Who Should I See At The Pitchfork Music Festival?

noah | July 17, 2009 12:00 pm

So I’m writing my posts today from Chicago, where I’ll be attending this weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival, which collects a ton of the more popular artists operating under the shifting rubric of “indie” and deposits them in the city’s Union Park. This is my third time attending the fest, and it’s definitely one of my favorite better multi-day, multi-band extravaganzas thanks to the beautiful space, the wide variety of reasonably priced foodstuffs, and fond memories of Jarvis Cocker’s spellbinding set last year. This year’s most anticipated bands for me are the epic Northwest outfit Built To Spill (playing an all-request set), the New Wave revivalists M83, and the Danish dream-rockers Mew (who I’m hoping will sprinkle their set with material from their forthcoming album No More Stories / Are Told Today / I’m Sorry / They Washed Away // No More Stories / The World Is Grey / I’m Tired / Let’s Wash Away. But perhaps you think there’s a band on the bill that I shouldn’t miss? The full schedule for the weekend after the jump. A=Aluminum Stage, B=Balance Stage, C=Connector Stage FRIDAY, JULY 17 8:40 (A) Built to Spill 7:20 (C) The Jesus Lizard 6:10 (A) Yo La Tengo 5:00 (C) Tortoise SATURDAY, JULY 18 8:40 (A) The National 8:30 (B) The Black Lips 7:30 (B) Matt and Kim 7:25 (C) Beirut 6:30 (B) Lindstrøm 6:15 (A) Doom 5:30 (B) Wavves 5:15 (C) Yeasayer 4:30 (B) Ponytail 4:15 (A) Final Fantasy 3:35 (B) Bowerbirds 3:20 (C) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart 2:40 (B) The Antlers 2:30 (A) Fucked Up 1:45 (C) Plants and Animals 1:45 (B) The Dutchess & The Duke 1:00 (A) Cymbals Eat Guitars 1:00 (B) Disappears SUNDAY, JULY 19 8:40 (A) The Flaming Lips 8:30 (B) The Very Best 7:30 (B) Mew 7:25 (C) Grizzly Bear 6:30 (B) Vivian Girls 6:15 (A) M83 5:30 (B) Japandroids 5:15 (C) The Walkmen 4:30 (B) DJ/Rupture 4:15 (A) The Thermals 3:35 (B) Women 3:20 (C) Pharoahe Monch 2:40 (B) The Killer Whales 2:30 (A) Blitzen Trapper 1:45 (C) Frightened Rabbit 1:45 (B) Dianogah 1:00 (A) The Mae Shi 1:00 (B) Michael Columbia Oh, and Dianogah! Yeah, WNUR memories.Pitchfork Music Festival [Official site]