BLED Fest, one of our favorite music festivals, is just a couple of days away! Now, while we're looking forward to attending and to be talking safe sex, inclusion, and music, we're also looking forward to all the awesome performances! To get you pumped for the all the amazing music, we've put together an itinerary for you so you don't miss any of the action!
Knuckle Puck – Dime Detroit Stage 8:20 – 8:55
With panicking, raspy voices leaning purposefully against audacious guitars and vigorous drums, Knuckle Punk has built an empire for themselves in the pop punk world. Their amalgamation of antiquated punk and modern-day emo is even more buzzworthy when paralleled to their pedigree as a cover band in Chicagoland bars.
Plus they can 1975 as well as The 1975:
Kevin Devine – Dime Detroit Stage 3:15 – 3:45
For well over a decade, Kevin Devine has been a pillar of the indie rock community that embraces Brand New and friends. Known for his zealously enthusiastic storytelling and emotive vocal explosions, Devine has amassed a devoted and dutiful fan base from his long spanning solo career and his supergroup Bad Books, which features Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra. Most recently, Devine kicked out a series of 6 vinyl splits, featuring appearances by the likes of Jesse Lacey (Brand New), Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) and Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy).
The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Dime Detroit Stage 7:15 – 7:50
There is am irrefutable gloom that accompanies TWIABP. With complicated songs that often dive unapologetically into self-reflection, it is blatantly clear that the band is not making music for fans. With keyboards, violins, and trumpets entangled with percussion and traditional guitars, the emotional wall of sound shapes enchantingly and best experienced live.
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties – Dime Detroit Stage 1:25 – 2:00
You like Pop Punk? You dig The Wonder Years? Do you like raw and personal storytelling?
Dan “Soupy” Campbell is your guy. Thank me later.
Superheaven – Wax Bodega Stage 8:55 – 9:30
Following this tour (with fellow Bled Fest participants Creepoid and The Spirit of The Beehive) Superheaven, who hits every fan of 1990s rock right in the feels, will shut the lights off. So, logically speaking, you’ve got one shot to catch the Side One Dummy darlings before they ride off into the sunset to taking a hiatus while pursuing things the their personal lives. Why not show up and send them out the right way?
Pentimento - Wax Bodega Stage 2:00 – 2:50
If you asked me who the next Brand New or Taking Back Sunday will be, I wouldn’t pause before answering Pentimento. Possessing every aspect of what makes a band buzzworthy, the band is bound to join the ranks of other New York/New Jersey alumni that changed the scene and moved the world.
The Cardboard Swords – Punk Talks 2:05 – 2:30
Without question, The Cardboard Swords are my sleeper pick of 2016 Bled Fest. However, since discovering on the bill, I’ll listened to their spoken word toungue-twister “Flannel” on a loop.
If you don’t find them brilliant in a Daniel Johnston or The Moldy Peaches kind of way you’re kidding yourself. No really, check it out:
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