Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Pitchfork Music Festival '07

I just noticed that the full lineup for this years Pitchfork Music Festival was announced last Friday. Here it is in case you haven't heard yet:

Friday, July 13

[In collaboration with ATP]
Sonic Youth (Daydream Nation)
GZA/Genius (Liquid Swords)
Slint (Spiderland)

Saturday, July 14

Yoko Ono / Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues / Clipse / Mastodon
Iron and Wine / Girl Talk / Grizzly Bear / Voxtrot / Battles
Califone / The Twilight Sad / Fujiya & Miyag / Oxford Collapse
Dan Deacon / Beach House / William Parker Quartet /
Professor Murder / Ken Vandermark's Powerhouse Sound

Sunday, July 15

The New Pornographers / Stephen Malkmus / De La Soul
Of Montreal / Jamie Lidell / The Sea and Cake / Junior Boys
The Field / Cadence Weapon / The Cool Kids / Klaxons
Nomo / Deerhunter / The Ponys / Menomena /
Craig Taborn's Junk Magic /Brightblack Morning Light
Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra

The lineup actually ended up being pretty decent. The ATP performances on Friday should be excellent and Saturday is solid, except for the headliner. On Saturday, I recommend Girl Talk, Grizzly Bear, Voxtrot, Battles, Fujiya & Miyagi, and Oxford Collapse. However, the one band you definitely don't want to miss on Saturday is Professor Murder. Sunday is just OK. The first four - The New Pornos, Malkmus, De La, and Of Montreal - make it worth attending, and Menomena are cool. Other than that.... It is interesting though that Malkmus is playing solo. That could be huge. If he goes out and plays a whole slew of Pavement songs, I will wish that I had gone. In general though, I'm just glad that this fest isn't competing with Siren this year. It's good to see that The Twilight Sad are playing both and I would love to see a few of these be added to Siren. Especially P. Murder. Finally, in addition to The Twilight Sad, I want to remind you that Battles, Fujiya & Miyagi, Dan Deacon, The New Pornographers, The Sea and Cake (info), and Menomena are all playing for FREE in NYC this summer.


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