Recap: Pitchfork Music Fest 2015: Rain, Chance The Rapper, and a bunch of new Wilco
With torrential downpours and abrasive heat, this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival felt like more of an endurance event than a lackadaisical summer kickback. Still, with dozens of excellent bands, including Run The Jewels, Chance The Rapper, Wilco, and Sleater-Kinney turning in solid sets, there were still plenty of highlights to be had. As always, The A.V. Club was there, capturing in superlatives what we believe to be some of the best, worst, most, and least noteworthy moments of the entire three-day affair.
Craziest set of murder-mayhem-melodic music
Over the past three summers, rap duo Run The Jewels have solidified their place as one of the fieriest live performers on the festival circuit. For their slot at Pitchfork, El-P and Killer Mike kicked things up several notches with a guest list that included producer-collaborator Boots for the song “Early,” Gangsta Boo for “Love Again” and the reclusive Rage Against …