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Title: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 09, 2005, 12:27:06 PM
http://pitchforkmedia.com/

(http://pitchforkmedia.com/intonationsplashpage.gif)

I'm going to that this weekend.  I will be a changed man.  I'm mostly excited for Magnolia Electric Co, Death from Above 1979, Decemberists, Xiu Xiu and Tortoise, but I'm still anxious to hear the others, too.
Title: Intonation 2005
Post by: w/o horse on July 09, 2005, 12:49:30 PM
Wouldn't this be the better link option:

http://intonationmusicfest.com/

Also, there isn't a single band playing in that festival that I don't like.  And $22 is such a good price.

If it wasn't on the other side of the country I'd go too.

Make sure you catch The Hold Steady's act.

And Deerhoof.
Title: Intonation 2005
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 10, 2005, 07:07:39 PM
Quote from: Losing the Horse:


Make sure you catch The Hold Steady's act.

And Deerhoof.


Done and done.
Title: Intonation 2005
Post by: Stefen on July 10, 2005, 07:13:56 PM
I saw deerhoof at a little dorm house a few months ago at amherst college. It was really a hipster show cause everyone was excited to see them then when they started playing everyone was just talking and trying to act cool and noone could see the band. The lead singer is this tiny tiny asian lady. She was selling the merch at the door and I talked to her for a good 30 minutes then she took the stage and I was like "hah, weird" good people though. Musics alright.
Title: Intonation 2005
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 18, 2005, 11:04:32 PM
I just saw this, and I'm still blown away from it...

Magnolia Electric Co. was awesome... I almost met Jason Molina, but was too shocked to say something to him. I was able to compose myself when I met Death From Above 1979, since I wasn't going to allow myself to pass up meeting them.  Two great guys.  Their set was fucking badass, and I was right by the speaker for it.  I was also right by the speaker for Prefuse 73, which was amazing.  Four Tet had an awesome show.

Decemberists closed with Mariner's Revenge, which was good because I was a little irritated they didn't play it the whole show... and then BOOM!  They closed with it.  Pelican was also pretty good... I wasn't prepared for Deerhoof or Xiu Xiu, and I'm still not really sure if I like them or not.  

I'll put up pictures later, hopefully they'll turn out nicely.
Title: Intonation 2005
Post by: modage on July 18, 2005, 11:10:33 PM
walrus i thought you were into like Rage Against the Machine?  when did you go all pitchfork indie?
Title: Intonation 2005
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 18, 2005, 11:14:32 PM
I'm not sure how to exactly interpret that, but I'm into all sorts of music.  I really like all genres, but prefer the vanguards of those genres.  There's something unique about almost everyone, but I don't know... some just clicks more than others, you know?

I saw the Aquabats two weeks ago, saw Intonation, I'm going to see Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens, Nine Inch Nails and Mates of State by the end of the year, not counting any other concerts that may come my way.

Sometimes I'm afraid I just like music in general. .. then I turn on the radio, and realize how much I prefer the music I listen to instead.
Title: Re: Intonation 2005
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 31, 2006, 10:59:35 AM
Over the weekend I saw Pitchfork Music Festival, which was branched off from last year's Intontaion (Pitchfork sponsored Intonation, and I guess it made enough money for Intonation to do it by themselves, but Pitchfork decided to run their own as well... I opted for Pitchfork).  It was an amazing event (though it will be too soon if I see another grown man with a huge beard in obnoxious goggles, a shirt that's 4 sizes too small and short shorts).

There wasn't an act I didn't enjoy, and the DJ tent was much improved over last year where the DJ's would just spin records and we'd listen to stuff they've produced, this year they made beats live.  It was pretty badass.

My top 10 performances is something like...

