Category Archives: Music Festivals

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Webcast Info & Saturday Tickets Are Sold-Out

The Pitchfork Music Festival is this Weekend July 13-15th.

Saturday Tickets sold-out today. But there are single-day passes still available for Friday and Sunday. You can buy them here. The other days’  tickets will probably go soon given the line-up that includes Feist, Dirty Projectors, Big K.R.I.T., Japandroids, A$AP Rocky, The Olivia Tremor Control, Willis Earl Beal and more; and Sunday’s, which includes Vampire Weekend, Beach House, The Field, AraabMUZIK, Chavez, Kendrick Lamar, Ty Segall, Iceage, Dirty Beaches, and more.

And if you can’t make it to Chicago fest than you can watch the fest on You-Tube.

Full Schedule after the jump.
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The Pitchfork Music Festival is coming up. It’s July 13-15th at Chicago’s Union Park.

For me Just on some Hip Hop ish…there isn’t a single garbage act : Flying Lotus, A$ap Rocky(that PMF will be at PMF), Clams Casino, Danny Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, AraabMUZIK, and Big K.R.I.T.

And I can’t really front on seeing post-rock godz Godspeed You Black Emperor, as well as  Iceage, Wild Flag, UMO, Psychic Paramount, Cloud Nothings and Ty Segall either.

If you still haven’t copped tickets. You can do so here.

Pitchfork announced today vendors and activities which can be viewed after the jump:

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Saturday at Woodlands: Megacity Music Marathon feat. Times New Viking, Envelope, The High Strung, Psandwich, Southeast Engine, The Lindsay

Times New Viking‘s first Columbus in about a year, and probably last one for a while (though they’ve got a new EP coming out later this year).

The Lindsay‘s farewell show, and John Olexovitch’s last show with Psandwich.

Heavy Mole reunion. Rare Terribly Empty Pockets performance. Rare-ish Anna Ranger show.


Touring bands Southeast Engine, the High Strung, Shivering Timbers, Happy Maladies, Motel Beds, Smug Brothers, RobtheBank

Nuff said, right? Lots more, too. Everything starts at noon on Saturday at Woodlands Tavern. $10 today, $15 tomorrow. Full schedule of the three stages:
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Comfest 2012 schedule posted

(From 2011. No Envelope this year.)

Head to the Comfest website for the full Friday, Saturday and Sunday schedules.

Thoughts? Head to the Farm.

Photos: 2012 Nelsonville Music Festival / Saturday

Nelsonville Music Festival
Saturday May 19, 2012

Andrew Bird

Time & Temperature

Mucca Pazza

Jessica Lea Mayfield

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Photos: 2012 Nelsonville Music Festival / Sunday

Nelsonville Music Festival
Sunday, May 20, 2012

M. Ward


Todd Snider

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Saturday in Columbus: Old 3C Fest with Ron House, Log, Beetkeepers, Orchestraville & others

Lots going on this weekend (including Sinkane’s return), but with a stacked lineup for $5, the first ever Old 3C Fest at Ace of Cups is more than a safe bet. Here’s the order:

Happy Hour on the patio
05:00 p.m. – Ron House
05:40 p.m. – Alyosha Het
06:20 p.m. – Closet Mix

On stage
08:45 p.m. – Beetkeepers
09:40 p.m. – Randall Douglas Matson
10:20 p.m. – Stark Folk
11:15 p.m. – Chris Forbes, Keith Hanlon + Parker Paul of Orchestraville
11:55 p.m. – Log

MP3: Guided by Voices – “Class Clown Spots a UFO”

MP3: Guided by Voices – Class Clown Spots a UFO

The Nelsonville Music Festival is now upon us, and while I’m excited to check out Kurt Vile and others tonight, Guided by Voices gets me downright giddy. In anticipation of Bob Pollard’s classic GBV lineup hitting the main stage tonight at midnight, here’s new track “Class Clown Spots a UFO” from the album of the same name, out June 12, and 7″ single out May 15. Rolling Stone premiered the track this week and gave this background on the song’s origin, which can be traced back to GBV’s early days:

The earliest version of the tune, called “Crocker’s Favorite Song,” was penned by Robert Pollard back in the late Eighties, and another version ended up on the cutting room floor when the band made their 1994 classic Bee Thousand. Alternate recordings with the newer title appeared on three different GBV compilations. When the mid-Nineties lineup of the band reunited, they revised and re-recorded the song, which now has a polish and harmonic complexity lacking in earlier renditions.

Give it a listen, and see you tonight in Nelsonville…

Nelsonville Fest Preview: Mucca Pazza

Note: I’ll be trickling out some previews for sets that I’ll be sure to catch at the Nelsonville Music Festival throughout the week.   This is a rough chronological order.

Mucca Pazza isn’t necessarily a band who’s album would end up in my stereo on a Sunday morning, but live… good lord what a treat.   The self-dubbed “circus-punk” clan of 3o or so characters made up of horns and percussion and cheerleaders and who-knows-what else don thrift store band uniforms and make a spectacle of your middle school marching band nightmares.    One part Sousa, one part Klezmer, and at least one part pure funk, these Chicagoans  bring pure unadulterated joyous  fun.  Truly a highlight of the festival.

Nelsonville Music Festival 2012 schedule and forecast

THURSDAY, MAY 17th (free kickoff party)
7:00pm Angela Perley & The Howling Moons
8:00pm State Park
9:00pm Southeast Engine
10:00pm Hex Net
11:00pm Boxcar Burlesque

6:30pm Weedghost
7:30pm Mike Elliott
8:30pm Nathan Moore
9:30pm Angela Perley

4:30pm Time & Temperature
5:30pm Those Darlins
7:00pm Kurt Vile & The Violators
8:30pm Charles Bradley
10:00pm Iron & Wine
12:00am Guided By Voices
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