Pitchfork fest’s strong lineup delivered

The National lived up to its headliner status Saturday night, drawing heavily from the band’s last album, “Boxer.” Why aren’t these guys more popular?

About Today (live) – The National

Doom

Doom

What was really cool about this year’s fest was the strength of the schedule during the day, from Saturday’s opener Cymbals Eat Guitars to early Sunday eve’s M83. Both days featured strong performances by Fucked Up, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Beirut, Doom, The Walkmen, Japandroids and others.

It wasn’t a flawless fest. Once again, there were sound issues and overcrowding (i.e. not enough bathrooms). But, overall, it was a good show.

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

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