While Pitchfork may be known for their lengthy album reviews that usually contain so many obscure music references that make you wonder if they have a pool at the office, they have also been putting on their own hipster-friendly festie in Chicago the last few years. The folks over at the newly redesigned site recently revealed the initial line up for the Pitchfork Music Festival – which will take place from July 17-19 in Union Park.
The three day bill will include the likes of Built To Spill, Yo La Tengo, Tortoise, The National, Grizzly Bear and The Walkmen. In the past, the fest’s Friday night line up featured full album performances curated by All Tomorrow’s Parties. This year, they kick off a new series called Write the Night: Set Lists by Request – where the audience will vote on the songs all four bands will play that night. Tickets go on-sale March 13.
If you don’t want to hang out at a festival full of hipsters, than maybe you’ll want to hit one of these recently announced tours…
- Spinal Tap will go Unwigged & Unplugged in a city near you
- Doves cross the pond for their first US tour in four years
- Indie-pop act Cake start to put together a Spring run
- Folk-rock duo the Indigo Girls hit the road
- Mastodon will perform their new album at every stop on their tour
- PBS will be joined by Page McConnell & Kyle Hollingsworth
Finally, two former titans of the ’90s alt.rock scene, Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction, will join forces for a summer amphitheater tour to kick off in May. This is rumored to be NIN’s last tour, while it’s a reunion tour of sorts for the on-again, off-again Jane’s Addcition – whose original line up will back together for the first time since 1991. The two former Lollapalooza tour mates will be joined on the bill by Street Sweeper the new band from RATM’s guitarist Tom Morello and The Coup’s Boots Riley.