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Five Bands Not to Miss at Pitchfork 2014

If this year’s Pitchfork lineup has you feeling a bit overwhelmed, don’t beat yourself up. Remember, the festival traffics in rising talent (read: bands nobody’s ever heard of) and a number of this year’s artists are riding their first-ever crests of critical acclaim. To help you keep from running between all the wrong stages this weekend, here are five up-and-coming bands you’d be nuts to miss.

May the fest be with you.

Sun Kil Moon: Mark Kozelek’s sixth LP Benji might be the gloomiest folk-rock record since Nebraska, but damn can the man spin a tale. Friday, 6:25, Green Stage.

Twin Peaks: These Chicago natives are barely out of high school (okay, they’re 20), and they’ve already landed on one of the most fashionable festivals of the summer. If you can make it out of bed, show up and support your local garage rockers. Saturday, 1:00, Green Stage.

tUnE-yArDs: Indie-pop whiz Merrill Garbus builds her own looping soundscapes live—then rocks your face right off to them. Saturday, 5:15, Red Stage.

Danny Brown: “Up-and comer” is a stretch for Danny Brown (Spin called XXX the best rap album of 2011) but missing his set would be a disservice to music festivals everywhere. For every utterly depraved rhyme the Detroit rapper spits, there’s one to make you blush and another to make you laugh out loud. Saturday, 6:15, Green Stage.

Perfect Pussy or Deafheaven: There’s a catch here. Syracuse punkers Perfect Pussy’s set could slightly overlap with black metal/shoegaze maestros Deafheaven, but regardless of which set you choose, you can catch both bands again at Bottom Lounge tonight. Perfect Pussy: Sunday, 1:55, Blue Stage. Deafheaven: 2:30, Green Stage.

Pitchfork Festival 2014 is being held today (7/18/14) thru Sunday (7/20/14) In Union Park Chicago   Details can be found HERE

***Updated Tuesday, July 22 – 2pm*** Read our Pitchfork weekend recap HERE

– Compiled by IE Staff

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