Euphoria Fest 2017: Friday Top Picks
Euphoria Fest started off Thursday night with their best Thursday Night Pre-Party yet. Reserved only for campers, local acts Resonant Frequency, The Bishops, and Autobody all put on incredible shows and got the crowd grooving to some funky beats. They set the crowd up perfectly for Manic Focus to close the night out with his non-stop bangers that left everyone thirsty to come back tomorrow for more great music.
Check out our Day 1 Recap, as well as Euphoria’s Day 1 Recap Video.
Today marks the first full day of Euphoria Fest, and there are some amazing acts to check out today. Here are a few of them that we think will put on some ‘Euphoric’ shows today:
Sip Sip formed in summer 2009 when individuals from Austin bands Mother Falcon, Corduroi, and PowerNap collaborated to create an original summer lineup under the moniker ‘The Summertime Band’. Since then Sip Sip has accumulated 18 performers from varying musical backgrounds.
Sip Sip’s sound can be described as a blend of electronicgroove, jazz horns, rock, group vocals and crowd participation. All of this culminates in intense performances that regularly shake the foundations of the venues they frequent.
Their live performances command crowd participation and audience engagement, featuring several members in costume, party favors, and repeated chants. Don’t miss unique show at Euphoria. “When I sip, you sip, we sip.”
Flamingosis (the name comes from a free-style Frisbee moved that his father invented) is an electronic producer, beat-boxer, and entertainer from New Jersey. His real name is Aaron Velasquez and his music has been influenced by Flying Lotus, J Dilla, Madlib, and many others that have helped him craft his own unique sound of vintage funk with soulful disco music.
Flamingosis will bringing these beautiful vibes to the Euphoria Stage from 4-5pm today. Make sure you catch his infectiously energetic live show!
Magna Carda has quickly established itself as one of Austin’s top hip-hop acts. In a city that is not as well known for hip-hop, this group is changing the game and proving that there is an audience here to support their music.
Magna Carda is led by the city’s most dynamic MC-producer duo — Megz Kelli and Dougie Do — “whose work pairs like a fine wine with the meat-and-potatoes backbone of the group’s signature live instrumentation.” With their genre-defying blend of rap-meets-jazz-meets-R&B-meets-electronic, the band has quickly captured the imagination of listeners and the attention of critics alike in Austin and beyond.
They play today on Euphoria’s Dragonfly Amphitheater on the water from 4:50-5:50pm. This is a must for any hip-hop fan at Euphoria this year.
Also, make sure you check back in soon for an upcoming JamFeed interview with Magna Carda!
Pretty Lights (Live):
Derek Vincent Smith AKA Pretty Lights, is one of the most influential electronic music producers in the electronic music scene today. Pretty Lights has become an extremely influential and his sound has shaped many of the artists following in his footsteps.
Smith dropped out of school in Boulder after his freshmen year and hasn’t looked back. He continues to push the boundaries in electronic music, and this year at Euphoria he is bringing a live band to play with him on stage. This show is sure to make things even more Euphoric than his normal sets.
Even if you’ve seen Pretty Ligths beofre, this show is guranteed to be full of some amazing surprises. Derek is not one to let fans down, especially with an entire live band behind him.
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