More than any other band, My Morning Jacket probably best bridge the divides between indie-rock, the jam-band universe, and the Paste magazine roots-rock scene. That makes them the ideal band to headline and curate this year’s edition of the Forecastle Festival, which comes to Louisville, Kentucky 7/13-15.
That particular mini-Bonnaroo just announced its lineup. It includes Wilco, Girl Talk, Neko Case, Sleigh Bells, Andrew Bird, Beach House, Real Estate, Flying Lotus, Atlas Sound, A-Trak, Washed Out, Wye Oak, Dean Wareham playing Galaxie 500, Tanlines, Atmosphere, Jeff The Brotherhood, Deer Tick, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Dr. Dog, Justin Townes Earle, the Head And The Heart, and Daedalus. There’s also a lot of stuff you won’t find at the average indie festival: Bassnectar, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Maryland fuzz-rock warriors Clutch, and — this is cool — a Stax Records Soul Revue. Head over here for the full lineup.