On this weekend's Sound Opinions Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus explained the infamous moment in the bands final show (pre-reunion) when he hung a pair of handcuff on his microphone stand and said they symbolized being in a band.
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).
I've been wanting to do this for a long time. Today, I get my chance! Hudzik and Wildeboer returned in a sprint to the City Room this afternoon. They were armed with information (and tape) they received from the Dirksen Federal Court building covering the Blagojevich corruption trial.
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.