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Video: Classixx ft. Nancy Whang – “All You’re Waiting For”

Classixx and Urban Outfitters have released the video for “All You’re Waiting For,” featuring Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem living the yacht life with with her own deckhands, puppies and a cameo appearance by Michael and David. The band is also playing UO’s Afterfest after Pitchfork Music Festival on Friday with Chromatics.

RSVP here for the Afterfest Party.

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Event: Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements

YAY! School of Seven Bells, Dan Deacon and Fool's Gold are part of the musical entertainment line-up!!!

The inaugural Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements is to be held at Chicago’s Eckhart Park from September 16-18, 2011. It’s a playground for adults and children, alike!

The ability to let oneself go and be enthralled by a Brilliant moment of entertainment and spectacle is at the heart of human experience. At every corner of the globe people come together to enjoy both the most Popular and also obscure ways of human Amusements. Some might say that Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements hopes to reinvent the traditions of Vaudeville for a 21st century audience – a live mash up of art forms and entertainment under one umbrella. Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusement’s ultimate goal is to create a distinct environment that allows a wide audience to be entertained with the most creative ideas and performers regardless of genre. As a production, the event has no stylistic boundaries, it can incorporate circus artists, music, comedians, short film, carnival rides, games and hopefully more. Additionally it is not wedded to a festival, time or place. It may pop up in your neighborhood park, at a nearby theater for one night, or just parading down your block.

Access to the event grounds will be free and open to the public, where patrons can enjoy carnival games, rides, an outdoor music stage and sideshows. The renowned Renegade Craft Fair and a hand selected farmers’ market will also be part of the affair. For select ticketed shows, two large big top circus tents will feature performances from a variety of musical acts, circus performers and audiovisual experimentation.

Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements is the brainchild of musician/presenter Mike Reed who has been an integral part of the programming for the Umbrella Music Collective, The Chicago Jazz Festival and New Music Mondays: Downtown Sound at Millennium Park. His company, At Pluto LTD, also produces the Pitchfork Music Festival. For more information, visit www.bcopa.com

Schedule for ticketed events:


 Criss/Cross Tent ($20 ticket for night, doors at 5 PM)

Bill Callahan

Sidi Touré

Bomba Esteréo


 Magic City Tent ($15 for each separate performer, tent is cleared after each set)

El Circo Cheapo – 8:30 PM

The Richochet Project – 7:00 PM

George Orange – 5:30 PM


 Criss/Cross Tent ($20 ticket for night, doors at 5 PM)

School of Seven Bells

A Hawk and a Hacksaw

Charles Bradley

Dark Dark Dark

 Magic City Tent ($15 for each separate performer, tent is cleared after each set)

El Circo Cheapo – 8:30 PM

The Richochet Project – 7:00 PM

George Orange – 5:30 PM


 Criss/Cross Tent ($20 ticket for night, doors at 5 PM)


A Lull

Dan Deacon

Fool’s Gold

 Magic City Tent ($15 for each separate performer, tent is cleared after each set)

El Circo Cheapo – 8:30 PM

The Richochet Project – 7:00 PM

George Orange – 5:30 PM


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Official 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival Schedule

The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival, which takes place on Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th at Chicago’s Union Park, is pleased to announce this year’s schedule.

Plan accordingly; there are so many must-see acts this year that sitting beneath a shady tree all day is simply not an option. Also, if you still have not purchased tickets, single-day passes are going quickly! While the initial batch of Sunday tickets sold out, we’ve released a final batch for sale, to make sure you don’t miss TV on the Radio, Deerhunter, OFWGKTA, Cut Copy and 14 other artists. So get your tickets today! Tickets for all three days can be purchased here.


 FRIDAY, JULY 15 – gates at 3pm

8:30 (GREEN) Animal Collective

7:30 (BLUE) James Blake

7:20 (RED) Neko Case

6:30 (BLUE) Das Racist

6:25 (GREEN) Guided By Voices

5:30 (BLUE) Curren$y

5:30 (RED) Thurston Moore

4:35 (GREEN) Battles

4:30 (BLUE) tUnE-yArDs

3:30 (RED) EMA

3:20 (BLUE) Gatekeeper

 SATURDAY, JULY 16 – gates at 12pm

8:30 (GREEN) Fleet Foxes

7:40 (BLUE) Zola Jesus

7:25 (RED) DJ Shadow

6:45 (BLUE) Twin Shadow

6:15 (GREEN) The Dismemberment Plan

5:45 (BLUE) The Radio Dept.

5:15 (RED) Destroyer

4:45 (BLUE) OFF!

4:15 (GREEN) No Age

3:45 (BLUE) Wild Nothing

3:20 (RED) Gang Gang Dance

2:50 (BLUE) G-Side

2:30 (GREEN) Cold Cave

1:55 (BLUE) Sun Airway

1:45 (RED) Woods

1:00 (BLUE) Chrissy Murderbot Feat MC ZULU

1:00 (GREEN) Julianna Barwick

 SUNDAY, JULY 17 – gates at 12pm

8:30 (GREEN) TV on the Radio


7:25 (RED) Cut Copy

6:45 (BLUE) Toro Y Moi

6:15 (GREEN) Deerhunter

5:45 (BLUE) Kylesa

5:15 (RED) Superchunk

4:45 (BLUE) Baths

4:15 (GREEN) Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

3:45 (BLUE) Shabazz Palaces


2:50 (BLUE) Twin Sister

2:30 (GREEN) Kurt Vile & the Violators

1:55 (BLUE) How to Dress Well

1:45 (RED) Yuck

1:00 (BLUE) Darkstar

1:00 (GREEN) The Fresh & Onlys

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2011 Pitchfork Music Festival!

The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival will be taking place on Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th! Tickets will officially be on sale today at noon, with single-day tickets for $45 and three-day passes for $110! If last year was any indicator, three-day passes will sell out in under a week (last year they sold out in FIVE DAYS!), so be sure to get your tickets ASAP! Tickets will be available on the festival website, http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

An independently run, consistently sold-out event, the Pitchfork Music Festival attracts 50,000 fans of all ages from 45 states and 26 countries. In addition to presenting an outstanding musical line-up at a reasonable price, the festival also offers a vast array of other activities for attendees to enjoy. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the fest not only supports local businesses and the local economy, but also promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole.



Animal Collective

James Blake

Das Racist



Fleet Foxes

The Dismemberment Plan

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti


Sun Airway



TV on the Radio

Cut Copy





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