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Our photo recap of the Pitchfork Music Festival 2014

Beck, Giorgio Moroder, Deafheaven, Kendrick Lamar, crowd surfing, screaming, dancing, and more from a sunny and entertaining weekend

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This year's Pitchfork Music Festival had an endearing combination of clear skies, colossal black metal, and lots of hand waving courtesy of Giorgio Moroder. The Italian producer behind Donna Summer's big hits was one of 43 acts that played Union Park over the past three days, part of an eclectic lineup that featured Kelela, Hudson Mohawke, Pusha T, and Hundred Waters. Not every band was fit for the fest (Sun Kil Moon's intense, dour songs are better suited for a dark concert hall that forbids talking) and some groups had to struggle with severe sound issues (Neutral Milk Hotel sounded like hot garbage for a couple songs), but the festival's exciting mix of artful R&B, introverted hip-hop, celestial folk, and noisy punk proved to be quite potent. Many of the performers could've played for at least an hour longer than they were scheduled, and there were lots of highlights, including Tune-Yards' colorful "playground pop" and DJ Spinn's life-affirming footwork. If you couldn't make it out to the festival we've got you covered: the Reader's wonderful photo staff jumped around the park all weekend long to capture all the onstage excitement and provide a glimpse of the revelry in the crowd. Leor Galil


Friday

Factory Floor - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Factory Floor
Factory Floor - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Factory Floor
Neneh Cherry - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Neneh Cherry
Neneh Cherry - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Neneh Cherry
The Haxan Cloak - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • The Haxan Cloak
The Haxan Cloak - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • The Haxan Cloak
Sharon Van Etten - CORY DEWALD
  • Cory Dewald
  • Sharon Van Etten
Sharon Van Etten - CORY DEWALD
  • Cory Dewald
  • Sharon Van Etten
Sun Kil Moon - ANTHONY SOAVE
  • Anthony Soave
  • Sun Kil Moon
Sun Kil Moon - ANTHONY SOAVE
  • Anthony Soave
  • Sun Kil Moon
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks
Giorgio Moroder - ANTHONY SOAVE
  • Anthony Soave
  • Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder - ANTHONY SOAVE
  • Anthony Soave
  • Giorgio Moroder
Beck - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Beck
Beck - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Beck
Beck - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Beck

Saturday

Twin Peaks - LUCY HEWETT
  • Lucy Hewett
  • Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks - LUCY HEWETT
  • Lucy Hewett
  • Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks - LUCY HEWETT
  • Lucy Hewett
  • Twin Peaks
Circulatory System - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Circulatory System
Circulatory System - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Circulatory System
Wild Beasts - LUCY HEWETT
  • Lucy Hewett
  • Wild Beasts
Wild Beasts - LUCY HEWETT
  • Lucy Hewett
  • Wild Beasts
Cloud Nothings - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Cloud Nothings
Cloud Nothings - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Cloud Nothings
Cloud Nothings - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Cloud Nothings
The crowd during Cloud Nothings' set - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • The crowd during Cloud Nothings' set
Mas Ysa - LUCY HEWETT
  • Lucy Hewett
  • Mas Ysa
Pusha T - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Pusha T
Pusha T - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Pusha T
Shenanigans during Pusha T's set - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Shenanigans during Pusha T's set
The Range - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • The Range
Tune-Yards - LUCY HEWETT
  • Lucy Hewett
  • Tune-Yards
Tune-Yards - LUCY HEWETT
  • Lucy Hewett
  • Tune-Yards
The crowd during Tune-Yards' set - LUCY HEWETT
  • Lucy Hewett
  • The crowd during Tune-Yards' set
Danny Brown - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Danny Brown
Danny Brown - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Danny Brown
St. Vincent - ANTHONY SOAVE
  • Anthony Soave
  • St. Vincent
St. Vincent - ANTHONY SOAVE
  • Anthony Soave
  • St. Vincent
The crowd during St. Vincent's set - ANTHONY SOAVE
  • Anthony Soave
  • The crowd during St. Vincent's set
FKA Twigs - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • FKA Twigs
FKA Twigs - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • FKA Twigs

Sunday

Speedy Ortiz - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Speedy Ortiz
Speedy Ortiz - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Speedy Ortiz
Diiv - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Diiv
Diiv - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Diiv
Perfect Pussy - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Perfect Pussy
Perfect Pussy - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Perfect Pussy
Crowd surfing during Perfect Pussy's set - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Crowd surfing during Perfect Pussy's set
Deafheaven - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Deafheaven
Deafheaven - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Deafheaven
Someone who is either very excited or very angry about seeing Deafheaven - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Someone who is either very excited or very angry about seeing Deafheaven
Isaiah Rashad - ANTHONY SOAVE
  • Anthony Soave
  • Isaiah Rashad
Earl Sweatshirt - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Earl Sweatshirt
Earl Sweatshirt - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Earl Sweatshirt
Dum Dum Girls - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Dum Dum Girls
Dum Dum Girls - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Dum Dum Girls
Schoolboy Q - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Schoolboy Q
Schoolboy Q - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Schoolboy Q
Jon Hopkins - ANTHONY SOAVE
  • Anthony Soave
  • Jon Hopkins
Real Estate - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Real Estate
Real Estate - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Real Estate
A relaxed festivalgoer - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • A relaxed festivalgoer
Majical Cloudz - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Majical Cloudz
Majical Cloudz - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Majical Cloudz
An audience member participates in Majical Cloudz' set. - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • An audience member participates in Majical Cloudz' set.
Slowdive - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Slowdive
Slowdive - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Slowdive
Slowdive - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Slowdive
DJ Spinn - ANTHONY SOAVE
  • Anthony Soave
  • DJ Spinn
Crowd surfing during DJ Spinn - ANTHONY SOAVE
  • Anthony Soave
  • Crowd surfing during DJ Spinn
DJ Spinn - ANTHONY SOAVE
  • Anthony Soave
  • DJ Spinn
Crowd members dance during DJ Spinn's set. - ANTHONY SOAVE
  • Anthony Soave
  • Crowd members dance during DJ Spinn's set.
Grimes - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Grimes
Grimes - STEPHANIE BASSOS
  • Stephanie Bassos
  • Grimes
Kendrick Lamar - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar - ALISON GREEN
  • Alison Green
  • Kendrick Lamar

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