The initial lineup for WRFL-FM’s fifth annual Boomslang festival has been announced. As usual, the roster is ripe with decidedly off-the-radar sounds and styles.
Specific venues, dates, times and ticket prices are yet to be announced, but Boomslang will run through the weekend of Sept. 20-22. For more info, go to Boomslangfest.com.
Here is the first crop of confirmed acts:
+ Saul Willams: Poet, writer actor and hip-hop stylist from Paris by way of Newburgh, New York.
+ Adult: Detroit ‘electro-clash’ duo of Jack Vulpine and Nicola Kuperus. ‘Electro-clash’ essentially is slightly downcast electronica with strong pop elements.
+ Jason Lescalleet and Graham Lambkin: Experimental duo that creates soundscapes of primitive sampling, found objects, electronics and more.
+ Marnie Stern: New York songstress and guitar stylist.
+ Dent May: Indie-pop craftsman from Oxford, Miss.
+ Ital: Dance/house music artist and producer from Brooklyn by way of Washington, D.C.
+ Locrian: Darkly ambient, metal-enhanced drone artists from Chicago.
+ Jamaican Queens: Hard driving indie-pop from Detroit.
WRFL promises more lineup announcements in the coming weeks.