About 50 bands take to three stages in three days at this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival.
Two plans of attack present themselves: First, you can simply drift and discover, meandering through Chicago's Union Park and following your ear. Or, you can study the schedule and craft a surgical strike based on what you know you like -- and what you don't.
To facilitate the latter course, I've made my annual must-see picks, plus here's a playlist of nearly all the acts in the P4k12 lineup. Taste the sounds and decide.