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Eagle Rock music fest lineups announced: Flying Lotus and more

September 6, 2011 |  4:48 pm

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This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.

Purveyors of the Eagle Rock Music Festival are quick to remind us that as even when summer's over, there's always room for a sweaty afternoon of cultural cramming in one of L.A.'s many artistic enclaves. Now in its 13th year, the festival's weekend convergence of underground sounds, foodie madness and family fun still proves potent with a sprawling lineup that bounces from laptop beats to zydeco.

Co-produced by Center for the Arts Eagle Rock and the office of L.A. City Councilman José Huizar, the daylong festival descends on its namesake city on Oct. 1 from 4-11 p.m. with 11 stages and more than 65 acts, including Flying Lotus, Mia Doi Todd and Rooney, to name a few. The fest is once again centered on Colorado Boulevard between Eagle Rock Boulevard and Angus Drive. Stages curated by Dublab, FYF Fest, Low End Theory, Kingsize Soundlabs, the Ship Studios, L.A. Record, KOXY Radio, Razorcake and Zocaloc combine to immerse Eagle Rock's downtown in sound. More local notables include the noise rock band Health and Brainfeeder beatmakers Tokimonsta and Teebs.

The Eagle Rock fest still embodies the community spirit that some local festivals (ahem, Sunset Junction) seem to have lost -- right down to the free arts and crafts demo classes and the quaint $5 suggested donation upon entry.

A dizzying full lineup of events, stages and set times can be found at the festival's official website, but here's a brief run down of what music acts you can look out for and what stages they're playing.

Global Stage
co-curated by Dublab

Carlos Nino
Paul Livnstone Trio
Village Archives
Mia Doi Todd
Biggest Crush (Sunny Levine + Turquoise Wisdom)
El Haru-Kuroi
Special Guests

Low End Theory Stage
Gaslamp Killer
Daddy Kev
Nosaj Thing
Flying Lotus

Emerging Stage
presented by Ford Focus "Gimme the Gig II" and co-curated by FYF Fest, LA Record & KOXY Radio

Kenan Bell
Red Shark
The Feeding People
Allah Las
Boom Bip
Special Guests

Family Stage
Pio Pico
Magic Show with Micah Cover
Ellen and Matt
The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere
Hot August Nights a Neil Diamond Tribute Band

Razorcake/Zocaloc Stage
French Exit
Cheeto Champ
Summer Vacation
Barrio Tiger

Kingsize/the Ship Studios
Beatnik Jr.
Buffalo Electric
Miracle Parade
Dorian Taj
Adventure Galley
Dirty Bandits
All Spots to Black
Little Red Lung
Phaxanation & The Dust Kickers
Blonde Summer
Shadow Shadow Shade

Border Radio
Saucy Monky
The Vagabondz
Special Guests

Women's 20th Century Club
Erik Ekstrand Ensemble

Welcome Inn
Bonne Musique Zydeco

Special Guests

Eagle Rock High School Latin Jazz Ensemble

[For the Record, 5:21 p.m. Sept. 9: The original version of this post incorrectly stated the name of one of the streets bordering the festival. It will be located between Colorado Blvd. and Argus Drive, not Angus Drive.]


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Photo: Flying Lotus, a.k.a. Steven Ellison, an experimental multi-genre music producer, disc jockey and laptop musician. Credit: Axel Koester / For the Los Angeles Times