Silver Jews, Spoon among acts added to Pitchfork lineup


April 5, 2006


With only a few of its acts remaining to be booked, promoters of the Pitchfork Music Festival announced the near-final roster of bands for the two-day celebration of indie rock to be held in Union Park on the West Side in late July.

Performers on July 29 include Silver Jews, the Pavement offshoot that is touring for the first time; British dance-punks the Futureheads; fiery singer-songwriter Ted Leo and his band the Pharmacists; the witty English art-punks Art Brut; Destroyer; Mountain Goats; Band of Horses; Man Man, and Hot Machines.

The lineup on July 30 includes Austin, Texas, rockers Spoon; Hoboken, N.J., indie-rock darlings Yo La Tengo; celebrated freak-folkies the Devendra Banhart Band; veteran art-punks Mission of Burma; Aesop Rock; the National; Jens Lekman; Tapes 'n Tapes, and Chin Up Chin Up.

Chicago-based BIZ 3 Publicity is sponsoring a secondary stage featuring DJs and electronic and experimental artists such as Diplo, Bonde Do Role, Ada, Matmos, Dominic Eulberg, Tyondai Braxton, Ghislain Poirier, 8 Bold Souls and Tarantula A.D.

Tickets are on sale ($20 for a one-day pass, $30 for a two-day pass) via