Foo Fighters || 9:00-11:00
Arguably one of the most successful acts of the past 20 years, Foo Fighters rose from the remnants of Nirvana and carried rock music into the 21st century. Last year the band released its eighth studio album, “Sonic Highways,” a companion to a related television series of the same name. They have won a total of 10 Grammy awards for music and music videos, and this marks their second Hangout Fest appearance.
Spoon || 6:15-7:30
One of Hangout Fest’s more intriguing artists this year will be Spoon, an Austin, Texas-based indie rock outfit with a body of work spanning 30 years. From their early years on the college circuit, the band found commercial success with its EP “Love Ways” in 2000. Later, Spoon’s music often appeared on television and movie soundtracks, notably “Stranger Than Fiction,” “The O.C.,” “Veronica Mars” and “The Simpsons.” They are currently touring in support of their eighth studio album “They Want My Soul,” featuring the song “Do You.”
Jenny Lewis || 3:45 -5:00
The Los Angeles artist’s first solo LP since 2008’s “Acid Tongue,” “The Voyager” is Lewis’s most deeply personal, and her most musically robust. “The Voyager” finds Lewis at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent life with honesty and incisiveness. And then there’s her voice, which was already a force to be reckoned with, but sounds even richer, more nuanced, more powerful.
Trampled by Turtles || 1:30-2:30
Trampled By Turtles formed in 2003 in Duluth, Minnesota. From their beginnings on the Midwestern festival circuit, they have reached new heights with each album. 2014’s “Wild Animals” is the sound of a band at the peak of their potential, strengthened from a decade together, winning some and losing some, but growing nonetheless. The album captures the intense nature that goes with being alive, melding the universal and the personal.
92 ZEW Reach The Beach contest winner Jamell Richardson|| 11:30-12:30
Paramore || 7:30-8:45
With lyrics like “if there’s a future, we want it now,” the lead-off single for the band’s self-titled fourth studio album sets the urgent tone for the Nashville, Tennessee- band, who created a positive, uplifting record reflecting who they are in the present. The band members isolated themselves to write over the past year and a half and emerged with a collection of songs that retains Paramore’s youthful spirit, but clearly shows their evolution. It’s the most musically adventurous set they’ve released to date.
Umphrey’s McGee || 5:00-6:15
Since forming on the campus of the University of Notre Dame a little more than 16 years ago, Umphrey’s is on their eighth studio album, “Similar Skin,” a first on their own indie label. This time around, the band’s varied musical touchstones range from melodicism and symphonic prog to heavy metal thunder. “Similar Skin” was conceived as “a coherent vision,” with plenty of dynamics and contrast, featuring many of the songs honed from their live repertoire. Umphrey’s McGee have found a way to connect to their audience on a grassroots, one-to-one level, enhanced with high-end technology.
Dirty Heads || 2:30-3:45
For Dirty Heads, evolution beyond their reggae-rock roots has developed over time to include hip-hop and ska and is manifested on their new album “Sound of Change.” The feel-good vibe associated with their early sound was not forgotten. “Sound of Change” is a melting pot of all the California-based band members’ experiences and musical persuasions, addressing both serious and lighthearted subject matter in their signature way.
Charles Bradley & His Extrordinaires || 12:30-1:30
A R&B singer-songwriter whose sound rivals that of early Motown, Charles Bradley’s break came later in life, while he was moonlighting as a James Brown impersonator in Brooklyn. In 2011 he released his debut album “No Time For Dreaming” on Daptone Records and in 2012, he was the subject of the documentary film “Soul of America.” His sophomore album “Victim of Love” was released in 2013 and his songs have been sampled by Jay-Z and Asher Roth.
BOOM BOOM TENT
Jack U || 9:00-11:00
A combination of Diplo and Skrillex
Gramatik || 6:15-7:30
Gramatik is a product of Slovenia, Central Europe. He started producing his first beats early on for his own hip-hop group, later expanding his production skills with influences from jazz, blues and funk, genres he was exposed to in childhood. Gramatik has released eight albums, three EPs, numerous singles and remixes and was nominated for European MTV Music Award in 2014. In 2013 he established his own record label, Lowtemp, allowing him to further realize his idea of music being a free medium.
