LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest and Solange Lead Bill for Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival
Pitchfork Music Festival continues to innovate for the 2017 event with a diverse lineup, featuring the likes of hip-hop, electronic, and of course a fresh batch of indie bands. Held from July 14-16 at Union Park in downtown Chicago, Pitchfork has once again put together an event worthy of your hard-earned cash.
For three days in mid-summer, Pitchfork will pack a diverse set of musicians from all over the world onto their stages. Friday kicks off with legendary electronic band LCD Soundsystem. Frontman James Murphy and company have been in the studio hard at work on their upcoming untitled release, slated for later this year. The crew are no strangers to making huge crowds groove in unison. Friday will also see artists such Detroit rapper Danny Brown, indie rock band Dirty Projectors, an on-the-rise west coast MC Vince Staples and Thurston Moore Group, a side project of the Sonic Youth lead singer. 2016 marked the resurgence of many artists the world hasn’t heard from in years. Saturday marks the showing of celebrated hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest who in 2016 released their long-awaited rebirth album “We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service.” British singer-songwriter PJ Harvey, Chicago’s own Angel Olsen, and post-punk band The Feelies will perform while the legendary George Clinton will bring Parliament Funkadelic along with him to lay down some funk. Finally, on Sunday R&B singer Solange will take the main stage by storm. While once known as the sister to the Queen of Pop, Beyoncé, Solange has created a name for herself with her latest release “A Seat at the Table.” Chilean DJ/composer Nicolas Jaar will play a set of his signature experimental electronic music, along with Aussie electronic group The Avalanches, 90s Brit-rockers Ride and same-era stateside rock band American Football. More artists on the docket include Jamila Woods, Joey Purp, Kilo Kish, Pinegrove, Mitski, Madlib, Survive, Arca and Jesse Kanda, Kamaiyah, Frankie Cosmos, Prisests, Francis and the Lights and Arab Strap.
Given that Pitchfork is somewhat centrally located in the city of Chicago, camping isn’t an option. Therefore, those looking to attend the festival will need a breakdown of Chi’s swankiest hotels. We recommend checking out Ivy, one of the city’s luxury-esque boutique hotels. This sixteen-story hotspot features comfortable, contemporary rooms in an urban setting. Be sure to take advantage of the Sky Terrace on the rooftop for a tranquil lounge vibe and delicious cocktails. Monaco Hotel takes on a more classic atmosphere while still maintaining the feeling of modernity. Right on the Chicago River, Monaco invites travelers the chance to curl up next to their high-rise windows and enjoy the view of the skyline. Hotel Lincoln takes cues from both the aforementioned boutique hotels, though adding in a more creative charm. Lincoln also features a rooftop bar that should absolutely be taken advantage of whilst in summertime Chicago.