I realize I said there wasn't anyone at Pitchfork that I was like, "I can't WAIT to see them!", but I've changed my tune; I'm totally pumped to see Dan Deacon (though I get the impression he'd be even more fun to see in a small room instead of a big park), some dude with a masters degree in composition that has chosen a life making "weirdo music". Dude's supposed to be crazy, and his new album, Spiderman of the Rings, is simultaneously incredibly annoying and incredibly awesome. See: "Wooody Woodpecker" as evidence.
I'm also supremely excited by this addition to the summer concert roster: Mirah w/ Laura Viers @ Logan Square Auditorium, July 17. Ok, I could care less about Laura Veirs, but I LOVE Mirah and have been wondering what on earth she's been up to since I saw her last in a hippie co-op in Madison three years ago, just days before I moved to Chicago. I hope this means she's making new material! This makes that week in July officially music-crazy, between P4k, Mirah and the free Decemberists show on the 18th.