TV On The Radio @ Pitchfork (7/17)

Date August 15, 2011

After the awesome performances from Cut Copy and Deerhunter, there was a lot of momentum going into TV on the Radio‘s festival closing slot and the band delivered an absolute barnburner of a set. The Brooklyn quintet slayed from the get-go, opening with the one-two punch of Dear Science tracks, “Halfway Home” and “Dancing Choose”. […]

Cut Copy @ Pitchfork (7/17)

Date August 10, 2011

Cut Copy sounds fantastic on record, but it’s clear after their Pitchfork Festival sundown set that the Aussie synth-pop band truly thrives in a live setting. The band played for the most captive audience of the day and singer Dan Whitford led them in an outright dance frenzy, all while performing his own awkwardly awesome […]

Video: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – The Body

Date August 9, 2011

I missed this video went it made its rounds on the blogs last month but it’s so brilliant that it deserves to be recognized again. Director Philip Van lovingly films vignettes of disillusioned grown-ups (played by The Pains of Being Pure At Heart bandmembers) living their monotonous, grown-up lives while their gleeful younger selves enjoy […]

Deerhunter @ Pitchfork (7/17)

Date August 8, 2011

My relationship with Deerhunter has come a long way since I last saw them perform at Pitchfork Festival in 2007. At the time, I found them vastly overrated and their set didn’t do anything to convert me (although seeing Bradford Cox perform in a dress was interesting). Flash forward to current day and I agree […]

Baths @ Pitchfork (7/17)

Date August 5, 2011

One-man electronica sets and outdoor music festivals (particularly ones approaching 100 degree heat) are typically not the most ideal pairing which is why I was pleasantly surprised at how well Baths fared at Pitchfork Festival. California-based experimental musician, Will Weisenfeld delivered an exuberant set of that found the perfect balance between his robust, lively beats […]

Kurt Vile & The Violators @ Pitchfork (7/17)

Date August 3, 2011

I arrived at Union Park on Sunday just in time to catch the end of Yuck‘s set (“Georgia” = so good) and then made my way to watch Kurt Vile. Unlike last year where the Philly-based artist played a mellow, lo-fi set on the side stage billed as a solo act, Vile was bumped to the […]