2014 Memory Lanes Block Party lineup announced

CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER | Updated 3/20/2014

GRRRL PRTY will top out the Saturday lineup, and Detroit twang-rockers the Deadstring Brothers are coming in for Sunday's show.

La Manchita and the rest of GRRRL PRTY perform the first day of 2014's Memory Lanes Block Party.

With the first day of spring comes the first block party lineup announcement: The Memory Lanes Block Party will return for a two-day run May 24 and 25 (Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend) in the large parking outside the Seward neighborhood bowling alley. Lizzo’s dance-sparking quintet GRRRL PRTY will headline on Saturday -- they've probably been invited to every block party this summer --  and Detroit's Bloodshot-recording twang-rockers the Deadstring Brothers top out Sunday’s bill. The rest of the 3 p.m.-2  a.m. lineups range from pally soulful garage-rockers Black Diet and Southside Desire to bluesy wild man Crankshaft to excellent rockabilly upstarts Ross Kleiner & the Thrill. Here’s the full rundown:

Saturday, May 24: GRRRL PRTY  /  BLACK MARKET BRASS  /  BUFFALO MOON  /  SOUTHSIDE DESIRE  /  MARY & THE PERCOLATORS  /  RED DAUGHTERS  /  PENNYROYAL  /  REINA DEL CID  /  BLACK DIET  /  GROLAR BEARS  /  HOTPANTS/HIPSHAKER DJs

Sunday, May 25: DEADSTRING BROTHERS  /  ELEGANZA!  /  FRANKIE TEARDROP /  L'ASSASSINS  /  THE DRUG BUDGET  /  CRANKSHAFT  /  NATO COLES & BLUE DIAMOND BAND  /  BLACK HEARTS BURLESQUE  /  ROSS KLEINER & THE THRILL  /  DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH /  DJ FATHER TIME

As always, the outdoor portion of the event is free and all ages. The party will continue indoors after 10 p.m. for fans 21-and-up. It’s a rain-or-shine event, but surely the good Lord will have mercy on us and bring us some much-needed fun in the sun.

[Photo: Leslie Plesser]