Wish You Were There: Village Voice Media at the Pitchfork and Siren Festivals Last Weekend
The Flaming Lips. Who else?
photo by Nick Lucchesi, Riverfront Times
This past weekend, Nick Lucchesi, a correspondent from New Times' St. Louis sister paper, the Riverfront Times, headed to the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. In a nutshell, here's what he found:
*David Yow of the Jesus Lizard has still got it at 49 years old, even though his stage patter includes some awkward jokes.
*Wavves tried to stem the tide of his encroaching bloggy backlash (fueled, of course, by early bloggy hype) by forbidding a photo pit during his set. Too bad, so sad.
Anthony Hamilton With Lalah Hathaway & Eric Benet
TicketsThu., Oct. 27, 7:30pm
Alessia Cara: Know-It-All Tour Part II
TicketsFri., Oct. 28, 7:30pm
Sully Erna: Hometown Tour 2016
TicketsFri., Oct. 28, 8:00pm
Sia: Nostalgic For the Present Tour
TicketsSat., Oct. 29, 7:00pm
TicketsSat., Oct. 29, 8:00pm
*And Black Lips are still experimenting with fashionable head gear.
*Batshit Canadian hardcore/punk outfit Fucked Up loooooves the festival circuit -- sure beats sleeping on cockroach-covered floors, says drummer Jonah Falco in this video.
*Vivian Girls did not suddenly disintegrate upon leaving Brooklyn, and actually fare quite well west of the Mississippi.
*Flaming Lips: Oh, really, only a bunch of psychedelic photos do them justice.
In Siren Festival news, of course there was plenty of coverage over at New Times' NYC sister paper, the Village Voice -- the Voice is, of course, one of the festival's sponsors. Plenty of good stuff over at the Voice's music blog, Sound of the City, like....
*This bit on the Raveonettes, which describes their set, awesomely, as having a "Goths in Hot Weather vibe."
*This cute family photo including Frank Black.
*This revelation that Monotonix is STILL AWESOME, and still the only band, I think, that features a crowd-surfing drummer.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.