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Old 04-12-2010, 10:30 PM   #16
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Real Estate's debut album is very good. I bet their second will be even better.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:28 PM   #17
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I liked Real Estate's debut well enough. Relaxing and easy to digest, with a couple of standouts to keep you paying attention. I don't hear anything groundbreaking there, but I feel the same way about most of what Pitchfork is offering this year.
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DP. Lance's mom must have hacked my account.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:32 PM   #19
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Bear in Heaven -> Real Estate -> Delorean = pants explosion.
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Just won two tix to Friday for $30. Thank you for existing eBay.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:39 PM   #21
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Well, I think I've got my schedule figured out for Sunday:

Hitting up CAVE, then either Cass McCombs or Best Coast (undecided there), Washed Out (FUCK YES!!), skipping Beach House to see Local Natives instead (another FUCK YES!!), Surfer Blood, then probably going to hop over to the A stage to get a prime spot for Pavement (aka the reason I'm going), while seeing Major Lazer there, and watching Neon Indian and Sleigh Bells on the big screen.

It's going to be a phenomenal day of music.
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My tickets came in the mail today. I am jazzed as whoa.
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:53 AM   #23
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I liked Real Estate's debut well enough. Relaxing and easy to digest, with a couple of standouts to keep you paying attention. I don't hear anything groundbreaking there, but I feel the same way about most of what Pitchfork is offering this year.
I went to see Real Estate play at a club in Philadelphia on Sunday night. I thought they were very good. Agree that the album is laid back in many places. Played live they juiced them up a bit. "Green River" and "Fake Blues" I thought are good tunes on album, but much better live. Also, when they play the instrumentel end of "Beach Comber", I can't help but think of how it reminds me of the end of "With or Without You" (without sounding like it at the same time). Anyway, the drummer was much more fired up live. I think this band will be around for a bit.
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:34 AM   #24
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And so ends day 1. Frankly, though Pitchfork runs a tight ship, I wouldn't want to attend more than one date, particularly one as packed as Sunday...Friday itself was nearly overrun, and the only two acts the crowd had any response to was Modest Mouse and Broken Social Scene, the latter more than the former, who tried their damndest to lose the casual onlookers and just about succeeded. I have little to say about their set, other than that it was competently performed; I knew next to nothing they played, although Gravity Rides Everything got me back into it at the end. I would see them again, but only after studying their albums thoroughly.

Broken Social Scene, on the other hand, was absolutely amazing; nearly every song was improved upon live (All To All was THE EXCEPTION; something about it felt emptier and less enveloping live), and the setlist was largely good, although I'm still upset that they left 9 minutes early without performing Anthems or Lover's Spit. Then again, how can you complain about a setlist when the show itself was good enough that you would gladly give the band a second chance?

I didn't get much out of the other acts, Robyn excepted, who is class and a true joy to watch. Sadly, I was at the other stage and had to watch from afar. I missed much of The Tallest Man On Earth's set, but loved what I heard. Meanwhile, El-P's mix was too shitty to decipher and I simply don't care for Liars, so there you go.

The hipster saturation was painful and the occasional noise bleed from soundchecking was frustrating, but I generally consider it a successful day, and would recommend the festival to others. But uh, yeah, please remember not to shout out "OMG WOAH DOUBLE AWESOME PERFORMANCE...SO INTENSE" because everyone behind you will likely have it covered.
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But uh, yeah, please remember not to shout out "OMG WOAH DOUBLE AWESOME PERFORMANCE...SO INTENSE" because everyone behind you will likely have it covered.
I enjoyed this very much. Thank fuck I am skipping this weekend. Turned on the webcast thing for about 15 seconds, while Liars was playing, and contemplating firebombing the place.
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And so ends day 1. Frankly, though Pitchfork runs a tight ship, I wouldn't want to attend more than one date, particularly one as packed as Sunday...Friday itself was nearly overrun

The hipster saturation was painful and the occasional noise bleed from soundchecking was frustrating, but I generally consider it a successful day, and would recommend the festival to others. But uh, yeah, please remember not to shout out "OMG WOAH DOUBLE AWESOME PERFORMANCE...SO INTENSE" because everyone behind you will likely have it covered.
Interesting...last year, I was surprised on Sunday at how NOT packed it was. I mean, by no means was it empty, but there was always plenty of room to roam around and we had little trouble finding areas to hang out and sit in between acts. Hopefully your experience on Friday doesn't foreshadow a cramped day this Sunday.

But, yeah, the hipsters are pretty fucking painful, and Chicago's in particular are complete asshats. At least in Minneapolis, we still have a bit of the nice thrown in with our hipsters (they're still douchebags, but on a lesser scale).

I'm not looking forward to that double fucking rainbow shit though. Good thing I'll have plenty of great weed to mellow my urge to punch some lights out.
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He's exaggerating, I heard no memes being toted around. But I saw plenty of hats and plaid. Maybe that's because there was a stand there selling hats and plaid.

They handled a few things REALLY well, and some not so well. 1) I don't understand the point of having drink tickets when they correlate to one dollar and the water stand is RIGHT next to the beverage ticket stand. Long pointless line I had to wait in and missed most of Robyn as a result of. Only thing, pretty much, that DID have a line. All that being said 2) Even when the water was only $2 to being with, Pitchfork did something fuckmazing and dropped the price half-way through the day to $1 a bottle, and that price is going to last all weekend, so keep that in mind, Cassie.

I had a great time at everything except Modest Mouse. If I had known nothing by them, like I did for Liars, I would've had a blast, because they did sound great. Unfortunately, I know a handful of songs by them, not to mention having heard Moon & Antarctica a number of times, but, it took about an hour for them to play "Dashboard" and that ended up being the only song by them I knew that they played, aside from "Gravity Rides Everything", which, if I may have a moment of sensitivity, was really nice because Travis was SO happy to see it played. So, as a result, I was pretty antsy during their entire set, and I saw hundreds of other people leaving during it, so that was unfortunate :\.

Anyways, many videos forthcoming. I didn't record any full songs by Liars, but dear God that lead singer was killing me. I really liked Sisterworld, but have only heard it once and that was months ago, so, for the life of me I couldn't remember what they sounded like. Fun little surprise there.
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Yeah, I had to hand it to THE FORK!, when I went a few years back (when Yoko Ono and De La Soul were headliners), the food and drink was very reasonably priced, and it didn't seem like they were trying to gouge anyone.
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Liars seem to be love or hate for most people, I personally love them. I randomly logged onto Pitchfork yesterday, and they were covering Bauhaus' 'In The Flat Field'. I nearly crapped myself, that was awesome.

Modest Mouse has a ton of material back catalog wise, so you really never know what you'll get in a setlist. Too bad they didn't play more you guys knew.


EDIT: Randomly found a video for In the Flat Field.

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I'm probably the biggest hypocrite in the world for being this upset that they didn't play All Da Hitz at the show, given most of the people on this forum's stance on U2's set lists. It's only because it was a festival, and because I'd been following their set lists for this current tour over on setlist.fm, so I kind of had it in my head that I was going to hear "3rd Planet" for sure. Nevermind "Float On".
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