Tomorrow Never Knows festival announces its full lineup for 2014
Up until today, all we knew about the 2014 edition of Tomorrow Never Knows was that ambient-pop duo Darkside was performing. Now we know everything else that will hit the annual indoor music festival that spans Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Metro, Smart Bar, the Hideout and Athenaeum Theatre. Well, mostly everything. The headliners, at least.
As always, the fest, a bright light of new music in the dead of winter, focuses on rising talents that you can expect to hear throughout the year and see at summer festivals. Cayucas, a sort of Vampire Weekend lite that is enjoying some commercial success in ads for Bose and the NFL, kicks off TMK14 on January 15 at Lincoln Hall.
A couple of potential pop stars hit small clubs. Betty Who ("Exactly," you're saying), an Australian with shades of Pink and Robyn, plays Schubas (January 16), while Brit John Newman brings his Sinatra-goes-dubstep shtick to Lincoln Hall (January 18). The 23-year-old could be Lana Del Rey big, or he could be Willy Moon pretend-big.
Other headliners include grunge nostalgist Yuck (Lincoln Hall, January 19), eight-piece chamber folk-pop troupe San Fermin (Schubas, January 18) and not-to-be-confused-with-the-Weeknd garage act Weekend (Schubas, Friday 17). There's even some comedy from Natasha Leggero (Hideout, January 18).