The Black Keys || 9:00 – 11:00
Formed in Akron, Ohio, in 2001, the American-rock duo, made up of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums) began self-producing music they recorded in basements. Over the next decade, the band rose to fame with the popularity of their albums “Brothers” and “El Camino,” which reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album and its hit single “Lonely Boy” went on to win three Grammy Awards. The duo released the first single ”Fever” from their eighth album “Turn Blue” in March 2014. [AS]
Gary Clark Jr. || 6:15 – 7:30
To sum up Gary Clark Jr. is more challenging every day. He’s a musical universe unto himself, expanding at a nearly immeasurable rate, ever more hard to define — as a mind-blowing guitarist, a dazzling songwriter and engagingly soulful singer. With his debut album Blak And Blu, he has just become the first artist ever recognized by the Recording Academy with Grammy Award nominations in both the rock and R&B categories for the same album in the same year, winning the latter: “Best Traditional R&B Performance” for “Please Come Home” (from the album Blak And Blu).
Dawes || 3:45 – 5:00
Made up of brothers Taylor (guitars, vocals) and Griffin Goldsmith (drums), along with Wylie Gelber (bass) and Tay Strathairn (keyboards), the group originated in Los Angeles, making their television debut on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in April 2010. With a unique folk and indie rock sound, Rolling Stone magazine has called Dawes “authentically vintage.” The band released their latest full-length album “Stories Don’t End” in April 2013. [AS]
Balkan Beat Box || 1:30 – 2:30
Balkan Beat Box is known as an un-categorizable cadre of musical global ambassadors. Hailing from Israel, N.Y., and all points of the rhythmic compass, Tamir Muskat, Ori Kaplan, and Tomer Yosef came together in Brooklyn to craft an exquisite sonic blend of hand-tooled beats, dynamic instrumental prowess, and an outspoken worldview. Their music is the high-energy amalgamation of ancient musical traditions with the modern language of hip-hop, dancehall, and electronic dance music.
Ozomatli || 11:30 – 12:30
Shifting gears from electro-cumbia to garage rock, hip-hop and Pérez Prado mambo, Ozomatli infuses a DJ party mix with dynamic live band chops and attitude. Bursting onto the L.A. stage with their first eponymously titled album in June 1998, Ozomatli capitalized on being the talk of the live music scene, particularly their show-stopping gigs at venues such as Dragonfly, Opium Den and The Viper Room. By 1999, they were touring with Carlos Santana and soon won a Grammy for 2001’s “Embrace the Chaos” and a Latin Grammy for 2004’s “Street Signs.”
Queens of the Stone Age || 7:30 – 8:45
Hailing from Palm Desert, Calif., the American rock band Queens of the Stone Age formed in 1999. The five-piece act is known for their alternative and metal style mixed with riff-oriented, heavy rock music, taking influence and working with numerous different styles and influences, including ZZ top member Billy Gibbons. [AS]
Wiz Khalifa || 5:00 – 6:15
Perhaps one of the biggest names in the hip-hop genre, Wiz Khalifa, born Cameron Jibril Johnson, released his debut album in 2006 and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007, quickly shooting him into superstardom. With the release of his hit single “Black and Yellow,” Wiz Khalifa became a well-known name in the music industry as the song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. [AS]
Ingrid Michaelson || 2:30 – 3:45
In the past two years, Ingrid Michaelson — who’ll dropped her fifth studio album, Lights Out (Cabin 24/Mom+Pop), on April 15 — has vaulted from overachieving indie-pop sweetheart to a bona-fide pop star. Her last release, Human Again, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard album chart (plus No. 1 on iTunes). This achievement merely crowned the considerable success Ingrid had already earned with her previous compositions: beautiful, idiosyncratic songs that have been prominently featured in popular films, television and on regular rotation in commercials.
