SoundTown lineup announced: Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Andrew Bird, Trapper Schoepp, many more
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With the likes of The Flaming Lips and The New Pornographers on the bill, the inaugural year of Somerset, Wisconsin’s SoundTown festival got off to a rather valiant start last summer. But it only takes a quick glance at the newly unveiled lineup for the music festival’s upcoming second year to know that event organizers have made a considerable effort to ensure that SoundTown emerges as one of the state’s most noteworthy music gathering of the season.
Headlining the two-day event, July 27 and 28, will be Jane’s Addiction, no doubt seeking to restore some fan happiness after the The Great Escape Artist. Also there to ride the nostalgia train is Weezer (that is, unless you were really into that “Beverly Hills” song, or that album with Hurley from Lost on the cover), who we can guarantee won’t be the only one with thickly framed glasses at the Somerset Amphitheater.
Elsewhere, folk-rock royalty Andrew Bird and the chill-out specialists of Phantogram and Dr. Dog will help provide some of the weekend’s more relaxed moments, while the multitalented women of Florence And The Machine, Best Coast, and Grace Potter And The Nocturnals will help bring some much-needed female energy to the lineup.
Common will take a break from filming his AMC dud Hell On Wheels to play a set, while the hyperactive Girl Talk (a.k.a.: Gregg Gillis) will bust out his arsenal of Dirty South hip-hop samples to create what will assuredly be the weekend’s most energetic moment.
Other featured acts include Mayer Hawthorne, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Heartless Bastards, Gomez, and Milwaukee’s own Trapper Schoepp And The Shades.
The full lineup can be found here, as well as information on tickets, which go on sale to the public on Saturday, April 28. Weekend passes begin at $80.