10 - Os Mutantes
9 - Man Man
8 - Silver Jews
7 - Spoon
6 - Mission of Burma
5 - Tapes 'n' Tapes
4 - Devendra Banhart
3 - Band of Horses
2 - Danielson
1 - Mountain Goats

Honorable Mention: Aesop Rock f/ Mr. Lif
Title: Re: Intonation 2005
Post by: squints on July 31, 2006, 06:33:11 PM

2 - Danielson


I love those guys, I didn't see them in a festival atmosphere but they played in a very very tiny room with about 130 people present and they put on an amazing  show
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 12, 2008, 12:15:16 PM
I missed last year's festival because I waited too long for the tickets, thinking that an outdoor venue wasn't likely to sell out (considering how many people were at the previous two), but alas it did.

So this time, I went cautiously and got the tickets as soon as they went on sale.  Plus, as they add bands, the prices are known to go up to pay for the acquisition of bands who demand more money.

As it is, I'm paying $65, for the 3 day pass.  The prices are going up, this is about the limit of how much I'm willing to spend, but for a 3 day pass of bands I'd already pay to see separately, this is a bargain.

The lineup looks beautiful now, and it's only primed to get better (as it usually does).

http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com/friday.php

(As of now)

Friday
---------
Public Enemy (performing all of It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back)

Saturday
---------
Animal Collective
!!!
Vampire Weekend
Dizzee Rascal
No Age
Atlas Sound
Fleet Foxes

Sunday
---------
Spiritualized
M. Ward
Boris
Extra Golden
El Guincho


Right now I'm most pumped about Boris, Animal Collective and Dizzee Rascal, unless they actually have every member of Public Enemy return for the show.  Then that will overshadow the following two days.

Anyone else in Xixax going to this fine event?
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: Stefen on March 12, 2008, 02:32:01 PM
$65 for a three day pass is a fucking steal. I'd pay $100. Unfortunately, I won't be able to go since it's on the other side of the country.

I'd like to see Spiritualized. That should be killer.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 06, 2008, 01:49:25 PM
Whoa whoa whoa.

The lineup for Pitchfork has been updated.  Prepare to salivate.

Friday, July 18:

Pitchfork Music Festival and All Tomorrow's Parties
present "Don't Look Back" Public Enemy performing
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

* Mission of Burma performing Vs. *
+ one more to be announced


Saturday, July 19:
Animal Collective
* Jarvis Cocker *
!!!
Vampire Weekend
Dizzee Rascal
Fleet Foxes
No Age
* Jay Reatard *
* King Khan & His Shrines *

Atlas Sound
* The Ruby Suns *
* A Hawk and a Hacksaw *
* Occidental Brothers Dance Band International *

+ many more!


Sunday, July 20:
* Dinosaur Jr. *
Spiritualized
M. Ward
* Ghostface and Raekwon *
* The Apples in Stereo *

Boris
* Dirty Projectors *
* Cut Copy *

Extra Golden
El Guincho
* Fuck Buttons *
+ many more!
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: Stefen on April 06, 2008, 02:10:29 PM
Sunday, July 20th (my fucking birthday) looks amazing.

I'm envious of you, Walrus.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 06, 2008, 10:25:41 PM
You should come.

Unless Chicago is way out of the way for you.

But the ticket price should adjust the travel price so that it wouldn't be too expensive.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: Stefen on April 06, 2008, 11:31:58 PM
I wish. I have too much work here. Hopefully it's annual and I can plan for it next year.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 09, 2008, 03:18:18 AM
This is the fourth year of it, so you should be good.  Usually a big turn out, considering the low price and nifty location to a densely populated hipster capital.

I've only gone to two of the three, and I really wish I didn't miss last year's, but it happens.  Should turn out to be pretty awesome.  At this point I'm especially looking forward to Boris, Dinosaur Jr., Animal Collective, Apples In Stereo and the Dirty Projectors.  It all looks exciting, though.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 26, 2008, 12:29:14 AM
Interesting show, really.  Some great sets, some real disappointments, but the great sets made up for them.

First off, Boris decimated the show.  This is an instance where it really matters who you ask about how it went because a lot of people I know scoffed their performance, but in general they don't listen to the band anyway.  They put on a hell of a set.  Real bassy metal opened and closed with a gigantic gong.  It was glorious.

