Going Live: Pitchfork Music Festival (Saturday)

Caught between local pizza and Goose Island cold ones, it’s tough to slack off at PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL. Especially when a band shows up at 1 p.m. in the afternoon to leave you ruins. Vancouver’s WHITE LUNG triggered a post-lunch beatdown at Chicago’s Union Park with their dislocating day act and it was immediately followed by spectacles from other noisemakers including PISSED JEANS, TRAIL OF DEAD, SAVAGES and Toronto’s METZ.

Whereas SWANS and THE BREEDERS dug up weird time capsules that made goatees and classic 4AD rock music appetizing, Matthew Houck’s PHOSPHORESCENT and Tampa’s MERCHANDISE grooved out, shifting the pulse and making every last vocal swoon resonate at a high level. Other acts banged out weekend-changing moments but Saturday’s diversity was iced with off-stage callings such as Flatstock, a record fair and the temptation that was the mystic Whole Foods tent. It’s not exactly gnar, but a punk needs their au natural fruit. Check out our photos below.


WHITE LUNG at GREEN STAGE 



PISSED JEANS at RED STAGE 



PHOSPHORESCENT at GREEN STAGE 



AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD at RED STAGE 



MERCHANDISE at BLUE STAGE 



SAVAGES at GREEN STAGE 



METZ at BLUE STAGE 



SWANS at RED STAGE 



THE BREEDERS at GREEN STAGE 



LOW at BLUE STAGE 



SOLANGE at RED STAGE 


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