Check out this new video, Putty Boy Strut, from Flying Lotus. A new album, Until the Quiet Comes, is out October 1.
Thee Oh Sees’ John Dwyer called out to Ty Segall a couple of times during his band’s show at Pitchfork Music Festival Sunday. Segall was playing across the park on another stage. Later, Segall asked the entire audience to yell Dwyer. The joke is that these guys had to compete with each other even though they largely have the same fan base. If you’re a fan of both bands (like me), you had to miss part of one performance. I watched the entire set by Thee Oh Sees and ran across Union Park to catch most of Segall’s show. Both sets were great. To add to the scheduling frustration, the Men began perfoming while Segall was still playing. Why all the rock bands were clustered into a small window mid-afternoon is still unclear.
Saturday opened and finished strong with Cloud Nothings playing one of the early slots and Grimes ending the evening before a packed crowd on the side stage. In between, Bradford Cox’s Atlas Sound overlapped a bit with Deerhunter bandmate Lockett Pundt’s Lotus Plaza. Wild Flag played a rocking set. Flying Lotus, Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip revved up the crowd so Godspeed You! Black Emperor could bring it down. Overall, it was a great fest.
July 16, 2012 | Categories: What's happening | Tags: Atlas Sound, Chicago, Flying Lotus, Grimes, Hot Chip, live music, Lotus Plaza, Pitchfork Music Festival, Sleigh Bells, The Men, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Wild Flag | 2 Comments »
Pitchfork’s festival in July is a little more interesting with some additions announced today. Sunday’s lineup definitely needed more edge with the preppy boys of Vampire Weekend closing the fest. The Men and Iceage were just announced for Sunday, a move that adds about 1,000% more rock to the day’s shows.
Likewise, Sleigh Bells will shake things up Saturday night. If that’s not your cup of tea, Flying Lotus also was added to Saturday’s lineup. Three other additions for Saturday include Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q and the Atlas Moth.
Friday night’s offering is much fuller with the addition of Dirty Projectors, the Olivia Tremor Control, Clams Casino and Purity Ring.