What: Pitchfork Music Festival
When: July 17-19
Where: Union Park in Chicago, IL
Other Highlights: Yeasayer, Blitzen Trapper, The Walkmen, Matt and Kim, M83, Yo La Tengo, Pharoahe Monch, Vivian Girls, Plants and Animals, Women, Disappears, Japandroids, The Jesus Lizard, Tortoise, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Wavves, Charles Hamilton, The Duchess and Duke, Black Lips.
My take: When Pitchfork announced the “starting line-up” a month ago, I figured they might be holding their best cards for later. I figured correctly. Specifically the additions of Yeasayer, M83, Blitzen Trapper, The Duchess and Duke and Matt and Kim. M83 is coming off a solid run with The Killers, Yeasayer should be ringing in people’s minds with their stellar track, “Tightrope” off Dark Was the Night and Blitzen Trapper/Matt and Kim‘s showmanship is heavily documented across the blogosphere. I’m not sure how Charles Hamilton fits in to all of this, but I like it. I’d get your tickets now, $75 for 3 days of this group of artists is a steal.
Built to Spill – Liar
Blitzen Trapper – Gold For Bread
The National – So Far Around the Bend
Charles Hamilton – Brooklyn Girls
M83 – We Own The Sky