FPSF Day 2 Picks

Avatar Jenna Khakoo

Who: Cherry Glazerr
What: Grungy Rock
When: 12:00 – 12:40
Where: Saturn Stage
Why: Lead vocalist, Clementine Cheevy, hauntingly croons over distinctively rock ’n’ roll guitar riffs to create the magic that is Cherry Glazerr. Since their formation, the band has racked up some pretty big accomplishments. In 2014, Hedi Slimane, the then creative director at Yves Saint Laurent, hand selected Cherry Glazerr’s song, “Had Ten Dollaz,” to be played at the Fall Runway show. Cherry Glazerr’s most recent album, Apocalipstick, was produced by legends, Joe Chiccarelli and Carlos De La Garza, who have worked with some of today’s biggest artists. With all of this success, it’s hard to comprehend that Cheevy only recently graduated high school…
How: Get there early and snap a few pictures. In a couple years, you’re going to want to tell your friends you saw Cherry Glazerr before they got big.

Who: Rüfüs Du Sol
What: Indie Dance
When: 4:40 – 5:40
Where: Saturn Stage
Why: Rüfüs Du Sol is a group to watch. Their sophomore album, Bloom, is certified Gold in their home country of Australia, and they won an ARIA award for Best Dance Release in 2015. In the past year, they’ve brought their smooth synths and contagious melodies to some of the biggest festivals and venues, including Coachella, Holy Ship and Red Rocks Amphitheater.
How: Ready to be induced into a state of euphoria, especially if they play Innerbloom.

Who: Jai Wolf
What: Downtempo EDM
When: 5:20 – 6:10
Where: Mercury
Why: Starting with learning the violin at age five, Sajeeb Saha, or Jai Wolf, has spent most of his life making music. Once Saha committed to his Jai Wolf project, he proved to be an unstoppable force. Jai Wolf’s big break came when Skrillex dropped his “Ease My Mind” remix at Glastonbury. Since then, Jai Wolf has topped charts all over the world, most notably after he released his single “Indian Summer” through Odesza’s label, Foreign Family Collective. Jai Wolf’s most recent EP, Kindred Spirits, showcases his detail-oriented, dreamy sound.
How: Jai Wolf’s latest EP is all about connections, so come to this show with your friends. Also, know that no one will judge you if you shed a tear when Saha drops “Indian Summer.”

Who: Portugal the Man
What: Indie Rock
When: 7:30 – 8:30
Where: Neptune Stage
Why: Portugal. the Man are bringing their catchy jams back to Houston! Portugal. the Man played a memorable show at FPSF back in 2015. If you were there, then you’ll recall lead singer, John Gourley, performed in a jacket and scarf… in Houston… in June… You can’t forget that. Portugal. the Man’s latest album was 2013’s Evil Friends, but the band released a single earlier this year, so we’re expecting new music sometime soon. At one point in the band’s history, they produced an impressive six full-length albums in the course of six years, so this will be one of the longer breaks between albums.
How: Not dressed in winter clothes and hopeful that Portugal. the Man performs their version of “Dayman” from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia like they did in 2015.

Who: Lorde or Flume
What: The Finale
When: 8:30 – 10:00
Where: Saturn Stage or Budweiser Stage
Why: Look, you’ve got two great artists from the Oceanic continent. You can’t really go wrong.
How: Utilize all your energy to have the best experience at whatever artist you choose. Happy Free Press-ing!