Of course Animal Collective blew everything up.  It had a lot of dazzling lights and from start to finish, was a nonstop set.  From here on out, I will make it a personal resolve to never miss them again.  They also played some off of Panda Bear's "Person Pitch," which was pretty exciting.

Cut Copy was a no show.  Atlas Sound and some other guys tried to provide solace by suggesting they could play an improv set and see how cool it would turn out, but by then, most people decided to leave.  My friends and I skipped Spoon entirely, they just don't do a whole lot for me, and my friends weren't really into them.

Fuck Buttons was a major surprise.  They put on a great set, despite being a little set back from technical problems, but when they got out, they were phenomenal.  I hadn't heard them going in, but I'm all over their shit now.

!!! was standout amazing, and Dizzee Rascal got the crowd pretty hyped up.

Public Enemy was OK, but really, it was a bad vibe.  You've got Pitchfork crowd kids, motherfuckers in ironic t-shirts and goofy sunglasses, and it was clear that PE was just there to get paid then promptly get the fuck out.  Professor Griff didn't even rap, just stood back by the onstage soldiers (the PE standard).  The album is great, but the performance felt rushed.  Not to mention, at the end before they were done, Flava Flav went on a long speech about the evils of racism to a sea of pale white people.

Fucking elbow to elbow, though.  Hopefully the next few lineups get worse in terms of obscurity so I can either not go or go and it won't be so packed.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: Stefen on July 26, 2008, 12:51:37 AM
Shuffling in the crowd, did you get to rub up on any hot hipster girls asses?

I don't know how a Fuck Button's show would work. Their music is so droney. It doesn't sound like it would translate very well live. Good to hear it does.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 27, 2008, 03:47:34 AM
Well, I'm into droney stuff lately, so it got my attention.  Mostly people were peeling away, but when you were close enough to some speakers, you could hear the glorious subtleties in the music.

They go nuts while they play, so that's cool.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: cinemanarchist on July 27, 2008, 09:59:11 AM
Well, I'm into droney stuff lately, so it got my attention.  Mostly people were peeling away, but when you were close enough to some speakers, you could hear the glorious subtleties in the music.

They go nuts while they play, so that's cool.

What about the hipster girls asses? WHAT ABOUT THE ASSES?
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 28, 2008, 12:51:39 AM
Exceptional.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: Stefen on July 28, 2008, 08:55:10 AM
omg I swear I'm not gay, but I always thought hipster boys had nicer asses than hipster girls. Maybe it's the women's jeans they wear.

I wish I could have gone. Everything I'm hearing had Boris being badass. I'm hoping some videos get put on pitchfork.tv of their performance or at least of some interesting bands. All they have now is Hold Steady and I don't dig them too much.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 20, 2009, 11:08:16 PM
Holy shit, this was the finest Pitchfork yet, I do declare.

It may have raised in price from $35 for two days to $80 for two and a half days, but its intensity still bursts out of the seams for the price.

There were about 40 acts altogether, but here's my top 10.

10 ) The Walkmen

9 ) Matt and Kim

8 ) M83

7 ) Beirut

6 ) Final Fantasy

5 ) Fucked Up

4 ) MF DOOM

3 ) DJ Rupture

2 ) Flaming Lips

1 ) Pharoahe Monch

Shows that sadly, because I was at another performance or waiting by the stage for a show I anticipate more, I missed:

