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Checkout the musical acts this year at The Pitchfork Music Festival!

Every summer for the past 11 years Union Park gets transformed into a musical oasis.  For three days The Pitchfork Music Festival takes over the park bringing some of the most popular bands in alternative, indie, rap, electronica, and dance music.  Since 2006 this festival has been independently ran by the online music journal Pitchfork who have ensured that each year ticket prices are kept at a minimum.  Whether you're looking for three days full of music in the park, a single day of catching your favorite acts, or even checking out an after party show Pitchfork has something to offer to everyone. 


The highlight of the festival is of course the music and this year Pitchfork sure didn't disappoint with their headlining acts.  Friday features the indie jams of mega group Broken Social Scene, the atmospheric soundings of Beach House, and the dance-pop of Shamir.  You're not going to want to miss Saturday for the ever popular and venerable Brian Wilson will be performing Pet Sounds, along with the folk-imbued, melancholy tunes of Sufjan Stevens, and the fragmented electronic textures of Holly Herndon.  Sunday is complete with the psychic musings of FKA Twigs, the dense electronics of Oneohtrix Point Never, and the political demands of LUH.


There are also plenty of artists who offer sets after the last band has ended.  Check out these great after party shows to keep the party going late into the night.  Friday the 15th features Whitney playing at Empty Bottle, and Jenny Hval at Constellation.  Check out Car Seat Headrest at Empty Bottle and Woods playing at Subterranean on Saturday.  And don't miss Holly Herndon perform again at a more intimate setting at Constellation on Sunday. 

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