Bluesfest Day Six: Fevers, The Shins, and LCD Soundsystem

On a cold Wednesday evening, Bluesfest continued for a sixth night with an electric lineup. At the beginning of the evening, a group of keen local music supporters welcomed Fevers to the Claridge Homes Stage. Led by the melodic vocals of Sarah Bradley, the electro-indie-rock band from Ottawa is coming¬†hot off the recent release of their new album, Apologia. For their third concert at Bluesfest, Fevers performed a fair mix of dark, pleasant-sounding, and upbeat songs, and created a pleasing and ambient tone throughout the crowd. Immediately after on the City Stage was a somewhat stylistically similar performance by Phantogram. The duo from Saragota Springs, N.Y.¬†performed numerous loud and upbeat songs, fully delivering their heavy and intense sound. The filtered […]

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Festival blog: The Districts, Cypress Hill, and Phantogram

The sixth day of Bluesfest proved to be a wild one depending on which stage you were at. Before the clean cut alt-rock of The Killers took the stage later that evening, festival goers were treated to some hip-hop and electronica. Pennsylvania quartet The Districts, after Tyler, the Creator delivered a set that could only be described as out of control was a bit of a culture change. Despite their age, they seem to be an act wise beyond their years musically, serving up gritty folk rock that translates much better in a live setting than on any recording. Frontman Rob Grote comes up a lot in conversation about the act, and with good reason. The raw passion in his […]

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