Here at Chrome City, the #ChromeCrew is all about that weekday hustle. We're creative, dedicated, and always looking for inspiration to help us get our sh*t done. While we all use music to motivate us throughout the week, we’ve decided to share the various artists performing at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival we’re stoked to see. Join us as we listen to some of our musical faves that will grace Pitchfork stages this upcoming weekend!
Bailey’s Top Pick:
Earl Sweatshirt >>> Bailey says, “Earl Sweatshirt is doing crazy stuff in the industry right now. I can’t wait to see what he’s coming out with this weekend!” Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, known professionally as Earl Sweatshirt, is an LA based artist who has been well-known in the Hip Hop/Rap industry since the debut release of his mixtape, titled Earl, back in 2010. Others may know him from his work in Tyler the Creator’s alternative hip hop collective, Odd Future, started in 2007. His successful work as a rapper, songwriter, and record producer is praised in today's pop culture scene. Earl fans excitedly await his Pitchfork performance, after the drop of his latest 2018 album “Some Rap Songs.”
Allison’s Top Pick:
HAIM >>> Another group coming from Los Angeles this weekend is Pop/Rock band, HAIM. The band consists of three sisters Este (bass guitar and vocals), Danielle (guitar and vocals), and Alana (guitar, keyboard, vocals) who formed HAIM back in 2012. Allison says, “I discovered them when they opened for Vampire Weekend and ever since then, I’ve been hooked. Aside from their primary instruments, they all can play other instruments as well. I think when an artist can not only sing, but in addition, play an instrument, their entire performance completely levels up!” The HAIM sisters will be starting off Pitchfork weekend on Friday, Day 1 of the festival. Their positive energy and catchy, upbeat tunes will make for a fun performance on a perfect summer day.
Alex’s Top Pick:
Robyn >>> After leaving the pop scene in the early 90s, Robyn has come back bigger and better than ever with her own, newly founded record label, Konichiwa Records. The Swedish singer, songwriter, and record producer has pivoted her old pop vibe towards a new style of euphoric synth-pop. This has paved Robyn’s path in an exciting and electric way. Alex says, “I love how Robyn not only rolls out with funky, dope tunes, but she's a complete girl boss too! I jam to her music in the car regularly.” Robyn fans anticipate her Pitchfork setlist as her extensive discography ranges over 20 years. It will be a performance
Elise’s Top Pick:
LaLa LaLa >>> Lillie West (LaLa LaLa), originally from London, is a newer Chicago-based singer-songwriter whose music can be categorized in the Indie Rock genre. Although this category may seem binding, Lala Lala doesn't let any titles constrict her from writing or singing what she wants. As an artist, Lala Lala isn’t afraid to bring light to her past both, brutally and beautifully, through her lyricism. Her honest lyrics describe self-destructive habits, challenging relationships, and the loss of loved-ones, among other challenging moments she's experienced in life. Elise says, “The Lamb is my favorite album of hers, it’s the newest and I think her sound has only gotten better as time goes on.”
Check out this Spotify playlist jam-packed with various artists you can expect to see live at the festival.
This year, Pitchfork takes place Friday, July 19th through Sunday, July 21st. Single and 3-Day passes are available on Pitchfork’s website, listed here.