Posted in music | tour dates on May 1, 2009

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The Music Tapes

Merge Records has updated the lineup for its 20th anniversary festival, XX Merge, taking place Wednesday, July 22 to Sunday, July 26 at North Carolina's Cat's Cradle and UNC's Memorial Hall. Five-day passes for the fest are sold out, but Merge will be releasing individual night tickets on Wednesday, May 13th at 10am.

Ticket info and XX Merge's updated lineup (with the Music Tapes and others) below...

Five-day passes are sold out, but a limited number of tickets for individual nights of the festival will be made available on Wednesday, May 13, at 10 AM EST through Tickets are $32 for each of the five nights. Beginning on May 13th, you may access directly or via links from and Additionally, tickets for the Memorial Hall show will also be available at Cat's Cradle, CD Alley (Chapel Hill), Schoolkids (Raleigh), and the Memorial Hall box office.


We will not be announcing line-ups for the Cat's Cradle nights, but a (mostly) complete list of bands who will be performing is as follows:

Lou Barlow
The Broken West
Richard Buckner
The Clientele
Erectus Monotone
The Essex Green
Imperial Teen
The Ladybug Transistor
The Magnetic Fields
The Music Tapes
Oakley Hall
Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band
Radar Bros.
The Rosebuds
Matt Suggs
Tenement Halls
M. Ward

Sunday, July 26, at Memorial Hall:

She & Him
American Music Club
Wye Oak



Comments (6)

Pretty impressive lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2009 10:19 AM

Memorial hall is a great sounding venue too -- I saw Wilco there a few years ago and it was probably the best sounding rock show that I've ever been to.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2009 10:25 AM

i want an archers of loaf reunion with a side of butterglory.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2009 10:26 AM

Camera Obscura playing this would be nice too. Can we keep out fingers crossed for Neutral Milk Hotel?

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2009 11:02 AM

Archers Of Loaf only put out 1 single on Merge and it wasn't even their first ...
why do people keep thinking they'll play this ?

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2009 11:31 AM

The Superchunk guys are bros with the Archers guys - so its not completely out of the realm of possibility.

That one single might just be enough justification.

Posted by crispin glover | May 1, 2009 12:30 PM

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