Electronic artist Grimes canceled her appearance earlier this month.
Friday April 27:
7:00 p.m.: Pissed Jeans, a hardcore punk band from Allentown, Pa., that uses jarring, aggressive vocals and pairs it with mundane riffs to create their edgy sound.
Their latest album, King of Jeans, was released in 2009. It's the band’s third album and second album for Sub Pop Records, a label also known for featuring artists such as Beach House, Fleet Foxes, and Mogwai.
“False Jesii Part 2”, a song from King of Jeans, showcases how the band stays true to its punk roots with lyrics that can be noted as a mantra for nonconformists.
Other albums include Shallow (2005) and Hope for Men (2007). The band can be found at @ThePissedJeans.
The album featured artists such as Dom Kennedy, Nero and Tyler the Creator, as well as an array of catchy hooks, pounding beats and clever lyrics.
Watch his video for the song "Ridin' Round Town" here.
9:00 p.m.: Scott Hansen, known as Tycho,
is an electronic artist from San Francisco, whose latest album, Dive,
uses ethereal melodies and relaxed synths to produce ambient music, such
as on the track “Adrift.”
Hansen began as a freelance graphic designer, according to his blog, and designs his own album covers and clothing.
10:00 p.m.: The Montreal indie rock band’s, Islands,
latest album A Sleep & a Forgetting is different than their
previous album, Vapours and Arm’s Way. The band’s cheerful arrangements
in their earlier albums are subdued on A Sleep & a Forgetting.
11:30 p.m.: The transgender, New Orleans-based "bounce music" artist Big Freedia.
Saturday April 28:
6:00 p.m.: Bio Ritmo is a salsa group, made up of ten members from Virginia, “celebrating 20 years of Salsa innovation”, according to the band’s site.
La Verdad the salsa ensemble’s seventh album was released in 2011 by Electric Cowbell Records.
On the album, the song “Dina’s Mambo” begins with a familiar base-line found in most salsa songs but is quickly shadowed by an organ. “Caravana Del Vejigante” sounds like a classic salsa song from pioneers Hector Lavoe and Willie Colon, but with a hint of lively synths that can be heard throughout the song.
7:00 p.m.: Cloud Nothings, a lo-fi indie quartet from Cleveland, Ohio, are an homage to the 90’s. Their third LP, Attack on Memory, from Carpark Records, shows the band’s versatile styles of 90’s rock.
8:00 p.m.: Coming from the Catskills, The Felice Brothers' songs are poetic stories of the emotionally and physically damaged. The lyrics to “Frankie’s Gun” from their first album The Felice Brothers, for instance, are intense but still composes a free-spirited, melodic tune. The vocals of Ian Felice can be compared to Bob Dylan’s passionate demeanor.
9:00 p.m.: EMA, a noise-inspired singer/songwriter who "grew up in the dive bars and rotten graveyards of South Dakota," according to her website. She was named band of the day by the Guardian in April last year and "Artist to Watch" by Rolling Stone in May the same year. Her song "The Grey Ship" is available through Soundcloud.
10:00 p.m.: Idle Warship is the newest music project from Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli. The duo is made up of Kweli and Philadelphia indie artist, Res. Kweli’s rhymes mesh well with Res’s soulful voice. This can be heard in the song “Laser Beams” off of their album Habits of the Heart.
11:30 p.m.: The Culture Shock After Party, presented by Purchase’s hip hop club, will be hosted by DJ Nina Sky. Nina Sky is well known for 2004’s “Move Ya Body”. Since then, the duo, made up of Nicole and Natalie Albino, are still making dance crowd-pleasers, such asthe track “Day Dreaming,” which will appear on their second, upcoming album Nicole and Natalie, according to their blog.
Culture Shock will be held on April 27 and 28.
Additional reporting by Craig Vacek.
Photos courtesy of the official announcement video and last.fm