Do you like crowds? I've never been a fan - both from a lack of patience & a distaste for getting stuck somewhere. While it definitely fills up at the end of the day, Pitchfork Festival is super navigable and laid back. Sure you can push up front, dip into the festival crowd - but thanks to A+ sound and the layout of Union Park you can pick your adventure & hang back if you choose.
Besides the size, the lineup's solid every year (we're talking bucket list artists) and there typically aren't many conflicts. Plus I'm a sucker for a smaller (relatively speaking) festival set up in a metropolitan area. Being able to hit up an art museum or grade-A grub before music starts? 100% up my alley.
This was my third year going - and first taking photos. We had four artists playing: Cherry Glazerr, Mitski, Angel Olsen & Jamila Woods. Some of my favorite photos from the weekend are below!
May always feels like the start to summer - especially when it comes to the level of busyness. This year it's already been quite the ride. Between tagging along with The Cowboys and work I feel like I've been going nonstop. In the span of little over a week I saw Japanese Breakfast perform with Slowdive in Chicago at The Vic Theatre, and Alex Cameron play with Whitney here in Bloomington at The Bluebird. Not to mention, Slowdive put out their first record in 22 years + Japanese Breakfast just announced her next one.
Here's a (hopefully enjoyable) photo dump from the past couple of weeks. Hope you enjoy!
The Cowboys, a Bloomington, Indiana band, needed a lift to Atlanta to fly off for their West Coast tour. Looking to get out of town (and get on the road) for the weekend I offered up my car, company & driving. It was such a great excuse to go back South - and just a great weekend in general. You can listen to their self-titled LP here. If you like what you hear, check their Facebook for current + future tour dates.
Their second LP is due out on Hozac Records later this summer.