The organizers of Goldrush Music Festival just announced the lineup for the 2015 installment of the event, which will be held at the Savoy Event Center on September 18 and 19. The annual festival — focused on experimental and forward-thinking artists — is in its fifth year, and will bring in some rare treats from Denver and beyond. We've put together a primer on some of the artists on this year's lineup.
Yoni Wolf is one of the headliners this year. Many will know Wolf from experimental hip-hop groups Why? and Clouddead. He also co-founded legendary alternative hip-hop label Anticon.
Guardian Alien is a fascinating hybrid of psychedelic rock and noise. It was started in 2010 by Greg Fox, who was once the drummer for Teeth Mountain, Dan
Lawrence English is the renowned director of Room40, something of an ambient and avant-garde label based in Brisbane, Australia. In celebration of its fifteenth anniversary, the label recently held an event featuring the likes of Grouper with Paul Clipson, William Basinski, Makino Takashi and Ross Manning as well as debuting an eight-channel diffusion work from Jim O'Rourke, commissioned specifically for the event.
Benoît Pioulard is the pseudonym of Thomas Meluch. Since he started releasing CD-Rs and cassettes around the turn of the century, Meluch has built up a body of work that delves deep into musical environments. His latest album, 2015's Sonnet, could be the alternative soundtrack to the classic Tarkovsky film Stalker or to an exploration of abandoned cities.
Married In Berdichev (Brittany Gould) returns to Denver from Berlin for a performance of her hauntingly beautiful, vocally driven soundscapes. The Space Lady will emerge and affirm her legendary status as an outsider musician from Las Animas, of all places; she moved to San Francisco in the 1960s and, according to a 2014 article in Vice, dodged the draft with her husband by burning their IDs and moving into a cave on top of Mt. Shasta.
There will be no shortage of amazing acts in this 2015 edition of Goldrush Festival We'll feature follow-up preview coverage of the event in the weeks to come. For more information and to buy tickets, visit goldrushmusicfest.com. Below is the list of performers you'll be able to catch this year.
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2015 Goldrush Music Festival Lineup
Tara Jane O'Neil
Make-Overs (South Africa)
Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk
The Space Lady
Married in Berdichev