Overall, the tunes are tight and the general vibe is groovy-contagious. Negrito is not only a virtuoso on that six-string Epiphone Masterbilt Zenith, but additionally carries a ton of energy and is light on his feet. Truth be told, this Grammy-winning maestro deserves to perform on the biggest stages across the country — he is that good.
Trekking from city to city and bringing along nonstop pandemonium, the Vans Warped Tour is soon to land at the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, IN and LoudSound Magazine will be there to bask in the festival’s glory. While we are certain that every band on the schedule brings the best of themselves, time is tight and the day is long; as such, here are our picks for cannot miss acts for the July 24th extravaganza.
This is where you want to be: Louisville, Kentucky’s Champions Park. A festival consisting of outlandish tunage, mouth-watering foods, a phenomenal array of bourbons, onsite camping, and just the funnest bunch of folks one can ask for.
Overall, The Now Now is a gorgeously plain variant from the Gorillaz. The flashy friends are in short supply and the melodies showcase a mellow nature. Albarn’s deep lyricism and passionate croons over 2-D’s imaginary soul alleviate in a very real way.
Interview with The Hellfreaks’ Shakey Sue about the band’s melodic fusions, rock-n-roll leading ladies, and the gang’s rise from the dead after a brief breakup.
Overall, the Arctic Monkeys reinforced, once again, the notion of existing as a legitimate top-tier rock outfit. Their pageantry is riotous, yet tamed. Polished, though disorderly. Post punk, through the hints of pop. A show deserving of every penny on that ticket price, and a band worthy of your undivided fucking attention.
Ultimately, Enanitos Verdes and Hombres G have collectively aged like fine wines. Their nostalgic cruise through a joint discography best-of is an enticing, dance worthy, beer glass raising, sing at the top of your lungs, fun till you drop extravaganza.