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- Posted on Aug 2nd 2012 1:30PM by Dan Reilly
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Ease into the three-day festival with the British singer's gentle-yet-entrancing soul tunes. You'll be smiling for hours after, no matter how long the bathroom lines get.
Friday, 1:30, Playstation Stage
Sharon Van Etten
The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter's third album Tramp is one of our favorites of the year. Her three-piece band helps bring that record to life, leading to a heart-stopping performance that Van Etten will often pepper with her unique sense of humor (like calling a bandmate a jagoff).
Friday, 3PM, Playstation Stage
We told you to watch this Minneapolis hip-hop collective at the beginning of the year. Then we brought them in for a studio taping. If you need further proof of their excellence, check out their live show, which features not only their group songs but cuts from each member's solo outings. It's an early set, but you'll be getting down so hard that you'll sweat out your hangover. I speak from SXSW experience.
Saturday, 12:45PM, Red Bull Soundstage
As the dudes from Nada Surf and WATERS can attest, Delta Spirit's anthemic songs and unrelenting live show makes it hard for anyone to follow them. While most artists leave their biggest songs to the end, the San Diego rockers play a full set that seems like one peak after another (not a drug reference, honest).
Saturday, 2:15PM Bud Light Stage
If you're looking to dance but aren't into the EDM stuff, check out Merrill Garbus and company's Afro-beat, loop-heavy set. It'll be the perfect, upbeat way to get you energized for the night's party.
Saturday, 5PM, Sony Stage
I mean, come on.
Saturday, 8:45PM, Google Play Stage
Trampled by Turtles
Minnesota bluegrass with ludicrous-speed picking and stomping beats? Yep, pretty much sums up TBT.
Sunday, 2:15 Red Bull Soundstage
Dum Dum Girls
The quartet plays their songs with a joyful aggression many bands, female or otherwise, fail to match. Songs about death and despair are rarely as fun as when Dum Dum Girls are belting them out.
Sunday, 3:30PM, Google Play Stage