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Flying Just Under The Radar At The Pitchfork Music Festival In Chicago

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162 Flying Just Under The Radar At The Pitchfork Music Festival In Chicago

Tune-Yards live from Pitchfork (Photo Nancy Bardawil/WXRT)

Our friends in Chicago are covering the Pitchfork Music Festival all weekend long, including backstage interviews, photos, and LIVE video with some of the fest’s top artists.

We were hot & sweaty at Chicago’s Union Park with the day 1 line-up featuring [lastfm]Animal Collective[/lastfm], [lastfm]Neko Case[/lastfm], [lastfm]Tune-Yards[/lastfm], [lastfm]James Blake[/lastfm], [lastfm]Battles[/lastfm] and more.

With great start and upcoming headliners like [lastfm]Fleet Foxes[/lastfm] and [lastfm]TV on the Radio[/lastfm], Pitchfork weekend is something you can’t afford to miss — and you won’t have to with our live webcast!

[lastfm]tUnE-yArDs[/lastfm] is the moniker of musician Merrill Garbus who performed a killer set Friday afternoon at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival. After her performance, Merrill stopped by for a chat about her music, her connection to Chicago, and her shoes.

Friday’s best set was a surprising body-slam from Battles, playing slightly awkwardly as a three-piece but pummeling the afternoon crowd with its twisted melodies and big beats. This year [lastfm]Battles[/lastfm] released their second full-length album, “Gloss Drop” and stopped by after their set at Pitchfork to talk with XRT’s Marty Lennartz backstage in the Heineken Hideaway.

[lastfm]EMA[/lastfm] is the solo performing moniker of guitarist/vocalist erika m. anderson, who shaped her experimental voice and guitar techniques in two well-regarded underground bands before setting off on her own. Erika stopped by the XRT Heineken Hideaway to talk about her musical past, opening this weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival and her debut album, “Past Life Martyred Saints.”

156 Flying Just Under The Radar At The Pitchfork Music Festival In ChicagoSince tickets are just about sold out as you read this, take advantage of the Pitchfork Webcast this weekend here at 93XRT.com.

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