2009 Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup: 10 Best
Wondering about the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival's best lineup? The Pitchfork Music Festival took place in July 2009 in Union Park, Chicago. Over 40 musicians and bands from around the country were present. The 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival lineup was a talented bunch! The festival celebrates the best in independent music and produces over 40 concerts in three days and all for a nominal fee to the festival goers. It’s all part of their mission to provide the most fun and accessible festival around. Who were the toasts of Pitchfork Music Festival in 2009? Read on!
- Pavement. Performing together for the first time in ten years is enough to make Pavement at the top the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup. Performing songs from each of their five spectacular albums just solidifies it even more!
- Modest Mouse. As one of the most popular bands to have played at the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival, Modest Mouse makes the list as one of the best of the lineup. Making music since 1993, Modest Mouse has a certain undeniable groove together that just can’t be duplicated.
- Broken Social Scene. This Canadian band have released three critically acclaimed albums easily and make the list of the best of the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup for their catchy songs. Broken Social Scene is one of the most exciting indie bands to come along in awhile.
- Robyn. After buying out her BMG contract, Robyn became an indie musician on her own label and is one of indie pop’s heroes! Her high octane but piercingly honest show makes her one of the best of the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup.
- Sharon Van Etten. Not one of the most well known artists at the festival, Sharon Van Etten is one of the best. Exceedingly versatile in her musical talents, she is able to play any instrument on stage and possesses a sweet and sultry voice that cuts through each tune.
- Panda Bear. Traveling from his home in Lisbon, Portugal, Noah Lennox made an appearance at Pitchfork in 2009. Panda Bear’s unpredictability makes him one of the best of the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup.
- Sunny and the Sunsets. Formed and fronted by acclaimed jack of all trades Sonny Smith, Sunny and the Sunsets is a standout in the crowd. Sometimes macabre, often absurd and always humorous, the music of this eclectic and retro-sounding band puts a smile on anyone’s face.
- Raekwon. A one-time member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon has carved out a critically acclaimed solo career. Releasing two albums on his own Raekwon, has become indie hip-hop royalty and is without a doubt one of the best of the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup.
- Sleigh Bells. Made up of Derek Miller (formerly of Poison the Well) and Alexis Krauss (of RubyBlue) this duo is garnering critical and fan acclaim. Their too cool for school vocals from Krauss and hark edged sensibility of Miller made them one of the most interesting and best of the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup.
- St. Vincent. With a quirky style all her own, St. Vincent (nee Annie Clark) puts together one of the best shows of the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup. Less hard rocking and more guitar slinging, Clark is a beguiling songstress with a unique perspective.