Wednesday, July 13, 2011

(Former) Local Scenester Makes Good: Chrissy Murderbot at Pitchfork Music Fest / Scenester Pick of the Day: Mountain Man at Bottleneck

We got political on your asses with our SRS stories for a few days, but today we'll focus on an issue that scenesters can get behind: the Pitchfork Music Fest, which kicks off Friday in Chicago.

Surely it's the dream of every local scenester to score a slot at the Festival, and one of our former KC/Larryville DJ's has done just that. Chrissy Murderbot (with MC Zulu) will take the Blue Stage this Saturday at 1:00 p.m, and we imagine it will be a lot like a Tap Room dance party, except even hotter and sweatier and smellier and with more expensive beer. Here's a photo followed by a nice blurb from Pitchfork.

"Chrissy Murderbot is a Chicago-based DJ/Producer who describes his sound as "juke-rave-jungle-disco- tropical-hi-NRG-gangsta-dancehall-ghetto-garage-core." He is the man behind forward-thinking dance label Sleazetone Records and Chicago's monthly "Loose Squares" parties, and he's done official remixes for Delorean, Lemonade, Warrior Queen, CZR, Ward 21, and more. In addition to all this, Chrissy runs the popular blog My Year of Mixtapes ( His new album, Women's Studies, is out now on Planet Mu Records."

We know that some of you will be making the trek this weekend, so make sure you check them out (and report back to us).

Our feminist readers: "This Women's Studies album sounds like something we can really get behind. But we'll be out in force protesting the Odd Future set on Sunday at 3:20. Why do those kids love to rape so much?"


We're pretty sure that Portland's Blind Pilot is not hip anymore, even though they have the Portland connection going for them, along with this:

"The band completed a bicycle tour in 2008, biking from Bellingham, Washington to San Diego, California, carrying their instruments on custom bicycle trailers they fashioned themselves." (

But the real reason to check out their Bottleneck gig tonight is for the opener, Mountain Man, who have garnered plenty of blogosphere buzz of late. Mountain Man consists of three women (Chip: "Ironic band names are never not hip!") and have been dubbed the "female Fleet Foxes" by The Guardian. Pitchfork digs their debut (7.7):

"It's Mountain Man's bell-toned voices volleying off the walls of an abandoned ice cream parlor where the album was recorded that sells it."

Richard: "They're perfectly pleasant, but I'll probably just stay home where it's cool and listen to the new Gillian Welch record."

Chip: "Upon seeing this photo, I couldn't immediately decide if I was attracted to all three Mountain Men are not. But it turns out that I am."


earthquake earthshake said...

mountain man came into the pig tonight.

Pigfucker said...

Whoops! I did it again...

mountain girl (yes, Coen. bros reference) said...

We'd like to have partied with the women of Mountain Men. But not with Blind Pilot.