More mammoth inside/outside roulette, with Spray Paint and the Sour Notes splattering art-punk and pop indoors, and metallics the Well and Dum Dum Girls spin-off Cheap Curls riding a Holy Wave out in the elements.
There will be no tears in beers for this high-spirited lineup. Mountain-folk purveyors Whiskey Shivers lead the charge with lightning-fast banjo and barefoot shenanigans. Blues-tumbling quartet Slowtrain brings harmonica-riffed joints and organ, while Guns of Navarone furthers country influences with Gram Parsons-fused rock. Newcomer Holiday Style – composed of ex-Zykos, the Gloria Record, and Frank Smith members – takes on Holy Mountain for the first time. A hodgepodge of Southern influences gives River Red its twang back. Wiretree also performs. – Abby Johnston