Pitchfork Music Festival, namesake of the infamous online magazine, took place in union park from friday, july 19th to sunday, july 21st.
By Emily Muller
Amidst record high temperatures, Pitchfork Music Festival worked to maintain the safety (and sanity) of its guests with copious amounts of free water and cooling vans - a ploy that, for the first time ever, had me thrilled to be sitting on a CTA cooling bus for hours on end. There was something poetic about sweltering heat coinciding with an event designed to bring together the Windy City's eclectic music scene, as if it gave Pitchfork an outlet to make all of the Chicago nuances I have grown up with seem infinitely more charming. For a weekend, I practically survived off of Intelligentsia cold-brew and copious amounts of Connie's Pizza, all to a soundtrack of Mavis Staples and Whitney tunes.
Looking back, here are six acts that made the Pitchfork 2019 experience spectacular:
The 5 year community of Danger Collective Records
By: Mica Kendall; Photographed by: Kayla Fernandez & MicaKendall
Photo by: Kayla Fernandez
For five years, independent record label Danger Collective Records, has curated a plethora of artists that represent some of the most talented songwriters and musicians in the DIY LA punk scene. Promoting bands such as Surf Curse and Slow Hollows, Danger Collective Records, has from the ground up built a platform for promoting up and coming acts within the California scene but also more importantly created a music community represented at their 5 Year Anniversary Show at the Bootleg Theatre on June 28th.