If you know the #ChromeCrew, you know that we get pumped when the music festival lineups start to come out and we get to plan all the summer concerts we will be attending. This year, we are super stoked about the Pitchfork lineup, and we will definitely be attending! Pitchfork Music Festival is back this summer, and they are bringing together some of the most eclectic indie rockers, hip-hop artists, and experimental performances for the 13th year in Chicago’s Union Park. Here is a list of some of the artist we can't wait to jam out to.
FRIDAY, JULY 20TH
TAME IMPALA >>>
Tame Impala is one of the most highly anticipated performers this year. Kevin Parker, the Australian Native and psychedelic rock act will be headlining on Friday to kick off the weekend. Tame Impala has become extremely popular in the past decade by fusing together the sounds of the 60’s and 70’s with a more modern electric production. The 2016 album, Currents, was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammy Awards and has been one of their most successful albums to date. We cannot wait to see what Tame Impala does this year at Pitchfork!!
<<< EARL SWEATSHIRT
Earl Sweatshirt is an American rapper and music producer from Los Angeles. He is another unique performer that is expected to have an epic performance this year at Pitchfork. Earl Sweatshirt’s fame began to grow in 2009 when Tyler, The Creator invited him to join his hip-hop collective Odd Future. Since then, he has reclaimed his independence and his been widely recognized from the success of his mixtape, Earl. His most recent album, I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt, received some widespread praise and was featured at number 12 on the US Billboard 200.
SATURDAY, JULY 21ST
WAR ON DRUGS >>>
The War on Drugs broke into the music scene with their 2008 debut album Wagonwheel Blues. Since this album released, they have seen extreme success including taking the title of Best Rock Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards for their album, A Deeper Understanding. This band is set to perform at both weekends of Coachella making their set at Pitchfork much anticipated.
<<< FLEET FOXES
Fleet Foxes is an American Indie Folk band from Seattle, Washington that is set to take the stage at Pitchfork on Saturday night. They create unique harmony-driven songs that people love to dance and sing along to. The band made its name in the music scene with their 2008 album, Sun Giant. Their most recent album Crack-Up was released in 2017. Their sound encompasses British-Folk traditions, baroque pop, and a Laurel Canyon 70’s vibe that are unforgettable.
SUNDAY, JULY 22ND
LAURYN HILL >>>
Get ready for an ICONIC performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill on Sunday of Pitchfork weekend. The #ChromeCrew cannot wait to see this legend do her thing. She is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress that changed the game with her first and only solo album in 1998, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. At the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, she earned five awards for her critically acclaimed talents including Album of the Year and Best New Artist. This is a must see performance that we will not be missing!
Another much-anticipated performance of the weekend is by the Virginia rapper, DRAM. DRAM’s career started with his debut album Cha Cha, followed by his 2015 debut mixtape called Gahdamn! In 2016, he released his hit single that was listened to all over the country called, “Broccoli” featuring Lil Yachty. This single hit number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 list. DRAM’s performance will be an entertaining set that you won't want to miss!