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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pickathon Adds New Bands to This Year's Lineup

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:44 AM

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The 2012 lineup for Pickathon is growing, with some new additions that weren't in the original lineup announcement. So who else is playing? The new additions, announced today, are the War on Drugs, Thee Oh Sees, THEESatisfaction, and Cardboard Songsters. (There's also been one cancellation: Handsome Furs will not be playing this year.)

Each of these new bands really expand the stylistic breadth of the festival, and each in a different direction. The War on Drugs make Dylanesque folk-rock filtered through arena-sized effects and a post-punk attitude; Thee Oh Sees make gnarly, stinging garage rock and are currently one of the best live acts in the country; THEESatisfaction just released their breakthrough awE naturalE album on Sub Pop and offer a completely unique version of hiphop soul, informed by classic funk, beat poetry, and the Black Power movement.

Pickathon has been breaking the perception of the typical bluegrass-oriented/hippie music festival for several years now, but with these new additions to an already diverse lineup, I don't think anyone could accuse them of fitting into any single stereotypical category. This year's Pickathon is looking to be the most musically adventurous yet. Full lineup after the jump.

Pickathon takes place at Pendarvis Farm on August 3-5. It is awesome. Tickets on sale here, and I'm certain this year will sell out quicker than previous years.

PICKATHON 2012 LINE-UP (in alphabetical order)
AA Bondy
Abigail Washburn
Alela Diane
The Barr Brothers
Blitzen Trapper
Bowerbirds
Bruce Molksy Band
Cajun Country Revival, ft. Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy
Captain Bogg & Salty
Cardboard Songsters**
Cass McCombs
The Cave Singers
CW Stoneking
Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
Doug Paisley
Dr. Dog
Foghorn Stringband
Genticorum
Heartless Bastards
Hot 8 Brass Band
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Lake Street Dive
Langhorne Slim
Laura Gibson
Lonnie Walker
Los Cojolites
Lost Bayou Ramblers, ft. Gordon Gano
Midtown Dickens
The Mynabirds
Neko Case
Petunia & The Vipers
Phosphorescent
Reverend KM Williams
Robert Ellis
Shovels & Rope
Sonny & The Sunsets
Southeast Engine
Ted Jones and the Tarheel Boys
Thee Oh Sees**
THEESatisfaction**
Two Man Gentlemen Band
Typhoon
Vieux Farka Touré
The War on Drugs**
White Denim
Whitey Morgan & The 78’s
The Wood Brothers
Y La Bamba

** indicates new addition

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