Pitchfork Fest is a local treasure, presenting a smorgasbord of rock, electronica, hip-hop and more in a friendly, affordable setting. It’s certainly a great alternative to the expensive mob scene that is Lollapalooza. But after witnessing a particularly overblown set at Pitchfork, it was refreshing to head down to a Little Village warehouse for Bitchpork Fest, the three-day, totally illegal extravaganza that’s an alternative to the alternative. With more than sixty acts, Bitchpork featured more bands than its namesake, including more local musicians and louder, edgier sounds. We’ll take Chicago garage duo White Mystery’s red Afro-ed headbanging over James Murphy’s caterwauling any day.
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