There are many steps in the waiting process, and the schedule for the Pygmalion Music Festival is one of the best hurdles to get over in anticipation for the festival itself. So this article might make the wait for September a little easier. Below is the full schedule for this year's festival, and it contains some pretty awesome additions, including a few bigs adds in Lower Dens and Unknown Mortal Orchestra (they played in 2011, so are back for another go at things). Other acts added include Purling Hiss, The Henry Clay People, Cold Showers, Cameron McGill, Motes, Louise, Jet W. Lee, Mille Nomi, and Bestfriends.

Like last year, this year's schedule is relatively conflict-free. You can take a look below, over at Pygmalion's site, or here via PDF to print it off to start mulling over which shows you're marking down on your own personal schedule. Outdoor shows are taking charge this year, with not one, but two stages on Saturday featuring Grizzly Bear, Dinosaur Jr., Cloud Nothings, and others + locals. Downtown Urbana gets a stage this year as well (next to Black Dog), featuring headiner Dirty Projectors with Tennis and Psychic Twin prior to the start of the shows over at Canopy Club featuring Best Coast, Laetitia Sadier, Lord Huron, and others.

Not shocking that there aren't any shows at Cafe Paradiso after last year's issues at the Jessica Lea Mayfield show. Sadly absent again this year are shows in the Krannert Theater where Roky Erickson & Okkervil River and Ted Leo played a few years back, however, I'll trade that for shows at Channing-Murray any day.

Anyways, here you have it. Only 45 days left to wait, so yes, we're counting.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

CANOPY CLUB

9:00–9:30 p.m. — That’s No Moon
10:00–10:45 p.m. — Dirty Feathers
11:00–11:45 p.m. — TBD
12:15–1:30 a.m. — Sleigh Bells

KRANNERT ART MUSEUM

7:30–8:00 p.m. — I am God
8:30–9:00 p.m. — Jared Bartman
9:30–10:00 p.m. — Night Beds
10:30–11:15 p.m. — Santah

CHANNING-MURRAY FOUNDATION

8:15–8:45 p.m. — Hank
9:15–9:45 p.m. — Year of the Bobcat
10:15–10:45 p.m. — Midstress
11:15–12:00 a.m. — So Many Dynamos

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

DOWNTOWN URBANA

6:30–7:00 p.m. — Psychic Twin
7:30–8:15 p.m. — Tennis
8:45–10:00 p.m. — Dirty Projectors

CANOPY CLUB

8:45–9:15 p.m. — An Evening With Your Mother
9:30–10:00 p.m. — Hospitality
10:15–10:45 p.m. — Elsinore
11:00–11:30 p.m. — Lord Huron
11:45 pm–12:30 a.m. — Laetitia Sadier
12:45–2:00 a.m. — Best Coast

ESPRESSO ROYALE

9:30–10:00 p.m. — My Werewolf Diary
10:30–11:00 p.m. — Withershins
11:30 p.m.–12:15 a.m. — Zeus

CHANNING-MURRAY

1:00–1:30 a.m. — Hundred Waters
2:00–3:00 a.m. — Julia Holter

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

HIGHDIVE OUTDOOR ANNEX Stage 2

2:30–3:00 p.m. — Evil Tents
3:40–4:10 p.m. — New Ruins
4:50–5:20 p.m.  — Purling Hiss *
6:05–6:45 p.m.  — Frankie Rose
7:30–8:10 p.m. — Willis Earl Beal
9:45–10:20 p.m. — Cloud Nothings

HIGHDIVE OUTDOOR ANNEX Stage 1

3:05–3:35 p.m.  — Grandkids
4:15–4:45 p.m.  — Common Loon
5:25–6:00 p.m.  — Lower Dens *
6:50–7:25 p.m.  — Unknown Mortal Orchestra *
8:30–9:30 p.m. — Dinosaur Jr.
10:30 p.m.–12:00 a.m.  — Grizzly Bear

HIGHDIVE INDOORS

10:30–11:15 p.m. — DJ Randall Ellison
11:15 p.m.–12:00 a.m. — DJ Mertz
12:00–12:45 a.m. — DJ Belly
1:00–2:00 a.m. — Big Freedia & The Divas

EXILE ON MAIN STREET

12:15–12:45 p.m.  — TBD
1:15–1:45 p.m. — TBD
2:15–2:45 p.m. — TBD
3:15–3:45 p.m. — TBD
4:15–4:45 p.m. — Mille Nomi *

BOLTINI LOUNGE

12:00 a.m–12:45 a.m. — Cody and the Gateway Drugs
1:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m.  — The Curses

MIKE 'N MOLLY’S

3:00–3:30 p.m. — Jet W. Lee
4:00–4:30 p.m. — Motes *
5:00–5:30 p.m. — Deathtram
6:00–6:30 p.m. — Broken Light
7:00–7:30 p.m. — Anna Karina / Anna Karenina
8:00–8:30 p.m. — The Henry Clay People *

12:30 a.m.–1:00 a.m. — Bestfriends *
1:30 a.m.–2:00 a.m. — Take Care

INDI GO GALLERY

12:15 a.m.–12:45 a.m. — Louise *
1:00 a.m.–1:45 a.m. — Owen

COWBOY MONKEY

9:00–9:45 p.m. — Pamela Machala
10:15–11:00 p.m. — Megan Johns
11:30 p.m.–12:15 a.m. — Sun Stereo
12:45–1:30 a.m. — Cameron McGill *

SODO THEATER

11:30 p.m.–12:00 a.m. — Cold Showers *
12:30 a.m.–1:00 a.m. — Eternal Summers
1:30 a.m.–2:15 a.m. — Craft Spells

* recently added