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 Popfest—the annual celebration of twee music from all around the world—will 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
Cola Jet Set
Comet Gain

Comet Gain, “You Can Hide Your Love Forever”

Dear Marje
Dot Dash
The Electric Pop Group
Heaven’s Gate
The Holiday Crowd
The Ladybug Transistor

The Ladybug Transistor, “Always On The Phone”

Lisa Bouvier
The Marshmallows
Orca Team
Pale Lights
The Pooh Sticks

The Pooh Sticks, “On Tape” (1993 Peel Session)

Pushy Parents
Saturday Looks Good To Me

Seapony, “Dreaming”

Speedmarket Avenue
The Wave Pictures
Wild Moccasins
White Town

White Town, “Your Woman”

Schedule and ticket information will be announced soon.

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