Haerts has only released one track since they emerged last year, but their smooth rhythms and electro-synth wails have garnered a lot of attention. They were recently signed by Neon Gold records, co-founded by none other than sweetlife 2013 artist Lizzy of MS MR!
Listen to “Wings” below, and don’t worry – you’ll be hearing a lot more of what they’ve got at #sweetlife2013!
Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, twenty | one | pilots duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dunn have been nationally applauded for their uplifting pop lyrics and tunes, reflected by the sounds of the piano and guitar with killer drum beats.
Their name comes from a 1940s play called “All My Sons,” in which 21 pilots are killed in a faulty business decision. The lesson from the play is reflected in the duo’s own views:
“We are all constantly encountering moral crossroads where the decisions that benefit the ‘now’ will have consequences down the road; but the decision that might seem tough and tolling right away will ultimately be more rewarding.”
The band’s latest album, Vessel, was released in January and has seen huge success in the industry. Check out some of their tracks below & get ready for twenty | one | pilots at #sweetlife2013!
Poolside is a new project from a LA based DJ group that crafts music in their pool house turned recording studio that captures the sound of a perfect afternoon. Honing their many musical passions down to a few simple concepts, Poolside has captured the sound of a cool summer by the pool, day and night.
We’re really loving the philosophy of Gundlach Bundschu winery in Sonoma, CA. Gunlach Bundschu is a 153-year-old vineyard known for superior wine growing and has expanded its efforts to bringing the same caliber of independent music to the Wine Country. The Huichica Music Festival was conceived by owner Jeff Bundschu and Fruit Bat’s frontman Eric Johnson.
“I’d like to think Huichica is Jeff and I both living vicariously through each other. He has a dream job of running a winery on a beautiful piece of land and I’m in a band. This fest was conceived to be completely artist-friendly. It’s more like we’re throwing a party and you’re all invited. I’ve made it a point both years to book people who I not only admire artistically, but who are cool people to hang out with. It’s the ultimate way to control the vibe in a perfect way.”
- Eric Johnson, The Fruit Bats
The festival also plans on pairing great wine and music with delicious food sourced from local chefs and farms. Shout out to Gunlach Bundschu winery for living the sweetlife! Check out the video below for their most recent concert put on called Storming the Barn featuring performances by Sweetlife Festival artist Ra Ra Riot as well as the Givers + Pepper Rabbit. Also below is a playlist of some classic, California inspired tunes.
Dale Earnhardt J.r Jr.’s name and music has been catching national attention. The Detroit duo’s catchy indie pop off their EP Horse Power has gained critical acclaim and was followed up by a stunning performance at SXSW. This recording and songwriting project was created by Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott and BrooklynVegan lauded the duo as a “white hot band of the moment.” Make sure you stop by to see them play this Friday, May 13, at 1pm at sweetgreen Logan Circle.
June 27, 1984 Merriweather Post Pavilion- Grateful Dead “Little Rooster”
It’s almost here!! We can’t believe the Sweetlife Festival is this Sunday at Merriweather Post Pavilion. With a stunning lineup, epic venue, and a 73 degrees and sunny weather forecast, Sweetlife Festival is shaping up to be amazing! Check out the playlist below for some of the Sweetlife Festival artists’ best tracks, turn up the volume and repeat!
Grab a seat because this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. Sweetlife Festival set times! If you’re anything like us, prepare for an unproductive hour or two of pre-festival excitement! Here it goes…
Everything will go down on the main pavilion stage, so you won’t miss a single note. Here’s a text version of the lineup for our graphic-hating, slow-loading smartphone peeps:
Lupe fiasco’s mix of R&B beats and crafty, thought-provoking lyrics has secured his place as one of hip-hop’s greats. After a series of delays, a battle with the record company, worldwide fan protests and demands for more Lupe, Lasers was released this past March. Described by Jay Z as “a breath of fresh air,” Lupe keeps his shows simple with just a microphone and a DJ providing backup tracks, which makes for a raw environment. His voice flows with speed and finesse, contributing to a flawless rhythm. The Sweetlife Festival is just over a week away so if you haven’t gotten your ticket already head over to the ticketfly to see Lupe LIVE!