Perhaps you've noticed that the ever-schizophrenic McDowell Mountain Music Festival alternates between hardcore jammy shit and cool kinda-indie shit. Flaming Lips and Matisyahu one year, Steve Kimock and Crazy Engine and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals the next.
The 2011 lineup has been announced for the festival -- again in the parking lot outside Compound Grill -- and it's got a little of both, though indie fans may be disappointed to learn the two acts at the top of their bill, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, are closing things down on Sunday night.
Still, there's plenty to be excited about here. Full lineup and this year's poster below.
(Hat tip to Ickmusic.)
Friday, April 29
5pm to 6pm Local Band
6:30pm to 8pm Martin Sexton
8:30pm to 10:30pm JJ Grey and Mofro
Friday Late Night: 11:00pm - 1:30am - Particle (inside Compound)
Saturday, April 30
12:30pm to 1:30pm Local
2pm to 3pm Local
3:30pm to 4:30pm George Porter Jr. and Runnin' Pardners
5pm to 6pm 7 Walkers
6:30pm to 8pm SOJA
8:30pm to 10:30pm Xavier Rudd
Saturday Late Night : 11:00pm - 1:30am Otis Taylor Band (inside Compound)
Sunday May 1
12pm to 1:30pm Orgone
2pm to 3:30pm Rubblebucket
4pm to 5:30pm Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears
6pm to 7:30pm Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros