Sonic Circuits just sent out a sneak-preview of this year’s festival lineup and it looks like it’s going to be a watershed year for DC’s music nerds. The majesty of this year’s bill is rivaled only by its inscrutability to the vast majority of listeners:Faust, Tim Hecker, Jandek!? There’s a whole movie about how it’s impossible to get in touch with Jandek, yet there he is, second from the top. Impressive. A number of other artists, both national and international, are also listed, along with a healthy supply of local talent.
But yeah, I had to pinch myself just to be certain that I was awake and that the event wasn’t really taking place in Baltimore.
The festival will be taking place September 25-27, 2009.
List after the jump. 2009 FESTIVAL ARTISTS: Faust Jandek Andrew W.K.+Chris Grier+Ulrich Krieger Health Elliot Sharp Annea Lockwood & Tom Buckner Marvin Aryes BLK w/BEAR Nine Strings + Pilesar 21st Century Ensemble This Bag is not a Toy Even Parker & Ned Rothenberg David Daniell Bicameral Mind Janel & Anthony Pekka Airaksinen TL741 Luigi Archetti qfwfqduo ayyoko confidential ige*timer Jeff Carey Tim Hecker Gunter Hampel Fckn Bstrds Soft Pieces Olivia Block+Tomas Korber Pilesar Ergo Never Work Kotra Kohoutek Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikilla Blue Sausage Infant Dead Violets Dr. Bibber Second Land Sean Peoples