Consistently one of the best outdoor concerts of the summer, Pitchfork's weekend music fest is a wallet-friendly way to check out some of the greatest indie acts, give or take an overrated buzz band. If you can afford a ticket to Chicago and a cheap place to crash, the fest itself ranges in cost from $30 for a one-day pass to $65 for all three days. Tickets for the 2009 event go on sale March 13. Mark your calendars for July 17-19.
Friday - "Write the Night: Set Lists by Request"
Built to Spill
The Jesus Lizard
Yo La Tengo
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart