Pitchfork Music Festival Cranks Up Friday In Chicago

The three-day Pitchfork Music Festival is set to get underway on Friday, July 15, in Chicago's Union Park. Three-day passes have sold out, though a batch of Friday and Saturday tickets remain, while Sunday tickets are also officially sold out. Pitchfork has also announced a Parisian offshoot of the Pitchfork Music Festival, which will take place in October and host Bon Iver and some to-be-announced Justin Vernon-curated acts. (Bon Iver is not scheduled to appear at this weekend's event.) For the fifth year in a row, the festival will be webcast by Optimus, so if you aren't planning to attend, you can join the trend in armchair theater, living out the offline action from your digital domain. This year the festival has done one better on their online sister brand and has introduced an iPhone app for Pitchfork Music Festival. The app is free and is really nicely done. Meanwhile, over in radio blogland, over the last few months, veteran music scribe Jim DeRogatis has launched a full-scale investigative attack on the festival for its decision to book L.A. pyscho-rappers Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All.... Sign In to Keep Reading

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