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May 27, 2010

Whartscape lineup announced

The lineup for the 5th annual Whartscape is out, featuring more than 120 music, theater and video performances over the course of four days.

The all-volunteer fest will take place at various venues around town, July 22-25. Tickets will go on sale June 15 at whamcity.com and the True Vine. Here is the semi-final list of performers (more will be added soon). UPDATE: Beach House and Mink Stole are not confirmed. ...

TRAVELING ACTS:

ARAB ON RADAR
BIG DIGITS
BURNING STAR CORE
CHILD BITE
CORAL LEGS
DEAKIN
DINOSAUR FEATHERS
DUCKTAILS
EAR PWR
FAMILY BATTLE SNAKE
FARMS
GAY BOMB
HEALTH
HUME
INNOCULIST
JACK TOFT WITH THE VEGETABLES
JAVELIN
KOEN HOLTKAMP
LAZY MAGNET
LIGHTNING BOLT
LIL B
LIVING THINGS
LONNIE WALKER
LORD SCRUMMAGE
NO AGE
ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER
PC WORSHIP
PRINCE RAMA
SEWN LEATHER
SOCIAL JUNK
SUPER VACCATIONS
TALK NORMAL
XIU XIU
YIP YIP
ZACH HILL
+more TBA

BALTIMORE ACTS:
ADVENTURE
ALTERED STATES
AMI DANG
ART DEPARTMENT
BEACH HOUSE
BETHANY DINSICK
CARLY
CHILD BRIDE
CUP CACHE
DAN DEACON ENSEMBLE
DJ DOG D**K
DOOR
DOPE BODY
DOUBLE DAGGER
DUSTIN WONG
ED SCHRADER
FUTURE ISLANDS
GRAVEBANGERS
HEIGHT
HOLLYWOOD
IN EVERY ROOM
JARED PAULINI
JASON URICK
JIMMY JOE ROCHE
LESSER GONZALEZ ALVAREZ
LITTLE HOWLIN' WOLF
LOWER DENS
MICKEY FREE
MINK STOLE (lecture)
MOSS OF AURA
NARWHALZ (OF SOUND)
NEDDLE GUN
PARDALINCE BIRD
PEARLY
PLURAL MC
PONYTAIL
RAP DRAGONS
SICK WEAPONS
TEENSOULS
TEETH MOUNTAIN
THANK YOUTHE CONVOCATION
THE CREEPERS
THE NEW FLESH
TWIG
VIDEO HIPPOS
WYE OAK
ZOMES
+SECRET GUESTS
+more TBA
 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 4:19 PM | | Comments (18)
Categories: Local music
        

Comments

I'm liking the line up for this event!

I hate when festivals/concerts go the equity route and provide their list of acts in alphabetical order. There are too many unknowns for me to search through to find out that Wye Oak is playing.

And I hate when lazy 'musiclovers' can't be bothered to check out an unknown who just may be their next favorite band, if only they'd give them a chance.

I've become a fan of many a new band by stumbling into them, never having heard of them before, but they opened for someone that I did know.

It actually happened again last night even. Do yourself a favor and check out some of those Whartscape bands you've never heard of. You just might like them. I bet Wye Oak would tell you the same thing - they were unknown not all that long ago too...

Great lineup, so pysched.

i've become a fan of quite a few bands that have played whartscape just by looking them up since I had no idea who they were. Sure, there are lots of acts that play that I can't stand as well.....however I've always had a great time at Whartscape. look forward to this year.

Beach House is not confirmed !

Wow!

Who said I'm not interested in giving a new band a chance? I'm talking about scanning a list of festival performers for bands I know. Certainly you (nor anyone else) took the time to listen to every band whose name you didn't recognize on this or any other festival list.

Anyone interested in Whartscape, Wye Oak, or any other band on this list has already made the effort to find music that matches their sensibilities. It goes without saying that I'm not secluding myself into a comfortable corner with the music I already like. What I'm talking about is taking a quick scan through a festival lineup to see what I already know, so as to get a sense of what other music is in attendance that I might want to check out. Band names alone tell you NOTHING about a band. Reading through a list of unfamiliar band names might as well be sifting through a pile of stones.

THIS IS AMAZING THIS IS LIL B

CANT WAIT TO SEEE NO AGE

AK, we posted up a listen list on our site.
Psyched for Javeiin!

I saw Dustin Wong open up for Yeasayer and he was great.
I like that Dope Body and Double Dagger are listed next to each other. They would be pretty intense to see together.

Can we please please please see a "Paint" style Lil B/Burning Star Core collaboration? Oh man.

All these bands - all use guitars, almost all use a continuous drum-set backdrop, all play within a diatonic framework -- how boring -- been there, done that in the 1960's.

I just find it utterly bizarre that one has a difficult time finding out that a particular band is listed in an alphabetical list of band names. Wha...? Anyway, see you there and I'll happily buy you a beer while we see some new bands together.
(Well maybe not you, Zaphod. If you are bored by Lightning Bolt then I really can't help you.) (Oh and I have not the time, energy, nor desire to go through the whole list, but Zomes, for one, has no guitar - though of course Asa is a guitar player as well.) (Actually, scanning that list again, if "Carly" and "Twig" are the Carly and Twig of Nautical Almanac fame then you'll likely not hear any guitars or any of your other pet musical peeves at all. Same goes for Jason Urick. F€~€ it, I will buy you a beer too of you deign to attend such a pedestrian, played out musical mess. Cheers.)

Zaphod- i'm speechless. did you seriously just list using a diatonic framework as a primary reason for your general disinterest in these artists? you must lead a tiring existence.

LIL B THE BASED GOD!

WHARTSCAPE2010 HELL YEAH

RAPDRAGONS ARE COOL.

Arab on Radar? Child Bite? Gay Bomb? DJ Dog D**k?
These are joke band names, right?
Although Lord Scrummage may be my favorite band name ever.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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