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Concert Mon Oct 25 2010

TNK 2011 Initial Lineup Announced

tnkArtist.pngYou've already got the dates marked in your calendar (January 12-16, 2011), now you can add the artist details. Today Schubas and Lincoln Hall announced the initial lineup for their winter music festival, Tomorrow Never Knows, which mixes established indie acts (The Besnard Lakes) with up and comers (BRAHMS) and local flavor (Pet Lions). There's also a lot of "Special Guest" spots (confirmed acts yet to be announced) that will keep us glued to the computer in anticipation. See the whole lineup as it stands now after the jump.

This is the biggest TNK fest yet, with the Schubas crew teaming up with Metro this time for Friday and Saturday night's performances (where Freddie Gibbs, Rita J and Tanlines are slated to appear). It's no wonder those early bird $50 passes disappeared in a flash, but you have an opportunity to snag a $75 five-day pass along with $15 single-show passes this Friday, October 29th at 12:00 PM. Tickets will be available at, and, but act fast, because there's only a limited quantity.

Wednesday 1/12/11
Schubas: Special Guest with Generationals, Drink Up Buttercup and Pet Lions
Lincoln Hall: The Helio Sequence with Guests

Thursday 1/13/11
Schubas: Markéta Irglová with Sam Amidon, Jeremy Messersmith and Guest
Lincoln Hall: Besnard Lakes with Special Guest, Lia Ices and A Lull

Friday 1/14/11
Schubas: Special Guest with Fol Chen, Apache Beat and BRAHMS
Lincoln Hall: Mystery Jets with Title Tracks and Guests
Metro: Freddie Gibbs with Rita J and Guests

Saturday 1/15/11
Schubas: The Boogers (daytime Family Series show),
The Concretes with The Red River and Special Guests (evening show)
Lincoln Hall: Handsome Furs with Guests
Metro: To Be Announced.

Sunday 1/16/11
Schubas: Human Tim/Robot Tim (daytime Family Series show)
S. Carey with Darwin Deez, Young Man and Sea of Bees (evening show)
Lincoln Hall: Little Dragon with Alex Winston and Guests

Read all our Tomorrow Never Knows coverage.

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Maria Long / October 26, 2010 9:58 AM

Do you mean 2011??

PInto and the Bean / October 26, 2010 2:57 PM

Wow, this festival sounds really cool. Surprised we hadn't heard of it before.

Karen / January 5, 2011 2:20 AM

So many bands, so little time! I have a 5 day pass but am not very familar with the majority of the bands. Which ones are not to be missed?

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Our Final Transmission Days

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