Festivalist '09: Pitchfork Music Fest Part 2


What: Pitchfork Music Festival

When: July 17-19

Where: Union Park in Chicago, IL

Headliners: Built to Spill, The National, Grizzly Bear

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.

Tickets: 3-day passes are $75, 2-day passed are $60 and 1-day passes are $35

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.

Matt & Kim – Yea Yea (Flosstradamus remix)

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