Midlake and Grandaddy's Jason Lytle Step In To Fill The Jesus & Mary Chain Void.
Less than 24 hours after announcing that The Jesus and Mary Chain wouldn't be able to make their Sunday night 35 Denton festival performance and that they'd be performing a free Wednesday night show instead, festival organizers have found another act to fill that Sunday slot. And they found that band in their own backyard.
Denton heroes Midlake have agreed to perform in The Jesus and Mary Chain's stead on Sunday night, and with some help from Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, who was in town, rehearsing with the band for some upcoming South by Southwest performances. Together, the two will perform under the “Grandlake” moniker. This special collaborative outfit won't take the closing slot of the festival, though — that will go to Built to Spill, who will now move up to play the closing outdoor slot on Sunday. Grandlake will perform at 4:15 p.m., taking the place of Thee Oh Sees, who will now fill in for Built to Spill's suddenly vacant 7 o'clock place on the schedule.
The press release follows in full.
“Built To Spill To Headline 35 Denton Sunday with Thee Oh Sees;
Grandlake Added To Bill
March 10, Denton, TX – Indie legends Built To Spill will play a full set to close out Sunday's outdoor performances at 35 Denton. Fun-punkers Thee Oh Sees will play directly before Built To Spill in the updated schedule, which now includes sparkle-pop folk revival supergroup Grandlake.
'Built To Spill are known for their epic sets, and their new spot will give them the opportunity to do what they do best,' said Kyle La Valley, creative director. 'Thee Oh Sees were a major highpoint in their leading role at Fun Fun Fun Fest last November, so moving them into a headlining role makes perfect sense.'
'We're also excited to add Grandlake to our bill. Midlake are not only local heroes but are total pros when it comes to festivals, having performed all over Europe. Their pairing with Jason Lytle from Grandaddy, given that band's endearing lo-fi legacy, is already making waves even in its infancy.'
On Sunday, March 11, Grandlake will perform at 4:15 pm on Main Stage 1, Thee Oh Sees will now perform at 7:00 pm on Main Stage 2, and Built to Spill will play at 8:00 pm on Main Stage 1.
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