Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Impressive lineup at upcoming God Save QC fest

God Save the Queen City - a day-long indie music festival that takes place at The Chop Shop in NoDa September 14 - recently revealed an impressive lineup.

Athens' psychedelic folk-rock combo Futurebirds (pictured), Ohio-based singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield, Birmingham classic soul throwback St. Paul & the Broken Bones and its country soul-rock neighbors Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Athens' quiet pop--rockers White Violet, and Durham's bluesy laid-back folkies Hiss Golden Messenger make up the out-of-town acts.

Temperance League, Benji Hughes, Bubonik Funk, the Catch Fire, Ancient Cities, the Hot Gates, the Loudermilks, the Elves, and Pullman Strike represent Charlotte.

It's a pretty killer lineup. Mayfield, for instance, hasn't played a solo show here in several years (she was here with her brother - who plays Evening Muse solo a week earlier - in December). The others are proven live acts and the local lineup is worth the price of admission alone.

So far the only information I've found is on Ink Floyd's Facebook page (that's the screenprinting shop behind the festival). Check it out here. It says the first 200 tickets sold will go for $15 each. Check for more information as well.