Allen Stone || 12:30 – 1:30
USA Today has called Allen Stone a “pitch-perfect powerhouse” and The New York Times has likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers. But the 25-year-old singer-songwriter, from the tiny backwoods town of Chewelah, Wash., just sees himself as “a hippie with soul.” Stone has spent the past four years honing his unique style the old-fashioned way: crisscrossing the country in a van with his ace band and playing any small club that would have him.
Boom Boom Tent
STS9 || 9:00 – 11:00
Since forming in Atlanta 15 years ago, this instrumental electronic rock band has experienced a meteoric rise to the forefront of the international music scene. Consistently ranked among Pollstar magazine’s list of top-grossing touring acts, STS9 — Hunter Brown (guitar/sequences), Jeffree Lerner (percussion), David Phipps (keyboards/synths) and Zach Velmer (drums) —continues to average over 5,000 tickets per city, boasting a genre defying list of opening acts along the way such as Snoop Dogg, Ghostland Observatory, Bassnectar, Thievery Corporation, Pretty Lights, NAS, Big Boi of Outkast and countless others.
Childish Gambino || 6:15 – 7:30
“because the internet” is Childish Gambino’s follow up to his Glassnote Records debut album “CAMP” which was released in 2011. Childish Gambino emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in music, landing at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #2 on the Billboard Hip-Hop charts, “CAMP” has received critical acclaim from publications such as The Source, XXL, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, NPR and more. Childish Gambino, with his unique blend of hip-hop genres and lyrical genius, has gone from a viral cult following to a mega sensation.
Claude VonStroke || 3:45 – 4:45
The name “Claude VonStroke” was a random joke that caught on after a series of tracks grabbed the attention of underground dance music in 2005. His very first record, “Deep Throat,” was an unusually quirky affair that caught fire worldwide and he has been blessed with similar success stories ever since. Claude’s real name is Barclay Crenshaw, a guy raised in the suburbs of Detroit who wanted to be a filmmaker but always had a knack for music. After several different film careers of varying success and with some help from his friends, VonStroke started the “dirtybird” label at the very late age of 32. Since 2005, dirtybird has carved out a niche as a premiere American label and has released over 40 EPs.
RAC || 1:30 – 2:30
Your favorite remixes of the last five years are from RAC. He’s topped the Hype Machine charts 22 times with official remixes of tracks by Lana Del Rey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bob Marley, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes and many more. Now comes his first multi-track release of original material, the “Don’t Talk To EP,” four songs composed, performed and arranged by RAC with special guests providing the vocals for each track.
heRobust || 11:45 a.m. – 12:30
heRobust, otherwise known as Hayden Kramer, is an electronic producer from Atlanta, Georgia. Publications like Rolling Stone, MTV, Billboard, and The Huffington Post have talked about his music. Artists like Skrillex, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, and DJ Shadow have played his music.
Conor Oberst || 7:30 – 8:45
Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade.
The 1975 || 5:00 – 6:15
What factor has caused Manchester’s The 1975 to take the United Kingdom, and now America, by storm? Is it the idea of another British Invasion? While they may not exactly be The Beatles, their smash hit “Chocolate” was voted #1 Hottest Record of 2013 by Radio 1 listeners, and I dare you not to get the song stuck in your head. The art-pop quartet, led by front man Matthew Healy, have sold out every UK gig to date and toured through Japan and Australia in support of their critically acclaimed self-titled, debut album which released in September 2013. [AS]
Valerie June || 2:45 – 3:45
“It’s been a long night if that’s what happened,” Valerie June laughs when asked about her seemingly overnight breakout in the UK. By the time she released her debut album, “Pushin’ Against A Stone,” the Tennessee native had already performed on “Later… with Jools Holland,” sung a stunning duet with Eric Church at the ACM Awards, toured with Jake Bugg, graced spreads in top music and fashion magazines, and earned some of the year’s most glowing reviews.
