IngenuityFest 2013, presented by Scene Magazine, Announces Bands and Headliners Mr. Gnome, Angel Olsen, Thriftworks, and More

James Crosby | 9/3/2013, 9:51 a.m.
Cleveland, OH— (August 29, 2013) With a little more than a month left to go, Ingenuity has announced the headlining ...

Cleveland, OH— (August 29, 2013) With a little more than a month left to go, Ingenuity has announced the headlining musical acts and the robust lineup of bands that will perform at IngenuityFest 2013, presented by Scene Magazine, September 20-22 at Docks 30 and 32 North of FirstEnergy (Browns) Stadium and on Cleveland’s lakefront.

The first night of IngenuityFest 2013, September 20, will be headlined by local Cleveland band mr. Gnome, an experimental indie rock group with a growing cult following across North America and Europe. This duo, made up of singer/guitarist Nicole Barille and drummer/pianist Sam Meister, released their third full-length album Madness In Miniature in late 2011 on El Marko Records and are currently back in the studios recording their next album.

CLASS, Caleb Shomo of Red Bull Records band Beartooth and formerly of Attack Attack!, and Berlin techno DJ/producer Dan Curtin will be the electronic music headliners on Friday. Caleb Shomo has gone through more as a songwriter, performer and producer in just a few short years than some music industry veterans will witness in a lifetime. At 15, he took on programming and keyboards for pioneering/controversial scene sensations Attack Attack! and soon tackled lead vocals for the band. After leaving Attack Attack! last December, he quickly reemerged as the EDM entity CLASS and formed a new group Beartooth that signed to Red Bull Records in June 2013.

From his beginnings in early 1990s Cleveland to current day Berlin, Germany, the pioneering DJ and producer Dan Curtin continues to defy conventions and push boundaries as an integral member of the Mobilee records crew. Curtin’s impressive discography dates back to 1992, with his first releases for Detroit’s 33RPM Records and Belgium’s Buzz Records. He soon inked his own production hub, Metamorphic Recordings, which remains actively committed to quality techno and electronica.

Dixon’s Violin will be another headliner on Friday. This digital violinist from Michigan has inspired people across North America with his captivating shows at events such as Burning Man and TedTalks. As a mesmerizing one man-show, no one will want to miss his enchanting performance.

Other acts to perform Friday night include Black Signal, a return by Broccoli Samurai, Toronto’s Clara Venice, Expecting Rain, So Long Albatross, The Very Knees, Welshly Arms, and a late night hip hop session with Moriarty and ZuP. The Friday Happy Hour, from 5-7 p.m. with special beer prices, scheduled for the Festival will include performances from live hip-hop fusion group Uptowne Buddha and indie rock band These Knees.

On Saturday, September 21, Angel Olsen, an act Pitchfork calls “rough-hewn folk, shimmering and ribboned with dirt-packed veins,” will be the headliner for the night. Now based in Chicago, Olsen is said to have a voice that is remarkable, evocative, stark, comforting, and startling all at once. Her debut album Half Way Home was released in 2012. According to her biography on billions.com, what accompanies Olsen’s voice might be the ambient sigh of a guitar chord, or the somber march of a snare, or a twirling melody met with an itchy little shaker. But it is purposefully subtle, leaving her voice front and center at nearly all times.