Thursday, June 03, 2010

(my future's so bright...)
July 16 thru 18
Chicago's Union Park
i've spent the last 100 years b!tching & moaning about bands not coming to FL. seems i reached a boiling point today and finally adhered to that stupid cliché, if you can't beat 'em join 'em. done. am going to chicago next month. the holy grail of indie sound is putting on its yearly pitchfork music festival & the line up on both saturday & sunday boast bands i literally ache to experience live. + i've never been to the windy cindy, so what the hell, right? major #yays appear in aqua, a lot of the rest is somewhat foreign to me, so i've got homework to do.  Fact is, life is short. Gotta jump on these things. Because remember:
This is the only now you ever get. 
Saturday July 17  
    LCD Sound System
    Panda Bear
    Wolf Parade
    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
    Titus Andronicus
    Real Estate
    Bear in Heaven
    Free Energy
    The Smith Westerns
    Kurt Vile
    Freddie Gibbs
    Sonny & the Sunsets

Sunday July 18
    Big Boi
    Major Lazer
    St. Vincent
    Lightning Bolt
    Beach House
    Cass McCombs
    Here We Go Magic
    Surfer Blood 
    Local Natives
    Washed Out
    Neon Indian
    Sleigh Bells
    Best Coast

would SO love to drag my fave #sparklingsisters, #glowkids & #madnessandmayhem cohorts with me. but this girl's done begging. if you want in, let me know. flights haven't been booked yet. but fest tix have been purchased. if you're already going, hit me up! there's nothing as brilliant as meeting up w/ people with killer taste in sound. 

what else is on at pitchfork music festival, you wonder? (all info from the festival's own site):

CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights
The Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP) Record Fair & Other Delights is a can't-miss event for music lovers and vinyl enthusiasts from around the country. Bringing you the best selection of vinyl and CDs to be found under one tent, vendors offer everything from rock and pop to psychedelia and folk, soul and jazz to country and international, house and hip-hop to rockabilly and R&B, and even more!

At Coterie Chicago, you will find handmade goods created by a skilled artisan workforce committed to providing cutting-edge art, style, and accessories that enhance your life. Buying directly from the maker creates a heightened sense of community, and now, more than ever, buying products from local artists and makers puts you at the forefront of real, lasting economic and creative stimulus.

FLATSTOCK presented by API
The FLATSTOCK poster show series, presented by the American Poster Institute (API), is an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring the work of many of the most popular concert poster artists working today. The FLATSTOCK shows provide the public with opportunities to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who've created it, while showcasing the breadth of individual styles they represent. Since beginning in 2003, Flatstock has presented events in the U.S. and Europe and has become the epicenter of the current phenomenon in handmade poster art.

Rock for Kids
Rock for Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free music instruction to underprivileged children in the Chicago area. The Rock for Kids booth features a variety of ways for concert-goers to learn more about Rock for Kids and support their mission, including an auction of unique items from your favorite Pitchfork artists.

(in a BRILLIANT little dress by BCBG, from my beloved Rue La La)


  1. sounds awesome. be sure to hit up @bbdodd on some Chicago tips, she lived there for 3+ years. btw, I am jealous!

  2. i SO will. thank you for that tip. i plan to EAT AND SHOP my A$$ off during music downtime. ;-)


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