Posted in music | tour dates on February 24, 2010

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Veronica Falls - Found Love in a Graveyard (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Allo Darlin' - My Heart is a Drummer (MP3)

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The line-up for the fourth annual NYC Popfest has just been announced, which will happen May 20 - 23 at a variety of venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Thirty-two bands from around the world will be playing, and I think it's a pretty strong bunch of bands. Highlights for me include Veronica Falls (pictured above) which features ex-members of The Royal We and Sexy Kids; newly-reformed Glasgow/Factory Records legends The Wake who'll have a new album out this year; London all-girl trio The Tender Trap (not to be confused with The Temper Trap); winsome Allo Darlin' who are also from London and will be at SXSW this year; L.A.'s Neverever (until recently known as the Champagne Socialists); and Seattle's awesome BOAT.

A few MP3s to whet your Popfest appetite. Ticket info hasn't been announced yet, but you can follow the Popfest blog or Twitter for updates. You can check out the full NYC Popfest line-up after the jump.


Thursday May 20th

Venue - Cake Shop
Sweater Girls (CA)
Elephant Parade (NYC)
Dream Diary (NYC)
Leaving Mornington Crescent (Sweden)
Horowitz (UK)
Veronica Falls (UK)

* * * * *

Friday May 21st

Venue - Don Hill's
Cotton Candy (MA)
The Smittens (VT)
Allo Darlin (UK)
Pants Yell! (MA)
Tender Trap (UK)

* * * * *

Saturday May 22nd

Venue - Spike Hill (free matinee show!)
Hearts!Attack (UK)
Corita (NYC)
Gold-Bears (GA)
Moustache of Insanity (UK)
One Happy Island (MA)

* * * * *

Saturday May 22nd

Venue - The Bell House
Very Truly Yours (IL)
World Atlas (NYC)
Bears (OH)
My Teenage Stride (NYC)
The Wake (UK)

* * * * *

Sunday May 23rd

Venue - Littlefield
Santa Monica Swim & Dive Club (MI)
For Ex-Lovers Only (FL)
The Young Friends (AZ)
Apple Orchard (CA)
Brown Recluse (PA)
Bunnygrunt (MO)
Sea Lions (CA)
Neverever (CA)
The Secret History (NYC)
The Embassy (Sweden)



Comments (10)

Assuming Bobby Gillespie has left Primal Scream to rejoin The Wake.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 5:41 PM

Popfest > All Points West

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 5:45 PM

@Anon5:41 - But, then again, I'm sure you're only kidding anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 5:53 PM

For ex-lovers only is awesome! really.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 11:09 PM

cakeshop wins again

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2010 1:36 AM

Hey! I didn't realize Peyton Manning was in a band!

Posted by Colts Fan | February 25, 2010 12:50 PM

my amaznig sounds, amazing weekend.
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Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2010 7:52 PM

Hey! I didn't realize Peyton Manning was in a band!

Posted by يوتيوب | December 22, 2010 10:08 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...

Posted by Elkema | February 10, 2011 7:58 AM

i was at highline and not williamsburg and the set list posted here seems to fit though I thought they only played 3 songs in the encore (definetely slush and take it in were two of them) though i could be wrong.

Posted by Girls Games | December 4, 2011 3:32 PM

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