Name: Travis Hosler
Age: 26
Home: Seattle, Wash.
Here to see: Grizzly Bear, Black Lips, Built to Spill
What does Pitchfork mean to you: “… I just saw a girl standing in the crowd shouting, ‘I need someone with a tattoo!’ … So I said, ‘You’re playing Hipster Bingo, aren’t you?’ and she was like, ‘Yeah. You’re a treasure trove.’ … As much as we all try to be unique – look around – everything here is becoming more common.”

 


Name: Mayanne
Age: 26
Home: Montreal, Canada
Here to see: Built to Spill
What does Pitchfork mean to you: “It’s a Web site. … It sort of just seems like a bunch of music nerds.”

 



Name: Mary Nash
Age: 21
Home: Chicago
Here to see: The National
What does Pitchfork mean to you: “I never hard of Pitchfork before, … I just got back from South America and my sister told me The National was playing.”

 



Name: Tim Adams
Age: 43
Home: Chicago
Here to see: The National, Frightened Rabbit
What does Pitchfork mean to you: “It’s a Web site that a lot of people follow, and what it does ripples down to other parts of culture or on other sites. … I don’t really buy into a lot of it – I don’t even read the reviews because a lot of time it seems like they have an agenda. … Mostly, it’s just about a certain part of our culture.”

 

Name: Christopher Meister
Age: 24
Home: Seattle, Wash.
Here to see: Yeasayer, Beirut, The National, The Mae Shi
What does Pitchfork mean to you: “Insider.”

 

 

 

Name: Asher
Age: 22
Home: Houston, Texas
Here to see: The Flaming Lips, Doom, Yeasayer, The Thermals
What does Pitchfork mean to you: “What stands out is either their review of the Daft Punk remix album Daft Club, when it was just a bunch of crayon drawing interpretations of each song, or the completely masturbatory review of Radiohead’s Kid A.”