If we mention Real Estate, Beach House and Lower Dens and you think of MLS listings, then the Pitchfork Music Festival probably isn’t for you. But for those whose musical tastes skew more independent than mainstream, this annual festival — now in its seventh year — is the best place to catch the hottest up-and-coming and underground acts. Hosted by Pitchfork, the online authority on all things indie, the event, held from July 13 to 15 in Chicago’s Union Park, will also feature Feist, Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells and more than 40 other bands. Visit www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com
for tickets and information.