PREVIEW: Pitchfork Festival 2017

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If you’re an indie, r&b, soul or dance music fan or have a penchant for discovering new artists, Pitchfork Music Festival is the place for you. A Chicagoland festival with both new and old acts, we have the roundup of sets not to be missed. Check out who our picks to see are below and watch the livestream of the festival here.

LCD Soundsystem

This goes without saying, but the English headliner is one of the best producers of the new millennium. James Murphy, aka LCD Soundsystem, puts on a good show and is the headliner closing out Friday.

Danny Brown

The Detroit rapper is not only energetic, but a rapper who isn’t afraid of using electronic music to his advantage. Expect to dance at his set.

Angel Olsen

A hyped artist with grit and wit, Olsen has a uniquely deep yet sultry vocal range.

Mitski

Garage rock with an indie twist.

Cherry Glazerr

Like HAIM with more guitar breaks and songs about grilled cheese.

Jeff Rosenstock

Ex-Bomb The Music Industry! frontman goes all in with his hit records Worry. and We Still Cool?, a truly amazingly candid artist who has uptempo songs about anxiety and death.

Vagabon


Labeled an “indie-rock game changer,” her song “The Embers” is an anthemic, chill summer banger about being a small fish in the ocean.

Pinegrove

A Run For Cover Records favorite, the band are a perfect fit for Pitchfork mixing third wave emo with indie sensibility.

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