[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] Hangout Music Festival 2013: Day 1 Playlist
The Sights and Sounds has been invited to cover the 2013 Hangout Music and Arts Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama and as part of our coverage of the event, and in an effort to continually bring you the best in new and great music, we will be running a series highlighting the artists set to perform at this year’s event. Read about the bands, find some new artists to listen to, and enjoy the sounds below.
The week of the big show has arrived! Anticipation is growing knowing that I’ll be hitting the road to jam out to some great music on the beach in a couple days. As you plan which acts to see, a lot of names might come up that you don’t recognize, so we will be putting our standout acts for each day into a nice little SoundCloud set over the next three days that you can listen to on your way to the venue.
Day one is going to start out a bit relaxed for me as we’ll keep the day bands to the mellowed out vibes of Lance Herbstrong and the indie-rock musings of UK songstress Lissie. My favorite part of the day performances at festivals such as Hangout is the variety of music available, and so the mid day sounds will consist of a range of indie-pop from Ra Ra Riot all the way to the soulful, 70’s sounds of Toots and the Maytals. If we can manage to squeeze in some sounds from rock n’ rollers The Sheepdogs, that would be just great, too.
As we get toward the evening, it will be time to amp things up a bit and catch the electro-house sounds of world reknown Afrojack, followed by a more small-town group, The Weeks, with their modern southern rock jams. And then the evening brings some group clashing as we have to decide whether to join the indie Passion Pit crew or the hip-hop dudes known as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Knowing neither will disappoint only makes the next decision just as difficult. Between The Shins and Big Gigantic we’ll just have to see how we feel. Rounding out the night will be headliners Kings Of Leon, who don’t really need an introduction at this point.