at Pitchfork 2017
  –  July 17, 2017
Chicago-based photographer Zakkiyyah Najeebah went to this year's Pitchfork Music Festival to document the black women in attendance for the Reader. It's hard to say definitively, but we can't help but think that the increased visibility of black women ...
Photos: An Empowering Solange & Hometown Heroes Won Pitchfork Day 3
  –  July 17, 2017
The final day of the 2017 edition of Pitchfork Music Festival was marked by one tragic let-down that led to one magical opportunity: the last-minute cancellation of The Avalanches followed by the news that Chicago soul singer and poet Jamila Woods would be ...
Pitchfork Music Festival 2017: A Tribe Called Quest, LCD Soundsystem, Solange & More
  –  July 17, 2017
After 12 years of being everyone’s favourite little festival, the 2017 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago got underway under the grey sky of July. Arguably the biggest year ever for the festival, with Coachella worthy headliners LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe ...
Solange And A Tribe Called Quest Made Pitchfork A Festival To Remember
  –  July 17, 2017
Chicago is a city overrun by music festivals. Around June ... #P4Kfest⚡️⚡️ (📷: @MattLief) pic.twitter.com/MpmgoVGeox — Pitchfork Festival (@pitchforkfest) July 15, 2017
Livestream Pitchfork Music Festival 2017
  –  July 17, 2017
Pitchfork Music Festival goes down in Chicago this weekend, and they’re livestreaming a number of sets throughout the fest. While it doesn’t look like headliners LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange will be streaming, there are plenty of ...
Pitchfork Festival's Sunday Lineup Was a Chicago Party
  –  July 17, 2017
the 2017 Pitchfork Fest lineup only had five locals and they all played on Sunday. All five of these acts reflect critical moments in Chicago's recent music history and all of them killed it. Fresh off their rowdy Lincoln Hall festival aftershow set ...
Our 10 best moments from Pitchfork Music Festival 2017
  –  July 17, 2017
That’s a wrap of the 2017 edition of Pitchfork Music Festival. Surprise guests, glorious fashion, stellar performances from every genre and generation of music, unexpected dance parties and unexpected tears, Pitchfork once again put together a memorable ...
Photos from Pitchfork Music Festival 2017, Sunday
  –  July 17, 2017
Pitchfork’s editorial staff moved to New York years ago, but the publication has maintained a strong connection to Chicago—one that goes beyond the fact that the city still plays host to Pitchfork Music Festival. Behind the scenes, the annual three-day ...
Pitchfork Music Festival: LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest and Solange highlight a great weekend of music
  –  July 17, 2017
(Pitchfork returns to Union Park this weekend for three days of music including LCD Soundsystem ... The band ripped through their set mostly focused on their excellent 2017 record, Nothing Feels Natural, with a few old cuts scattered in.
Singer Jamila Woods seizes her moment at Pitchfork
  –  July 17, 2017
Chicago artist Jamila Woods, who was named one of the Top 5 Chicago artists to check for in 2017 by rolling out, brought her talents to the Pitchfork Music Festival. Originally, Jamila was set to perform on the blue stage, a stage reserved for artists who ...
Pitchfork Music Festival — Day 2 Recap
  –  July 16, 2017
Despite bigger audiences and longer lines than the previous day, cramped conditions failed to dampen the spirits of Pitchfork Music Festival’s nearly sold-out Saturday crowd. The first highlight of the day was Mitski, who played the Blue Stage at 4 p.m ...
Wendys : Wendy's Treats Pitchfork Music Festival Fans to a Re-Freshing Experience
  –  July 15, 2017
CHICAGO, July 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wendy's kept it fresh at the Pitchfork Music Festival all weekend. During the three-day music festival, thousands of attendees stopped by the Wendy's Re-Fresh Tent, including comedians and YouTube sensations Grace ...
The Top 20 Things My Dad Loved About Pitchfork Festival 2017
  –  July 15, 2017
My 62-year-old father, an attorney based in New Jersey, lives for Pitchfork Music Festival. Ever since we started going together in 2012-- he keenly and hilariously reacted to sets by A$AP Rocky and Grimes, I wrote down his words, turned them into a ...
