The Hangout Fest Acts We’re Excited to See

May 16, 2018admin



To us, music festival season is the greatest holiday season of all. Every year, we’re giddy to discover new acts, fawn over age-old favorites, and belt every word to our latest obsessions. We, like many music junkies, travel the country to see these artists work their magic live. There really is nothing like it. This weekend, our Founder and our Wellness Guru are hitting the sand at Hangout Fest in search of tuning out to tune in.

Of course, our ears light up at the chance to jam to huge names like The Killers and Kendrick Lamar, but we’re always fans of the underdogs. We’re not talking about the mid-tier names like Anderson .Paak, St. Vincent, Tank & The Bangas, and SZA. We definitely won’t miss those. We’re talking about the budding stars and starlets currently making waves in the music scene. Check out who we’re dying to see this weekend:

Tash Sultana

Who: She’s that long haired, viral loop goddess from down unda’. Tash Sultana‘s voice is as velvet as it gets, oozing an understated cool as she juggles a multitude of instruments. Badass is a good description.

Shallou

Who: If music could truly be described as ‘delicious’ Shallou‘s would definitely be an example in that dictionary. The American electronic producer is a master of the sensual. He makes gooey, ambient sounds feel textural and complex in a way that sets him apart from other similar artists.

Xperimento

Who: Well, you know we have to throw some serious love to these guys. The only Miami artist on the lineup, Xperimento is the definition of a party. The Latin funk outfit sways passionately from reggae and Cumbia, to everything in between. *sniff* *sniff* so proud!

Bahamas

Who: If you’re a fan of profound folk-based music, Bahamas is just the thing for you. Cut from a similar cloth s artists like Jose Gonzalez, it’s the perfect music to start the day with. Or end it. Or just always listen to. Anyway, it’s gorgeous.

Amy Shark

Who: This Australian indie-pop darling and award-winning producer has been bubbling for quite sometime. After some seriously big coverage around the SXSW circuit, Amy Shark is rising fast.

Son Little

Who: We had the pleasure of catching Son Little at SXSW this year, and he immediately became one of our favorites. His old school blues rock sound is all-encompassing, and his serious yet playful stage presence blends perfectly.

Noname

Who: Titles aside, Noname is a name you’ve probably seen on many a festival lineup lately–and with good reason. She’s blowing up the hip hop scene as one of the realest young rappers in the game.

Greta Van Fleet

Who: Whoever says that rock is dying, clearly hasn’t heard of up-and-comers Greta Van Fleet. They too have been touring the festival circuit, swooning ladies and banging heads. They’re just gentle enough to enjoy lazily, but pack a serious old school punch.