First of all, I want to shout out Chelsea for the great additional coverage at this year’s Hangout Festival. We were both able to cover multiple acts every day while still finding time to see our personal choices as well. Here is my brief overview and recap.
Nova Miller is a Swedish teen indie-pop singer/songwriter who’s bound to create some color in your life. Her debut EP, “Yellow” is already taking over the charts and Miller’s here to prove she’s going to stick around for quite a while. Aside from opening for acts Jacob Sartorius and Jack and Jack, she’s also performed in the studios for Ryan Seacrest. If that isn’t impressive enough, she’s got a five-octave vocal range and plays piano, guitar and many other instruments. I can’t wait for you to get to know this talented young woman.
Reuben And The Dark has this dreamy sound that I can’t shake. It’s looming and moody but also inspirational. We chatted about taking inspiration from dreams and getting personal with songs.
Hangout Fest was hands down the best music festival I’ve been to thus far: the lineup, the hangs, the hospitality, THE BEACH! Everything down to the last detail was perfect and added up to a fun experience that I would never trade for anything. Driving eight hours from Houston to Gulf Shores on an incredibly tight budget was worth it.
Singer/songwriter Alex Stern started as a new twitter follower but she’s now turned into a friend and favorite artist. We’ve talked about music, life and recently, crushes. Her latest single, “Think About You” is about that feeling when you can’t get a certain someone out of your head. Alex is so open with everything to me and I couldn’t wait to hear the inspiration behind the single.
Dear Rouge is comprised of Drew and Danielle McTaggart who are partners in music and life. After quitting their day jobs and focusing on music full time their sound started taking off.
We love the new Caroline Grace song “Lotto” but we love the stripped down version even more. Her sultry vocals take center stage and the smooth backing instruments are a vibe that we can’t stop listening to.
Bands like Ripe are few and far between. The band is famous for their infectious energy and insane live performance. I chatted with Robbie about their live show and how they developed their signature sound.
Hangout Fest is coming up! The 3-Day festival that covers the gorgeous beaches of Gulf Shores Alabama is always one of the best fests of the season. Here’s what you need to know to prep.
I have a confession to make: despite my love for heavy underground music, I have have a soft spot for “good ‘ole boy” jams which extends to pretty much anything with a twang that makes me want to sit around a fire with my friends with a case of local beers. One of the first artists who captured that essence was Josh Ritter. His work, particularly the songs ‘Harrisburg’ and ‘A Thin Blue Frame’ became my bridge to other artists who straddled the line between rock, americana, and folk.