Pavement – Live @ Pitchfork

Date August 18, 2010

Being a relative newcome to the music of Pavement, I didn’t have big expectations for their festival-closing set, I just wanted to have a good time and hear them play the handful of songs that I knew and liked. In the end, they accomplished both and made me a bigger Pavement fan than before. The band’s slacker / […]

Big Boi – Live @ Pitchfork

Date August 15, 2010

After Major Lazer’s set the energy level was sky-high at Pitchfork Festival and the legendary dirty south rapper definitely kept the party rolling with his set. Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, or Sir Luscious Left Foot as he prefers to be known these days took the stage backed by a full band (including a horn section) […]

Major Lazer – Live @ Pitchfork

Date August 12, 2010

I heard some murmurings before Major Lazer‘s set about their crazy party antics but I don’t think anything could have prepared me for the level of ridiculousness provided by hip hop troupe led by famed DJ / producer Diplo. Musically, they weren’t the best thing I heard from all day (I’d probably have to give […]

St. Vincent – Live @ Pitchfork

Date August 11, 2010

After experiencing the insanity that was Lightning Bolt (which was a set I won’t even begin trying to put into words) it was nice to have some familiar tunes from the ever-captivating Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent). I’ve seen Annie a couple times before and even met her in person at Austin City Limits a […]

Local Natives – Live @ Pitchfork

Date August 10, 2010

Local Natives‘ album Gorilla Manor is my favorite debut of the year thus far and I’ve heard raves about the L.A.-based quintets live show, so I made sure I was front and center to see these guys. The band’s frentic rhythm section, twisting tempos, and multi-part harmonies seem like they would be a huge challenge to reproduce live […]

Beach House – Live @ Pitchfork

Date August 5, 2010

I must admit that it took me a while to come around to Beach House. The band’s lush, synth-soaked sound still can strike me as cloyingly sweet at times, but I must say that their album Teen Dream has slowly crept on me due to the strength of deceptively simple songs like “Zebra”, “Norway” and […]