More acts announced for the Red, White, And Blue Ribbon festival
A mix of local and national talent will support Stephen Malkmus July 4 in Bay View
A few weeks back Decider announced that Stephen Malkmus is headlining a free show July 4 outside of Burnhearts in Bay View. Now the rest of the acts for the Red, White, And Blue Ribbon festival have been announced, and the lineup looks super solid: Homegrown talent Maritime and Kid Millions and DJ Deadbeat will be joined by indie rock bands Maps And Atlases and Rock Plaza Central.
Maps And Atlases threw down a considerable gauntlet with 2006’s Tree, Swallows, Houses, a disc whose post-rock virtuosity is too fleet and fluid for studio trickery. Bands with this much prowess are often instrumental, but Maps And Atlases takes the artiness up a few notches with its surreal tag-team lyrics. The whole package can be bewilderingly dense, but in the best possible way. The band is now touring behind the new You And Me And The Mountain. Here’s the band performing “The Most Trustworthy Tin Cans.”