Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek slams Pitchfork at 400-capacity show attended by fewer than 25 people

'I'm tired so I'm just gonna go ahead and do whatever the fuck I want', said Kozelek

Mark Kozelek‘s gig at Lincoln, Nebraska’s Vega venue on Tuesday night (November 17) was attended by fewer than 25 people, according to a report by The Daily Nebraskan.

The Sun Kil Moon man told the audience that he had been travelling all day because there had been a four-hour delay for his flight in Denver that day.

“It’s been a long day and I’m tired,” he said, “so I’m just gonna go ahead and do whatever the fuck I want.”


During the set he commented on his relationship with Pitchfork. Ahead of playing ‘The Possum’ from his 2015 album ‘Universal Themes’, he said, “This next song is off a really good album and that’s according to everybody but Pitchfork, who apparently found out that I’m a bad person.” Later, playing a song from 2014 album ‘Benji’, ‘I Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love’, he said, “Now this song is off a really, really, really, really good album according to Pitchfork. But that was before they found out I was a bad person.”

In June this year, Kozelek said, “Better stop before I make Pitchfork headlines for myself again.”

The Daily Nebraskan commented, “Laughter wasn’t uncommon during the show, and Kozelek often poked fun at the primarily male audience saying he missed the days when girls actually came to his shows and then he asked several members of the crowd where their girlfriends were at.”

Last year Kozelek hit headlines for his spat with The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel. Kozelek dismissed The War on Drugs as “beer commercial lead guitar shit” and posted two songs online entitled ‘War on Drugs: Suck my Cock’ and ‘Adam Granofsky [Granduciel] Blues’, but Granduciel said that he tried not to take any of the attacks to heart.

Speaking to NME, Granduciel said, “At the end of the day, it’s just noise. I don’t even know; I try not to take it personally. I mean, I’ve been a fan of his music for 10-plus years, including his more recent stuff. I remember driving across the country on our American tour, listening to [Sun Kil Moon album] ‘Benji’ and being fascinated with it. But all that other stuff… I’m just kinda confused by it.”

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