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Monday, June 21st, 2010

June 04, 2010 — G Love live at summer camp 2010. VIDEO PRODUCTION/EDITING/CAMERA: Raymond Grubb

PITCHFORK Music Festival

Monday, June 21st, 2010

The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Lineup Updates and Festival Activities; Sunday Tickets Almost Gone!

The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival, celebrating its 5th Anniversary, is being held July 16 – July 18 at Chicago’s Union Park, and this year is primed to be the best ever. The festival is proud to announce the addition of the Jonathan Richman-inspired, summery pop of Sonny & The Sunsets, set to fill the spot left vacant by the unfortunate cancellation of jj.

Also, those who have not purchased their tickets yet should do so, as Sunday tickets are almost gone. To miss Pavement’s lone announced Chicago appearance could be a mistake that could haunt one for the rest of their days. Purchase single-day tickets here:

Those who have attended PMF in previous years can attest that the festival is never JUST about the music. Apart from being one of the most affordable and green-friendly festivals in the country, it also proudly acts as a showcase for some of Chicago’s best retailers and artisans.


– CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights

The Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP) Record Fair & Other Delights is a can’t-miss event for music lovers and vinyl enthusiasts from around the country. Bringing you the best selection of vinyl and CDs to be found under one tent, vendors offer everything from rock and pop to psychedelia and folk, soul and jazz to country and international, house and hip-hop to rockabilly and R&B, and even more!

– Coterie

At Coterie Chicago, you will find handmade goods created by a skilled artisan workforce committed to providing cutting-edge art, style, and accessories that enhance your life. Buying directly from the maker creates a heightened sense of community, and now, more than ever, buying products from local artists and makers puts you at the forefront of real, lasting economic and creative stimulus.

– FLATSTOCK presented by API

The FLATSTOCK poster show series, presented by the American Poster Institute (API), is an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring the work of many of the most popular concert poster artists working today. The FLATSTOCK shows provide the public with opportunities to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who’ve created it, while showcasing the breadth of individual styles they represent. Since beginning in 2003, Flatstock has presented events in the U.S. and Europe and has become the epicenter of the current phenomenon in handmade poster art.

– Rock for Kids

Rock For Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free music instruction to underprivileged children in the Chicago area. The Rock For Kids booth features a variety of ways for concert goers to learn more about Rock For Kids and support their mission, including an auction of unique items from your favorite Pitchfork artists.

The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup:


Modest Mouse

Broken Social Scene




The Tallest Man on Earth

Sharon Van Etten


LCD Soundsystem

Panda Bear

Wolf Parade

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion


Titus Andronicus



Real Estate

Bear In Heaven

Free Energy

The Smith Westerns


Kurt Vile

Freddie Gibbs

Sonny & The Sunsets **




Big Boi

Major Lazer

St. Vincent

Lightning Bolt

Beach House


Sleigh Bells

Neon Indian

Cass McCombs

Here We Go Magic

Surfer Blood

Local Natives

Washed Out

Best Coast



** new addition

Set times will be published mid-June.

About the Pitchfork Music Festival:

The Pitchfork Music Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this year at Union Park in Chicago. The three-day event will once again showcase a variety of cutting-edge, global performers on three stages in one of the most comfortable and positive festival environments in the country, all brought to fans at a fraction of the price of any other nationally renowned music festival. In previous years, the Pitchfork Music Festival has provided a diverse audience the opportunity to see performances by some of the world’s most innovative and flourishing young acts, often acting as a barometer for what will be popular in the coming years, while also presenting a wide range of internationally renowned and beloved acts.

An independently run, consistently sold-out event, the Pitchfork Music Festival attracts 50,000 fans of all ages from 45 states and 11 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.

Pitchfork Media is the premier destination for music criticism, news, features, and audio/video content. With more than 2 million unique readers per month and over 25 million page views, Pitchfork has earned one of the internet’s most loyal followings and a reputation as the music world’s primary tastemaker.


Monday, June 21st, 2010


“He would listen to my conversations, my words, and then feed off that… The songs he wrote take me places I wouldn’t normally go. I wasn’t used to singing this way, but it felt really good.” – Mavis Staples

This past winter iconic singer Mavis Staples joined Jeff Tweedy in Wilco’s Chicago studio, The Loft, where Tweedy wrote two new songs for the soul/gospel legend and prodced her forthcoming album ‘You Are Not Alone’ (Anti- Records, Sept. 14).

“I have almost everything she’s ever recorded, and I dug back through very thoroughly when I was given this job to do,” says Tweedy. “I thought that if I refreshed myself about where she’s been, it would help her figure out where she wanted to go. I wanted to be sure that we were making a record that she really wanted to make.”

“You Are Not Alone,” the title track was written by Tweedy. This is a very personal song for Mavis, she said she shed some tears singing it. Though the ballad can be sung for anyone (a lover, a sibling, a friend, a child) Mavis had her father, Pops Staples in mind when she belted out the emotional lyrics. Mavis also pours her soul into the other Tweedy composition, “Only the Lord Knows.” “That was our political song,” she says “You talk to this one, listen to that one, pick up the paper, but you can’t get any answers. The White House, the church–I can’t get any straight answers to the things I want to know. So for now, we’re on our own, and we have to go to the Lord. He’s the only one who knows.”

This summer Mavis Staples will play the Toronto Jazz Fest on June 30, Lollapalooza on August 6, and the Wilco-curated Solid Sound Festival at Mass MoCa on August 14, with additional US and European tour dates to be announced soon.


