Oaktopia Adds Beirut, Cat Power, Robert Ellis, An Erykah Badu Set and More To Already Stacked Bill.
Earlier this month, when we wrote about the first round of performer announcements at this fall’s upcoming Oaktopia Festival in Denton — a bunch that included Dr. Dog, Wavves, Best Coast, Andrew WK, Mates of State and more — we wrote about how it’s becoming clearer and clearer now that Oaktopia is the best festival going in Denton.
Now, though, there’s no doubt, as today’s second round of lineup announces serves as the sports equivalent of running up the score. It’s borderline obnoxious, really, to learn that the festival will now also see sets from baroque popper Beirut, indie singer-songwriter darling Cat Power, California rapper O.T. Genasis, renowned pop-rock songwriter Butch Walker, local roots rock favorite Jonathan Tyler, indie rock firebrands The Whigs, futuristic R&B outfit St. Beauty, throwback indie fave Nicole Atkins, folk rocker Cory Chisel, venerable pop-rocker Pete Yorn, Houston-based alt-country hero Robert Ellis and a DJ set from one Erykah Badu under her DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown moniker.
C’mon, now. That’s pretty ridiculous. Look at the whole lineup: