Live at the Vineyard 2013 – The Lineup
In case you haven’t already heard, you can win a trip from 107.5 Zoo FM to the Live at the Vineyard festival in Napa, Calif., where you’ll get to see Tegan and Sara, the Goo Goo Dolls and New Kids on the Block! They’re just the tip of the iceberg, though: An eclectic mix of up-and-coming artists round out the festival lineup. Who are these artists, you ask? Well, scroll down to read all about them!
Named after the Herman Wouk novel of the same name, Youngblood Hawke originated in Los Angeles just a little over a year ago, so they still have a lot to prove. However, they’re already well on their way with a self-titled EP and debut single released in 2012. Musically, the band is generally classified as “indie pop.” Think Fun., but arguably even more so.
If you’re a fan of NBC’s “The Voice,” you may already be familiar with Vicci Martinez. In 2011, the singer placed third in the debut season of the reality talent show. Even before her stint on “The Voice,” Martinez already had an established music career with several albums under her belt. The music she writes is often very personal and generally driven by acoustic guitar.
Alpha Rev is a four-piece alt-rock group formed in 2005 by Casey McPherson, whose previous band Endochine saw modest success touring with acts like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Staind. While Endochine had a spacey, Radiohead-inspired sound, Alpha Rev offers up relatively straightforward alternative rock with elements of country. The band has put out three albums so far, with the third album – “Bloom” – having just been released Tuesday, March 19.
Virginia “Gin” Wigmore is a young singer-songwriter from Auckland, New Zealand. Since 2008, she has released two albums on a major label, as well as three EPs. Her voice is… interesting, to say the least. It’s not exactly what you’d imagine based on her appearance. Her music is catchy, though.
The Wild Feathers
The Wild Feathers is a band with roots in folk, country, blues and rock. The band is still fairly young, having formed in 2010 and only now gearing up to release their debut album. They’re off to a strong start though, having already toured with the likes of Surfer Blood and Paul Simon, with a couple of Bob Dylan tour dates lined up for April. Their music is southern-fried and absolutely stomp-tastic. Think Cage the Elephant meets The Wallflowers.
Matt Hires is an eclectic singer-songwriter from Tampa, Fla. Drawing from a wide variety of influences, such as The Band, Wilco and Ryan Adams, Hires has described his music as “alterna-folk-pop” to Metromix Tampa Bay. He was the first artist to sign to F-Stop Records, a subsidiary of Atlantic. To date, he’s put out one studio album and four EPs, the most recent one – “Forever” – was released this past February.
Bronze Radio Return
With a name harkening back to the days of tube radio, Bronze Radio Return is determined to revive the roots music that the band members grew up listening to. The band was formed in 2008 by a sextet of mostly students from the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Conn. So far, they’ve independently released one EP and two full-length albums, and they’re planning to release a third later this year.