You might know him as one of the Comedians of Comedy or as the landlord on Flight of the Conchords. We know him as that guy in the green shirt who we pulled away from watching Wolf Parade at Pitchfork Fest. Any way you slice it Eugene Mirman is a class act.
At last weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival we asked some of our favorite performers to play a few songs for us near Union Park. We figured performing next to the L was more authentic than sitting in a press tent (even if the trains made a racket when they went past).
The one artist Justin Kaufmann was most interested in interviewing at the Pitchfork Music Festival was Big Boi, the Atlanta rapper who makes up half of Outkast. After braving an hour and a half of waiting, Justin's wish was granted.
Today we are going to try and get as much of the video we shot this weekend to you. Maybe a few will bleed over til tomorrow. We had the idea of doing a real-time upload, but the festival's wi-fi capabilities and laptop power problems prevented us.
If it's this sleepy next year, I'm blogging from the pool (photo by Kate Gardiner/NewsHour) While almost everyone is in agreement that day three is the strongest of Pitchfork 2010, it started out on the main stages with only slightly more energy than the past two days.
The final installment of Sound Opinion host's Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reviewing Pitchfork Music Festival. Look for a cameo from a random dancer from the Major Lazer show in this video. She has something to say!