Video: Touring Pitchfork Fest with Superchunk's Jon Wurster

July 19, 2011

As we wrap up our coverage of the 2011 Pitchfork Festival in Union Park, we leave the best for last.

This was the first year (in a few) that I haven't gone down to the festival. I usually go down there and try to get musicians and other popular people to do interviews. We've done some of our best work at Pitchfork, including Wikipedia Files with Wayne Coyne and Big Boi.

But really, I'm not the right guy for Pitchfork. I don't know most of the acts and frankly, I'm not that funny. So this year, I skipped the fest.

But instead of throwing in the towel, we brought in a ringer. Quick, who's the funniest drummer in indie rock? That's right, Superchunk's Jon Wurster.

Wurster is not only a prolific musician with bands like Superchunk and The Mountain Goats, but he also plays a major role on The Best Show on WFMU, hosted by Tom Scharpling. He's also written for Adult Swim.

We met Jon when he sat down for his own Wikipedia fact-check session.

Producer Andrew Gill reached out to him and worked up this little segment backstage at Pitchfork.