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Friday, January 27, 2023

Pitchfork Radio brings next iteration to Madison

Fresh off of their annual music festival in Chicago, Pitchfork will be in Madison from July 18-22 to broadcast the latest iteration of Pitchfork Radio, an Internet station broadcasted in week-long sessions from various cities around the world. Hosts Elia Einhorn and Ted Shumaker will be taking up a residency at the High Noon Saloon, where they’ll be broadcasting alongside a plethora of local and international guests.

Pitchfork Radio Madison’s program includes appearances from several high-profile artists including Disclosure, Lisa Prank, Mobb Deep, Anderson .Paak, Whitney and Entro Senestre. As indicated by previous broadcast schedules, these musicians will either be in town, pre-recorded for broadcast or performing from an off-site location. Zola Jesus, a UW-Madison alumna, will also be featured on the station. Whether she’ll be back in Madison or performing from afar has yet to be announced.

While only speculation at the moment, one could assume that artists performing at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago will be making live appearances for their Madison broadcasts only a few days later. In this case, it’s possible that Anderson .Paak, Whitney and Empress Of will be performing live directly from the High Noon Saloon.

In addition to these musicians, a number of Madison artists and DJs will be participating in the broadcast. Madison hip-hop artist CRASHprez has announced he’ll be spinning a mix, including several exclusive tracks from himself and others. Proud Parents, off of the Madison label Rare Plant, will presumably be playing a live set at the High Noon.

Pitchfork Radio Madison will also be collaborating with WSUM, UW-Madison’s radio station. Several WSUM DJs will be spinning on Pitchfork Radio and assisting with curating local acts for the week.


As of now, Pitchfork Radio is still finalizing the schedule for their Madison programming. The only confirmed event is a 21+ launch party at High Noon Saloon featuring a performance from Chicago’s Twin Peaks. More details are sure to surface after Pitchfork Radio concludes their London session July 12.

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