To celebrate the first Afghan Whigs show in America in 13 years, gloom-master general Greg Dulli was kindly asked to curate the second year of beach-brooder blowout All Tomorrow's Parties I'll Be Your Mirror in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Today, his first 14 picks were released, and they're certainly a doozy, led by a rare festival appearance by comedian-of-the-moment Louis C.K., a score which kind of feels like nabbing Jerry Seinfeld circa 1991. Other acts showcase Dulli's well-worn love of tender romantics (Sharon Van Etten, Jose Gonzalez), classic soul and hip-hop (The Roots, Charles Bradley, the Dirtbombs), and the stuff that we correctly predicted would show up since he's such a vocal Facebooker (fellow Gutter Twin and recent SPIN Essential Mark Lanegan, the Antlers, and Emeralds). To best illustrate how we feel about this lineup, watch this timeless moment from one of Louis C.K.'s finest works.
In addition, the fine folks at ATP will nab a handful of bands from their bulging Rolodexes, including reunions of Hot Snakes and the Make-Up who have been recently dropping hints about a Stateside show.
Tickets go on sale Monday at 10am EST at ATP's website.
Curated by Greg Dulli
The Afghan Whigs
Mark Lanegan Band
The Dirtbombs performing Ultraglide In Black
Sharon Van Etten
Quintron And Miss Pussycat
Charles Bradley And The Extraordinaires
Curated by ATP
The Magic Band
Thee Oh Sees
I Break Horses