It's True: Flaming Lips Headlining Summerfest In First Houston Show In 8 Years

In case you hadn't already heard (like on

our Twitter feed

), the

Flaming Lips

are this year's headliner for

Free Press

Summerfest, the Oklahoma psych-rockers' first Houston appearance since their joint tour with Beck stopped at Jones Hall back in 2002. The

Free Press

' Omar Afra and


's Jagi Katial announced the full lineup for Houston's up-and-coming music festival in Eleanor Tinsley Park, which mercifully moves to June this year instead of the middle of August, Sunday afternoon in the park between the Menil Collection and the Rothko Chapel. Other Summerfest artists this year are mash-up mayhem artiste

Girl Talk

, erstwhile Beastie Boys DJ

Mix Master Mike

, Houston's

Slim Thug

, NYC jazz/funk trio

Medeski, Martin & Wood

, Canadian indie-poppers


, indie-rock firestarters

Ra Ra Riot

, garage terrorizers the

Detroit Cobras

, Memphis roots-punks


, radical rappers

Dead Prez

and electro whisperers

Lymbyc System

. That's not all, of course. There's about 50 local and regional Summerfest artists to come after the jump - but not, interestingly enough, many from Austin this time around. "We leaned so heavily on Austin bands last year, we kind of shied away from them this time," Afra told Rocks Off Sunday afternoon. Doesn't appear to have hurt the festival much, if at all... Not bad, huh? A limited amount of $15 - that's right, $15 - Summerfest passes are on sale now right now at


. Get 'em while they last, which won't be long.

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