Vivian Girls

Wavves

Yeasayer

Grizzly Bear

Japandroids

But overall, I think I made the right choices because the shows I saw were pretty fucking rad.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 05, 2010, 12:17:32 PM
Alright all you yearly Pitchfork attendees, things are going to be sweet this year.  I only got a Sunday ticket so far since I'm broke, but here's the tentative lineup! (I didn't want to go for all 3 days, but I'll probably end up buying a Friday or Saturday ticket depending on who signs up later)

http://pitchforkmusicfestival.com/news.php

As previously reported, the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival will be held at Chicago’s Union Park on July 16 – 18. We are pleased to announce the first batch of bands slated to perform, as well as proclaim that tickets are on sale today at 12 PM CST! This year’s festival will culminate to the highly anticipated return of the legendary band Pavement! Friday features indie-rock, chart-topping mainstays Modest Mouse, while Saturday and Sunday sees performances by LCD Soundsystem, Raekwon, Here We Go Magic, St. Vincent, Lightening Bolt, Cass McCombs and Sleigh Bells. Stay tuned, as more bands will be announced in the coming weeks.

Single-day tickets can be purchased for $40 and three-day passes for $90. This year, Friday will featuring more bands, providing festival-goers with a longer day of music. Purchase your tickets early, as three-day passes are sure to sell out quickly!

The 2010 Pitchfork Festival Lineup so far:


Friday
Modest Mouse

Saturday
LCD Soundsystem
Raekwon

Sunday
Pavement
St. Vincent
Lightning Bolt
Cass McCombs
Here We Go Magic
Sleigh Bells
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: squints on February 05, 2010, 10:16:22 PM
It'd be great if Modest Mouse played Lonesome Crowded West.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 06, 2010, 01:40:12 AM
Friday is actually slated to be a full day of music, so sadly, they may just be playing a set, not an album a la All Tomorrow's Parties.

For what it's worth, I'd wish for This Is A Long Way To Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 08, 2010, 07:36:56 PM
Well fuck.  My friends who got their pitchfork tickets already received them in the mail, but I still haven't gotten mine.  When I talked to ticketweb's customer support about not receiving my tickets in the mail they said that under no circumstances would they refund or reissue any lost, damaged or stolen tickets.

And I'll be damned if I pay them any fucking more money.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: Reinhold on March 15, 2010, 12:38:29 PM
Well fuck.  My friends who got their pitchfork tickets already received them in the mail, but I still haven't gotten mine.  When I talked to ticketweb's customer support about not receiving my tickets in the mail they said that under no circumstances would they refund or reissue any lost, damaged or stolen tickets.

And I'll be damned if I pay them any fucking more money.

get tickets for the other days soon man.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 15, 2010, 10:04:48 PM
I bought them when I could, I'm broke and I'm planning to move into a new place.  They're still refusing to help me out and replace my tickets, which they've been abundantly clear that under no circumstance will they do for me.

But I hope, somehow, that I can go.

EDIT: HOLY SHIT I FINALLY GOT MY TICKETS IN THE MAIL, FUCK YOU CHICAGO POSTAL SYSTEM, HELLO LIGHTNING BOLT!
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 13, 2010, 01:14:08 AM
I know that Reinhold and I are the only ones going, but damn, the lineup has just been altered again, and since I'm only concerned with Sunday, it just got even more badass:

Sunday

Pavement
Big Boi
Major Lazer
St. Vincent
Lightning Bolt
Beach House
Girls

Sleigh Bells
Neon Indian
Cass McCombs
Here We Go Magic
Surfer Blood
Local Natives
Washed Out
Best Coast
CAVE
Allá

Anything not bolded means I know little than more than a song by the band, so if anyone has any heavy recommendations based among them, I'll check them out.

Anything in bold means I will be ecstatic to see them.  The end of the night is going to be tricky, I can tell.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: puddnanners on July 12, 2010, 06:00:19 PM
walrus: a Sunday recommendation is CAVE, for 3 reasons: 1) they play at 1pm, so you wont be missing any of the bands/performers you have chosen to embolden;  2) they are incredibly talented and play a pretty unique style of psychedelic, German inspired, highly danceable, noisy rock that is truly wicked when heard live; and 3) my brother is a member of the band.

