Last week, you may recall, we passed along word that our friends over at Gorilla Vs. Bear are going all legit and everything and throwing an honest-to-goodness music festival at the Granada Theater on Saturday, July 23. We knew, at the time, that Tim DeLaughter's new band, Preteen Zenith, would be on the bill. Now, courtesy of the above poster, we now know the rest of the lineup.
As expected its filled with Gorilla Vs. Bear favorites old (see: White Denim) and new (see: the new project from Portland-by-way-of-Denton musician Jessica Minshew, Dreamed). Writes GVB main main Chris Cantalin of the fest:
The inaugural lineup couldn't be much more representative of the inspiration and history behind this blog, as it features our current favorite band (White Denim), the newest endeavor of one of my favorite rappers of all-time, and the creator of the best album of 2011 to date (Shabazz Palaces), the debut of the new project from a Dallas icon and founder of one of the most beloved bands in the history of our hometown, and much more. The bill is rounded out by a few of our favorite -- and most posted about -- artists that are currently making music: Julianna Barwick, Grimes (who'll be coming off a stint opening for Lykke Li's current North American tour), Sleep ∞ Over, Pure X, Sunset, and Dreamed, with DJ sets coming between bands from Dallas' own Sober.
Get your tickets here. Oh, and be sure to show to venue early on July 23: The first 200 people through the door get a screen print of the above poster for free.
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