The folks at radio station WEQX-FM have announced the line-up of bands for the third annual PearlPalooza. The outdoor street festival – which takes place on North Pearl Street (between Pine St. and Sheridan Ave.) in downtown Albany – will be held from 12noon-9pm on Saturday, September 22.
Admission is free.
Like last year’s event, festivities will take place on two outdoor stages – one for national acts and the other for Local 518 bands.
PearlPalooza will be downsized somewhat from last year’s street party, however – the 2011 fest featured 11 bands, while eight bands will be showcased at this year’s event. UPDATE: While only eight bands have been announced today, WEQX program director Amber Miller says, “The plan is to add at least two more bands to the PearlPalooza line-up.”
Here’s the line-up (so far) for the upcoming third annual PearlPalooza:
MATT & KIM: The Brooklyn-based perky pop duo – who have previously played at Northern Lights, SPAC and LarkFest – are gearing up for their new album, “Lightning,” slated for release in October.
ROBERT DeLONG: Electronic dance beats fused with elements of pop, folk, rock and dubstep.
THE ROYAL CONCEPT: The Swedish quartet serves up sunny pop-rock with electronic elements
OBERHOFER: Psychedelic pop-rock
LOCAL MUSIC STAGE
EASTBOUND JESUS: The six-piece Greenwich-based band blends high-energy country and rock into a whole different kind of sound on their latest album, “Holy Smokes!”
WILD ADRIATIC: The four-piece Saratoga band slathers their rock and roll with a distinctive soul sound on their latest CD, “Lock & Key.”
BARONS IN THE ATTIC: The eclectic band mixes up elements of rock, pop, folk, alternative and a bit of the kitchen sink on their recent third album, “Turn It Off and Take Out the Battery.”
MIRK: Led by Josh Mirsky, the seven-piece band of Albany-based funkateers swirl together hip-hop, soul, rock and contagious pop hooks on their sophomore album, “Grind.”