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May 11, 2005

Mas de Intonation

Fleshing out-slash-amending yesterday's scoop on the Pitchfork-curated Intonation festival:

July 16 and 17 at Union Park (not Pulaski) is iron-clad.

A reliable source now claims that, contrary to Pollstar and the Billions site, Prefuse 73 is not on the bill.

The same source says Les Savy Fav is on the bill - though the band's site, label's site and booking agent's site have no mention.

That source also confirms rumors we've heard concerning two Chicago acts: Head of Femur and Diverse are said to be in. No independent confirmation yet available.

Regarding other locals, you can forget Califone. Contrary to a posting on Andrew Bird's site, they are not on the bill.

Finally there is one major cancellation and addition that's soon to be announced. We've heard buzz but aren't ready to go out on any limbs yet.

For those keeping score at home, the list - to the best of our current knowledge - is: Broken Social Scene, the Decemberists, Fiery Furnaces, Four Tet, the Go! Team, the M's, Magnolia Electric Co., AC Newman, the Wrens, Will Oldham (DJ set), Death From Above 1979, Out Hud, Xiu Xiu, Andrew Bird, Beans, Hold Steady, Diverse, Head of Femur.

That adds up to 18 of the supposed 24 acts. It looks like Prefuse 73 is out and Deerhoof may be in, which would bring us to 19. Then there's the one of these 19 who will cancel and be replaced.

You know, it would be easier if they would just announce the lineup already.

Easier, but not as much fun.

Update: Bank on it, Prefuse 73 is out and Deerhoof is in. Regarding the forthcoming cancellation, we're hearing strong rumors that it's the Fiery Furnaces.