BPRB: Groundhog Day Update

February 2, 2009

As you may or may not know, I’m trying to list good events to check out in Chicago, this week we have the first May dates scheduled and they’re DOOOZIES!  Check dates, times and ticket costs on the “Bored People Are Boring” Calendar of Events.

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February:
French Horn Rebellion
Kid Static
The Interiors
The Picture Books
Coupleskate
Euphone
Reds and Blue

March:
Coltrane Motion
The Fake Fictions
Clem Snide
Heligoats
Takka Takka
Sister Suvi

April:
The Mountain Goats
John Vanderslice
The Tallest Man On Earth
The War on Drugs
Peter Bjorn and John
Chairlift
Neko Case

May:
Dan Deacon
Future Islands
Teeth Mountain
Vast

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Don’t Look Back in Anger: Pitchfork Music Fest Styles of the Past

July 25, 2008

So, here’s the deal.  I kept referring to my past Pitchfork commentary, but then I realized my MySpace blog is torturously slow (and some of the pics are missing).  So, I’ve rescued it from that page, updated some of the pics, reformatted, and voila… a year-old piece that still makes fun of festival-goers effectively.  (A topic that, apparently, is timeless.)  Away we go!

Originally posted 8/9/07

 

In and Out

Well………. both Pitchfork and Lolla have occured and aside from all the music I wanted to see, a bonus for going is the people-watching.  Trends come and go, but never are they more embraced (badly or not) than at music festivals.

I’m not dismissing and ESPECIALLY not condoning any of these, but here’s a little heads up about what the art undergrads and coffeeshop workers near you will be sporting and/or name-dropping over the next few months:

 

1.

Out: Aviators

In: White/plastic-framed sun-glasses,  and the glasses David Duchovney’s wore in Zoolander

2.

Out: The Baumer  

In: The Smooth Sailor

 

3. 

Out: Truckers Caps

In: Painters Caps

4.

Out: Iceland

In: Sweeden

5.

Out: Vespas   

 

 

In: low-cc pedal-start motorbikes

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6.

Out: Dance-Punk

In: Prog

7.

Out: Soccer jerseys

 

In: old-school soccer / tennis / basketball shorts

 

 

 

8.

 Out: the urban cowboy

 

 

In: the urban lumberjack

 

 

 

 

9.

Out: useless terms like “electroclash”

 

In: useless terms like “futureshock”

 

 

 

10.

Out: headbands

 

In: kerchiefs