Lupe Fiasco || 3:45-5:00
Lupe Fiasco has been praised since his breakout hit “Kick Push” in 2006 for his philosophical, sharp and dynamic lyrics. His debut album “Food & Liquor” reached No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and subsequent album “The Cool” attained RIAA Gold certification. His next album “LASERS” debuted as the No. 1 album in the country and achieved another RIAA Gold certification, while his most recent release “Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1” was hailed as one of the best albums of 2012 by USA Today. As Lupe gears up for the release of his new album “Tetsuo & Youth in 2015,” he has been solidified as one of the foremost lyricist in pop.
Five Knives || 1:30-2:30
Evictions, hooded masks, secret passwords, basement bootleg tiki bars, fire axes, superstar rappers and more were all part of the live shows that Nashville’s Five Knives played throughout their hometown after forming in 2012. In the years since, they have gone from those secret basement shows to playing during Winter Music Conference and touring with Icona Pop as a member of Red Bull Records. Front woman Anna Worstell bounces around the stage like a woman possessed wrapping herself in her mic chord and jumping from the kick drum and speakers with a band mastering electronic elements, guitar and drums.
SNBRN || 11:30-12:30
Kevin Chapman’s introduction to dance music was at age 12 when he stumbled upon music from the likes of Fatboy Slim and Moby. In 2008 he got his first copy of the digital production software, Reason, and started producing his own dance music. Slowly but surely, he began to immerse himself in the LA and San Diego club scenes. By 2013, Kevin recognized the increasing popularity of deep house, indie dance, and nu disco and envisioned a brand that combined all the best elements of each sub-genre while remaining instantly accessible.
GALACTIC with Macy Gray || 7:30-8:45
GALACTIC was formed 18 years ago in New Orleans, and they cut their teeth playing the biggest party in America: Mardi Gras, when the town shuts down entirely to celebrate. “Carnivale Electrocos” is beyond a party record. It’s a carnival record that evokes the electric atmosphere of whole cities vibrating together on the same day, from New Orleans to the mighty megacarnivals of Brazil. GALACTIC whisks the listener around the neighborhoods to feel the Mardi Gras moment in all its variety of flavors. Macy Gray is a Grammy-award winning American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress, known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.
Cold War Kids || 5:00-6:15
10 years have come and gone since Cold War Kids first took to the stage in their homegrown Southern California scene. Cold War Kids have circled back to the beginning, as self-sufficient artists creating music for the sheer love and joy of creation, surviving and thriving as they go, running off of the same steam they started on. Picking up some essentials along the way, they remain, ultimately, themselves — exemplified by their new album “Hold My Home.”
Zella Day || 2:30-3:30
The native Arizonan had found a calling in music at a young age and used it as a form of self-realization, penning her experiences and discovering herself through the intricacies of song. She drew inspiration from the serene Arizona mountains and turned old Western films, and cowboy rebel culture to help shape the attitude behind her music. The result is a raw, organic sound unconfined by the boundaries of genre. It effortlessly floats between the tonalities of female frontier-maker Stevie Nicks and art pop songbird Lana Del Rey while invoking imagery painted by Old Arizona and a free-spirited perspective.
Joywave || 12:30-1:30
They’re smart. They’re funny. They’re in a band. Wait, there’s more. Joywave are five hardened criminals from Rochester, New York, making conceptual, humorously self-aware indie pop that’s both meta and personal, retro and cutting edge, all-ages and sophisticated. To step inside a Joywave song is to lose yourself in a thoughtfully-curated, tech-savvy synthesis of emotions, genres and random noise, blended into an eminently danceable DIY sound smoothie.
SALT LIFE STAGE
J. Roddy Walston & The Business || 7:30-8:45
Roadkill Ghost Choir || 5:00-6:15
DJ Windows 98 || 2:30-3:30
Deap Vally || 12:30-1:30
Grizfolk || 6:15-7:15
Houndmouth || 3:45-5:00
Halsey || 1:30-2:30
Steelism || 11:30-12:30
MALIBU BEACH HOUSE
JackLNDN || 6:15-7:30
Autograf || 5:00-6:15
Sean Glass || 3:45-5:00
Mija || 2:30-3:45
SNBRN || 1:30-2:30
Gibbz || 12:30-1:30
Spice J || 11:30-12:30