Pitchfork Music Festival 2009

Posted on May 2, 2009 |

I swear this is the last summer music festival I’m gonna hype up.

Not that it needs it.

Out of the two Chicago-based music festivals competing for the hard earned money
of indie music lovin’ vagabonds everywhere, I do believe it won out mine.

Just check out this year’s lineup why dontcha:

Friday, July 17

Built To Spill
The Jesus Lizard
Yo La Tengo

On that day, you can vote for the songs you wanna hear on each band’s

From Pitchfork’s website:

Here’s how it works: You, the audience, vote on which songs all four bands
Built to Spill, the Jesus Lizard, Yo La Tengo, and Tortoise– will play.
When you buy your ticket, you’ll get a confirmation email. That confirmation
email will include a link to a page where you can vote on which songs from
each band you want to hear. The bands will tailor their set lists accordingly.

Isn’t that special.

Saturday, July 18

The National
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Fucked Up
Plants And Animals
Cymbals Eat Guitars ( # )
Matt & Kim
Bowerbirds ( # )
Charles Hamilton
The Duchess And The Duke
Michael Columbia ( # )

Sunday, July 19

The Flaming Lips
Grizzly Bear
The Walkmen
The Thermals ( # )
Pharoahe Monch
Blitzen Trapper
Frightened Rabbit
The Mae Shi
Black Lips
The Very Best
Vivian Girls
Killer Whales ( # )

Beirut, DOOM and Frightened Rabbit (yay!) were just added to the lineup
this week with a promise that there’s still many more bands to be announced.

3-day passes are onsale now for the low low price of 75$. 2-day passes
for 60$ and single day passes for 35$. Purchase them suckers here.

This all goes down July 17-19, 2009 in Union Park.

Update ( 05/16/09 )

Bands with ( # ) next to their names were just added to the lineup.

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4 Responses to “Pitchfork Music Festival 2009”

  1. Kyle
    May 4th, 2009 @ 1:03 am

    I wish Mew would swing up 7 hours North and play a gig in Minneapolis. Sorry, but P-diddy-Fork + me don’t mix. But I love me some Mew of course.

  2. kat
    May 4th, 2009 @ 1:52 am

    The Mae Shi


    Damn. I might have to go to this as well as Lollapalooza & Osheaga. But I draw my limit at three fests per summer.

  3. Lauren
    May 6th, 2009 @ 3:40 am

    Stuff like this makes me wish I didn’t live in Australia.

  4. PaulL
    May 6th, 2009 @ 5:21 am

    Mew is made of awesome. The River Phoenix, a new, fellow Danish band as a similar Mew-ish sound. Do check ‘em out.

    The 3 summer fest rule is a sound one. There’s a limit on how much sun my pale white ass can absorb.

    You got it pretty sweet with the V fest and Big Day Out tough this is a pretty rad lineup
    no doubt about it.

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