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Get Excited for TBD: Soundcloud Artist Preview

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TBD Fest is less than a month away and we got a sweet preview at the FYF Fest last weekend of what to expect from some of the artists’ performances. Here’s who we saw and who we’re stoked to see in our own backyard.

Purity Ring

After seeing Kanye West’s insanely energetic set and sprinting to the other side of the festival to see Purity Ring, it felt as if I walked into an otherly world. The Canadian electronic duo began in 2010 and have been creating dreamy, synth-pop music ever since with Megan James on vocals and Corin Roddick handling production during their live sets.

Toro y Moi

Better known for his stage name Toro y Moi, Chaz Bundick is a multi-genre talented producer. The Fader recently published an article announcing Toro Y Moi’s surprise release of a full length album, Samantha, which Bundick has uploaded to Dropbox for fans to download and enjoy.

Death Grips

This native Sacramento hip hop group will be an exciting presence to at a festival held in their hometown! The group formed in 2010 and made their signature sound by merging experimental hip-hop and metal. Their high intensity sets are not for the weak with red lightning, mosh pits and insane energy that can be felt even from the back of the crowd. The band disbanded July 2014, but reformed early in 2015 and have proven that they’re coming back better than ever.


 

I’m really excited to see what TBD 2015 has in store for Sacramento. Although it’s only the second annual festival, last year’s debut in The Bridge District proved they’re an up-and-coming festival to reckon with. Last year’s stage productions were stellar with great sound and lightning. The festival also had an immersive environmental feel with art installations throughout the festival grounds.

Here’s a Soundcloud playlist I created so you can get stoked about the incredible music line-up! Check out more information for TBD Fest at tbdfest.com.

And if you missed out on FYF Fest feel free to check out their website and stay tuned for next year’s announcements!

>>CONNECT WITH TBD FEST<<

Website: tbdfest.com
Facebook: facebook.com/tbdfest
Twitter: @tbdfest
YouTube: TBD Fest

>> CONNECT WITH FYF FEST <<

Website: fyffest.com
Facebook: facebook.com/FYFFest
Twitter: @fyffest
Instagram: @fyffest

>>CONNECT WITH TORI<<

Website: toraaae.com
Instagram: @toraaae

Photo: Toro y Moi by Andrew Subiela/CC Flickr

About the author

Victoria Kobayashi

Victoria is a music and arts contributor reporting on live events and festivals happening throughout California. She was born and raised in Sacramento and recently graduated from the University of California, Davis, majoring in Design and minoring in Professional Writing. Her hobbies include browsing through fashion blogs, photography, listening to new music, thrift store shopping and going on weekend road trips. She's always down for an adventure and meeting new people.

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