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Hey! We Have an Announcement, Too

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 3, 2006 8:12PM

2006_03_pitchforkmusicfestivalheader.jpg Yesterday, we learned that Lollapalooza sold 3,000 tickets without even announcing a single band. Today, not to be outdone, Pitchfork announced six of their thirty-six slated acts for the Pitchfork Media Festival. Here are the six acts that are supposed to get us all excited and ready to buy tickets on Monday. That's right - in three days these one- and two-day passes go on sale. No word yet on exact sale time, but we know the price this year will be $20 for the one-day pass and a mere $30 for the two-day pass.

* Mission of Burma * Ted Leo/Pharmacists * Mountain Goats * The National * Jens Lekman * Hot Machines *

So let us know - do these selections rock your world? Who else should fit in with these six? There are thirty more out there to be announced. Chicagoist guesses that it's safe to say the aforementioned won't be playing Lolla. Yeah, we sometimes amuse ourselves by being obvious.