The Haxan Cloak Credit: Alison Green

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 FloorCredit: Alison Green
Factory FloorCredit: Alison Green
Neneh CherryCredit: Stephanie Bassos
Neneh CherryCredit: Stephanie Bassos
The Haxan CloakCredit: Alison Green
The Haxan CloakCredit: Alison Green
Sharon Van EttenCredit: Cory Dewald
Sharon Van EttenCredit: Cory Dewald
Sun Kil MoonCredit: Anthony Soave
Sun Kil MoonCredit: Anthony Soave
Avey Tare’s Slasher FlicksCredit: Stephanie Bassos
Giorgio MoroderCredit: Anthony Soave
Giorgio MoroderCredit: Anthony Soave
BeckCredit: Alison Green
BeckCredit: Alison Green
BeckCredit: Alison Green

Saturday

Twin PeaksCredit: Lucy Hewett
Twin PeaksCredit: Lucy Hewett
Twin PeaksCredit: Lucy Hewett
Circulatory SystemCredit: Alison Green
Circulatory SystemCredit: Alison Green
Wild BeastsCredit: Lucy Hewett
Wild BeastsCredit: Lucy Hewett
Cloud NothingsCredit: Alison Green
Cloud NothingsCredit: Alison Green
Cloud NothingsCredit: Alison Green
The crowd during Cloud Nothings’ setCredit: Alison Green
Mas YsaCredit: Lucy Hewett
Pusha TCredit: Alison Green
Pusha TCredit: Alison Green
Shenanigans during Pusha T’s setCredit: Alison Green
The RangeCredit: Alison Green
Tune-YardsCredit: Lucy Hewett
Tune-YardsCredit: Lucy Hewett
The crowd during Tune-Yards’ setCredit: Lucy Hewett
Danny BrownCredit: Alison Green
Danny BrownCredit: Alison Green
St. VincentCredit: Anthony Soave
St. VincentCredit: Anthony Soave
The crowd during St. Vincent’s setCredit: Anthony Soave
FKA TwigsCredit: Alison Green
FKA TwigsCredit: Alison Green

Sunday

Speedy OrtizCredit: Alison Green
Speedy OrtizCredit: Alison Green
DiivCredit: Alison Green
DiivCredit: Alison Green
Perfect PussyCredit: Stephanie Bassos
Perfect PussyCredit: Stephanie Bassos
Crowd surfing during Perfect Pussy’s setCredit: Stephanie Bassos
DeafheavenCredit: Stephanie Bassos
DeafheavenCredit: Stephanie Bassos
Someone who is either very excited or very angry about seeing DeafheavenCredit: Stephanie Bassos
Isaiah RashadCredit: Anthony Soave
Earl SweatshirtCredit: Alison Green
Earl SweatshirtCredit: Alison Green
Dum Dum GirlsCredit: Stephanie Bassos
Dum Dum GirlsCredit: Stephanie Bassos
Schoolboy QCredit: Alison Green
Schoolboy QCredit: Alison Green
Jon HopkinsCredit: Anthony Soave
Real EstateCredit: Stephanie Bassos
Real EstateCredit: Stephanie Bassos
A relaxed festivalgoerCredit: Stephanie Bassos
Majical CloudzCredit: Alison Green
Majical CloudzCredit: Alison Green
An audience member participates in Majical Cloudz’ set.Credit: Alison Green
SlowdiveCredit: Alison Green
SlowdiveCredit: Alison Green
SlowdiveCredit: Alison Green
DJ SpinnCredit: Anthony Soave
Crowd surfing during DJ SpinnCredit: Anthony Soave
DJ SpinnCredit: Anthony Soave
Crowd members dance during DJ Spinn’s set.Credit: Anthony Soave
GrimesCredit: Stephanie Bassos
GrimesCredit: Stephanie Bassos
Kendrick LamarCredit: Alison Green
Kendrick LamarCredit: Alison Green