Photos: Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 (Friday)

Giorgio MoroderPitchfork Fest has always been a bewildering music getaway only because it isn’t adorned by your usual mob of bros, basic fems, and other unsung heroes. Instead, it really is the ugly duckling of the festival world. It’s so synonymous with “20th century hipsterdom” that outsiders assume it’s chock-full of abstract showcases with left-field artists who write tunes that could easily slay any Legend Of Zelda boss. The publication itself has flirted with that spectrum of music but its festival has flipped the script by skating to one song and one song only: their own. Exhibit A just happened to be Pitchfork’s kick-off on Friday (July 18th) which despite the slow start, managed to stir things up with Beck, Sharon Van Etten, SZA, The Haxan Cloak, Hundred Waters, and Daft Punk affiliate Giorgio Moroder (above), who tipped over a bucket of hits and a surprise Calvin Harris single to get the people going

Our photog Dylan Johnson was on-site so dig into his galleries below and keep your eyes peeled for more stills from #P4KFest Saturday + Sunday.


NENEH CHERRY at GREEN STAGE


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SHARON VAN ETTEN at RED STAGE


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SZA at BLUE STAGE


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GIORGIO MORODER at RED STAGE


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BECK at GREEN STAGE


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