Friday’s 5 Must See Acts for Counterpoint, Map Released
Alright, alright. In continuation from Thursday’s 5 must see acts at Counterpoint Music Festival, we’ve got another dish to serve you – Friday. Think of Thursday as an appetizer to chill you out from your long drive and then get you amped for the weekend ahead.
DON’T GET LOST. Treasure Map to Music lies right here!
But I know the kids of our ADHD generation only have general attention spans comparable to that of a squirrel, so I’ll get right to it.
And remember, there’s no order. Don’t put that kind of pressure on me. If I had to, this post wouldn’t get done for weeks. All the artists on this line-up for Friday are talented (for the most part at least, won’t say names…), but we’re going to give you the acts you wouldn’t see otherwise. Don’t get me wrong, I love Bassnectar and Excision sets just as much as the next basshead, but let’s expose you to the acts you couldn’t really catch down in the Southeast.
1. Theophilus London, Friday 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Point Stage
This Brooklyn-based MC has been in the scene for a hot minute now, pushing out tracks with TV on the Radio’s Davie Sitek, Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara, and more. Theophilus London fuses hip-hop and indie rock together, also having influential roots ranging from soul-pop to contemporary electro.
Recently, London had his tracks remixed by such artists as Fred Falke, RAC, Gigamesh and my personal favorite right here, Brodinski.
2. Tokimonsta, Friday 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Backbeat Tent
That Tokimonsta, she’s so hot right now. I’m not only talking about her natural beauty. Jennifer Lee has emerged into the Los Angeles scene. It’s funny, when I first heard her I thought, “Wow, it’s like if Flying Lotus had a sex change.” Turns out, he felt the same way (minus the grotesque imagery) and signed her to BRAINFEEDER. BRAINFEEDER is Flying Lotus’ label and one of the hottest out on the West Coast, according to LA Weekly. Don’t miss it, see what LA is chattin’ about.
Oh and would you look at that, she recently remixed one of Gainesville’s up-and-coming acts Hundred Waters, whom are newly signed under OWSLA, check out the post we did on them! HUNDREDWATERZSOGEWD.
3. Crystal Castles, Friday 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Counterpoint Stage
If you’ve never seen Alice Glass flail her fragile body, smash cymbals, or give it her all on stage live, well now’s your chance. I’ve had a crush on her ever since hearing “Crimewave” for the first time getting high at a friends house back in high school. Their lo-fi melancholic sound is emulated through the way Glass preforms. I shouldn’t have to convince you to check them out, this is more of a “Hey, Crystal Castles at this time and at this place,” sort of reminder. So, in short, go.
Oh, and this. If you know me on a personal level, you know my obsession with Bloc Party.
4. M83, Friday 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., Point Stage
We were so beyond excited to see M83 at this year’s Ultra, and then it was just total fail because their set got all fuxed up. Even still, the mastery and beauty of those two songs made it one of the best sets of the fest. Now, you’ve got the chance to experience it first-hand, hopefully with no technical difficulties getting in the way. And don’t forget Miami, you’ve got the chance to catch them in a much more personal setting; the Fillmore on September 26.
5. Fool’s Gold Clubhouse 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., Backbeat Tent
Alright, so you if hang here all night, you’re gonna miss “Le7els.” Wait, no you won’t. You’ve already heard it enough. Why not enjoy a selections of hot talent from one of the freshest labels around? Nick Catchdubs, Oliver, Treasure Fingers? Yes plz. And A-Trak topping it all off? He’s probably going to bring the heat. Post-button pusher debate/revolution, A-Trak’s been on the front lines of proving that cheese-head motherfucker wrong. Def gotta see this.