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.
When our editor here at the New Nine told me to check out Mobley at Hangout Fest, I said “Mobley Who?” Mobley, an Austin-based one-man show, just came out with “Fresh Lies, Vol. I,” an enticing upbeat musical jolt of energy that catches you by the ears and has you dancing from start to finish. Mobley refers to “Fresh Lies, Vol. I” as a song cycle rather than an album, because it’s a part of a story project that he will continue for the rest of his career.
I was walking through Hangout Fest when I saw a man with sunglasses sitting on a bench wearing an “Artist” wristband. I went up to him and asked, “Are you Bahamas?” He laughed, and replied: “No, I wish.” It turns out this man was Hunter Porter, lead guitarist for Pacific Dub. He invited me to watch their set, and I’m so happy I did.
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.
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.
Barns has such a distinctive voice and his songs will get trapped in your mind. We were so excited to catch up with the up-and-coming rock babe at Hangout Fest this year, especially since he had quite the interesting show. He ended up stripping down to his boxers during his set.
We caught up with COIN at Hangout Fest, the last time we talked to the band was in February, so we were stoked to see the guys playing in Gulf Shores. If you haven’t noticed, the band has been gaining a lot of traction.
The weather didn’t look great for Grace Mitchell’s show. It had rained all morning but it had subsided for the moment. There was no one I was more excited to see on Sunday at Hangout Fest. “Now” is one of my favorite songs this year. The hard rock edge combined with 80s synths make it so instantly catchy.
Hangout Fest kicked my butt this year, but between all the walking and applying sunscreen, I got to sit for a second and ask The Suffers some questions about life, touring, and what it’s like being a band from Houston, Texas.
FLETCHER is one of the hottest up-and-coming pop acts right now. Her songs are so catchy and vibrant and they just make you feel like you can take on the world.
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