Posted in music | tour dates on April 10, 2009

by Andrew Frisicano

M83 @ Webster Hall (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)

M83 has been added to Pitchfork Festival, which is taking place from July 17th - Sunday, July 19th in Chicago. Other bands added to the bill include Black Lips, Fucked Up, Wavves, the Dutchess and the Duke, and Matt and Kim. The whole, updated lineup is below. Tickets for the fest are still on sale.

Five days before he performs in Chicago, M83's Anthony Gonzalez will perform a free show at NYC's World Finanial Center Winter Garden (July 14th). For that NYC gig:

Anthony Gonzalez, M83's chief stargazer, performs a special one-off ambient performance. New York-based artist Janet Biggs begins the night with a screening of her short film, Vanishing Point.
The NYC show announcement is one of the first for the mostly unannounced 2009 River to River Festival (a series of free shows at various venues all over NYC all summer). More WFC show updates on the way.

More Pitchfork Fest info below...


This summer's Pitchfork Music Festival is set to take over Chicago's Union Park July 17-19 with already announced performances from the Flaming Lips, the National, Grizzly Bear, and Built to Spill, to name just a few. And now we have some new names to add to the lineup: shoegaze masters M83, Atlanta garage-rockers Black Lips, epic punks Fucked Up, rising Harlem MC Charles Hamilton, no-fi prodigy Wavves, global funk team the Very Best, bluesy Seattle rockers the Dutchess and the Duke, and rowdy crowd-pleasers Matt and Kim. Good times. Check out all the acts set for the fest thus far below.

A reminder: On Friday, July 17, we'll launch the "Write the Night: Set Lists by Request" series, in which four bands will all play fan-selected set lists. Here's how it works: You, the audience, vote on which songs all four bands-- Built to Spill, the Jesus Lizard, Yo La Tengo, and Tortoise-- will play. When you buy your ticket, you'll get a confirmation email. That confirmation email will include a link to a page where you can vote on which songs from each band you want to hear. The bands will tailor their set lists accordingly. (Also worth mentioning: This will be the Jesus Lizard's first American show in a decade.) Voting ends June 12.

There are still many more bands to come.

P.S. Tickets are on sale now.

2009 Pitchfork Music Festival (so far):

Friday, July 17

"Write the Night: Set Lists by Request"

Built to Spill
The Jesus Lizard
Yo La Tengo

Saturday, July 18

The National
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Fucked Up*
Matt and Kim*
Charles Hamilton*
The Dutchess and the Duke*

Sunday, July 19

The Flaming Lips
Grizzly Bear
The Walkmen
Pharoahe Monch
Black Lips*
The Very Best*
Vivian Girls

* Just added

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Comments (21)

Saturday lineup needs some bigger names

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 12:56 PM

I know it's a free event, but seriously, is this going to be worth schlepping down to WFC for an "ambient performance?" I'm asking those who were at that Irving Plaza show for the ambient set. Can we expect him to play any proper M83 songs? If not, I'll probably pass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 1:03 PM

Pitchforkfest 2006

Friday: (PreParty) Sunset Rubdown, Voxtrox, The Joggers,

Saturday: Silver Jews, The Walkmen, The Futureheads, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Art Brut, Destroyer, The Mountain Goats, Band of Horses, Man Man, Chin Up Chin Up, Hot Machines, A-Trak, Matthew Dear, Matmos, Spank Rock, Ghislain Poirier, Tyondai Braxton, Chicago Underground Duo, Flosstradamus, 8 Bold Souls

Sunday: Os Mutantes, Spoon, Yo La Tengo, Devendra Banhart, Mission of Burma, Aesop Rock, Mr. Lif, Liars, The National, Jens Lekman, Tapes 'n Tapes, Danielson Famile, Diplo, Dominik Eulberg, Glenn Kotche, Ada, Tarantula A.D. aka Priestbird, Cansei de Ser Sexy, Bonde do Role, Jeff Parker/Nels Cline Quartet

Was anyone there that year? Best weekend of music of my life. Doubt that lineup will ever be topped.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 1:06 PM

ambient set at IP was about 20 minutes. pretty loose, and, well, ambient. wasnt long, but yeah I think it'll be worth a trek to the WFC. saw ulrich schnauss there last summer and it was pretty cool. that johann johannson show will be iLL as well. US debut

Posted by mcg | April 10, 2009 1:19 PM

I was there in 2006 and I gotta agree, that was one of the best weekends of my life.

Posted by V | April 10, 2009 1:34 PM

The ambient gig should be awesome! And hey, it's free. Even better!

Posted by dee | April 10, 2009 1:40 PM

2006 puhleeze.... Mastodon & Jamie Lidell killed it in doubleoo7, and Cat Power even managed to not ruin it.

Please don't bother me with your 2006illiness. Even PE and DinoJR were there in oh-ate, by the way.

Posted by nightscientist | April 10, 2009 2:58 PM

i love shows where i work!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 3:11 PM

the Northside Festival organizers could learn a lot from this lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 3:42 PM

Hey Northside does share something with pitchfork, they both were brainwashed into thinking anybody gives a shit about vivian girls.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 3:53 PM

i give a shit about the vivian girls

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 3:53 PM

a lot of people love the vivian girls. it's because they put out an excellent record and have a lot of heart, if not chops, on stage

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 4:06 PM

"Chops"????? I can understand the argument that they put out a good record, and have a lot of heart, but "chops" they do not have. If you played any of the 3 instruments they play in that band you would know that. I understand a lot of people like their CD and feel the need to defend it, but that is taking it too far. hmmmmmm...I want to listen to some technical music someone who has "chops", do I put on Charlie Parker or The Vivian Girls. Do me a favor KYS.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 4:13 PM

hey idiot, aka 4:13.

reread 4:06, dude is not syaing anything about Vivian Girls having chops, infact he is syaing they have heart on stage, despite whatever chops they do or don't posess.

calm down, take a deep breath, learn how to read, and shut the fuck up when what you're saying is completly misplaced and ill informed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 4:21 PM

2006 was amazing. the first one, when it was run by intonation (rip?) was still a great two-day bill...

prefuse 73, out hud, tortoise, dfa79, go team, broken social scene, dungen, four tet, pelican, les savy fav, deerhoof, hold steady, diplo!

Posted by rb | April 10, 2009 5:44 PM

Don't forget The Wrens, and the Decemberists at Intonation.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 7:31 PM

yeah i mean the wrens and decemberists are pretty solid pitchforky type acts, but really--prefuse, out hud, four tet, dfa79, some bold choices for a festival with 25k nerdy chicagoans! other than the late great out hud, prefuse had the best set of th festival--band with two djs and two drummers.

Posted by rb | April 11, 2009 10:34 AM

"Saturday lineup needs some bigger names"

I agree. I have my 3 day pass, but probably will only go Fri and Sun. Sat will be for sightseeing.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2009 11:27 AM

overall i am excited, but do agree about saturday thus far, but there are a lot more bands being announced i am hopeful

i loved '06 as well, so fun

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2009 11:53 AM

Boris, Sonic Youth doing 'Daydream Nation', and Jarvis Cocker were the highlights in 07 and 08...I'll go this year again, probably, but I'm having a hard time getting excited about the lineup...although M83 is pretty great live.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 4:12 PM

Don't forget The Wrens, and the Decemberists at Intonation.

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