Check Out This Year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties Line-Up, Pre-Sale Tix Available Now

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02/24/2012 2:09 PM |

Louis C.K., self-hating chuckle factory and ATP act.

  • Louis C.K., self-hating chuckle factory and ATP act.

Usually the big name attraction of All Tomorrow’s Parties is the band curating the festival. In 2008, it was My Bloody Valentine. In 2009, the Flaming Lips. In 2011, Portishead and Jeff Mangum. (2010 was a slight exception, with Jim Jarmusch choosing the acts, but considering he’s working on a documentary about the Stooges, who tore through all of Raw Power, he’s basically a part of the band.)

This year, though, the talk of Asbury Park, New Jersey from September 21-23 will be split between the curator and a comedy act. Recently reunited soul-rockers Afghan Whigs are the self-loathing musical headliners (with the festival itself being curated by frontman Greg Dulli), while stand-up comedian Louis C.K. is the self-loathing big-ticket seller. Can they perform Louis’s happy song together, please?

Also on the bill of particular note: the Roots (?uestlove will also DJ), L Magazine cover girl Sharon Van Etten, José González, Mark Lanegan Band, the Antlers, the Dirtbombs (performing all of Ultraglide In Black), the Magic Band, and Thee Oh Sees. Full lineup below, with more names TBA. Pre-sale tickets are available now.

Friday 21st, Curated by ATP
Line-up To Be Confirmed…

Saturday 22nd, Curated by Greg Dulli

The Afghan Whigs

Louis C.K.

The Roots

José González

Mark Lanegan Band

Dirty Three

The Antlers

The Dirtbombs – Performing Ultraglide In Black


Sharon Van Etten



Quintron And Miss Pussycat

Charles Bradley And The Extraordinaires

DJ Questlove

Reigning Sound

Sunday 23rd, Curated by ATP

The Make-Up

Hot Snakes

The Magic Band


Thee Oh Sees

Factory Floor

Death Grips

I Break Horses