Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees carry the day Sunday at Pitchfork

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.

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2 responses

  1. Word up!

    July 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

  2. Pingback: Flying Lotus shares new song, ‘See Thru to U’ « All the Young Punks

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