Louis CK, The Roots and the Afghan Whigs lead U.S. All Tomorrow's Parties festival
Jersey City hosting indie fest for a second year, with the Make-Up, Jose Gonzalez and more
The U.S. version of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival is fully emphasizing their comedy programming with one major headliner this year: Louis C.K.
The ATP event -- dubbed I'll Be Your Mirror USA 2012 in full -- features the legendary comedian sharing the marquee with newly reunited The Afghan Whigs, "Jimmy Fallon" house band and vet hip-hop troupe The Roots, reformed Dischord post-rockers The Make-Up, Jose Gonzalez and the Dirty Three.
ATP USA, founded in 2008, returns to Jersey City, N.J. for a second year, running over the weekend of Sept. 21-23. Pre-sale for weekend passes has already begun, while general onsale for single-day and weekend passes starts on Monday (Feb. 27). More info on ticket-buying can be had here.
Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs was curator for part of the line-up and, while rock remains the running theme of the fest, his selections were pretty diverse. Louis CK, Dulli's own band and the Roots made his cut; Gonzalez -- who I interviewed last year about returning to solo songwriting -- will be likely performing lots of new material. Acts like Gutter Twins member Lanegan, Sharon Van Etten and the Dirty Three all have new albums from 2012 to work off of; the Dirtbombs will be playing their soul and Motown covers set "Ultraglide in Black" (2001) in its entirety. Soul will certainly be the them of Charles Bradley's spot.
The Make-Up have reformed especially for I'll Be Your Mirror; Louis CK makes very, very rare festival appearances these days. The Criterion Collection will be in charge of the movie programming again this year.
See you in the Mirror.
Chosen By Greg Dulli:
The Afghan Whigs
Mark Lanegan Band
The Dirtbombs performing "Ultraglide In Black"
Sharon Van Etten
Quintron And Miss Pussycat
Charles Bradley And The Extraordinaires
+ More To Be Confirmed
Chosen By ATP:
The Make-Up (Reforming for I'll Be Your Mirror)
The Magic Band
Thee Oh Sees
I Break Horses
+ More To Be Confirmed
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