Since 2015, my first year living full-time in Chicago, the Pitchfork Music Festival has been a watershed moment in my summer. In its regular July slot, the fest has created a fulcrum point in the season—it’s a place to unexpectedly bump into forgotten friends and rest in the leafy tranquility of the Blue Stage, where […]
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Photographer Tim Nagle went behind the scenes with Grapetooth at their Pitchfork 2019 performance.
Photographer Tim Nagle went behind the scenes with Ric Wilson at his Pitchfork 2019 performance.
Photographer Tim Nagle went behind the scenes with Tasha at her Pitchfork 2019 performance.
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