The first week of spring is a good time to start preparing oneself mentally and physically for Hangout Fest 2015 (May 15-17). Each year, Hangout Fest features some of the most cutting-edge bands on the road. Deap Vally will definitely make a lasting first impression with the sun-soaked audience.

Deap Vally’s minimalist approach to rock ‘n’ roll could be a nod to The White Stripes and L7.

Deap Vally’s minimalist approach to rock ‘n’ roll could be a nod to The White Stripes and L7.

Guitarist Lindsey Troy and drummer Julie Edwards are bringing their raging, girl powered garage rock to Gulf Shores. In a music industry where a woman’s image can be as much of a focus as her talent, this duo joins a long list of female rockers who buck the trend and live by their own rules no matter the consequences.

As far as their sound, their minimalistic approach to rock ‘n’ roll could be considered the sonic love child of The White Stripes and L7. Deap Vally’s set will throw rock-infused punches at the crowd with cuts from their debut album “Sistronix.”

Tickets for the festival and the Thursday night pre-party are on sale now at the Hangout Fest website, and VIP and travel packages are still available. While the pre-party is a separate, ticketed event for those with general admission passes, this event is included with VIP passes.