Sounds Of Hopscotch 2018: Romantic States

Of all the festivals that exist across the US of A, Hopscotch has to be one of the best. This gem of a festival has a great location (downtown Raleigh), and benefits from seriously strong curation year after year. I've had a great time whenever I've been, and if you're heading down this year you're in for a ton of treats. I've got some suggestions for you, and I hope you'll check these folks out regardless of whether you'll be Hopscotch-ing or not.

Baltimore's Romantic States only requires two people to make a heck of a wonderful noise. The duo's songs are spare, lo-fi gems, full of awkward lyrics centered on the many pitfalls of modern life. Jim and Ilenia take turns on vocal duty, and otherwise taut drums and a lively guitar are all this pair need to get their point across.

Romantic States plays Fletcher Opera Theater on Friday night.

[posted 9.6.18]


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