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LarkFest 2016 full music schedule

the band Ought

Montreal band Ought is one of the headliners. / photo: Hera Chan

LarkFest is this Saturday on Lark Street in Albany, from 10 am to 6 pm. The street will be closed to vehicle traffic from Madison Ave to Washington Ave for the free street fair.

And the full music schedule -- 16 acts across three stages -- is out. Let's have a look.

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LarkFest 2016 music lineup

Jana Hunter of the band Lower Dens

Jana Hunter of Lower Dens. / photo: Frank Hamilton

Returning September 24: LarkFest in Albany. And the lineup of music headliners is out:

The Relationship
Brian Bell of Weezer

Ought
Post-punk from Montreal

Lower Dens
Indie pop from Baltimore

Delicate Steve
Multigenre multi-instrumentalist

Televisionaries
Surf rock from Rochester

Video clips of each act are after the jump if you'd like to have a listen.

From the Lark Street BID: "This is just the initial wave of bands and a full lineup including local music, artists, makers and retail vendors will be released at a later date."

LarkFest is Saturday, September 24 from 10 am to 6 pm on the section of Lark Street between Madison Ave and Washington Ave. Admission is free.

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LarkFest 2012 music lineup

ryan shaw

NPR called Shaw the "new voice of American soul."

Updated with set times

The full music lineup for LarkFest is now out. The headliners this year are World Party and soul singer Ryan Shaw. The full lineup -- which includes a bunch of good local acts -- is post jump.

LarkFest is September 15th this year.

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LarkFest 2011, in video

Check out this great video Julia Evanczuk made at LarkFest this past weekend (also embedded above).

But, wait, there's more:
+ Sebastien's posted a photoset from the festival (there's even a pic of AOA Mary).
+ Bennett also posted a photoset (we like this photo)
+ And here's a quick video clip by YouTube user clawdnb from the silent disco -- it's kind of fun to see the disconnect between what you're seeing and what you're not hearing.

By the way: There were an estimated 80,000 people at LarkFest this year. Or, at least, that was the "expected" number. We're curious if there's been a more systematic count of the actual number. (Counting crowds is notoriously hard and estimates often vary widely.) [Daily Gazette] [YNN] [Fox23] [Popular Mechanics]

Pre-playing LarkFest 2011

we are jeneric standing bass

They are Jeneric. And they're playing at noon.

As you well know, LarkFest is this Saturday. After the jump, the stage schedule for the musical acts, both national and local -- plus a video playlist of the acts so you can do a little previewing. (Alternately, if you're coming to this post after LarkFest, you can listen again.)

On with it...

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LarkFest music lineup 2011

larkfest 2011 music lineup composite

Mike Doughty, Diego Garcia, We are Jeneric

The Lark Street BID and WEXT announced the music lineup for this year's LarkFest today.

The headliner is Mike Doughty, the former frontman for Soul Coughing who's been a solo act for a bunch of years now. Also among the national acts: Diego Garcia, formerly of Elefant, now of his (apparently sexy) self. If you listen to EXT, you've probably heard his song "You Were Never There."

The lineup also includes some good locals. The full list is after the jump.

LarkFest is September 17.

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LarkFest 2010 photos

LarkFEST_2010 panda

Why wouldn't a panda be there?

You couldn't have asked for better weather for this year's LarkFest. And an estimated 70,000 people seemed to agree.

Sebastien sent along a whole bunch of photos from the day. As he wrote on his site:

Center Square neighbors, including myself, know the drill. Either leave Albany for the day, or embrace the crowd, the music, the vendors... and have fun. I grabbed my camera and spent the better part of this beautiful day on my favorite street.

A bunch of his photos -- along with a few links to other photosets -- after the jump.

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LarkFest music lineup

larkfest 2010 logoThe LarkFest organizers announced the music lineup for this year's festival.

In contrast to recent years when the lineup featured one or two bigger names, this year's slate features a range of somewhat lesser-known acts from different genres -- indie rock to neo-soul to Midwesterners who "sound like a drunkenly angry Tom Petty crawling out of a Florida swamp."

Some of them sound pretty good. The full lineup and the local acts -- selected in a contest from over 80 entries -- after the jump.

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LarkFest silent disco

This could be fun/odd: this year's LarkFest will include a "silent disco." From one of the organizers:

We will be closing off Hudson [Ave] near Washington Park and throwing Albany's first Silent Disco.
Each patron will be given a wireless headset. 2 DJs will broadcast their music over the airwaves and the party goers will be able to choose which one they listen to.

Here's the Facebook event page.

Googling around a bit, it looks there have been such quiet get downs in a bunch of places (the UK, especially) and music festivals (including Camp Bisco).

[via @PatrickDodson]

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