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Our photo recap of the Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 

From Bjork to Swans to M.I.A. to R. Kelly, a visual tour through an occasionally rainy and mostly fun weekend

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. . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

. . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Alison Green

This year's Pitchfork Music Festival saw a healthy amount of sun, a bit of sludge-punk, and handfuls of seapunks. The blowout boasted a broad lineup—the prospect of packing Wire, Lil B, Andy Stott, Pissed Jeans, and 42 other acts into Union Park for three straight days was impressive enough, and it largely worked out quite well. Sure, there was the occasional issue that put a damper on otherwise fantastic performances (the oncoming storm that cut Bjork's glorious set short, the sound issues that plagued M.I.A.'s uplifting global dance-rap jams), but for the most part the weekend offered an intoxicating combination of driven punk, gorgeous folk, thoughtful rap, smooth R&B, and, in the case of Swans, some glorious ethereal metal. The musicians who appeared on the fest's three stages often looked like they were ready to set up camp and stay for a few hours longer than their arranged set times required of them, and from Trash Talk's rowdy appearance Friday afternoon till the moment R. Kelly released a set of dove-shaped balloons during "I Believe I can Fly" to close the fest there was as much to see as there was to hear. If you missed out you're in luck: the Reader's talented photo staff spent the weekend running around the park to capture all the action happening onstage and some of what went down on the ground. Leor Galil

Friday

Frankie Rose Ashley Limon Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Frankie Rose
  • Ashley Limon
Frankie Rose Ashley Limon Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Frankie Rose
  • Ashley Limon
Daughn Gibson Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Daughn Gibson
  • Alison Green
Daughn Gibson Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Jim Elkington
  • Alison Green
Trash Talk Ashley Limon Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Trash Talk
  • Ashley Limon
Trash Talk Lydia Gorham Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Trash Talk
  • Lydia Gorham
Trash Talk Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Trash Talk
  • Alison Green
Mac DeMarco Andrea Bauer Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Andrea Bauer
Mac DeMarco Andrea Bauer Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Andrea Bauer
Mac DeMarco Andrea Bauer Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Mac DeMarco's guitarist
  • Andrea Bauer
Angel Olsen Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Angel Olsen
  • Alison Green
Angel Olsen Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Angel Olsen
  • Alison Green
Woods Lydia Gorham Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Woods
  • Lydia Gorham
Andrea Bauer Mikal Cronin Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Mikal Cronin
  • Andrea Bauer
Mikal Cronin Andrea Bauer Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Mikal Cronin
  • Andrea Bauer
Wire Lydia Gorham Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Wire
  • Lydia Gorham
Wire Lydia Gorham Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Wire
  • Lydia Gorham
Joanna Newsom Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Joanna Newsom
  • Alison Green
Joanna Newsom Alison Green Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Joanna Newsom
  • Alison Green
Bjork Tonje Thielsen Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Bjork
  • Tonje Thielsen
Bjork Tonje Thielsen Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Bjork
  • Tonje Thielsen
Bjork Tonje Thielsen Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
  • Bjork
  • Tonje Thielsen

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