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Top Five Acts We're Excited About at Pitchfork 2017


Top Five Acts We're Excited About at Pitchfork 2017

Posted July 11, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
The Set List

Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Union Park in Chicago for it's twelfth year (except 2005's "Intonation Music Festival" tag) July 14-16. As usual, it's three full days diverse acts, food, shopping and pre-and-post events. Here's five of the must-see artists at the 2017 installment. 1 LCD Soundsystem This is the first Pitchfork LCD plays in support of a new album - American Dream is due September 1 on Columbia - well, since their last. They’re headlining Friday night. It should be part summer night dance party, part catharsis. It’s not clear if they’ll ‘shut up and play the hits’ (couldn’t resist, sorry) or preview more than what they’ve been doing during their Brooklyn ...

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Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail (July 2017)

Regular Columns Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail (July 2017)

Posted July 11, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

Dear Blag,Why are you so old and such a white man? Don’t you know that old white men are the cause of all ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2017)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2017)

Posted July 4, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Remember 2016, when things were simple? We've got bad news for you: we're almost halfway to 2018. Or midway through 2017 if you ...

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Koo Koo Kanga Roo

One Question Interviews

Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Posted Oct. 28, 2015, 3:26 p.m.

Bryan (Koo Koo Kanga Roo) SPB: You see to perform on a lot of varied bills from kids stuff to hip-hop shows and Warped. Do you prefer to mix up the audience you play to or do you prefer a headline-type club show? Bryan: We prefer everything. It helps keep the show and the concepts fresh and helps us keep our audience varied. We want 5-70 year olds at our shows all together and playing all that stuff makes that possible.  Still trying to play weirder venues, so hoping for more variation in the future. 

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Dark Mofo 2017

Music Dark Mofo 2017

Posted July 4, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

Hobart, Tasmania June, 2017 MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, does not do advertising. If you have visited ...

Lilac Lungs

Interviews Lilac Lungs

Posted July 4, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Detroit four-piece Lilac Lungs aimed to create a safe space with their recently released debut album Eventide, which confronts fears ...

Harvestman (Steve Von Till)

Interviews Harvestman (Steve Von Till)

Posted June 18, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

Steve Von Till generously took time to speak to Scene Point Blank about the newest Harvestman release, Music for Megaliths ...

Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail

Regular Columns Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail

Posted June 18, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

Blag Dahlia is the singer for legendary punk band the Dwarves and co-hosts the podcast We Got Issues. Since forming ...

Cult of Luna

Interviews Cult of Luna

Posted June 1, 2017, 1:47 a.m.

Reaching out from Stockholm, Sweden, guitarist/vocalist Johannes Persson of Cult of Luna generously took some time to talk about ...

Body Count

Interviews Body Count

Posted May 31, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Body Count’s lead guitarist and founding member Ernie C might be one of the funniest, most intriguing musicians in ...

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