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Theresa Carter, The Local Tourist, NBC Chicago Street Team

THIS JUST IN: Flaming Lips are not participating in Write The Night, so they’ll be creating their own setlist. Only bands on Friday Night are inviting fans to vote for the songs they’ll play.

The Flaming Lips have been added to Sunday’s lineup at Pitchfork Music Festival (July 17 – 20), and ticketholders get to pick the setlist.

Friday night attendees can “Write The Night” for the bands playing that evening by voting on the songs they’ll play, and The Flaming Lips are extending the courtesy to their fans for their performance Sunday night. Once a ticket’s purchased a confirmation email with voting instructions will be sent. Voting ends on June 12th.

Tickets are $35 for one day or $75 for a three-day pass.

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Maureen Vana, NBC5 Street Team

Last weekend thousands braved rain, humidity, and sloppy terrain to take part in Pitchfork’s annual music festival. Over 30 bands graced 3 stages complete with artists ranging from hip hop legends Public Enemy to Japanese experimentalists Boris. Along with hours of music the fest included an abundance of food, activities, and DIY artwork from a wide variety of vendors. For the total Pitchfork wrap-up and huge photo galleries by Playboy.com photo editor James Trevenen and myself, head over to our editorial feature in the arts and entertainment section on Playboy.com.

See photos from Pitchfork Music Festival

See Full Pitchfork Galleries and Coverage on Playboy.com Editorial

(Type “Maureen Vana” into the search bar at the top of this page to see my past concert photography and reviews)

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Marcus Riley, NBC5 Street Team (video)

I wrote yesterday about how excited I was about the Public Enemy show tonight. Last night I went to the Cultural Center to see a panel discussion with P.E. frontman Chuck D, the producers behind their successful early albums, The Bomb Squad, and journalist and “media assassin” Harry Allen.

Needless to say it was fascinating, and too in-depth to get into here. A full stream will be available in the near future at Pitchfork.com.

I was also lucky enough to talk to the panelists after the show about what’s considered the best hip-hop album of all time, It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Folks, 50 years from now when music historians discuss the history of hip hop and how it evolved, they’ll still be talking about this album.

A limited amount of tickets are available for tonight’s show at Pitchfork. Bring The Noise!

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Kaylee King, NBC5 Street Team

I think we’ve all heard about the 2008 Lollapalooza lineup — which is SO rock&roll, by the way — but there are a few of my favorite Chicago summer festivals that haven’t really been talked about yet. So, I’m going to try my hardest to not say Lollapalooza for the rest of this entry, and let you in on some of the great acts and festivities that are going down in the upcoming warm months.

Green Apple Music Festival April 18-20
Celebrate Earth Day this weekend listening to music and chillin’ out on the lawn at the Lincoln Park Zoo. This year’s Green Apple Music Festival welcomes Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers), Scott Murawski (Max Creek), Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Chicago Afrobeat Project and many more bands. The event is free and make sure to say hello to Chicago Bear’s player, and emcee of the festival, Kyle Orton.

Manifest Urban Arts Festival May 16
I have to show love for my fellow Columbia College Chicago students and invite you all to our end of the year art show, Manifest. From film to music, reading to paintings and a live performance by Chicago natives OkGo, this free event is going to be a riot. Make sure to check out the Spectacle Fortuna, where puppetry students put their art on parade in an event that has been called “a mix of Mardi Gras and Halloween imagery.”

Taste Of Chicago June 27 – July 6
Yay for Grant Park festivals! The staple of a Chicago summer, the Taste of Chicago will tickle your tastebuds with all the different foods of the city that you can try. Performing on the main stage this year are Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, The Plain White T’s, Joss Stone and more!

Pitchfork Music Festival July 18 – 20
Spawn of the ultra-popular music review www.pitchforkmedia.com, the Pitchfork Music Festival has some of the hottest indie bands on this year’s lineup. Public Enemy, Animal Collective, Jarvis Cocker, Dinosaur Jr., Ghostface and Raekwon, the list goes on!

30th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival August 28 – 31
What a way to finish out the summer concert season with a hot mix of Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman. Spend an easy-going night at Millenium Park listening to jazz, enjoying the skyline and taking part in the Chicago Jazz Festival.

I told you I could make it through without saying the ‘L’ word. 

Have fun this summer!

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