The Killers || 9:00 – 11:00
Probably one of the most anticipated acts of Hangout Festival 2014, The Killers, formed out of Las Vegas in 2001, have released four studio albums which have sold an estimated 25 million albums worldwide. Undoubtedly achieving worldwide success, the alternative-rock quartet have performed in over 50 countries and headlined shows on six continents. [AS]
Modest Mouse || 6:00 – 7:15
Modest Mouse was formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington and over the last decade has become the indie rock standard and one of the few bands capable of treading the narrow path where massive popularity is possible without sacrifice. In 2004 came the release of their breakthrough album, “Good News For People Who Love Bad News,” which included the hit “Float On” and has sold over 1.5 million copies and earned the band two Grammy nominations. Modest Mouse released “We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank,” on March 20, 2007, and immediately entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #1.
Amos Lee || 3:30 – 4:45
With the release of his self-titled debut in 2004, the Philadelphia-born former schoolteacher immediately earned the attention of not only the press and discerning music fans, but also of his fellow artists. He has toured with legendary artists like Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, collaborated with Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams, and been regularly touted as a favorite songwriter and performer by the likes of The Band Perry and Lady Antebellum.
Needtobreathe || 1:30 – 2:30
With the Rinehart brothers, sons of a pastor who hail from the rural town of Possum Kingdom, as the songwriting core of the band, NEEDTOBREATHE has built a successful career, earning a sizeable fanbase with their extensive touring. The past few years have seen NEEDTOBREATHE touring relentlessly, crisscrossing the country on multiple headlining tours, playing standout sets at major festivals like Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, and performing throughout Europe (which included a personal highlight of opening for Sting in France).
RDGLDGRN || 11:30 a.m. – 12:30
Genre bending DC trio, RDGLDGRN (pronounced, Red Gold Green) have already distinguished themselves as a band-to-watch in and out of the DC music scene. Their highly stylized sound derived from Go Go Drum (a distinct DC rhythm) puts a twist on hip-hop infused punk and indie rock and creates something refreshingly unique. They have already gained attention in the states with supporters from the likes of Nirvana Drummer and Foo Fighters front man, Dave Grohl; as well as Pharrell Williams, who both contributed to the production of the band’s debut album.
The Flaming Lips || 7:15 – 8:45
Having performed Hangout Fest in both 2011 and 2012, Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips are no strangers to the beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala. Known for their psychedelic live shows, unusual stage antics and Coyne’s signature man-sized plastic bubble, the Oklahoma natives always draw in a large crowd and rarely (if ever) disappoint. [AS]
Matt and Kim || 4:45 – 5:45
This Brooklyn-based dynamic duo simply loves to play music, and they do just that. And they do it really well. Having started out playing house shows, Matt Johnson (keys) and Kim Schifino (drums) certainly keep up the fun, party vibes with their upbeat melodies and high-energy, in-your-face performances, only now, having played festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza, their parties are much, much bigger. [AS]
Tegan and Sara || 2:30 – 3:30
Tegan and Sara have played countless festivals around the world including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and have toured with artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Neil Young, The Pretenders, The Killers, Jack Johnson, Ben Folds, City and Colour, Death Cab For Cutie, Weezer, Paramore, and The Black Keys. Since 2003, they have headlined tours in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, consistently selling out theatres around the world. Their music has been featured in major network television programs including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Veronica Mars,” “The Vampire Diaries,” and “One Tree Hill.” They have performed multiple times on Letterman, Leno and Conan. They have collaborated with artists in all genres, from superstar DJs such as Tiesto, to seminal literary figures such as Augusten Burroughs.
Little Green Cars || 12:30 – 1:30
Growing from another band, The Revolts, founded in the mid 2000s, the indie-folk-rock quartet from Dublin, Ireland, have extensively toured the United Kingdom and United States and have released one studio album “Absolute Zero” via Glassnote Records to date. The band has played SXSW, Coachella and Lollapalooza. They also made an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in 2013. [AS]
Boom Boom Tent
Pretty Lights || 9:30 – 11:00
Derek Vincent Smith, who performs under the stage name, Pretty Lights, is an American electronic music artist known for relying heavily on digital sampling and the cross of many genres to form unique hip-hop dance beats. In July 2013, he released his latest full-length album “A Color Map of the Sun” which went on to receive a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album in the 2014 Grammys.
