Edgefest Lineup Review


Samantha Mohr

Staff Writer

On April 25 the renowned Edgefest, presented by Bud Light, will commence at the Toyota Stadium.

Edgefest is a highly anticipated musical festival for any Texan alternative music lover. Any fan of true art cannot wait for that fateful April evening to jam out to their favorite well known bands with others who share the same affinity for music. Artists like Death Cab for Cutie, Yelawolf, Hozier, and New Politics plan to excite and entertain the willing crowd. Unfortunately, there will be bands there that have flown under the radar, but I am here to tell you which ones are jam-out worthy.

Most of you (hopefully) are familiar with the band Sublime. Am I right? Awesome. This band is known for their “reggae rock” sound. If you have any interest in Sublime, I would suggest giving the band Dirty Heads the chance to suit your fancy. Their music exudes a feel good vibe, making you note the “Sound of Change” in your body, mind, and soul.

Another great artist to look out for is Andrew McMahon, who performs solo under the moniker Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. McMahon is a singer,songwriter and pianist. He has come a long way in his musical career and has made the decision of going solo. The album Cecilia and the Satellite recently debut on October 14, 2014. This album was inspired by his daughter’s birth, and the songs contain very personal connotations. McMahon explores outside of his comfort zone with his new synthetic indie-pop sound. So if you are looking for some techno, relaxed, meaningful tunes, keep an ear out for McMahon.

Lastly, I want to bring to your attention the most intriguing artist on the Edgefest setlist: Girl Talk. Gregg Gillis, the artist behind the stage name, is an American deejay who specializes in making mashups of popular songs. His albums have been described as the perfect driving playlist and an even better party playlist on multiple occasions. He features some of the most well known songs, and alters them slightly to make a completely different sound and meaning to the original music. If you are ever in need of some pump up party jams, I encourage you to jump and dance around to Girl Talk.

I wholeheartedly hope that all of you alternative lovers attend the beautiful creation that is Edgefest and experience new music out of your comfort zone.