Sounds of Hopscotch 2015 #4: Grandma Sparrow

It's that time, y'all. Hopscotch time. Despite being a relative new kid on the festival block, with every year the Raleigh festivus gets bigger and harder to ignore. And I'm delighted to report that after a brief hiatus, your intrepid hostess will be venturing down I-85 to check out this year's impressive musical offerings. The only bummer is that I can't see every band the festival has to offer. These are my Hopscotch picks, imperative listening whether you're going to be in Raleigh this coming weekend or not.

To me, listening to Grandma Sparrow calls to mind the slightly sinister, candy-coated weird and wild world of Willy Wonka (as played to perfection by Gene Wilder). The alter ego of one-third of Megafaun, Joe Westerlund, Grandma Sparrow sounds like Lewis Carroll's wackiest imaginings brought to life, to rather enjoyable effect.  

[posted 9.7.15]


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