Friday, August 30, 2013

Sounds Of Hopscotch 2013 #8: Speedy Ortiz

Hard as it may be to believe, it's once again time for Hopscotch. One of my favorite festival happenings, Hopscotch is a mere hop, skip, and a jump or two from the DC metro in lovely Raleigh, North Carolina. For the past few years they've been reeling in some seriously impressive lineups, and this year looks to be no different. Thanks to scheduling conflicts, I won't be heading down for this year's sonic extravaganza, but (not at all surprisingly) I've got recommendations on who to check out if you're heading to the fest.

I was pleased as punch to see Speedy Ortiz on the lineup card for this year's Hopscotch. After all, I've loved up on these Massachusettians before, and frankly, they're only getting better. Led by badass riot chick Sadie Dupuis, Speedy Ortiz sounds like all the best of the 90s, cutting the chaff and sticking with the wheatiest riffs, muddiness, and attitude. In other words, it's not music for the faint of heart. A definite must-see. 


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