For Those Left Behind: More Than Half of Pitchfork Festival’s Lineup Is Set to Play in NYC Area in Coming Months

07/12/2012 1:03 PM |

Not pictured: L Mag staff
  • Not pictured: L Mag staff

It’s that time of the year when, for three days, a park in the Midwest bears strange resemblance to one that might appear in Williamsburg, and our engorged New York egos get hot and bothered as the attention briefly shifts from the actual Williamsburg. Some of us won’t be able to make it to the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago’s Union Park this weekend (gas ain’t cheap, yo), so we develop coping mechanisms. “It’ll be soooo hot there,” we tell ourselves. “The crust on the pizza is way too thick in Chicago, anyway. We would have nothing to eat.” This is maybe not true.

“But there are more than a few options of how to spend the weekend here in New York that would cost us little to no money: the Bushwick Walkabout Festival, Village Voice‘s 4Knots Festival, the Spy Music Festival, for starters.” This is definitely true.

“And lots of the bands playing at Pitchfork will soon be making their way to our neck of the woods, many in venues with the pleasure of air conditioning.” This is also definitely true. See, coping mechanisms are great. Living in New York is great. In fact, more than half of Pitchfork’s lineup will soon be gracing the NYC area. Take note of who, the when and the where:

AraabMuzik
Sun, 7/29 at Randall’s Island (Catalpa NYC)

A$AP Rocky
Sun, 7/29 at Randall’s Island (Catalpa NYC)

Beach House
Mon, 7/23 at Central Park Summerstage

Chromatics
Fri, 7/20 at Terminal 5; Sun, 7/22 at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Cloud Nothings
Tonight! at 285 Kent

Danny Brown
Sat, 8/25 at P.S. 1 (P.S. 1 Warm Up)

Dirty Beaches
Sun, 7/22 at (Le) Poisson Rouge

Dirty Projectors
You just saw them earlier this week

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Fri, 9/21-Sun, 9/23 at Asbury Park, NY (ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror)

Grimes
Thur, 8/9 at Hudson River Park Pier 54 (FREE show)

Hot Chip
Wed, 7/18 at Prospect Park Bandshell; Fri, 7/20 at Terminal 5

Iceage
Sat, 7/21 at 285 Kent; Sun, 7/22 at (Le) Poisson Rouge

Kendrick Lamar
Thur, 8/2 at Jones Beach

Lotus Plaza
Wed, 7/18 at Mercury Lounge; Thur, 7/19 at Knitting Factory

Lower Dens
Thur, 7/19 at Bowery Ballroom

A Lull
Fri, 7/27 at Pianos

Milk Music
Mon, 7/23 at 285 Kent

Oneohtrix Point Never
Sat, 7/14 at World Financial Center (FREE show); Sat, 8/25 at Public Assembly

The Psychic Paramount
Thur, 8/9 at Union Pool

Purity Ring
Tues, 7/24 at (Le) Poisson Rouge

Real Estate
Sat, 8/11 at Webster Hall

Schoolboy Q
Thur, 8/2 at Jones Beach

Sleigh Bells
Sat, 7/21 at Hudson River Park Pier 63 (FREE show, advance ticket required, RSVP here)

Thee Oh Sees
Sat, 9/22 at The Well

Tim Hecker
Sat, 8/25 at Public Assembly

Ty Segall
Sat, 9/22 at The Well

Wild Flag
Fri, 8/3 at Prospect Park Bandshell (FREE show)

Willis Earl Beal
Sat, 7/21 at Weeksville Heritage Center (FREE show)

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