5 bands you shouldn't miss at Seven Sense Festival

Aug 24, 2016 at 11:24 am
5 bands you shouldn't miss at Seven Sense Festival

Cedric Burnside Project 9:35 p.m.  |  North Stage The grandson of hill country blues legend R.L. Burnside, Cedric Burnside began playing drums in his grandfather’s band when he was a kid. A traditionalist in many ways who honors the past, but, at the same time, someone who is able to modernize and throw some twists into the genre, Burnside has one of the most interesting blues projects out there right now.

Brenda 10 p.m.  |  Zanzabar Stage Part garage-rock unapologetic messiness, part chaotic pop loaded with golden hooks, Brenda makes three-minute songs that don’t waste any time — each one packed with various parts and ideas. Their album, Nightschool — which is available through their Bandcamp page — is one of my favorites to come out of Louisville so far this year.

Frederick The Younger 7 p.m.  |  North Stage A versatile indie-pop band with range, veering from upbeat harmony-heavy rock to dreamy vintage-leaning soul, Frederick The Younger has a good knack for both pushing themselves in new directions while making songs that easily catch the ear. The Louisville band recently released a five-song, self-titled EP that shows a lot of promise for an upcoming full-length.

Faux Ferocious 11 p.m.  |  Zanzabar Stage A fuzz-driven, punk-influenced band that sounds like they listened to a shitload of The Velvet Underground growing up, Faux Ferocious combines sharp simplicity with oddball elements, resulting in part gut-feeling straightforward attitude, part careful construction.

Blaire Alise & The Bombshells 4:15 p.m.  |  South Stage Influenced by rockabilly and Motown, Blaire Alise & The Bombshells are a throwback of a project that deliver big pop-hooks and booming vocals that feel pulled out of a different era.

The Seven Sense Fest takes place on Saturday, Aug. 27 on Preston Street between Zanzabar and The New Vintage. Their are four stages — one inside each bar and two outside — and music starts at 12:15 p.m. and goes all day.