The complete lineup for Showcase has been finalized, and all that's left to do now is countdown the days until the sixteenth annual Westword Music Showcase takes place on Saturday, June 19.
Nearly a hundred local acts (well over a hundred if you count Single File and Tickle Me Pink) have been tapped to perform on fifteen stages across the Golden Triangle neighboorhood (including a couple of new venues: Opal and Andrew's on Lincoln), alongside some remarkable headliners, Ghostland Observatory, Superchunk, the Dirty Projectors, Neon Indian, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Tickle Me Pink, Single File and Oh My Stars.
Take a good look at the list. We think you'll agree that this year's local lineup is every bit as compelling as those bold print mainstage acts. Look for a healthy mix of Showcase veterans and a slew of first timers. Among the first-timers is Lilly Scott, who will be playing her first local post-American Idol gig at our Showcase with her band, Varlet.
Awesome, yes? Wait, it get's better. If ten hours of music featuring almost a hundred acts isn't enough, BoomBox is playing a special late night set at City Hall after Ghostland Observatory's sure-to-be mesmerizing set on the mainstage. All this for just $15! Can you believe it? Well, actually, that price is good right now. If you wait until the day of the show, that price doubles, so have at it! See the full local lineup after the jump.
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Lineup: A. Tom Collins • Accordion Crimes • Achille Lauro • Air Dubai • Alert • Allegaeon • Aloft in the Sundry • American Trash Republic • Astrophagus • Big Wheel • The Bill McKay Band • Peter Black • Blue Million Miles • Bop Skizzum • Bottesini Project • Boulder Acoustic Society • boyhollow • Candy Claws • Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels • The Chain Gang of 1974 • Churchill • Cobraconda • The Construct • Ian Cooke • Danielle Ate the Sandwich • Delta Sonics • DJ Chonz • DJ Vajra • The Dont's & Be Carefuls • Eleanor • Epilogues • Extra Kool • F.O.E. • Fell • Fierce Bad Rabbit • Flashbulb Fires • The Food Chain • The Foot • Fresh 2 Death • The Fresh Breath Committee • Frontside Five • Gangcharger • Git Some • The Greg Harris Vibe Quintet • Hello Kavita • Houses • IAMTEHSHOTGUN • Ideal Fathers • The Informants • Jim McTurnan and the Kids that Killed the Man • Jinxed (the Swayback) • John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light • Jonathan and BPro • Kill Paradise • Kinetix • King for a Day • King Rat • Kingdom of Magic • Klaw • The Knew • Kory Brunson Band • Le Divorce • Life In Electric • Lion Sized • Lola Black • Lyin' Bitch and the Restraining Orders • ManeRok • Mike Marchant • Married In Berdichev • Marty Jones and the Great Unknows • Musa • The Mighty 18 Wheeler • MTHDS • Nautical Mile • Night of Joy • No 1 Left Standing • No Bueno! • No Plot Kill • The Northern Way • The Outfit • Overcasters • Peace Officer • Ginger Perry • Pictureplane • The Pirate Signal • P-Nuckle • Potcheen • SHEL • Single File • Matt Skellenger • Skyfox • Snake Rattle Rattle Snake • Spoke In Wordz • Stella Luce • The Still City • TaunTaun • 3 the Hardway • Tickle Me Pink • Tin Horn Prayer • Varlet featuring Lilly Scott • Yerkish
Stages: Outdoor Stage* • Andrew's On Lincoln • Bannock Street Garage • Bar Standard* (two stages) • Broadway's • City Hall* • Curious Theatre* • Dazzle • La Rumba • Mo's • Opal • Sutra • Vinyl* (two stages). *Denotes All Ages