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Hangout Festival Preview: 8 songs I hope to hear on the beach

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

Isn’t she?

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.


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