Above is the 2009 Jay Ryan Pitchfork poster
In Chicago, things within the music scene begin to get exciting when:
A: an anticipated band makes their way through town in support of a recently released album
B: Lineups and dates are announced for the upcoming Pitchfork Music Festival
C: All of the above, plus whatever else you could think of that doesn't pertain to this posting.
Anyway, Pitchfork has announced the first round of bands for this year's festival which includes each evening's headliners and few of the young and exciting bands who will make their way to Union Park, July 16-18. Modest Mouse will kick things off on Friday, with Raekwon and LCD Soundsystem on Saturday and the freshly reunited Pavement ending the festivities on Sunday. Also noted to perform on the festival's final day are Sleigh Bells, Here We Go Magic, Cass McCombs, Lightning Bolt and St. Vincent. Tickets are on sale today along with any supporting information not mentioned above at the festival's site.