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2018 Pitchfork Music Festival - Sunday

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Jul 22, 2018 – All Day

Ashland Avenue & Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607 Map

  • Chaka Khan
  • Japandroids
  • (Sandy) Alex G
  • Lauryn Hill
  • noname
  • D.R.A.M

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Chaka Khan: Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23, 1953 in Great Lakes, Illinois) is an American singer best known for her 1984 cover of Prince's "I Feel For You", for her smash hit "I'm Every Woman" and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom she recorded the legendary soul records "Ain't Nobody, Sweet Thing,Tell Me Something Good, Fools Paradise and Little Boy Blue" to name just a few of her many hits with Rufus as well as a successful solo artists. In her career she has earned many accolades, including eight Grammy awards. Though regarded an R&B singer, she has in fact explored numerous musical genres including funk, disco, jazz, ballads, hip hop, adult contemporary and pop standards.In 2006 She Recieved The BET Legend Award for her achievement as a solo artist and a member of the Funk Band Rufus.She is working currently on her next solo cd and with a tour to follow.

Japandroids: Japandroids (JPNDRDS) is a two piece band from Vancouver, BC. This 'band' started in 2006 as a creative outlet for the post-teenage angst of Brian King and David Prowse. Originally intending to be a trio, the boys decided to forgo the logistical nightmare of having a 'lead singer' and do it themselves. As a consequence, Japandroids are 1 guitar, 1 set of drums, and 2 vocalizers. They call it garage rock. They don't care what you call it, as long as it's not minimal. Japandroids are maximal - a two piece band trying to sound like a five piece band.

Building on the buzz of 2008's Lullaby Death Jams and 2007's All Lies, Japandroids' debut full-length, Post-Nothing, was released in 2009 and immediately began garnering critical acclaim. Four months later, the record was named on numerous year-end lists -- earning best-of-2009 honors from Pitchfork, Spin, Stereogum, NME, Exclaim and many, many more.

Tired of being forced to pick a label for their music, Brian (guitar) and Dave (drums) decided that their sound was simply "post-nothing." The album's nine gems confirm this: running the gauntlet of rock 'n roll sub-genres to the point that the boys are ripping off too many different bands to sound like any other duo making music right now.

In 2010, finding it difficult to record a full album while in the midst of a heavy touring schedule behind Post-Nothing, Japandroids devised a 7" series as a way to give something back to its fans.

Recorded during the duo's brief period of time off between tours, each two-song 7" in the five-part series (to be released throughout the year) will include an A-side of previously unreleased material written during the Post-Nothing sessions and a cover B-side.

2010 will also see the re-release of Japandroids' two pre-Post-Nothing EPs -- Lullaby Death Jams and All Lies -- compiled together as No Singles . The EPs have been out of print ever since the original pressings (500 copies each on CD-R) quickly sold out.

Gaining just as much positive press for its amazing live shows, Japandroids have already played more than 200 concerts across North America and Europe.

Supporting Japandroids gets you into heaven -- no questions asked.

(Sandy) Alex G: Born Alexander Giannascoli, (Sandy) Alex G is a champion of the modern DIY aesthetic. He began making music at the age of 13 and experimented with different musical genres throughout his high school years. While attending Temple University, Alex began performing at basement house parties and recording songs on his guitar in his room. Between 2010 and 2012, he recorded and released four albums and three EPs on Bandcamp, recording the guitar and vocals and then adding other instrumentals in later. The fourth album, Trick, received acclaim by Philadelphia magazine, and word began to grow online and by word of mouth of Alex's gifted songwriting abilities.

Immediately following the release of Trick, (Sandy) Alex G began work on DSU, which was picked up by the indie Brooklyn label, Orchid Tapes. The album received substantial notice and praise from Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, and resulted in Alex dropping out of Temple after his junior year.

In 2015, (Sandy) Alex G signed with Domino Recording Company and released Beach Music. The album reached #9 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums Chart and made Spin's Best Albums of the Year list. He followed that up with Rocket in 2017, which made top album of the year lists by Spin, Uproxx, Pitchfork, NME, Esquire, and numerous other critics.

Lauryn Hill: Lauryn Hill has been hailed as one of the most critically acclaimed hip-hop performers and innovators of our generation. Everything Hill touches turns to platinum and though her catalogue of material is limited to a few studio albums, her impact on Hip-Hop is unequivocal. After an ethereal performance at the 2011 Coachella Festival, rare Lauryn Hill tour dates have been scheduled at several venues this 2011. Don't miss a date on the Lauryn Hill concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Lauryn Hill concert dates and venue information.

Lauryn Hill entered the entertainment world with several high profile projects that included a soap opera stint on As The World Turns in 1993. She made her film debut as a rebellious singer alongside Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act 2 before her music career took off. The following year, the Fugees took the rap world by storm. Their debut album Blunted in Reality garnered the band some attention in 1994, however, it was with their sophomore album The Score that they they achieved massive success. Lauryn Hill's piercing vocals and lyrically genius raps drove the album to #1 on the Billboard 200. Hill's vocal contribution to "Killing Me Softly" earned the group a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance. The album also won for Best Rap Album at the 1997 Grammy Awards.

Following the massive success of the Fugees, they went on an elongated hiatus to focus on side projects. Lauryn Hill soon entered the studio to create her masterpiece The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Released in 1998, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and featured the #1 single "Doo Wop (That Thing)". The following year Hill was nominated for a record ten Grammy Awards becoming the first woman to achieve the feat. She went home that night with five awards and gave a chilling and emotional performance of "Zion". Following the immense success, Lauryn Hill went on a self-imposed hiatus

Distressed with the media, the music industry, and the paparazzi, Hill focused on self-improvement, raising her children, and figuring her life out. She returned four years later in 2001 with her concert performance on MTV's Unplugged. The album MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 was released and featured all new acoustic material. The album debuted at #3 and eventually went Platinum. Following years of hopeful rumors of a Fugee return, the group reunited for a performance at "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" in 2004. Lauryn Hill tour dates were booked on a Fugee reunion tour across Europe in 2005.

Throughout the rest of the decade, Lauryn Hill tour dates were scheduled internationally at several high profile festivals, intimate venues, and special events. Lauryn HIll concert dates were booked at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in 2011 and she is about to embark on a stateside tour that includes several dates at mid-sized venues. While she hasn't released an album in almost fifteen years, her heartfelt music still resonates with us and allows us to relive a period in Hip-Hop when it was socially conscious and activist. Don't miss out when Lauryn Hill concert dates are scheduled in your area. Use Eventful as your source for Lauryn Hill tour dates and venue information.

D.R.A.M: D.R.A.M. (short for Does. Real. Ass. Music.) was born Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith in Germany, before relocating to Virginia as a child. The rapper/singer began his career with the 2014 mixtape #1 Epic Summer, which featured the popular single, "Cha Cha". It wasn't until a year later that the track was discovered by Beyoncé, who herself covered the track on social media.

Now nationally recognized, D.R.A.M. released the track "Broccoli" with fellow rising star Lil' Yachty. The track not only reached Billboard's Top 40 chart, but also became a summer anthem for hip hop fans in 2016.

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