Tired of losing your voice at shows after screaming for your favorite song? The good folks over at indie music blog Pitchfork have decided to give you a break. The fourth annual Pitchfork Music Festival is set to take place July 17th–19th in Chicago’s Union Park, and this year Pitchfork is trying something new. Friday, July 17th marks the launch of the “Write The Night: Set Lists By Request” series. Friday night’s bands— Built To Spill, Yo La Tengo, The Jesus Lizard, and Tortoise —will all play sets comprised entirely of songs chosen by their fans. The Flaming Lips will also include some fan picks in their headlining set at Sunday night’s show. Want your voice to be heard without going hoarse? Here’s how: after you purchase your ticket to the festival, you will receive a confirmation email. Click on the link to go to the voting page and caste your ballot. Voting ends June 12th, so be sure to get your tickets ASAP!
Check out this clip of The New Pornographers tearing it up at Pitchfork ’07:
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For those of you who’ve already purchased tickets or can’t make it out to Chicago, you can get your voting fix here at OurStage. New monthly contests began June 1st, so register as a fan, find your favorite channel and let us know who you think should win!