I've been to a festival or two in my day, and while all have been enjoyable, not many come close to capturing the magic of Hopscotch. Around since 2010, this warm and welcoming festival in the warm and welcoming city of Raleigh, NC, keeps getting better and better. The lineup always features big names, buzzy names, names you probably haven't heard yet, and names you soon won't be able to get out of your head. I'm absolutely crushed not to be going this year, but have many suggestions about who to see if you're lucky enough to be heading down 9/8-10. And even if you're not going either, give these folks a listen.
If you've ever wondered what "transcentennial nostalgia rock" might sound like, wonder no more! Charlestonians Secret Guest are happy to demonstrate. A little scuzz, a little slacker, a little sonic discombobulation. Catch these dudes live while the original lineup is still doing their thing.