I'm not to good at selling them, but am really just an avid fan and would recommend checking them out.  A Pitchfork review of their latest EP: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14250-pure-moods-ep/

Also, you can sample most of their tracks online, but here is one to get you started: http://covertcuriosity.blogspot.com/2010/05/cave-pure-moods.html    
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 12, 2010, 08:18:14 PM
I hadn't updated the post but I actually am really looking forward to them.  They've played a lot in Chicago but I haven't gotten a chance to see them, but they always get great reviews.

Also: Sleigh Bells has advanced (likely to due to hype) to a longer, later set, switching spots with Girls, who fell back to a shorter, earlier set.

Them's the breaks.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 26, 2011, 02:33:59 AM
Well, Pitchfork has now announced it will be happening and how much it will cost and NO OFFICIAL BANDS HAVE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED.

What the fuck?  $110 for presale tickets, $45 for a single day, which in and of themselves would be arbitrary purchases since you have no idea what you'd be seeing.  Now, I'm going to go ahead and assume either they feel like they're in a position where they can do whatever they want, or they have some incredible acts booked and are keeping them secret.  I'm pretty sure it's the former.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: cinemanarchist on February 26, 2011, 10:03:35 AM
Well, Pitchfork has now announced it will be happening and how much it will cost and NO OFFICIAL BANDS HAVE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED.

What the fuck?  $110 for presale tickets, $45 for a single day, which in and of themselves would be arbitrary purchases since you have no idea what you'd be seeing.  Now, I'm going to go ahead and assume either they feel like they're in a position where they can do whatever they want, or they have some incredible acts booked and are keeping them secret.  I'm pretty sure it's the former.

They did give Kanye a 10.0...................
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: Pedro on February 26, 2011, 08:50:04 PM
Not saying that I agree with their decision, but it is not uncommon for music festivals to do this.  Austin City Limits festival, for example, has done this for some time. 
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on February 26, 2011, 11:58:19 PM
This is from january, but Pulp to headline?

http://productshopnyc.com/htdocs/2011/01/pulp_to_headline_pitchfork_fes.html
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: cinemanarchist on February 27, 2011, 10:54:29 AM
http://www.avclub.com/chicago/articles/pulp-is-absolutely-not-playing-pitchfork-music-fes,50055/ (http://www.avclub.com/chicago/articles/pulp-is-absolutely-not-playing-pitchfork-music-fes,50055/)
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on February 27, 2011, 01:24:23 PM
Well that's that, I suppose.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: cinemanarchist on February 27, 2011, 01:34:15 PM
I feel like OFWGKTA are the only lock I can think of thus far, as their still relatively small, though every media outlet in the world is waiting for them to blow up, and Pitchfork does love their token hip-hop acts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CyMuBi-kH8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CyMuBi-kH8)
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: OrHowILearnedTo on February 27, 2011, 06:00:12 PM
Yuck confirmed themselves in a recent video apparently.

CoS is a good source for festival news/rumours

http://festival-outlook.consequenceofsound.net/
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: cinemanarchist on March 04, 2011, 01:18:24 PM
Tickets obtained!! That lineup looks solid already, now if only the temp. will stay in the low 90's.
Title: Re: Intonation/Pitchfork Music Festival(s)
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 28, 2012, 12:18:11 PM
So among the few that attend this festival anymore, myself included since the prices kept going up and the acts were dwindling in quality, this year is looking like...

FRIDAY JULY 13TH

Feist
A$AP Rocky
Tim Hecker
Willis Earl Beal
and more!

SATURDAY JULY 14TH

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Hot Chip
Grimes
Liturgy
Cloud Nothings
and more!

SUNDAY JULY 15TH

Vampire Weekend
AraabMUZIK
Kendrick Lamar
The Field
and more!


Apparently the tickets are staying the same price as $45 per day and $110 for the weekend.  The way it's looking now, I may just opt for Saturday if just to see GY!BE and Grimes, both of which I'm quite fond, and Hot Chip who I'm indifferent to but nevertheless enjoy.

Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky are both decent hip-hop acts, but the day surrounding them doesn't merit buying an entire day just yet and the weekend pass just doesn't seem very valuable to me.

Anyone else going?