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PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 LINEUP

The 2017 Pitchfork Music Festival will take place at Union Park in Chicago on July 14 – 16. The media outlet hosting its 12th annual festival has revealed the full lineup for this year’s event.

The 2017 installment of the Pitchfork Music Festival opens on Friday with performances by LCD Soundsystem, Dirty Projectors, Danny Brown, Thurston Moore, Vince Staples, Arca, Kamaiyah, Hiss Golden Messenger, Frankie Cosmos, William Tyler, D∆WN, Priests and Madame Ghandi.

Saturday’s second day of the event will feature A Tribe Called Quest, PJ Harvey, Angel Olsen, The Feelies, George Clinton, Mitski, Madlib, Arab Strap, S U R V I V E, Francis and the Lights, Weyes Blood, Jeff Rosenstock, Cherry Glazerr and Vagabon.

On Sunday, the festival will end will sets from Solange, Nicolas Jaar, The Avalanches, Ride, American Football, Isaiah Rashad, Hamilton Leithauser, Pinegrove, Jamila Woods, Colin Stetson, Derrick Carter, Joey Purp, NE-HI and Kilo Kish.

Tickets are currently available via the festival’s website.

9th ANNUAL DC LOVES DILLA TRIBUTE

Written & Images by Renita Clarke

The 9th Annual J Dilla Tribute & Benefit Concert [DC Loves Dilla] celebrates the life of James “J Dilla” Yancey, one of the most prolific beatmakers ever – responsible for crafting hits for The Roots, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Common and many more. The tribute raises funds for the J Dilla and Lupus Foundations.

Last night N’Dea Davenport of the Brand New Heavies, Phife Dawg of the A Tribe Called Quest, Bahamadia, Pharoahe Monch and some great underground artists, all ripped the stage in honor of J Dilla. J Dilla’s mom came out and helped the Smithsonian announce that J Dilla’s Moog & MP players will be featured piece in the new “African American History” Museum. Then we found out that there will be show coming to the Kennedy Center for J Dilla.

The night was jammed packed with surprises and great hip hop music. Check out what you missed!

Photography by Renita Clarke

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