Posted in music | tour dates on December 19, 2011

FORMS

Pitchfork reports:

Pitchfork, The Bowery Presents, and Killscreen are postponing FORMS, the NYC-based event series we collectively created as a way to celebrate the best of music, art, games, and the intersections in between. As the series took shape these past few months, we found it growing bigger and more complex in very exciting ways. We followed those threads, expanded the vision, and simply ran out of time. Pitchfork, Bowery Presents, and Killscreen have a history of throwing spectacular events and producing great content, and we have decided to give ourselves more time to ensure that FORMS is the best it can be. For now, we plan to take a brief pause and provide more information later.
FORMS was supposed to go down in multiple NYC venues this February.

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Comments (44)

gee didn't see that coming........

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 5:47 PM

wow. pathetic

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 5:49 PM

let's extract some statements out of here.

1) we're awesome and have a history of being awesome

but

2) we fucked up. whoops!

if 1 is true, then why is there 2?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 5:51 PM

First dibs on saying it never happens.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 5:52 PM

killscreen are the ones to blame

everyone was like....WHO?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 5:58 PM

OH NO I WANTED SO DESPERATELY TO SHOW MY SUPPORT OF VIDEO GAMING CRITISISM SITE KILL SCREEN

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 5:59 PM

It's gonna be a slow few weeks on the net, don't blow all your comment-bait posts at once!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:04 PM

No surprise here

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:14 PM


How many artists flights will be reimbursed or were these all-in deals?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:15 PM

First Altered Zones, now this!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:16 PM

@6:15 I doubt there ever were any artists.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:17 PM

We're New York City, we don't need a fucking festival. When will they ever learn?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:20 PM

It's rumored that one of their key sponsors (sabra's) was making unjust demands about having their product showcased at all shows.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:30 PM

0.0

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:38 PM

Oh no, does that mean there will be no shows in February? Terrible!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:38 PM

Understandable. Make it happen this summer, and make it awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:40 PM

Bwahahahahahahahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:41 PM

Jon Bon Jovis dead for christs sake! a little compasion please

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 7:09 PM

They did find bands, it was more to do with sponsorship. They were gonna have James Murphy's testicles DJ the event and supply people with access to MS Exel to make lists all night while dancing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 7:20 PM

Damn, I guess Branford Cox was busy that weekend?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 7:34 PM

Definitely backlash for the lack of praise of the year end list.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 8:27 PM

"celebrate the best of . .. "

that's your problem right there. the acts and performers are not necessarily the best, but they might have been okay, and now you have nailed them to the cross of this failure of a fest. now they are associated with lameness

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 8:33 PM

Ran out of time? Jesus fucking Christ when things get down to the wire you grab a bunch of blow and fucking bang it out. C'MON! Pussies.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 9:38 PM

premature ejac

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:01 PM

This story reminds me of a time-crunch crisis I experienced the other day... So there I was in my North Williamsburg loft space and preparing for my upcoming dinner party. All was set, I had Feist playing gently in the back, and bottles of Pinot Sitting on ice. I entered my kitchen to prepare the food and that's when I noticed I was out of chickpeas! I panicked! I started sweating profusely! It was a bad scene... Guests were about to arrive and I certainly did not have the time to walk all the way to North 6th street to get a few cans. So I sat and meditated on this crisis and then like a bolt of lightning a solution came to me. I will substitute some great white northern beans for the chickpeas! Needless to say, it wasn't the best hummus in the world but my pals sure dipped the baby carrots in with gusto as we chatted quietly about out recent concerts we attended. All worked out in the end. :)

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:09 PM

Wow. Didn't even release part of a lineup...

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:22 PM

yeah bon jovi is dead, he just said so on cnn

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 11:45 PM

CNN = Communist News Network.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 12:16 AM

amongst friends, occasionly, frohawk's nickname is the hummus badger

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 12:58 AM

they probably couldn't get radiohead

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 1:14 AM

Ttfm&d

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 1:22 AM

Lotsa pfork failure all the sudden

LOVIN IT

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 1:50 AM

hahahahha

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 4:12 AM

fine with me

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 9:37 AM

we worked so hard and just kinda fizzled out at the end.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 9:40 AM

this was a terrible idea from the get. yup, gonna buy an all access pass to see simultaneous shows at mercury lounge and mhow. how much cash does the pitchfork owe bowery presents for blowing a huge hole in their schedule?

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 10:22 AM

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 10:36 AM

this was doomed from the beginning. there was no way anyone was going to get their money's worth considering how spread out these venues are. who would go to Terminal 5 and then travel an hour to Music Hall, missing tons of bands in the process? the whole concept was devoid of any logic.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 10:42 AM

"producing great content"

Thanks for reducing our love of music to a stupid, clinical marketing term. No wonder music is in such bad shape.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 10:44 AM

C'MON GUYS... HOOFING AROUND NYC TO ARBITRARILY PLACED BOWERY PRESENTS VENUES IN THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY WAS AN AWESOME IDEA

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 11:01 AM

"this was doomed from the beginning. there was no way anyone was going to get their money's worth considering how spread out these venues are. who would go to Terminal 5 and then travel an hour to Music Hall, missing tons of bands in the process? the whole concept was devoid of any logic."

But g-g-g-g-g-GAMES!

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 11:54 AM

Robotron: 2084 still blows everything else away.

Posted by Jonesboogie, Rawkansas | December 20, 2011 12:31 PM

sucks but things happen

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 1:41 PM

HEY - Remember this?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 3:20 PM

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