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Blog Tue Mar 04 2008

Trade your Rabbit Ears for a Pitchfork

Say what you will about the boys and girls of Pitchfork - they've been sneered at and cheered at for their reviews, most recently being slammed by URB for chicago-post-rock-centric favoritism. But whatever your opinion of them, you can't argue with their latest decision - to fill the gaping void of 24-music television with Pitchfork.tv.

"We're documenting artists and featuring them in ways we've never been able to," says Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber. "Pitchfork.tv is really an extension of the kinds of features we've been doing on Pitchfork for years—it's a new way to see these artists and get to know them better as people."

In addition to regular music videos, Pitchfork.tv will air full-length feature films, vintage concerts, and music DVDs free of charge, sharing a different feature every week. The channel will also include interviews with bands on the road and in the studio. For a dash of Beatles/U2 charisma, the channel is featuring "Don't Look Down", a series of New York and Chicago shows performed entirely on rooftops. The channel is set for a soft release on April 7th.

 
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Truefan / August 11, 2008 2:29 PM

Dude, pitchfork has become one of my favorite festivals, regardless of recent negativity. I think this pitchfork tv is an awesome idea and can't wait to tune in, especially for the Chicago shows.

Anyways a found another up and coming festival that I think you might like... its along the lines of pitchfork... www.myspace/cbgbfestival.com... I think its not for a few months... but looks like it could be good.

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