Pygmalion Fest: The M’s, Headlights, Asobi Seksu

Date October 1, 2008

The Polyvinyl Showcase at Pygmalion Festival has always been a big highlight of the festival and this year was especially exciting with new signee Asobi Seksu playing.  The show, which served as the grand finale, to the beloved fest opened with power-pop group The M’s, and unfortunately I had to miss almost all of their [...]

Pygmalion Fest: High Places

Date September 29, 2008

After Saturday Night’s performance from Yo La Tengo, the good times at Pygmalion Fest refused to stop.  Immediately following was a set in the Krannert Muesem Bar & Lobby which was packed full of people to see up-and-coming multi-textural electronic dream pop duo, High Places. The short clips of music I had heard from the band as well [...]

Pygmalion Fest: Yo La Tengo

Date September 25, 2008

While I had to miss Friday’s performances at Pygmalion Fest (including Black Mountain and Titus Andronicus), I came prepared to hit Day 4 of the fest with full force, starting with Yo La Tengo‘s festival headlining show at Krannert Muesem.  Most of my history with Yo La Tengo revolves around two albums, And Then Nothing [...]

Pygmalion Fest: Monotix / Dark Meat / Dan Deacon

Date September 23, 2008

After the Krannert Art Center show, I jumped over to the Canopy Club where Monotix were whipping the crowd into a frenzy. Let me mention that Monotix were a band that I had never heard of until I asked the person standing next to me “who is this band?”, so saying I had zero expectations [...]

Pygmalion Fest: Evangelicals / Murder By Death

Date September 22, 2008

Pygmalion Music Festival 2008 was definitely the most ambitious and plentiful congregation of artists that the Pygmalion crew has put together yet, and I had an amazing weekend.  I missed Times New Viking‘s opening night show, so the fest started for me at Thursday’s Krannert Art Center show with the killer line-up at Oceans, Catfish Haven, [...]