Outkast || 9:00 – 11:00
Iconic recording artists Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and André 3000, collectively known as the legendary and influential hip-hop group called Outkast, will return to stages around the world for their 20th anniversary. After headlining Coachella this past April, the two will perform at over 40 festivals throughout the Spring and Summer of 2014. Outkast has sold more than 25 million albums, received six Grammy Awards and is one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time. [AS]
The Avett Brothers || 6:15 – 7:30
The North Carolina folk-rock band, composed of two brothers, Scott Avett (banjo) and Seth Avett (guitar), along with Bob Crawford (double bass), Joe Kwon (cello) and touring members, Mike Marsh (drums), Tania Elizabeth (violin) and Paul Defiglia (keyboard), definitely has a lot going on as they combine bluegrass, country, pop and folk to create an incredible live show full of energy with a perfect blend of sounds and genres. Their latest album “Magpie and the Dandelion” reached #5 on the U.S. Billboard 200 during its first week of release. [AS]
Capital Cities || 3:45 – 5:00
Los Angeles indie electro unit Capital Cities first came together as a duo of composers/songwriters Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian. The two initially met on Craigslist in 2008 and worked as jingle writers until they formed the band in 2010. They released an EP independently in 2011 that included the song “Safe and Sound,” an upbeat mesh of programming and melody that went viral and gained the act a lot of Internet exposure.
Soja || 1:30 – 2:30
This 8-piece band has spent the past year and a half grinding it out from venue to venue, playing more than 360 dates, including headlining sold-out tours of North and South America, as well as opening for O.A.R. and sharing stages with everyone from Dave Matthews Band to Matisyahu. With “Strength To Survive,” the band makes an impassioned call for unity and change with universally relatable songs about faith, hope and love.
Josh Farrow || 11:45 – 12:30
Josh Farrow is an emerging singer/songwriter with a smooth and soulful sound uniquely his own, while the days of 60’s folk-rock hang reminiscent in his work. He has performed all over the United States with appearances at major US festivals, including a performance on the main stage at Merlefest 2014. Josh Farrow has shared stages large and intimate with a variety of artists like Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Leon Russell, Old Crow Medicine Show, Shawn Colvin, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Butch Walker, Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard and countless other iconic acts.
Jack Johnson || 7:30 – 9:00
Jack Johnson grew up surfing and playing guitar on the North Shore of Oahu. He released his first album “Brushfire Fairytales” in 2001 and since has released 6 studio albums and 2 live albums that have sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Jack Johnson’s latest release, “From Here To Now To You,” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts.
Portugal. The Man || 5:00 – 6:15
Since forming in 2005, American rock band Portugal. The Man boasts eight studio albums, three EPs, nonstop touring (including a run with The Black Keys) and key festival stops at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. The band is known for their DIY efforts and for successfully transitioning from independent to major record label recording artists. [AS]
Bastille || 2:30 – 3:45
The neo-synth pop group Bastille were formed in London, England in 2010. Originally the solo project of singer/songwriter Dan Smith, Bastille expanded to a quartet after he decided to form a band and got some of his friends involved. The band attracted a lot of attention after putting a few tracks online, leading to support slots at major U.K. festivals like Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight. While their lush, heavily ‘80s-inspired melodies, anthemic choruses, and literate, emotionally raw lyrics, delivered in Smith’s swooping voice, undoubtedly appealed to kids weaned on the sounds of La Roux and Florence + the Machine, at least part of the hype was due to the flagrantly copyright-breaching videos that Smith, an ardent film buff, edited together out of footage from old movies like Terrence Malick’s Badlands.
Blackberry Smoke || 12:30 – 1:30
The members of Southern Rock quintet Blackberry Smoke are no strangers to hard work. Playing up to 250 dates each year, the guys are on the road more often than not, and they’ve seen tangible results of their labor. The band has toured with and befriended idols such as The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top (with Billy Gibbons jamming with the band on a Florida stop), Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones. The band was even asked to play for Jones on his 80th birthday, not long after the country legend turned in a guest appearance on the band’s sophomore album.
Boom Boom Tent
Zedd || 6:15 – 7:30
In the last year, music producer Anton Zaslavski, who performs under the moniker Zedd, was propelled into superstardom with the release of his hit, Grammy-award-winning single “Clarity.” Born in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Zedd began playing piano at age four and developed a vast knowledge of classical music, composition and production, which later established a unique awareness for other genres and an ultimate interest in producing electronic dance music. Zedd has made his rounds in the festival circuits and has released official remixes for artists such as Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas. [AS]
Boys Noize || 3:45 – 5:00
Alex Ridha – better known to the world as BOYS NOIZE – has been making electronic music and working as a DJ for over half of his life. He established himself as one of the world’s preeminent wizards behind the decks, having played the earth’s most important stages alongside the biggest names in dance music. As a recording artist and producer, Ridha has created his own sound, and pioneered his own brand, amassing a formidable body of work in the process.
