Of all the big American summer music festivals, Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest may be historically the most universally booked. Its lineup seems to pay no attention to genre-lines, and yet it’s consistently full of big draws, and it all somehow makes sense together. (It’s also one big festival that was booking Southern rap acts when the rest of the world was still scared of that stuff.) The festival just announced this year’s lineup, and it’s characteristic of the fest. Vampire Weekend, Jack White, Lauryn Hill, and Zedd will all headline. The undercard is full of worth-seeing stuff from around the musical map: Wu-Tang Clan, Dwight Yoakam, Deftones, the Kills, Childish Gambino, Sky Ferreira, tUnE-yArDs, Chvrches, Die Antwoord, Washed-Out, Jana Hunter, Drive-By Truckers, First Aid Kit, Flatbush Zombies, King Khan & The Shrines, White Sea, Destruction Unit, a no-longer-boxing-George-Zimmerman DMX, and a whole pile of others. Also, the idea of seeing Ying Yang Twins in 2014 is weirdly extremely appealing. It all goes down 5/31 and 6/1 at Eleanor Tinsley Park, and you’ll find details here.
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