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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pitchfork announces line up for music festival

Pitchfork has announced most of it's lineup for it's 2008 music festival in Chicago. Every year they have classic bands perform one of their entire influential albums. This year Public Enemy will do It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back, and Mission of Burma will perform Vs. Hearing "Thats When I Reach For My Revolver," live is worth the trip to me. There will also be one more band yet to be announced to perform a whole album. Other headliners include: Dinosaur Junior, Jarvis Cocker, Vampire Weekend, and Spiritualized. It is also nice to see Pitchfork jump on the garage punk bandwagon with Jay Retard and King Khan and His Shrines. No Ages, Dirty Projectors, and Fuck Buttons have been confirmed to no surprise, and Wu Tang will be making an appearance via Raekwon and Ghostface. I am happy to see Dizzie Rascal included as well!!!. I would seriously consider buying your tickets now because it sold out last year, and my "late in the game" attempt to round up a crew failed miserably one week before the festival. More acts are to be added, so the three day pass of 65$ seems to be very much worth the price.

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