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4. Tune-Yards, July 15 at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park
Can a ukulele rock? When Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus is playing one it can. With a bassist and horn section fleshing out her tunes, Garbus thrashes her uke, pounds on a drum, and sings as though she's trying to split the clouds. She shifts between soulful trills and warrior cries in the span of a few notes while dancing up a storm to Afro-pop rhythms.
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