FOLSOM STREET EVENTS REVEALS STELLAR MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCES AT FOLSOM STREET FAIR
On Sunday, September 25TH from 11:00am – 6:00pm, Folsom Street Events’ annual Folsom Street Fair presents one of the hottest three-way headliner line-ups ever. The nonprofit event producers will showcase some of the most stellar music from synth pop and electronic to indie and house. Folsom Street Fair presents a tour de force of live acts that will appeal to its queer audience, pairing alternative music with alternative sexualities. This year’s main stage headliners are electronic and indie dance dynamos: Dragonette, YACHT, and ADULT.
Dragonette. It’s been nearly four years since Toronto-based leftfield popsters Dragonette put out a full-length album – an eternity in Pop years. Though they’ve hardly been idle in that time.
The touring around the 2012 LP “Bodyparts,” coupled with their smash collaborations with French DJ Martin Solveig, saw them almost constantly continent-hopping, sometimes swinging from Paris to Manila in a single weekend. They did tours of the US with Major Lazer, Miike Snow and The Presets, played to a packed mid-day tent at Coachella, and graced festival stages on five continents.
After a bit of depressurization, the band collaborated with top-flight electronic music producers from across the planet, including Dutch producer Mike Mago, US beatmaster Big Data, and Swedish hit-makers Galantis. All this work with other people has provided fresh fuel for the Dragonette mothership. They’re currently putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled fourth album, and “Let The Night Fall” and “Lonely Heart” are a first taste of that work.
YACHT. Just the facts: YACHT lives in and champions the city of Los Angeles, CA. YACHT’s core members are Jona Bechtolt (pronounced John-uh Beck-tolt) and Claire L. Evans. YACHT’s new album is called “I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler.” The album was produced by Jona Bechtolt & Rob Kieswetter. YACHT signed to Downtown Records in late 2014. YACHT’s last two critically acclaimed LPs (“Shangri-La,” “See Mystery Lights”) were released by seminal New York City label, DFA Records. Rob Kieswetter has been a close collaborator since YACHT’s inception.
YACHT have created and sold unplayable compact discs, published a philosophical handbook, designed a sunglasses collection, created a fragrance, campaigned against NSA surveillance, and given presentations about their work in art museums, tech conferences, and rock clubs. Claire and Jona are the co-founders of an app called 5 Every Day that suggests five interesting things to do in LA every day.
ADULT. Detroit’s electro-punk phenomenon ADULT. (Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller) began their unpredictable path with one now totally obscure 12” (“Modern Romantics”). In 2001, with the release of “Resuscitation,” their first compilation album, ADULT. started playing more shows than ever as well as remixing artists.
After two more 12”s and their first limited edition 7”, ADULT. delivered their second album “Anxiety Always” in 2003. Following its release, ADULT. embarked on their first “proper” US and European tour. Successive releases such as “Gimmie Trouble,” “Why Bother?,” and “The Way Things Fall” have cemented the band as a formidable act with remarkable artistic output. Currently, the band is working on a new release, “Detroit House Guests,” with the likes of Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum) and Douglas McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb) – both Folsom Main Stage alumni.
MAIN STAGE LINE-UP SET TIMES (times subject to change)
MC(s): Daft-nee Gesuntheit / Stage DJ(s): Paul V. (LA)
11:00am Billy Lloyd
12:20pm Leather Titleholders
12:40pm Group Rhoda
2:20pm Fritz Helder
In addition to the main stage, the fair features two dance areas: Magnitude Dance Area on 11TH Street between Folsom and Harrison and the DEVIANTS Dance District on Folsom at 13TH Street. These stages are named after the two popular Folsom parties that take place during the same weekend. Headlining the Magnitude Dance Area are circuit DJs Russ Rich, Josh Whittaker, and fan favorite Alex Acosta with a live performance by Vernessa Mitchell. Headlining the DEVIANTS Dance District is the SF Bay Area debut of Tuff City Kids, Roi Perez, and the return of BAAAHS in its ‘sheered’ form.
DEVIANTS DANCE DISTRICT SET TIMES (times subject to change)
MC(s): Grace Towers
11:00am DJ Marke
12:30pm Jasmine Infiniti
1:30pm davOmakesbeats [Swagger Like Us] 2:30pm Lena Willikens
3:30pm Roi Perez
4:30pm Tuff City Kids
MAGNITUDE DANCE AREA SET TIMES (times subject to change)
MC(s): Madonna Grimes
11:00am Asheton Lemay
12:30pm Russ Rich
2:00pm Josh Whittaker
4:00pm Vernessa Mitchell (live)
4:30pm Alex Acosta