With the Hangout Festival set to kick off tomorrow, here is a wish list of tunes I hope to hear from the participating musicians. From Black Crowes to Bassnectar, this weekend is sure to be a blast!
Toots & the Maytals – Pressure Drop
The first time I saw Toots & the Maytals, I was in 8th grade. Easily the youngest, whitest and most sober person there, but I loved the hell out of some reggae and I was stoked to be there. It’s been a long 8 years since, but I can’t wait to see this reggae legend rock the beach!
The Shins – New Slang
I was actually only recently turned on to this band, but I’ve been really excited to see them for the first time this weekend. I hope they play this tune. It has a great melody that I think would be nicely accompanied by a breezy beach.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Mary Jane’s Last Dance
Mary Jane loves dancing on the beach. Every stoner and their dad (literally) knows what this one means.
The Black Crowes – She Talks to Angels
This is more of an American classic than the Chevrolet logo that will be all over the place this weekend. Timeless tune.
The Roots – The Seed 2.0
I’ve never seen The Roots! This set will have to tie me over until Bear Creek later on this year, but I really hope they feed me that gateway song that got me in to these guys so many years ago.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
I don’t really listen to too much Yeah Yeah Yeahs, however I’ve heard they’re great live and this song is fantastic.
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
Bassnectar – Butterfly
Most Bassnectar shows have that strong melodic string of songs that break up the main chunk of the set and the ending. I hope that the serenity of the beach brings a little more of that liquidy dubstep style Lorin knows so well.