Pitchfork Fest Initial Lineup

PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FRIDAY'S LINEUP
PLUS SELECT ACTS PERFORMING SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Built To Spill
The 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival - to be held in Chicago's Union Park Friday, July 17 - Sunday, July 19 - is announcing the first round of band's to perform at this years festival, as well as a new series that will include Friday's performances. On Friday, the festival welcomes Yo La Tengo, The Jesus Lizard (first show in Chicago in eleven years), Tortoise and Built to Spill; Saturday will see performances by The National, Pharoahe Monch, and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, while Sunday's event includes Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen and Vivian Girls.

In years past, Friday night has been presented in conjunction with All Tomorrow's Parties and their "Don't Look Back" series, which is devoted to artists playing one seminal album from their back catalogue in its entirety. In 2008, Mission of Burma performed Vs., Sebadoh played Bubble & Scrape, and Public Enemy performed It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. 2007 saw Slint performing Spiderland, Gza/Genius performing Liquid Swords, and Sonic Youth performing Daydream Nation.

This year, the Pitchfork Music Festival is mixing things up a bit and putting the set lists in the hands of the fans, under a new series titled "Write the Night: Set Lists By Request." When someone buys a ticket they will receive a confirmation email that will include a link to a web page where they can vote on which of each band's songs they'd like to hear during their set – and truly be the ones to "Write the Night." Voting will begin on March 13 (when tickets go on sale) and will end on June 12.

To recap the 2009 lineup so far:

Friday - "Write the Night: Set Lists by Request"
Built to Spill
The Jesus Lizard
Yo La Tengo
Tortoise

Saturday
The National
Pharoahe Monch
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Sunday
Grizzly Bear
The Walkmen
Vivian Girls

Tickets for the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival go on sale Friday, March 13. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks and further information can be found at www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

[Published on: 3/6/09]

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Comments

moemoe6434 starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/6/2009 09:33AM
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That first night looks awesome!

towergroveking starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/6/2009 09:38AM
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towergroveking

YO LA TENGO AND BUILT TO SPILL!!!!!!

SETLISTS BY REQUEST!

CONSIDER ME THERE NO DOUBT.

BGsteveBG starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/6/2009 09:42AM
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BGsteveBG

I've heard nothing but great things about Yo La Tengo's live shows

jonny.klaiber starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/6/2009 09:57AM
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jonny.klaiber

friday night is best by far. BTS, yo la tengo, and TORTOISE! and setlists by request?! gonna be crazy

dankb23 Fri 3/6/2009 10:10AM
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dankb23

I was thinking tortoise would be sick as hell myself

Drbeaker Fri 3/6/2009 10:49AM
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Grizzly Bear is the worst band I have ever seen live including elementary school orchestra recitals.

mooneystar Fri 3/6/2009 11:36AM
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mooneystar

"Grizzly Bear is the worst band I have ever seen live including elementary school orchestra recitals" - that, is really funny...are they associated with Animal Collective? all these freaking "animal" bands. I can't keep track. I'm probably old or something though. I do love Fleet Foxes (another animal). What is Grizzly Bear like? (besides the awful comment :)

Oh - and what about Built to Spill...always meant to check them out, and always forget. standard indie rock? psych rock? what?...what!

ganjjjj Fri 3/6/2009 12:34PM
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ganjjjj

rofl

n-1 star Fri 3/6/2009 01:14PM
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BOO!

Broesau Fri 3/6/2009 01:57PM
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As a satanist, I really like the name of this fest. rock on.

thewormisgod Fri 3/6/2009 03:05PM
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god dammit i hate old people humor.

Lakai Fri 3/6/2009 03:20PM
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Lakai

I'd be there for sure if it wasn't the same weekend as Camp Bisco

1048 starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/6/2009 09:01PM
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1048

Grizzly Bear is absolutely nothing like Animal Collective. GB has some of the best vocal melodies around (Fleet foxes is way up there as well)

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/7/2009 06:01PM
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HoodooVoodoo

Built to Spill is pretty awesome. They are spacey psychedelic indie rock.

Kemosloppy Mon 3/9/2009 08:53AM
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Kemosloppy

that vocal melody crap so incredibly bad.

saschuyler495 starstarstarstar Mon 3/9/2009 10:47AM
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enough about the bands...has anyone actually been to this fest? whats the scene? i'm thinking going half way cross country for this shit...worth?

kirkbrew Mon 3/9/2009 10:50AM
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kirkbrew

I don't get the Vivian Girls. Another indie-baseless-buzz-band.

Govindaze starstarstar Mon 3/9/2009 11:21AM
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Holy Shit!! Can't say I'm all that moved by the rest of the line up, but The Jesus Lizard playing again is big news to this kid.

Denialorcoped starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/9/2009 12:09PM
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BUILT TO SPILL AND YO LA TENGO ON THE SAME NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!