Ironically, not reported first by Pitchfork, but instead by respected Chicago Sun Times music critic Jim DeRogatis [via The Daily Swarm], the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival will be dropping their “Don’t Look Back” classic-album theme, and instead will allow fans the chance to come up with the set lists as part of a new series called “Write The Night: Set Lists By Request.”
According to DeRogatis’ posts, the acts announced so far for Friday, July 17, are Built to Spill, reunited Chicago noise-rock legends the Jesus Lizard playing their first show in Chicago in 11 years, as well as respected classics Tortoise and Yo La Tengo. Acts announced for Saturday, July 18, include the National, Pharoahe Monch and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. And the performers unveiled for Sunday, July 19, are Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen and the Vivian Girls.
Voting for the set lists begins when tickets go on sale on March 13 and ends on June 12.