The booth is open, the drinks are chilling in the cooler and we’re reporting to you from “The Farm.” At a giant festival like Bonnaroo, overlapping set times can make for some tough decisions when it comes figuring out whether the Hozier, Bleachers or The War on Drugs set will offer the best vibes. But never fear fellow Roovians, we are here to help! Every year we scour the lineup lists to create our own personalized festival schedules. Everyone knows the headliners but a few of Powerhouse’s finest put our heads together to compile a list of our deep cut picks. Check out our list of the small type bands that anyone spending this week at ‘Roo shouldn’t miss after the jump.
The Very Best
Nothing says summertime like the world-music infused vibes of The Very Best. The dancey, Afro-pop tunes featuring a mix of Swahili, Portuguese and English lyrics is sure play well with Roo’s sunny, carefree atmosphere.
Looking for something a little more serious? The electro, indie pop music of Dark Waves is the perfect backdrop to cathartically dance out all those unrequited romantic feelings you’ve got for that summer crush under the evening sky.
Sparse electro-pop straight out of France/Finland. I imagine the pop comes from Finland…the electro from France. Muliculturalism at its best.
80s pop delivered via guitars rather than synth. Add a garage feel with a bit of punk and you’ve got BRONCHO.
Chances are her latest earworm “Ex’s and Oh’s” has already been stuck in your head at least once this summer, but Elle King is more than meets the ear. King is hilariously raunchy and an impeccable musician with personality for days. PS – She’s the daughter of Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo (A.K.A. Rob Schneider).
If you’re looking for feel-good dancey indie pop, here ya go. Knox Hamilton’s catchy, laid back tunes are what you’d imagine some kids in an Urban Outfitters ad are listening to as they cruise with the windows down. You want to hate it, but you can’t help but dance along.
Don’t forget, the gang will be tweeting, Instagraming and sharing updates on Facebook from Bonnaroo all week. Stay tuned to our Twitter @PHFDesign, to our Instagram @powerhousefactories or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/powerhousefactories to catch all our festival updates.