Wednesday, April 20, 2011

2011 Hopscotch Music Festival details announced

The Flaming Lips, Guided by Voices, Drive-By Truckers and Superchunk headline our 2011 Hopscotch Music Festival | Hopscotch Guide | Independent Weekly:


The festival will be highlighted by two nights in Raleigh City Plaza, the city's most captivating downtown space. On Friday, Sept. 9, the indie rock mold-makers Guided by Voices will join Southern rock re-inventors Drive-By Truckers in the Plaza, with aggressive San Francisco pop band The Dodos opening. And on Saturday, Sept. 10, The Flaming Lips—the Oklahoma psychedelic pop band that consistently creates one of music's most thrilling live spectacles—headlines City Plaza. Merge Records flagship band Superchunk opens, along with Chapel Hill buzz band The Light Pines. The 130 other bands perform in 11 clubs throughout the festival's three days. A sampling of these bands includes: Swans, Yelawolf, J Mascis, Japandroids, Twin Shadow, Black Lips, Cold Cave, Toro Y Moi, Krallice, John Vanderslice, Earth, Beans, Braids, The Necks, Bird Peterson, All Tiny Creatures, Future Islands, Beach Fossils, Rhys Chatham G3, Liturgy and KORT.
I can see I've got a little research to do. The headliners, of course, of are stellar. Superchunk! GBV! Etc. but bands like KORT, Future Islands, and Beach Fossils are new to me, although I suspect many of these bands I've heard on WKNC but never put a name to ...

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