The Bloody Beetroots Live || 6:00 – 7:15
Bloody Beetroots is Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, the Italian producer born the same year as punk rock, a fact emphatically made clear by the “1977” tattooed across his chest. In fact, that tattoo is about the most identifying public feature of Rifo, whose penchant for wearing masks seems to be a declaration of ominous anonymity that defers the spotlight to his long list of productions, projects, films, art, manifestoes and musical incarnations emanating from his Bloody Beetroots production epicenter: Bloody Beetroots DJ set where the decks-manning Rifo is joined by FX man Tommy Tea. Bloody Beetroots has always been an anomaly amidst the cocooned trends and coddled pedigrees of dance music.
Tommy Trash || 3:30 – 4:45
Fist in the air and unmistakable locks at large, Tommy Trash is not your stereotypical Dance icon. With an armory of his own carefully created anthems, this Australian club grinder has thrown to one side the clean-shaven image of EDM idols. Without a hint of compromise where quality is concerned, 2012 proved a landmark year for the thunder from down under. Outside of his party-hard stage presence, the ARIA Award-nominated producer’s approach to mind-blowing music remains as heartfelt as they come.
Robert DeLong || 1:30 – 2:30
Robert DeLong, raised in the suburbs of Seattle, headed south to Los Angeles with a toolbox of Wii-motes, keyboards, and drums to develop a live rock show that CMJ Magazine claims worthy of “an 8-bit warrior, seamlessly creating danceable electro beats with his Wii Remote and Sega Genesis controller on par with the Chemical Brothers.” A one-man futuristic dance party with beats as cerebral as Orbital and club-ready as Calvin Harris, DeLong is also a profoundly gifted singer/songwriter who raises questions about identity and spirituality.
Daedelus || 11:30 a.m. – 12:30
Alfred Darlington isn’t your average cookie-cutter musician. From how he looks (early Victorian Dandism), to how he makes music, to how he expresses himself and views the world, his is a very individual, a ‘bespoke’ outlook. Alfred was born in Santa Monica in 1977 to an artist mother and psychologist father. Musical from very early on, as a child he was classically and jazz-trained in a number of instruments, but his interests were broad and varied – less a prodigy than a renaissance boy whose obsessions ranged from Greek legend to the mountains of Wales. Daedelus has worked extensively with Taz from Sa-Ra, the pair of them opening for the likes of DJ Assault, Justice and Two Live Crew as well as appearing in Erykah Badu’s most recent video.
Fitz and the Tantrums || 7:15 – 8:45
Brimming with imagination, energy, and genre-smashing scope, Fitz & The Tantrums defied the odds to become an indisputable phenomenon, a chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo unlike any other. Now, with their spectacular Elektra Records debut, “More Than Just A Dream,” the Los Angeles-based sextet have ramped up the timeless songcraft and soul sonic force that made them a worldwide sensation to fashion a kaleidoscopic milestone that delivers on the promise of their 2010 breakthrough, “Pickin’ Up The Pieces.”
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue || 4:45 – 6:00
New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He is currently the front man for his own ensemble Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. Together, Trombone Shorty and the band have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil.
ALO || 2:30 – 3:30
“We’ve never fit into any quickly digestible category,” says ALO’s keyboardist/singer Zach Gill. “It’s just a different kind of experience.” With its delightfully vibrant blend of inventive musicality and genre-blurring reach, “Sounds Like This” sees ALO operating with fresh verve and vitality, their always-kaleidoscopic funk pop ‘n roll aglow with exceptionally ebullient song craft and deliriously danceable grooves. The California-based band’s fourth Brushfire Records release showcases their unfettered passion, wit, and imagination while simultaneously exploring hitherto uncharted musical terrain.
Diarrhea Planet || 12:30 – 1:30
Outfitted with a drummer and bassist that barrel forth with the power of a thousand locomotives and a four guitar arsenal able to unleash a meticulous torrent of expertly crafted hooks, riffs and solos, Diarrhea Planet takes everything you knew you loved about rock, punk and pop, jacks it up way past 11, and leaves you catching your breath and massaging the kink in your neck from all that head banging.
