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