Have a mild form of insomnia? Someone with a penchant for ineffective (yet classic) home remedies might suggest counting sheep, but that same person would be remiss for not recommending a ruminative session on Delaware — that wonderful state, known for nothing or having nothing, supposedly. But really, how justified is the notion that Dullness and Delaware are more or less synonyms in the minds of many Americans? Not at all! Did you know they have music-listening humans there? Did you know that a collective of those music-listening humans started an annual festival called Firefly last year?
Yes, Firefly began last year in Dover and attendance was apparently such that it begat a second edition, set to take place June 21-23. The lineup veers toward the accessible end — particularly headliners Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Red Hot Chili Peppers — but there will also be some TMT-leaning artists there, like Public Enemy, Japandroids, Dan Deacon, Kendrick Lamar, and Toro y Moi. Others whom I’ll also mention: Grizzly Bear, Azealia Banks, Vampire Weekend, and Kishi Bashi.
• Firefly Music Festival: http://fireflyfestival.com