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May 15, 2005

Sunday special: Intonation

A rare weekend post to note that our dirt-digging on the Pitchfork Intonation festival is finally being followed by the print rags. Jim DeRogatis has this in today's Sun-Times:

Intonation Music Festival, July 16-17
The uber-hip indie-rock Web site is curating this two-day event in Union Park at Randolph and Ashland (it has moved from the smaller Pulaski Park), with two stages and some of the best names on the current indie underground. The July 16 lineup is, in order, the M's, Beans, Magnolia Electric Company, AC Newman, Four Tet, the Go Team!, Death from Above 1979 and Tortoise; the July 17 lineup is Head of Femur, Xiu Xiu, Out Hud, the Wrens, Deerhoof, Les Savy Fav and the Decemberists. (Previously announced headliners Fiery Furnaces have canceled their summer tour.) Advance tickets go on sale Wednesday via at $15 a day or $22 for a two-day pass, and a portion of the proceeds benefit various local charities.

The news here is that, as we suspected, Fiery Furnaces have canceled - and their headlining spot has been taken by Tortoise. The advance-ticket plan and slightly higher price is also new information.

In other respects, the DeRo report doesn't appear to be as complete as it's made out to be - it fails to mention five acts we've previously ID'd as confirmed, namely Andrew Bird, Broken Social Scene, Diverse, the Hold Steady, and the joint Jean Grae/Will Oldham DJ set.

Update (Monday a.m.): As noted in the comments, the Intonation site has at long last been updated. It adds one act not previously reported here (Dungen) and advance ticket information (on sale Wednesday 5/18 at noon Central via Music Today, cost is $15 per day or $22 for a two-day pass, plus $3 service charge).