While it has indeed rained at every festival I've attended this summer, tomorrow's event is supposed to be hot with only a 20% chance of thunderstorms. Rain or no rain, here's what I'm most looking forward to:
Zoo Animal plays early on in the day and I will undoubtedly be attending their set. I first heard the band at the now-defunct 501 Club and I loved their sound. Singer Holly Newsom's voice and lyrics are simultaneously strong and intimate, complemented by rather restrained guitar and drums. The instrumentals are well-crafted but they definitely allow Newsom's haunting, often hopeful lyrics to shine.
Peter Wolf Crier and The 4ontheFloor play later in the evening and I'll be sure to be there. I haven't seen Peter Wolf Crier, a two-man group, since the 2010 SXSW send off party at First Avenue. Peter Pisano's falsetto intrigued me then and tomorrow I aim to see what they've done in the last year.
If you go to hear anything tomorrow, however, I vote for The 4ontheFloor. Each of the band members has a kick drum, effectively used in time to give the music a rollicking good beat. Their sound is raw and raucous with lyrics meant for singing (or shouting) along. A relative newcomer compared to the rest of the lineup, please don't let this band be a stranger to you after this weekend. Already a fan? Perfect. You'll be especially good at belting out the lyrics to "Junkie" and "I'm Drunk on Tuesdays."
Looking for something to do between sets to escape the heat? Visit I Like You just a few storefronts to the south. The consignment shop offers a plethora of independent and handmade goods from over 250 local artists. I particularly enjoy the lotions and perfumes and wouldn't mind hanging some of the artwork on my walls. Though my self-imposed budget precludes me from buying anything for myself, this shop is high on my list of gift-buying destinations. Something about giving a friend a vanilla bean body balm handmade in Minneapolis just says "I like you."
|(Ask before swinging)|