Sunset Junction 2011: Stages, set times unveiled


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First, the bad news: When soul artist Charles Bradley likely whips an unsuspecting Sunset Junction crowd into a communal dance frenzy, the sun and heat will be at their midday peak. The good news, however, is that Bradley won’t interfere with some of the city’s finest local acts, such as vintage rockers the Dum Dum Girls or pop duo the Belle Brigade, which will also take part in the second and final day of the Silver Lake weekend event, set to begin Aug. 27.

Though the Sunset Junction festival is three weeks away yet, Pop & Hiss has an early look below at the stages and set times for this year’s lineup. Tickets are on sale now for an advance price of $20 per day, and are available online, at Origami Vinyl in Echo Park or at 4121 Santa Monica Blvd. At the gate, tickets go up to $25 per day (for those who buy online, however, service fees essentially negate the early-bird price).


There’s plenty of music to be had over the two-day festivities, though, as six stages will offer a mix of local and national programming. Headliners this year include soul legend Bobby Womack, dancey indie-rockers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and alt-rock weirdos the Butthole Surfers.

Area venues the Satellite and Hotel Cafe will curate a hearty dose of the lineup, and El Cid will house a ‘locals-only’ stage each day. Set times after the jump.


BATES STAGE prsented by the Satellite
1 p.m. Barrio Tiger
2 p.m. Cinderella Motel
3 p.m. The Stripminers (featuring Brett Anderson from the Donnas and DJ Bonebrake from X)
4 p.m. Vanaprasta
5:05 p.m. 400 Blows
6:10 p.m. Helmet
7:40 p.m. Melvins
9:15 p.m. Butthole Surfers

1 p.m. Big D, a tribute to Little Richard
2 p.m. The Damselles and the TC4
3:30 p.m. Vaud and the Villians
5 p.m. Nick Waterhouse
6:30 p.m. Ladies of Motown review featuring Kim Weston, Brenda Holloway and the original Vandellas, and Arthur Adams

SANBORN STAGE (dance/electronic)
12:15 p.m. DJ Dexterous
1:45 p.m. DJ Drew
3 p.m. David Palmer
4 p.m. DJ Thrifty Lips
4:50 p.m.DJ Scotty Boy
6:15 p.m. Swedish Egil
7:45 p.m.Morgan Page
9 p.m. DJ set by Lil Jon

HYPERION STAGE presented by Hotel Cafe
1 p.m. Nicole Eva Emery
1:45 p.m.Yellow Red Sparks
2:30 p.m. Greylag
3:30 p.m. Buddy
4:30 p.m. The Bitter Branches
5:30 p.m. The Steelwells
6:30 p.m. Milo Green
7:30 p.m. Brian Wright
9 p.m. Cary Brothers
10 p.m. Butch Walker & the Black Widows

EDGECLIFFE STAGE presented by the Satellite
1 p.m. The Hundred Days
2 p.m. Useless Keys
3 p.m. Chasing Kings
4 p.m. Art vs Science
5:15 p.m. Shadow Shadow Shade
6:30 p.m. He’s My Brother She’s My Sister
8 p.m. Tapes ‘n Tapes
9:30 p.m. Art Brut

2:40 p.m. Battle of the Bands winner
3:40 p.m. Marvelous Toy
4:30 p.m. Lovers Drugs
6:35 p.m. The Studiofix
7:50 p.m. Queen Caveat
8:55 p.m. The Remainers
9:45 p.m. Living Dead Lights
11 p.m. - 2 a.m. Goodie Tu-Shoes


BATES STAGE prsented by the Satellite
12:30 p.m. Manhattan Murder Mystery
1:25 p.m. Lesands
2:20 p.m. Hands
3:25 p.m. The Soft Pack
4:30 p.m. The Growlers
5:40 p.m. Dum Dum Girls
7 p.m. Gayngs
8:30 p.m. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

1 p.m. Sunny War
1:45 p.m. Ruby Summer
2:30 p.m. Kitty, Daisy and Lewis
3:30 p.m. Charles Bradley
5 p.m. The Three Degrees
6:30 p.m. Ozomatli
8 p.m. Bobby Womack

SANBORN STAGE (dance/electronic)
11:45 p.m. DJ Exodus
1 p.m. DJ Fashen
2:30 p.m. DJ Reflex
3:30 p.m. Lazr Tag
4:50 p.m. EC Twins
6:15 p.m. Trent Cantrelle
7:25 p.m. Natalia Kills
8:35 p.m. DJ set by Peaches

HYPERION STAGE presented by Hotel Cafe
12 p.m. Rachel Goodrich
12:40 p.m. Jesse Thomas
1:30 p.m. Erin McLaughlin
2:30 p.m. Holly Conlan
3:30 p.m. Carina Round
4:30 p.m. Madi Diaz
5:30 p.m. Jim Bianco
6:30 p.m. Honeyhoney
8 p.m. Chris Pierce
9 p.m. The Rescues

EDGECLIFFE STAGE presented by The Satellite
12:30 p.m. The Californian
1:35 p.m. Olin and the Moon
2:40 p.m. The Fling
3:50 p.m. Lady Danville
5:05 p.m. The Belle Brigade
6:30 p.m. Rooney
8 p.m. Hanson

2 p.m. Tic Tic Boom
3 p.m. Nomerica DJs
6:15 p.m. Oh Darling
7:25 p.m. Broken Numbers Band
8:45 p.m. Roses Pawn Shop
9:45 p.m. Leftover Cuties
11 p.m. David and Devine



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-- Todd Martens