Pitchfork Festival 2011, Sunday | Recap

The festival peaks with it's highest energy sets and highest temperatures.

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Photograph: Erica GannettThe Fresh And Onlys at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Erica Gannett  The Fresh And Onlys at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.  
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Photograph: Chandler West Darkstar at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday.  
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Photograph: Chandler West    Darkstar at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.    
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Photograph: Rory O'ConnorYuck at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Rory O'ConnorYuck at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday.
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Photograph: Chandler West How to Dress Well at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday.  
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Photograph: Chandler WestHow to Dress Well at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Erica Gannett  Kurt Vile and The Violators atPitchfork Music Festival 2011.  
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Photograph: Erica GannettKurt Vile and The Violators atPitchfork Music Festival 2011.    
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Photograph: Nick FoliTwin Sister at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Nick FoliTwin Sister at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Rory O'ConnorOFWGKTA at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Rory O'ConnorOFWGKTA at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Rory O'ConnorOFWGKTA at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Chandler WestShabazz Palaces at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Chandler WestShabazz Palaces at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Erica Gannett  Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.  
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Photograph: Erica GannettAriel Pink's Haunted Graffiti at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Nick FoliBaths at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Nick FoliBaths at Pitchfork Music Festival, Sunday.
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Photograph: Rory O'ConnorSuperchunk at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Rory O'ConnorSuperchunk at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Rory O'ConnorSuperchunk at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Nick FoliKylesa at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Nick FoliKylesa at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Nick FoliKylesa at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Erica GannettDeerhunter at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Erica GannettDeerhunter at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Toro y Moi at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Toro y Moi at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Rory O'ConnorCut Copy at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Rory O'ConnorCut Copy at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Rory O'ConnorCut Copy at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Rory O'ConnorCut Copy at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Nick FoliHEALTH at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Nick FoliHEALTH at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Erica GannettTV On The Radio at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.
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Photograph: Erica GannettTV On The Radio at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011.

Wow. That was smoking. No, not just the skin on the back of our necks, which turned to chicharrones under a brutal Tatooine sun. Temperatures inched towards the triple digits, as the sere infields of Union Park's baseball diamonds were kicked up into a faint tan cloud.

As near the site was to boiling point, there was little uproar for the festival's most anticipated set, Odd Future. The worst thing that could have happened to the controversy-seeking act was a shrug. A riot could have cemented it's legend. I prefer the ambivalence that sunk in, hinting that the goons' moment in the spotlight is nearly over.

No, the controversy came from Ariel Pink. His get-pissed-at-the-drummer-and-go-off-and-smoke-before-quitting-the-set act is become routine, if not practiced.

Overall, day three blew away the first two. More talent, more energy, more fans. And metal. Solid sets came every hour, ending with a wonderful run of Superchunk, Deerhunter, Cut Copy and TV on the Radio on the main stages.

Read reviews and see pictures of everything below:

TV on the Radio
HEALTH
Cut Copy
Toro y Moi
Deerhunter
Kylesa
Superchunk
Baths
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Shabazz Palaces
Odd Future
Twin Sister
Kurt Vile and the Violators
How to Dress Well
Yuck
Darkstar

Pitchfork people photo gallery, Sunday: faces in the crowd.

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