The New York City Popfest: White Town, The Pooh Sticks, The Ladybug Transistor, And Others Reclaim The City For Twee
This year's installment of the New York City Popfestthe annual celebration of twee music from all around the worldwill take place during the festival-stuffed weekend of May 17 to 20, and those people who consider themselves connoiseurs of jangly, wordy, hooky songs will have much to love about the lineup, which contains both stalwarts of the genre (the UK act Comet Gain; the wry Welsh band the Pooh Sticks) and newer acts operating in the indiepop idiom (the heartbreaking British act Allo Darlin', the New York girl-powerpop act Habibi). Full (annotated!) lineup below.
Allo Darlin'Allo Darlin, "Tallulah"
Burning Hearts Catnaps Cola Jet Set Comet GainComet Gain, "You Can Hide Your Love Forever"
Dear Marje Dot Dash The Electric Pop Group Habibi Heaven's Gate The Holiday Crowd The Ladybug TransistorThe Ladybug Transistor, "Always On The Phone"
Lisa Bouvier The Marshmallows Orca Team Outerhope Pale Lights The Pooh SticksThe Pooh Sticks, "On Tape" (1993 Peel Session)
Pushy Parents Saturday Looks Good To Me SeaponySeapony, "Dreaming"
Sleuth Speedmarket Avenue Swearin' The Wave Pictures Wild Moccasins White TownWhite Town, "Your Woman"
Schedule and ticket information will be announced soon.
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