Are you a fan of music and live in or near Chicago? Then maybe the Pitchfork Music Festival is for you! The Union Park festival has been slowly updating its set-list of acts that are scheduled to perform over the three-day weekend from July 20-22 — and so far so good! Friday features Tame Impala, Syd, and Courtney Barnett among others, so you can definitely catch me there on that day.
In other music news, there hasn’t been many huge releases over the last few weeks, but March looks good going forward. And still, even with a lesser amount of new singles and albums, Jake and I have scrounged together 10 recent tracks that we feel good about. On the playlist this week, you’ll find Superorganism, Twin Shadow, and Soccer Mommy, as well as 17 others.
Also, while you’re here and we’re talking about music, please be sure to watch this outstanding music video that Apple produced with director Spike Jonze, which debuts Anderson Paak’s groovy single, “‘Til It’s Over.”
It has unfortunately been a couple of weeks since we’ve done one of these, and I apologize for that. However, the Jet Fuel Jukebox playlist is coming back strong, with a playlist curated with the help of resident music blogger Dan Fiorio in place of the beloved Jake Johnson.
Dan and I have been waiting for this upcoming weekend for months, as the annual Chicago Pitchfork Music Festival occurs this Friday through Sunday (July 15 – July 17). Dan and I will be going together, so that’s why I’ve asked him to stand in for Jake this week. We’ve each grabbed 1 song from 10 acts we’re excited to see at the festival.
The 20 songs you’ll find on the playlist appear in order of when the artist plays their set at Pitchfork over the three-day period. It features tracks from Carly Rae Jepsen, Broken Social Scene, Sufjan Stevens, and Neon Indian.
If you’re going to be at Pitchfork this weekend, I hope that this playlist acts as a nice introduction to some new artists, or a good refresher for some of the many amazing acts that you can see there.
— Michael Lane, Blog Editor
P.S. The Jet Fuel Jukebox will continue with a regularly scheduled playlist from Jake and I next week!