Above: Ô Paon will be playing this year's Anacortes Unknown Music Series. That dead creature next to her will not be playing this year's Anacortes Unknown Music Series, as far as we know.
Anacortes Unknown Music Series Announces Lineup
The spiritual successor to What The Heck Fest, the Anacrotes Unknown Music Series is a celebration of the foggy port town's bustling DIY music scene and arts community. Between July 18, 19 and 20, wonderful underground bands crawl out from the woodwork and charm the pants off of Anacortes with a slew of shows (some with dinner included) while authors display their wares and talk about their work at a book fair. This year's lineup looks incredible, with comic book wunderkind Anders Nilsen, Olympia grunge-revivalists Broken Water, the throat singing trance punks of Malaikat Dan Singa, and of course, Anacortes' own Mount Eerie.
You can snag a full three day pass for $55 here. And here's what that pass will get you into:
BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY
TOM BLOOD & JORDAN DYKSTRA
MALAIKAT DAN SINGA
EVER ENDING KICKS
STEVE KADO’S 2003
SCARS & SCARVES
LOVERS WITHOUT BORDERS
BLACK BELT EAGLE SCOUT
HUNGRY CLOUD DARKENING
LE TON MITÉ
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