by Adam Gold
And Bam! Mission accomplished! That lede sucks! Magnificently. It’s choked blue with forced enthusiasm. It’s cheesy, stupid, assumes you’re stupid, assumes you’re totally out of the loop and have absolutely no idea what SoundLand 2011 is and, most importantly, fails to immediately inform as to why the fuck you’re even reading this in the first place — to learn that Foster the People, Yelawolf, The Low Anthem, CULTS, Big K.R.I.T., Those Darlins, Ben Sollee, Jonny Corndawg, Tristen and The Apache Relay have been added to the festival’s lineup.
Those notable national and local faves join the previously, initially announced company of M. Ward, Dawes, Justin Townes Earle, Ghostland Observatory, Jessica Lea Mayfield, JEFF the Brotherhood, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Caitlin Rose, PUJOL, Paper Route, Royal Bangs, Bonobo, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Madi Diaz, Chancellor Warhol, Cheer Up Charlie Daniels, Keegan DeWitt, Mikky Ekko, Natalie Prass, Evan P. Donohue, Uncle Skeleton, Shelly Colvin, Kingston Springs, Fine Peduncle, Reptar, Robert Ellis, The Cadillac Black, The Floorwalkers, My So-Called Band, MyNameIsJohnMichael, The Shakes, Erick Baker and By Lightning.
Additional artists announcements are still pending, but all in all, this is already shaping up to look like a pretty impressive and potentially festive host of talent, doncha think?
SoundLand lands September 21 and runs through September 24, taking over venues like Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom, War Memorial Auditorium, 12th & Porter, The Basement, Mai, The Station Inn and Third Man Records, in addition to outdoor stages at Downtown’s Public Square Park and the 12th Avenue Block Party Stage — where Three 6 Mafia, Wick-It and more play tomorrow night, FYI.
You can take an e-venture over to the festival’s official site to find more information, in addition to some under-construction action on the schedule tab, as that has to drop. But poke around a bit and you’ll find specific deets and ticket information for a handful of individual shows. For example, M. Ward, Dawes and Jonny Corndawg will kick off the festival with a blowout at War Memorial Auditorium, Foster the People and Cults will head up the block party stage on night two, while Ghostland Observatory makes their annual appearance at Cannery Ballroom. Friday night will see Yelawolf and Big K.R.I.T. preside over the block party, while Justin Townes Earle and Jason Isbell command crowds at Cannery. While Saturday will feature an all-day celebration of sun, songs and food trucks at Public Square Park. Expect to see JEFF the B-hood, Those Darlins, Tristen, Royal Bangs, Jessica Lea Mayfield and more over at that shindig.
Four-day wristbands are a reasonable-though-everyone-in-Nashville-expects-free-admission price of $55. Get ‘em here.