Posted by: Nick | June 11, 2009

Pitchfork Chooses NBA Finals Game 5 Over Phish

Phish is playing at Bonnaroo on Friday and Sunday, but Pitchfork (by and through posters Tom Breihan and Amy Phillips) is not excited about it.  Instead of the Phish set on Friday, the Pitchfork Guide directs you to Phoenix and Public Enemy (we actually recommend a similar move on our recommened list).  The more interesting Pitchfork choice comes on Sunday when there is no other band playing but Phish.  I’ve seen Phish before, but I’m still going to check them out to close out the fest.  Pitchfork will be in the Cinema Tent watching Game 5 of the NBA Finals.  Bold move sirs (and mams).  I still would trade almost any of these sets to have been there for the Wavves meltdown in Barcelona.

[Pitchfork] put together this quick guide below….

Thursday, June 11

5:45-6:45 Janelle Monae (The Other Tent)
6:45-7:45 White Rabbits (This Tent)
7:15-8:15 MURS (The Other Tent)
8:45-9:45 The Knux (The Other Tent)
9:45-10:45 Chairlift (This Tent)
11:15-12:15 Passion Pit (This Tent)

Friday, June 12

1:30-2:30 Dirty Projectors (That Tent)
2:45-4:00 Animal Collective (Which Stage)
3:00-4:15 St. Vincent (That Tent)
4:45-6:00 Santigold (That Tent)
4:45-6:00 Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Which Stage)
5:00-6:15 Grizzly Bear (This Tent)
6:00-7:30 Al Green (What Stage)
6:45-8:00 TV on the Radio (Which Stage)
7:00-8:30 Amadou & Mariam (The Other Tent)
8:30-10:00 Beastie Boys (What Stage)
8:45-10:45 David Byrne (Which Stage)
11:30-12:15 Phoenix (That Tent)
12:30-1:45 Public Enemy (This Tent)

2:15-3:45 Girl Talk (That Tent)

Saturday, June 13

1:30-2:30 Heartless Bastards (Which Stage)
3:00-4:15 Booker T. & the DBTs (Which Stage)
3:30-4:45 Bon Iver (This Tent)
5:00-6:15 Jenny Lewis (That Tent)
5:15-6:30 of Montreal (This Tent)
6:00-8:00 Wilco (What Stage)
6:45-8:15 Elvis Costello (That Tent)
7:00-8:30 The Decemberists (This Tent)
9:00-12:30 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (What Stage)
1:00-3:00 Nine Inch Nails (Which Stage)
1:00-1:45 Yeasayer (That Tent)

Sunday, June 14

1:30 Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (The Other Tent)
1:45-2:45 The Dillinger Escape Plan (That Tent)
2:30-3:30 Jessica Lea Mayfield (Cafe Where)
3:15-4:15 High on Fire (That Tent)
3:30-5:00 Erykah Badu (What Stage)
4:15-5:45 Andrew Bird (Which Stage)
4:30 Okkervil River (The Other Tent)
5:00-6:15 Merle Haggard (This Tent)
6:30-8:00 Band of Horses (Which Stage)
6:45-8:15 Neko Case (This Tent)
7:00-9:30 NBA Finals Game 5 (Cinema Tent)


  1. Ha ha…the notion that Phish blows is pretty commonplace among indie aggregators, most of whom have probably never seen the band perform. I agree that jamming out to Phish CD is pretty bunk…but the experience of their live show is most definitely worth checking out ~ as a measure in hilarious social observation at the very least. (I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that my first Phish show was over 10 years ago….eek…)

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