Tuesday, March 19, 2013 , Updated 10:17 a.m., April 9, 2013
UPDATED: HomeGrown festival announces Spoon frontman as headliner, plus Polyphonic Spree and Larry g(EE)
Polyphonic Spree recently joined the lineup.
DALLAS HomeGrown Festival in Dallas lives up to its name each year: Far from fussy or overhyped, it's one of those annual events that just organically feels hip. We called last year's event "Dallas’ best outdoor music fest."
Festival organizers announced the first [and second and third] rounds of bands playing the May 11 festival. They are:
- Divine Fits, the band of Britt Daniel, frontman of Spoon
- Larry g(EE), Dallas' own version of Bruno Mars who performed on Jimmy Kimmel recently
- Burning Hotels, Fort Worth "sex wave" band
- Madison King, Dallas soulful singer/songwriter
- Zhora, Dallas pop band fronted by Taylor Rea
- Quiet Company, Austin pop/rock band
- J Charles and the Trainrobbers, country punk band from Dallas
- Polyphonic Spree, Dallas' happy-go-lucky symphonic pop/rock band that is releasing a new album in late May
- Main Street Garden
1902 Main Street
- Age limit: All ages $17 - $25
- The Relatives, longtime Dallas gospel funk band
- Band of Heathens, rock band from Austin
- Somebody's Darling, Americana band from Dallas
- The O's, a clever twosome from Dallas described as "jangly folk country"
- The Tontons, an indie rock band from Houston
- A.Dd+, a rap duo from Dallas
- Datahowler, a mash-up artist from Dallas
More bands will be announced April 9; stay tuned. Find details about the festival here.