Siren vs. Intonation | (& Exclusive Initial Siren Lineup)
The Village Voice Siren Festival and Pitchfork's Intonation festival are both happening on July 16th.
Not only can you see Tortoise, Death From Above 1979, The Go! Team, Broken Social Scene, Four Tet, Magnolia Electric Company, AC Newman, Beans Featuring The Holy Fuck, The M’s, Head of Femur, Will Oldham, Jean Grae, The Decemberists, Les Savy Fav, The Wrens, Deerhoof, Andrew Bird, Out Hud, Xiu Xiu AND Dungen for the $22 TWO DAY PASS (less than I paid to see the Decemberists alone at Warsaw this Thursday), BUT people are also saying Thunderbirds are Now! and The Hold Steady (I really thought we were gonna get them) are also on the bill for Bitchfork's Intonation Music Festival.
The Village Voice still hasn't announced who's playing Siren (probably because there's no bands left to book), but we've managed to compile a list of confirmed/unconfirmed/rumored bands:
Spoon, Quintron, The Dears, Q and not U, VHS or Beta, Ambulance Ltd.
Possible players: The Arcade Fire & Dinosaur Jr.
How much is a plane ticket to Chicago?