Pitchfork Music Festival

The buzziest new bands and icons of indie rock come together in Union Park for the Pitchfork Music Festival. Check out photos, reviews and more

Photograph: Bill Whitmire
Crowds take in new bands and indie rock icons at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 at Union Park, Sunday, July 21.

There are a few things you can expect to see every year at Pitchfork Music Festival—a guy with a beard in short, short shorts; the entire summer collection from Urban Outfitters; and, most importantly, the hottest new bands in indie, rap and the underground. Every year, on the third weekend in July, the dusty baseball fields of Union Park are a place to be seen, as much as they are a place to listen. We love the people watching.

Who's playing July 18, 19, 20? This year's edition has a heavy hip-hop flavor with Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Pusha T, Death Grips and SZA (Note: Death Grips have since canceled). Heck, even headliner Beck has been know to spit a verse here and there. Older record collectors will be geeked for Giorgio Moroder and Slowdive.

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