Mimosa || 1:30 – 2:30
Mimosa, born Tigran Mkhitaryan in Los Angeles, Calif., is known for his electrifying blend of electronic dance music and hip-hop in combination with his stunning live show productions. SPIN named him as one of the “Top 10 Acts at Bonnaroo 2012.” [AS]
Caked Up || 11:30 – 12:30
Caked up is Oscar Wylde and Vegas Banger, known for remixing popular artists like Iggy Azalea, Zedd, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry among others. With over half a million followers on Soundcloud and a bio that reads “*twerksum,*” the duo should be a solid addition to the Boom Boom Tent, sure to draw in an energetic crowd ready to dance. [AS]
Andrew W.K. || 7:30 – 8:45
With his single “Party Hard,” Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier, better known by his stage name Andrew W.K., is known for partying pretty freaking hard. But, rightfully so. When you’re a jack-of-all-trades, dipping into the worlds of music, motivational speaking, writing, television and film, you deserve some hard-earned party time. Andrew W.K. could very well be labeled the ultimate one-man show, and if you truly want to “party hard,” don’t risk missing this one-of-a-kind punk-rock performance. [AS]
Los Lobos || 5:00 – 6:15
Influenced by an eclectic mix of genres including rock and roll, country and R&B, Los Lobos, which is Spanish for “The Wolves,” are a multi-Grammy Award-winning American-Chicano band. Based out of Los Angeles, Calif., the group won a Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance before they even recorded their major label record debut “How Will The Wolf Survive?” [AS]
Reignwolf || 2:30 – 3:45
REIGNWOLF is invading the streets unleashing throaty soulful howls, bleeding guitars plugged into smoky half stacks, and the stomp of a vintage Ludwig bass drum. The wolf sound is fierce and instinctual, a collision of rock and roll. Born in the Great White North, Jordan Cook was influenced by his musician father, jamming around the local club circuit and public school district in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan by age 6. Reignwolf announced their arrival to the music scene using the DIY approach, gaining a loyal following by performing at local clubs and festivals such as Sasquatch, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Voodoo Experience, and an opening slot for the 2013 Pixies tour.
Tom Odell || 12:30 – 1:30
At just 23 years old, British singer-songwriter Tom Odell has released two EPs “Songs from Another Love,” which won the BRITs Critics’ Choice award in early 2013, and “The Another Love EP.” Signed to Columbia Records, the indie-pop star has one full-length album to date titled “Long Way Down.” [AS]
Red Bull Sound Select Stage
Mystery Skulls || 7:30 – 8:45
Developing as a project from former The Secret Handshake member Luis Dubuc, electronica, indie-pop band Mystery Skulls went public for the first time on Tumblr, garnering fans and favorable reviews which compared the group to the likes of Daft Punk (Kudos because that’s some pretty big shoes to fill). After making a cross-country run of praiseworthy live shows in college towns, Dubuc signed with major label Warner Music Group in 2013. [AS]
The Tontons || 5:00 – 6:15
The Houston-based foursome mesmerized crowds at this year’s South by Southwest Music Festival in March with vocalist Asli Omar’s sultry, soulful voice that seems to resonate far beyond her years. If her big hair doesn’t catch your attention, her even bigger voice will. The proclaimed “vocal vixen” is backed by a solid bass, guitar and drum set that will surely keep you moving your feet. [AS]
Le1f || 2:45 – 3:45
Hailing from New York City, Khalif Diouf, better known by his stage name Le1f, is part of a movement hoping to redefine the hip-hop genre. As an openly homosexual male rapper, Le1f is changing up the game and shaking things up a bit—making a name for himself with unconventional production styles. If you’re a fan of Das Racist and Mykki Blanco, I wouldn’t recommend missing this performance. [AS]
Wrestlers (formerly Bagheera) || 12:45 – 1:30
Having opened for the acclaimed Ghostland Observatory for their very first live performance, the Wrestlers must have something special up their sleeve. The band, a brainchild of Houston-native Aiden Kennedy, mixes a guitar with sounds of House and Disco for a very upbeat, eclectic sound that is sure to make you want to dance. David Elkin joins Kennedy on stage for live shows and DJ sets. [AS]
St. Paul and the Broken Bones || 6:15 – 7:30
In 2012, Paul Janeway (vocals) and Jesse Phillips (bass) were about to call their project quits and pursue other mundane careers before something “just clicked,” and the Southern-soul band was born. Based out of Birmingham, Ala. St. Paul and the Broken Bones are composed of seven good ole’ Southern boys, lead by none other than Paul himself, and guaranteed to be a crowd favorite. [AS]
The Wans || 4:00 – 5:00
This Nashville-based rock outfit has already been dubbed by some as “The Next Big Thing,” despite having just finished their first full-length album. The trio cites The Clash, The Beatles and Nirvana among others as influences and takes pride in sampling hints from several decades, spanning from the 60’s to the 90’s. [AS]
Ethan Tucker || 1:45 – 2:30
With a unique style consisting of acoustic-roots, blues and reggae blended into one seamless mix, Ethan Tucker has debuted two self-releases Lost Between (2010) and The Mountains (2007) which resulted in a growing fan base, regional tours and a friendship with fellow reggae-fusion musician Michael Franti. Tucker recently signed to Capitol Records and is slated to have a bright music career. Any friend of Franti’s is a friend of ours. [AS]
Dugas || 11:45 – 12:30
Adding another family act to the Hangout mix, the Canadian-born Dugas siblings are set to deliver a performance full of heart-felt energy combined with a musical chemistry that some say can only be found amongst family members (especially siblings). Though they have yet to release a debut album, Sarah and Christian Dugas currently record in the studio between live shows and have shared the stage with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Zac Brown Band among others. [AS]
All bios were provided by Hangout Music fest, except those followed by the initials [AS], which were penned by Lagniappe’s Alyson Stokes.
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