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The Roots, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Built to Spill, and Yo La Tengo head Hopscotch 2012

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    Raleigh, NC’s Hopscotch Music Festival returns for a third year on September 6-8th, complete with 175 bands over 15 venues across the downtown area. This year’s bill is topped by Built to Spill, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Roots, Yo La Tengo, and The Mountain Goats, the latter of which will feature an exclusive all-covers heavy metal set by frontman John Darnielle on piano.

    Also appearing on the lineup are Liars, Dan Deacon, Sun O))), Danny Brown, Death Grips, Zola Jesus, Lambchop, Screaming Females, Colin Stetson, Wye Oak, Thee Oh Sees, Baroness, Deerhoof, Damien Jurado, Flosstradamus, Hundred Waters, Pop. 1280, Nerves Junior, Laurel Halo, Zeus, Escort, Pallbearer, Young Magic, Cities Aviv, Oneida, Samantha Crain, Glenn Jones, The Spits, among many others currently listed in the event’s Festival Outlook page.

    Tickets are currently on sale via the festival’s website.

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