Troika Music Fest Bands Announced

 

 

Dillon Fence, Valient
Thorr, Chatham County Line, Jack Oblivian, Wesley Wolfe, Birds of Avalon and
Dan Melchior are among the dozens of bands announced for Nov. event in Durham,
NC.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

Defying the notion that music festivals are outdoor summer
happening, the 6th annual Troika Music Festival will take place in Durham, NC,
on Nov. 4-6.  This year’s lineup–which
includes bands from more than a dozen labels from 307 Knox, Mammoth, Trekky,
Churchkey and Odessa among many others–promises to continue in the vein of
previous years, with the Triangle’s own new-traditionalists Chatham County Line
on board to play a headlining set at the brand new Motorco Music Hall while
other local favorites, including fist-pumping rockers Red Collar and
standard-bearers Dillon Fence are on tap to play throughout the festival’s
three days. Newcomers including the very buzz-worthy Cassis Orange, from the
brand-new Grip Tapes label is also set to perform alongside other favorites
like Old Bricks, another Triangle band that garnered heaps of praise during
this month’s inaugural Hopscotch festival in Raleigh. 

 

Troika organizers also announce the inclusion of two new venues in
this year’s lineup, making the 2010 festival a strictly-downtown event that is
for the first time entirely walkable. The Casbah, located on West Main Street and booked by former Yep
Roc label head Steve Gardner, and Motorco, on Geer Street, are opening this fall just
in time for Troika programming. Motorco is booked by Chris Tamplin, formerly of
Raleigh’s Tir
Na Nog which played host to the extremely popular WKNC-sponsored Local Beer
Local Band series every Thursday for the last several years.

 

“Bring your walking shoes and sample all the offerings of
this year’s festival,” Director Melissa Thomas said.  “Look out for some
close-to festival weekend announcements on Twitter and Facebook.  We are
excited about our line ups this year and as always are looking forward to three
days of great music in Durham.” 

 

Organizers are also happy to announce the inclusion of three
events being curated by local favorites. Greg Humphreys, of Dillon Fence, is in
the process of curating a songwriter’s night, Craig Powell, of Layabout House
and local DJ fame will present a showcase and Independent Weekly music editor and Hopscotch organizer Grayson
Currin will also present an evening of bands. 

 

Additional lineup announcements, including a full schedule, will
be announced in coming weeks. The full list of bands announced this week
includes:

 

Americans In France * Billy Sugarfix’s Carousel * Birds &
Arrows * Birds of Avalon * Cassis Orange * Chatham County Line * Dan Melchoir
und Das Menace * Decoration Ghost * Dillon Fence * Double Negative * Filthybird
* Free Electric State * Futurebirds * Gross Ghost * Hammer No More The Fingers
* Hog * I Was Totally Destroying It * In The Year of the Pig * Jack Oblivian *
Joe Romeo * Justin Robinson and the Maryannettes * Last Year’s Men * Mandolin
Orange * Midtown Dickens * Minor Stars * Mount Moriah * Naked Gods * North
Elementary * Old Bricks * Onward, Soldiers * Organos * Phil Cook and his Feat *
Pink Flag * Red Collar * Shipwrecker * Spider Bags * The Jackets * The Sames *
The Small Ponds * The Wigg Report * Valient Thorr * Veelee * Wesley Wolfe *
Wood Ear

 

Details on the web:  http://troikamusicfestival.org/

 

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