Musikfest Picks for Day 6 – Wednesday, August 7th

by theelvee_w2oe3m

Ah, day 6.  Wednesday.  One more step closer to the big finale.  We’ve got only three picks for you today, but they’re three damn good ones.  Rest up because tomorrow’s line-up has an overwhelming amount of awesomeness in it.

South Side

Access Royaleperforming from 11pm to 12am at the TD Bank Community Stage at the Air Products Town Square
This indie pop DC group likens themselves to the Foo Fighters of Pavement, but they’re a bit more B104 than WZZO, if you will.  Still, their single “Hide” is multi-layered and solid, uplifting without being cloying.

Also, the Steel Pub is having a Kan Jam with Sly Fox brewery.  They’ll be sampling their various beers and have Rt 113 IPA and Royal Weisse on draft, as well as have a Kan Jam setup to play.

North Side

Boogie Wonder Bandperforming from 5:30pm to 8pm at Festplatz
Boogie is in the name.  There will be disco.  There will be funk.  There will be ridiculous costumes.  If you go to this show and don’t have fun you’re dead inside.

Gangstagrassperforming from 7:30pm to 9pm at Volksplatz
One of the most memorable bands of last year, Gangstagrass is making their return.  Last year they drew a huge crowd on Main Street and now they’re back at a bigger, better venue.  This unlikely combo of bluegrass and rap/hip-hop is one of the most unique, interesting mashups we’ve heard.

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guzzle211 August 7, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Always look forward to your picks (and reviews) each year!

I walked through over lunch today and Joyous was in the middle of a real groovy set (the lead singer was on fire,) Zaire was rocking and putting down some real good guitar licks, and The Joanie Leeds Duo was doing their thing, interacting with the young crown and having fun.

I’m going to try and catch Boogie Wonder Band and Gangsta Grass after work, while enjoying a Founder’s Pale Ale mug fill (followed probably by Sixpoint Bengali Tiger) from Wooden Match.

Unrelated side ramble: even though they are playing Steel Stacks next month, I am bummed by the lack of March Fourth this year. That’s definitely the most energy I’ve seen under one tent since Los Straitjackets

The El Vee August 8, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Agreed, the lack of March Fourth is a pretty big bummer, but at least the Mummies are back for a free show tomorrow.


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