2013 Pitchfork Music Festival - Friday


Jul 19, 2013 – All Day

Ashland Avenue & Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607 Map

  • mikal cronin
  • Pissed Jeans
  • Wire
  • Woods
  • Joanna Newsom
  • Björk
  • Angel Olsen

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.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ......Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin "I Wear Black".. from ..Claire Marie Films.. on ..Vimeo.....

Woods: A lo-fi indie folk-pop band from Brooklyn, NY, Woods feature members of the indie rock band Meneguar and are associated with the Woodsist label. Founded as a side project for Meneguar bandmembers Jeremy Earl and Christian DeRoeck, Woods made their recording debut in 2005 with How to Survive In/In the Woods, a double-cassette release on the Fuckittapes label. In 2007 there was a series of Woods releases including the limited-edition 7" vinyl single Ram on Gilgongo Records; the full-length album At Rear House, released on the Woodsist label in association with the Shrimper label; and a CD reissue of How to Survive In/In the Woods, also on Woodsist/Shrimper. Among this series of releases, At Rear House was particularly well received, earning lots of positive write-ups on the Internet. The successive full-length Woods release, Woods Family Creeps (2008), released on Time-Lag Records, marked the inclusion ofnew bandmembers Jarvis Taveniere (also of Meneguar) and G. Lucas Crane. A 7" vinyl single, Sunlit (2008), was released around the same time on Captured Tracks. Follow-up album Songs of Shame (2009), released on Woodsist/Shrimper, was another well-received effort by the band from a critical standpoint. Most notably, upon its release Songs of Shame was championed by tastemaking indie website Pitchfork as some of the year's "Best New Music," a high-profile accolade that generated widespread buzz about Woods. The singles Dark (released on Captured Tracks) and To Clean/Rain on Radio (issued by the U.K. label Half Machine) appeared later that year. Ever busy, the group released their third album, At Echo Lake, in late spring of 2010 and followed it up a year later with Sun and Shade. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi

Joanna Newsom: While Joanna Newsom prefers to work free of labels or genres, she can be described as one of the key figures in psych folk. As a solo artist, she deftly operates the harp, piano, and harpsichord on tour dates, to produce Appalachian inspired folk music that is unlike anything heard in recent years. Her vocal stylings harken back to turn of the 20th century mountain music that provides a pleasant contrast to her smooth, melodic instrumentation. Newsom's latest album, Have One on Me, marks her continued rise to fame and the evolution of her musical/vocal style. Fans hoping for a full concert schedule this year might be disappointed with the two scheduled tour dates in 2011, but can anticipate the artists return to touring sometime soon.

Joanna Caroline Newsom was born on January 18, 1982, in the historic California town of Nevada City; she is the second cousin twice removed of Lieutenant Governor of California and former mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom. After becoming proficient at the piano around the age of six, Joanna Newsom soon learned the harp, which became her primary instrument from then on. After playing the harp for the majority of high school, Joanna studied composition and creative writing at Mills College in Oakland, CA. She eventually dropped out of college to pursue her music career, which included solo tour dates in small venues. Using a Fisher-Price tape recorder, Newsom recorded two solo EP's: Walnut Whales (2002) and Yarn and Glue (2003).

A copy of one of the EPs made its way to Will Oldham (aka Bonnie "Prince" Billy), who invited Newsom to perform on tour dates with him. He also passed the demo to execs at his Drag City Record label, who soon signed the young artist and released her debut album, The Milk-Eyed Mender, in 2004. The album was praised by many music magazines and websites, and went on to sell over 200,000 copies in the US. After the album's release, Newsom continued to play tour dates in support of many musicians, which included appearances on a number of talk shows. In 2006, she released her second album, Ys, which featured prominent use of polyrhythms and musical arrangement by famed composer Van Dyke Parks. The album soon became critically acclaimed and shot to #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, despite the album being leaked two months before its release.

After recovering from vocal cord nodules and developing a new singing voice in 2009, Joanna Newsom released her most acclaimed album to date, Have One on Me. The record was a hit upon its release, with praise coming from nearly every critic on the planet. While there has been no announcement concerning new music, fans in Western Europe can expect to be delighted by a handful of tour dates in 2011. Joanna Newsom's concert schedule will include a tour date in Dublin on July 24, an appearance at the Blue Balls Fest in Lucerne, Switzerland, and the final tour date for 2011 at the End Of The Road Festival in Dorset on September 4. Fans disappointed in the sparse concert schedule can take solace in the fact the Joanna Newsom is being musically productive in her time off. For updates on any extended tour dates for Joanna Newsom in 2011, be sure to check Eventful

Björk: An Icelandic singer-songwriter. Her eclectic musical style has achieved popular acknowledgement and popularity within many musical genres, such as rock, jazz, electronic dance music, classical and folk. Her voice has been acclaimed for its distinctive qualities.

Björk's 1990s singles "It's Oh So Quiet", "Army of Me" and "Hyperballad" charted in the UK Top 10. Her record label, One Little Indian, reported that by 2003 she had sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. She has acquired a high level of critical acclaim. She has won four BRIT Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, one MOJO Award, three UK Music Video Awards and in particular, she received, in 2010, the Polar Music Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, in recognition for her "deeply personal music and lyrics, her precise arrangements and her unique voice".

Additionally, Björk has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, one Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. For her performance in Dancer in the Dark, Björk won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. She was ranked #36 on VH1's "The 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll" and #8 on MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music".

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