Monday, June 21st, 2010

The Future Sound Festival
Returns to the Southland Uniting All Styles Of Music Culture
Saturday, July 24 At NOS Events Center

Kid Cudi, Bassnectar, A-Trak, Rusko, Marco V Set To Headline
With Additional Performances by Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek,
N.A.S.A., The Cool Kids, Chris Lake, Cosmic Gate and Many More

The future sound festival AUDIOTISTIC will return to the Los Angeles-area on Saturday, July 24 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. Headlined by Kid Cudi, Bassnectar, A-Trak, Rusko and Marco V, the festival will also feature performances on the four massive stages by Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek), N.A.S.A., The Cool Kids, Chris Lake and Cosmic Gate. See full line-up below.

Grammy-nominated rapper Kid Cudi is set to perform tracks from his breakthrough 2009 debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day as well as previewing music from his upcoming sophomore album, due this fall. Innovative DJ/producer/remixer and label co-owner (Fool’s Gold Records) A-Trak has worked with the brightest in hip hop and electronic music, most recently teaming with Armand Van Helden to form production duo Duck Sauce. Supporting his 2009 album Cozza Frenzy and latest EP Timestretch, Bassnectar has made the rounds at the biggest music festivals this year (Ultra Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Coachella). UK dubstep artist Rusko just released his full length album O.M.G.! (Mad Decent/Downtown Records). And Marco V, the Dutch artist that consistently ranks among the world’s top international DJ’s, rounds out Audiotistic’s headliners.

AUDIOTISTIC was launched in 1996 as a way to unite music fans for a diverse music experience. This year’s line-up represents the best in electronic music, hip hop, electro, house, dub step, techno, drum & bass and more. Festival founder Meelo Solis says “I am excited to program and produce such a diverse musical line up for this year’s festival.” Produced by promotion company Insomniac–who’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles broke attendance records with over 140,000 attendees in 2009.

For the latest information on Audiotistic and to purchase tickets, visit

Kid Cudi * Bassnectar * Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek * N.A.S.A. * The Cool Kids * Daedelus * Nosaj Thing * Flosstradamus * Nick Catchdubs * Eskmo

Marco V. * Cosmic Gate * Chris Lake * Donald Glaude & Kill The Noise * Wippenberg * Sonic C

A-Trak * Riva Starr * Treasure Fingers * Harvard Bass * Dances With White Girls

Rusko * Craze * Nero * Brakage * TC * Ed Rush & Optical * Star Eyes * Camo UFOs


Monday, June 21st, 2010

Nateva Music & Camping Festival

It’s Official: Weekend Passes with

On-Site Camping are Sold Out!

But don’t worry -  we have still have a ticket for everyone and they all include access to our complimentary, no fee, camping & parking just minutes from the music! Our courtesy camping & parking area is free of charge for anyone with a Nateva Ticket of any kind, and comes with free shuttle service right to the front door of the venue 24 hours a day.
You still have a chance to experience this 3-day, multi-stage outdoor extravaganza on July 2nd, 3rd & 4th in Oxford Maine, featuring more than 50 world-class bands in the true Jam Band tradition with a sweet mix of Indie/Alternative Rock, Bluegrass, Electronica, and local New England musicians too! Grab your ticket today before they’re all gone – no more than 14,999 tickets will be sold to this intimate and unique event!
Tickets are Selling Fast – Act Now!
A Weekend Pass with Satellite Camping & Parking gets you in to the festival site for all festival performances, without paying for onsite camping! Enjoy the fun from 9 am to 3 am on Fri, July 2nd, Sat, July 3rd, and Sun, July 4th – for 3 full days of world-class music, on all 4 festival stages, plus entertainment and late night festivities. Then let the shuttle take you to where you’ll rest your head for the night – safely and conveniently just minutes down the road.
Single Day Passes give you access to all 4 festival stages, all day and night, and are now available at the price of just $89 per ticket and includes camping, parking and shuttle. It’s just like the saying “you don’t have to go home, you just can’t stay here”… well, you won’t have to go home! Go just minutes down the road from the venue and hang out with your friends all weekend long if you choose at our courtesy camping area – for free! Check our performance schedule for dates and show times to see when your favorite bands are playing, and buy your day pass today!

Get Your Ticket Now!

Free Camping & Parking at the

Oxford Plains Speedway!

Remember, ANY AND ALL ticket holders are invited to camp & park at our complimentary, no fee, courtesy area located at the Oxford Plains Speedway – HOME OF THE EPIC 1988 GRATEFUL DEAD SHOWS!

The Speedway is located just 3 miles from our Festival site at the Oxford Fairgrounds. Our security will be strong to help protect your car and personal belongings. This is a great place for you to rest your head at night after an amazing day of world-class bands!  To learn more about our Courtesy Camping area,
click here.

The Nateva Music and Camping Festival is New England’s premier experience of the summer and you don’t want to miss it! If you love music and the outdoors, and you want to do something amazing this 4th of July weekend, act now!

If you have any questions or for more information, please visit

We’ll see you at the festival!
Your Nateva Team
The Nateva Music & Camping Festival

Please help the hungry by bringing canned goods to the festival for collection and donation to the local food pantry.

Catch Your Favs,

Chill for the Weekend

Just $89 gets you a full day of music & entertainment + free access to our courtesy camping all weekend long!

Got Friends That Dig Music?

Tell them about Nateva and meet them there!!

Forward to a Friend

View the band schedule to see when your favorite bands are playing!

2010 Festival Highlights:

FURTHUR featuring

Phil Lesh & Bob Weir

The Flaming Lips


The Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band


She & Him

Passion Pit

Grizzly Bear

Ghostland Observatory

Drive-By Truckers

George Clinton

& Parliament-Funkadelic

Umphrey’s McGee

Jackie Greene

Zappa Plays Zappa

Jakob Dylan & Three Legs

Keller Williams


Crash Kings

Max Creek


and Many More!

For the complete lineup visit