Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times has once again scooped another summer-festival lineup, this time announcing some of the performers for this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. While it's loaded with a few repeat offenders from years past—Yo La Tengo, The National, The Walkmen—the first night of the festival has an interesting twist. Instead of bands playing seminal albums in their entirety, as they've done the past two years, fans will create setlists via online voting.
Beginning March 13, people who buy a ticket will receive a link to a website to vote to determine sets by Built To Spill, The Jesus Lizard (playing its first hometown show in more than a decade), Yo La Tengo, and Tortoise.
DeRo also reports that Pharoahe Monch, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (as featured on last year's worst band names list), Grizzly Bear, and The Vivian Girls. This year's event runs July 17-19 in Chicago's Union Park. Tickets go on sale March 13.
Last year, DeRo leaked Lollapalooza's lineup early, drawing the ire of festival honcho Perry Farrell, who called DeRogatis "Pepe Le Pew." In response, the critic wore a Le Pew T-shirt each day at Lolla. There's no word what Looney Tunes character Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber will ascribe to DeRogatis this time. Yosemite Sam, maybe?
UPDATE: DeRo and fellow Chicago critic Greg Kot received the line-up earlier than the rest of us—well la dee da—so DeRogatis won't be on Pitchfork's shitlist, at least not for this.