Black Lips || 12:30 – 1:30
Forming in Dunwoody, Ga. in 1999, indie-rockers The Black Lips prove to be one of Atlanta’s most beloved rock bands. Signed to Vice Records, the four-piece outfit released their sixth studio album “Underneath the Rainbow” in March 2014. The band has played countless shows across Europe and the United States and have a featured role in the documentary “We Fun: Atlanta, GA Inside Out.” [AS]
Red Bull Sound Select Stage
Gemini Club || 7:30 – 8:45
Gemini Club is Dan Brunelle, Tom Gavin, Ryan Luciani and Gordon Bramli, a four-piece indie-electronica band from Chicago, Illinois. Their unique live shows have been tearing up the scene for the last two years. Far from the conventional live performance, Gemini Club has a specially designed rig that allows for on-the-fly remixing of their own songs.
Bad Suns || 5:30 – 6:15
Southern California rock band Bad Suns formed in 2012 and in the short time since inception, have managed to be musically beyond their years. Made up of Christo Bowman (vocals), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby (guitar) the four piece ranges from ages 19-22 yet has a sound reminiscent of rock stalwarts from generations past. Aside from writing a record, Bad Suns’ 2013 was a busy one, complete with multiple CMJ showcases as well as sharing the stage with the likes of The 1975 and Vaccines with no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
John and Jacob || 2:45 – 3:45
John & Jacob, born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama found their roots in the sounds of back-porch pickers and harmonies of gospel singers. After ten years of playing together, a stripped-down style emerged, leading the boys back to the basics with feel good melodies and lyrics. They started making trips to Nashville where they soon landed a publishing deal with Major Bob Music. Within two years, they wrote their first Billboard #1 song, were nominated for an MTV O-Music Award, tapped for Red Bull’s Sound Select and chosen by CMT Edge as their first unsigned “Listen Up” artist.
Los Colognes || 12:45 – 1:30
Aaron Mortenson and Jay Rutherford set out to make their debut Los Colognes album in the mold of the great JJ Cale records of the ‘70s. “Working Together” is parched desert country blues at its best—full of relationships gone south, one-liners that make you think twice, and slow-burning boogie woogie.
Wild Cub || 6:30 – 7:30
The indie-rock Nashville-based quintet self-released their thirteen-song debut album in January 2013 via Big Light Recordings with their song “Thunder Clatter” charting #59 in the United Kingdom in August 2013. Wild Cub has performed at Bonnaroo, CMJ and SXSW among other notable festivals. They have also made appearances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and the “Conan” show in 2014.
Reach for the Beach Winner: The Underhill Family Orchestra || 4:00 – 4:45
Mobile’s own well-known indie-rock act earned their spot on the BMI Stage by defeating five other regional groups selected to take part in WZEW FM 92.1’s “Reach for the Beach” contest. Known for their energetic live shows and catchy, foot-stompin’ melodies, The Underhill Family Orchestra defeated two other Mobile acts, The Volks and The Mulligan Brothers, as well as other regional artists Joel Madison Blount, Festival Expressions and Kaboom for the coveted slot at Hangout Fest. [AS]
Bronze Radio Return || 1:45 – 2:30
Though their name might not be totally recognizable yet, the Connecticut-based indie-roots rock band have opened for the likes of many notable acts including Grace Potter, John Mayer, Michael Franti and Sugar Ray, among others. Bronze Radio Return even performed for President Obama in October 2010 during a rally in Bridgeport, Conn. In 2012, they were named one of Taco Bell’s Feed the Beat Artists along with The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons and Civil Twilight. [AS]
Empires || 11:45 a.m. – 12:30
Empires have emerged from the deep freeze of Chicago with a collection of tunes imbued with a thick-skinned Midwestern charm. “Orphan” – the band’s upcoming album on Chop Shop / Island Records has producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Black Angels, Explosions in the Sky) at the helm, perfectly capturing a band in their truest form. Empires are out on the road this winter and spring – with stops at SXSW and various festivals – introducing songs from the new album, including the debut track “How Good Does It Feel.”
Band bios were provided by Hangout Music Fest, except for those followed with the initials [AS]. Those were penned by Lagniappe’s Alyson Stokes.
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