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Pitchfork Music Festival tickets go on sale at noon. I hope the higher ticket price buys more Port-O-Lets.

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This morning the Pitchfork Music Festival announced that Pavement, Modest Mouse, LCD Soundsystem, St. Vincent, Raekwon, Cass McCombs will be performing at this year’s event. We’ll convene the Council of Hipsters later to tell you which of those are worth seeing, but it’s probably wise to get tickets while they’re still available. Tickets go on sale at noon today- $90 for a three day pass or $40 for single day passes. That’s the most tickets to the fest have ever cost. It’s not so bad, though, considering that LiveNation and Ticketmaster just merged and most high profile concert ticket prices are bound to skyrocket, it’s an increase of minuscule proportions. Plus maybe with the extra cash they can afford to get more Port-O-Lets to begin with. Remember last year... The Chicago Reader’s resident Pitchfork Fest experts Miles Raymer and Jessica Hopper gave their predictions for this year’s fest yesterday- see how many bands they got right.
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