After the lineup was unveiled, the first theme that struck us was the unprecedented caliber of the female artists in this year’s lineup. But also, a noteworthy attribute of the lineup that struck us was the admirable job festival organizers did tapping into not only (a) some great young artists who haven’t previously played the Fest, but also (b) younger artists who know a thing or two about putting on an entertaining and engaging live show. Read a quick blurb below about our five picks from the impressive lot and most importantly, give the videos a look if you aren’t already familiar with these newcomers to the Fairgrounds.
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges now lives amongst THE CALIFORNIANS as a newcomer to West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites.
Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.