7 Can't-Miss Artists At Pitchfork Music Festival This Weekend
  –  July 14, 2017
Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 is just around the corner, which means that tons of acts are gearing up to perform in Chicago July 14-16. From the incredible list of artists, here's who we're most excited to see including LCD Soundsystem, Dirty Projectors ...
Lyft Is Your Ride to Pitchfork Music Festival
  –  July 13, 2017
... and from the music festival are subject to an $1.00 event fee at all times during Pitchfork Music Festival (7/14/11-7/16/17). This fee shall start applying on 7/14/2017 and may be subject to change. For more information on other fees included on your ...
27 Pitchfork After-Parties for Festival Weekend
  –  July 13, 2017
Can’t make it to this year’s (nearly) sold-out Pitchfork Music Festival? Don’t fret. There are enough pre-parties, after-parties, and supplemental events to fill the weekend—and part of the week. From performances by festival bands to post-fest ...
Midday Fix: Chicago Hot Dog Scotch Egg, prepared by Top Chef Michael Voltaggio and details about Dewar’s at the Pitchfork Music Festival
  –  July 13, 2017
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. Once water boils, add eggs and cook for 6 minutes in the boiling water. After 6 minutes, remove eggs, plunge into ice water, until read to peel. - In a food processor, pulse panko. Set up a ...
2017 Pitchfork Festival Hits Chicago This Weekend: What to Expect
  –  July 13, 2017
Chicago is back at it again with the latest of its summer music festivals. This weekend, the independent Pitchfork music festival will be celebrating its 12th year running in Chicago’s Union Park from July 14-16. The fun doesn’t stop there: Pitchfork ...
Everything You Need to Know About Pitchfork Music Fest This Weekend
  –  July 13, 2017
Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 headliners will include LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, A Tribe Called Quest and Solange. [Shutterstock/ Zoe Rain/Whitney Middleton]
Riot Fest Staff Picks For Pitchfork Music Festival
  –  July 12, 2017
As our brethren at Pitchfork Music Festival begin their annual mid-July preparations at Union Park, the Riot Fest staff has been carefully looking at the Pitchfork lineup in anticipation of another great weekend in Chicago. And although the Riot Fest staff ...
10 essential sets at Pitchfork Music Festival 2017
  –  July 12, 2017
Though his fingerprints are across recent work by huge names like Kanye West, FKA Twigs and Björk, Arca’s solo music can prove a bit alienating upon first listen. The Venezuelan producer works with sounds as refreshingly unique as they are grotesque.
A C-U guide to Pitchfork 2017
  –  July 11, 2017
As the middle of July approaches, so does Pitchfork Music Festival. Pitchfork is one of the best music ... and parts of the Earth. 2017 won't be lacking in any comparison to previous years, it'll be just as weird, just as glorious, and just as musically ...
LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, Solange To Headline Pitchfork Music Festival
  –  July 10, 2017
Pitchfork Music Festival is set to return to Union Park for its 12th installment this weekend, from July 14-16th, 2017. As usual, the lineup is filled with eclectic artists both old and new, ranging across an array of genres. With such a well-curated ...
15 Essential Tracks to Listen to Before Pitchfork Music Festival
  –  July 8, 2017
On July 14th, Pitchfork Music Festival will return to Chicago’s Union Park with an impressive lineup of hip-hop, indie folk, and electronica. The festival is now in its 11th year and still boasting some of the most exciting acts of the year. Unlike ...
Preview: Pitchfork Music Festival 2017
  –  July 7, 2017
The Pitchfork Music Festival has been going strong since 2006 and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The annual July pilgrimage by thousands of music lovers to the beautiful city of Chicago has once again put together a strong line up. Obviously ...
The 5 Must-See Artists at This Year’s Pitchfork Music Festival 2017
  –  July 7, 2017
In a pickle about who to catch at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival? We got you. Other than the jaw dropping headliners of this year’s fest, numerous other artists are set to take on one of three stages in Chicago’s Union Park. Pitchfork tends to ...

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