Sounds of Hopscotch 2015 #9: Big Ups

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.

Ah, the sweet sound of frantic, nervy belligerence. Big Ups leaves nothing out, writhing and howling and wailing through the morass. Foot on the gas, they take the turns way over the speed limit. And their songs are all the better for it. 

[posted 9.8.15]


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