Red Bull Sound Select Stage
Chance The Rapper || 7:15 – 8:45
A 19-year-old Rap Master from Chicago, Chance The Rapper first made some noise on the Chicago hip-hop blog “Fake Shore Drive” with his video for “Nostalgia” in early 2011. Since then, Chance has been building a steady buzz, with packed out listening parties at Leaders1354 & JUGRNAUT in CHI, the full release of his premiere mixtape #10Day, and the SOLD OUT first ever #10DayLive show at Lincoln Hall.
Moon Taxi (as People of the Sun) || 4:45 – 6:00
For the members of Moon Taxi, their third album, “Mountains Beaches Cities,” represents the idea of exploration – searching both the world and themselves for new experiences. The Nashville rock group, who had honed in on a notably compelling aesthetic with their previous album “Cabaret,” focused on extending the sonic landscape they’d created in earlier recordings, but this time around they amp up the speed and turn up the volume – creating an overall bigger sound.
The Electric Sons || 2:45 – 3:30
The Electric Sons are an Atlanta indie/electronic band founded by, vocalist/guitarist, Andrew Miller and, keyboardist/vocalist, Ben Richards. The band formed in 2011 when Miller left his job as an illustrator for the FX Network series, “Archer,” to team up with Richards, an advertising graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design. Miller and Richards quickly gained a following of local fans after releasing a home-recorded EP under the name “AM83.”
The Black Cadillacs || 12:45 – 1:30
The Black Cadillacs have a certain quality to their sound that resists simple categorization, but entices the listener with tracks that span from contemplative subtle ballads, to riffy blues-rock, to neo-psychedelic jams. The band lists a diverse array of influences from classic bands like the Rolling Stones, The Who, and Pink Floyd, to more modern bands like Jack White, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket.
Wild Belle || 6:00 – 7:15
Wild Belle is the new duo of siblings Natalie and Elliot Bergman. The two have weaved in and out of each other’s musical lives for years sharing records, tapes, sounds and experiences. Wild Belle marks their first official collaboration, finding their sound rooted on a tropical island where rocksteady rhythms, disco beats and soulful grooves shine down steadfast and abundant.
The Lonely Biscuits || 3:45 – 4:45
The Lonely Biscuits have created a unique sound that has appealed to a wide array of people. They have toured the country playing at universities, festivals, and clubs, gaining dedicated fans everywhere they go. The band was recently named mtvU’s first ever “College Artist of The Year”, and traveled to Austin, TX, to perform at the mtvU Woodies Festival at SXSW. The band has independently released three EPs. Their latest EP “A Girl Named Destiny,” charted on Billboard’s Regional Heatseekers Chart, and gained national coverage from numerous notable music blogs and magazines.
Shakey Graves || 1:45 – 2:30
“Recently described as an “anti-folk phenomenon” by NPR Music, Alejandro Rose-Garcia (aka Shakey Graves) is one of those rare artists whose music, after one listen, inspires the kind of obsessive devotion that compels someone to spend hours searching for more. Fans eagerly wait for the next track to surface online, erratically released from his closely-guarded collection of unheard bedroom recordings and live rarities. But as word of his haunting, at times bizarre, lo-fi recordings and contrastingly explosive live shows continues to spread, Shakey Graves is quickly rising from obscurity into the national spotlight.
Desert Noises || 11:45 a.m. – 12:30
The name Desert Noises—like many of the band’s songs on their debut full-length “27 Ways”— came out of a dream that popped into front-man Kyle Henderson’s head while sleeping. “I just woke up and wrote it down on a piece of paper,” says the 24 year old, who used it for the band he’d first formed with his brother and a friend in the Provo/Orem, Utah, area, after leaving his promising job as a business analyst for a multi-million-dollar skin care company, and a wife, behind. Joined by fellow twenty-something cohorts in bassist Tyler Osmond (yes, those Osmonds), guitar-shredder Patrick Boyer and drummer Brennan Allen, the foursome set out in a van three years ago and haven’t stopped since.
All bios were provided by Hangout Music Fest, except those followed by the initials [AS], which were penned by Lagniappe’s Alyson Stokes.