14 July 2007

This Weekend: Pitchfork Music Festival!

It's time for y'all to bust out your tight jeans and ironic t-shirts, because the Pitchfork Music Festival is in town. It lasts from yesterday (Friday) to Sunday, and features a lot of bands that none of us have heard of, and a few we have. Last night the festival was opened by a reunited Slint (pictured above) plaing their seminal album Spiderland in its entirety. They were followed by the GZA performing all of Liquid Swords and Sonic Youth performing Daydream Nation. Sataurday and Sunday feature more traditional sets from Clipse, Cat Power, Of Montreal, Steven Malkmus (the prototype for the majority of the male fans there), the Klaxons, De La Soul, and in an odd (but appropriate) choice, tonight's headliner: Yoko Ono. Yes, Yoko Ono. I have it on good authority that she will have a number of guests on stage with her, and will be backed up by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Chan Marshall of Cat Power. We'll see.

I have to get running now. I've already missed Ken Vandermark, the Twilight Sad and Califon, but I might be able to catch some of Voxtrot's set before heading over to Grizzly Bear (don't worry, I barely know who they are either). I'll keep you posted on the event.

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