Whether you're an avid follower, passive peruser, or determined hater of Pitchfork Media, there's no denying the impact the Chiacgo-based Internet music daily has had on the independent music industry since it first hit the scene back in 1995. With more than 1.5 million unique visitors per month, it's the most popular independent-focused music publication online.
Now in its eighth year, the annual Pitchfork music festival takes place in Chicago's Union Park and showcases some of the best acts across the alternative rock, rap, hip-hop, electronica, and dance music genres. This year, Bjork, Belle & Sebstian, and R. Kelly headline a three-day lineup of the webzine's most coveted and up-and-coming artists.
This Friday, County Grind makes its way up to Chicago to revel in all the glorified indie goodness. Here's a list of the top 10 acts we're looking forward to most.