Okovi. Also Friday, October 5, and Saturday, October 6.
With Run the Jewels, Neko Case, Big Freedia, Kamaiyah, Suicide Boys, Dan Deacon, Julianna Barwick, Sound of Ceres.
The Adult Swim Festival jumbles together a lineup of midlevel comedians such as Hannibal Buress and Jena Friedman with a seemingly random assortment of musical acts. The three-day festival is dominated by rap and hip-hop iconoclasts, such as the intense, aggressive duo Run the Jewels and DJ/producer Flying Lotus, leavened with Georgia Anne Muldrow’s soulful contemplations and the jazz-funk dexterity of Thundercat, a longtime collaborator of Flying Lotus. The festival also encompasses the electronic-industrial subversions of J.G. Thirlwell’s instrumental space-age project Xordox and the poetic country-pop fables of powerhouse singer Neko Case. Meanwhile, Julianna Barwick wraps herself up in loops of soothing electronic echoes, hip-hop empress Big Freedia brings her pumped-up New Orleans bounce, and synth-pop diva Zola Jesus sifts through the ashes and bones of her 2017 album,