Music News: Big Guava Festival

Good day friends! It’s been a stressful week full of rain and sorrows, but I just know that tomorrow is going to be a brighter day. Even though it’s cold and rainy now, it will be hot and rainy soon enough, and that means summer. And summer means music festivals. But, if you’re from Florida, you know that we don’t have any big music festivals. Our festivals are usually centered on farming, eating, or guns. But, this summer is the start of something great. Enjoy.

Big Guava Music Festival: May 2-4 2014

 
Three days, more than 20 acts, and enough fun to blind small children, that’s right kids it’s the Big Guava Festival. Produced by the all-powerful musical overlords Live Nation, Big Guava Fest is something new and exciting for Florida music lovers to lose their minds over. I randomly stumbled upon Big Guava, and could not be more enthralled. We’re talkin’ Outkast. We’re talkin’ Vampire Weekend. We’re talkin’ me pooping my pants in anticipation. I cannot wait for this summer!

This is the first time I can recall Florida having a decent sized music festival, and it’s something that we’ve needed for a long time. Anyone who has ever been in Florida during the summer knows it’s hell. But, what could be a better reason to brave heat? There’s going to be so many great acts, from many different genres. Haim is playing. You guys know how much I love Haim. Oh you don’t? Well here’s a subtle plug to remind you. And here’s another so I can tell you how excited I am that Deap Vally is also playing.

And here’s a graphic with everyone who’s playing!

Tickets to the three day event are $191.10 after fees. This is an event is a beautiful thing for central Florida. Hopefully it will become an annual event, grow larger, and kick ass. See you there.

Artist Spotlight: Deap Vally

Like the Black Keys, but with Bigger Balls

Today I’m introducing a new part of The Vinyl Warhol, my Artist Spotlight. Here’s the breakdown, when I come upon a new artist, from the Orlando area, or that I just think rule, I’m going to let you all know about them. Because, for me at least, finding a new band dive into makes any day ten times better. I want you guys to get in on it too! If you are in a band or find a band you think I should spotlight, send me an email, tweet them to me, or just post a comment. Like I said, I love finding new music, any and all genres apply. 

Deap Vally

Deap Vally are an all-girl, two-piece blues rock band, from Los Angeles. And let me start by saying these two kick some major ass! “Oh, they’re good for girls!” NO! They are more filthy, and can probably out drink, 90% of the boy bands who call themselves rock stars. Fortunately for all of you, Deap Vally’s debut album Sistronix, comes out on October 8, so now is the perfect time to get into them.

The best way to describe Deap Vally, is dirty. Lindsey Troy’s vocals remind me of ACDC’s Brian Johnson, but with more flavor. Drummer Julie Edwards, says she was heavily influenced by Meg White, of The White Stripes. Aggression-wise I can agree. But, Edwards is a much more technical drummer, not knocking Meg, but simplicity was her thing. In songs like “Gonna Make My Own Money” she comes pounding in, that would scare most male-drummers. 

Deap Vally’s music speaks for itself. Just listen, and let me know what you think, is there a band that you think is better than Deap Vally that I should know about? Then speak up. Because it’s “The End of the World”, and I’m going out with Deap Vally.

 Listen to Deap Vally on Spotify! 

Check out Rock It Out! Blog’s interview with Deap Vally.