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Ono! Another Pitchfork Headliner

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 26, 2007 4:14PM

2007_04_onoyoko.jpgThe rumors had been swirling about who else would play Friday night at the Pitchfork Music Festival and those rumors turned out to be true for Slint and GZA joining up with Sonic Youth to play a full album. We never heard a peep about Saturday’s headliner of Yoko Ono.

Love her or hate her, for a myriad of reasons, John Lennon’s widow is quite the accomplishment for Pitchfork’s Fest in July. Ono is more avant-garde artist, than an easy-on-the-ears pop performer, but her shrieks have inspired more than just a few contemporary alternative artists. Fellow Pitchfork performer, Thurston Moore helped remix 1995’s Rising. Ono’s latest artistic collaboration, Yes, I’m a Witch provided some of today’s more artsy artists (Cat Power, Polyphonic Spree, The Flaming Lips) an amazing chance to de- and re-construct Yoko’s songs.

Other announcements to the Pitchfork lineup include Califone, Sea & Cake, William Parker, and Twilight Sad. It's starting to feel more and more like we'll be celebrating, not just music, but the art of music in Union Park this year.

Tickets and passes on sale through the festival’s website. Three-day passes $50, Friday only $15, Saturday or Sunday only $25.