Jimmy Whispers at Pitchfork Music Festival prior to his 826Chi interview Credit: LOGAN JAVAGE

Every summer Wicker Park nonprofit writing and tutoring center 826 Chicago hosts a music-writing workshop centered around the Pitchfork Music Festival called “The Rest Is Noise.” I was lucky enough to serve as one of the volunteers for this year’s workshop, and I got to tag along with a couple groups of thoughtful teenage journalists as they explored the festival, took in some sets, and interviewed musicians. Contributing Reader videographer Chris Buddy joined us and captured the students as they spoke with some of the performers. On Saturday they talked to Protomartyr about wearing black clothing onstage, Parquet Courts about the importance of humor, and Jimmy Whispers about one of the garments he wore during his set. Take a look at some of the highlights from the Saturday interviews below, and keep an eye out for the 826Chi video interviews from the final day of Pitchfork Music Festival.

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