Just last week, Music Midtown released the line up for this year and to say that emotions were running wild would be an understatement. I personally was ecstatic after seeing the line up for this year, and I quickly made the decision that I need to attend this festival no matter what, and I figured this blog post would be about why you might want to as well. Below are some reasons why I think this line up is actually great, despite what some people might say.
Okay, so the first name that you’ll most likely see on the line up is the act I’m most looking forward to this year, and that act is The Killers. That’s right, the band that brought you Mr. Brightside, Somebody Told Me, When You Were Young and many more other hits are coming back to Atlanta for the first time in years! Though I’ve yet to see this band live, I’ve watched their Royal Albert Hall performance and it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen.
It doesn’t stop there though, along with the Killers; we have twenty one pilots, Beck, and Deadmau5.
If you haven’t heard of twenty one pilots yet, I strongly recommend you change that. Having followed this band for three years, I remember when they came to Atlanta and were performing at Center Stage and now they’re headlining Music Midtown. twenty one pilots gives a show that’s not only memorable but moving and inspiring. Go to their set, honestly, you won’t regret it. Just be prepared for the very dedicated fanbase that’s going to be singing along to every word of every song they perform.
Beck is one of the names that almost everyone in the alternative music scene knows, and though I’m only familiar with a couple of his songs like “Girl” and “Loser”, I recommend going to see him just because of the name he’s made for himself. The man is extremely talented and I know that he’s going to give a great live show.
Deadmau5: Back when I went through my dubstep days, Pandora would always play Deadmau5 (pronounced Deadmouse), and I would love it. Though I may not listen to electronic, house music or dubstep as much, I know that Deadmau5 is going to give a great live show and have everyone in the crowd jumping and having a good time.
The line up doesn’t stop there though; other names include:
Alabama Shakes: If you’re into blues rock with a whole lot of soul, Alabama Shakes is the perfect band for you. They’re a Grammy Award winning band, and rightfully so, Brittany Howard’s vocals are something that can’t be matched and they sound just like the studio, if not even better live.
G-Eazy: Probably most well known for his song “Me, Myself and I”, G-Eazy is known to give an incredible live show, and I’m sure that’s not going to stop at Midtown. The last time he was in Atlanta, he was at the Tabernacle and I heard nothing but great things about him. Can’t wait to see him live.
The Lumineers: I fell in love with the Lumineers first studio album, “The Lumineers” and then just when I thought I couldn’t love them more than I already did, they released “Cleopatra” with the hit “Ophelia.” I’ve been trying to see them for years now, and I’m so glad Music Midtown is giving me the opportunity to do so.
Melanie Martinez: Melanie Martinez is a girl who’s quickly making a name for herself in the alternative genre and from what I’ve seen, gives a memorable live show. With as creative and talented this girl is, I can’t wait to see what she’s going to bring to the stage at Music Midtown.
DNCE: DNCE is actually on my Must-See list for this festival and I’m not ashamed to admit it. With such a fun, feel good, vibe they provide with just their music, I can’t wait to their live show and how they’re going to convey that same energy.
Kesha: I can’t even begin to describe how I felt when I saw that Kesha was going to be performing at Music Midtown. After everything that she’s had to go through with Dr.Luke and Sony Music, I am truly so happy to see that she’s performing again and I will definitely be watching her set, no matter what.
Band Of Horses: I’ve loved this band since I first heard the song “Funeral” off their album “Everything All the Time” and I have been trying to see them since, since every video I’ve seen of them live, I have loved. With their new album “Why Are You Okay” just having released earlier this month, it’s a live show you don’t want to miss.
James Bay: If you have yet to experience the beauty that is James Bay, stop reading this article and find the quickest music streaming site and listen to him. I’m serious, with such a unique voice and amazing song-writing skills, James Bay should be on everyone’s playlist.
CHVRCHES: CHVRCHES are a synthpop band that have done an amazing job of incorporating indie pop and electronic dance into their sound. It honestly sounds like a good time waiting to be had by all.
St. Lucia: When I first heard St.Lucia’s “All Eyes On You” about two years ago, I didn’t know what I loved more. The songwriting, the vocals, or the amazing saxophone solo that happens in the middle of the song. Having just released an amazing album this year entitled, “Matter”, I can’t wait to catch this set.
There are so many more amazing acts that are going to be at Music Midtown and you can check them out, and the rest of what Music Midtown entails at: http://www.musicmidtown.com/
Music Midtown has given us an amazing line up year after year and this one is no exception. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Leave a comment telling me what you think and who you wish was on the line up as well.
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