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American Football caps off Pygmalion Festival

September 29, 2014

The lineup of performances toplay for Sunday was definitely in favor for the hardcore and expressive “emo” fan. With the Bay Area-band Deafheaven, setting the nightly tone with screams that could be heard from a mile away, fans that were not as exposed to metal as the rest of the crowd were in for...

Chvrches, Tycho deliver visual pinnacles Saturday

Chvrches, Tycho deliver visual pinnacles Saturday

By Sarah Soenke

September 28, 2014

Rain or shine, Pygmalion’s Saturday performances at the Highdive's outdoor stages were set to run. But luckily, the sun was shining. The day’s lineup of back-to-back sets, all enclosed within the parking lot behind the Highdive, created the most traditional festival atmosphere of the weekend. Att...

Panda Bear, Sun Kil Moon hit emotional extremes

Panda Bear, Sun Kil Moon hit emotional extremes

September 27, 2014

Two first-time Pygmalion artists left the crowd buzzing Friday night. Sun Kil Moon opened for Panda Bear at 7:30 p.m. at the Tryon Festival Theatre in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. While this may have been the bands’ first performance at Pygmalion, neither is a stranger to the stage. Mark Koze...

Real Estate, Elsinore start Pygmalion with chill sets

Real Estate, Elsinore start Pygmalion with chill sets

By Sarah Soenke

September 26, 2014

The 10th annual Pygmalion Festival kicked off Thursday night with both familiar and fresh faces. Beginning at 10 p.m. at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Elsinore opened for Real Estate with its tenth performance for the festival. At this point, the festival is as closely tied to Elsinore...