When Ryan Schreiber founded a small internet music zine in 1995 while living in Minneapolis, he had no idea it would turn into what Pitchfork Media is today.
Pitchfork has grown into a wide-reaching web resource for new music, criticism and review, and they've recently stepped out of the virtual world to put on the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, bringing long-standing musical favorites to the Midwest to play alongside their favorite new acts for a three-day weekend of musical goodness.
2011 marks Pitchfork's sixth festival, to take place at Union Park in Chicago July 15-17. Ryan Schreiber chatted with David Safar about the upcoming festival, the history of Pitchfork and he also took over the airwaves to share some songs from artists he's looking forward to seeing this summer ... as well as favorite acts from past festivals.
For the full interview, visit The Current Presents: Pitchfork Preview from Sunday May 29, 2011.