15 great indie artists to check at Pemby Fest
A list of 15 of the best underground acts to grace Pemberton in 2015.
Allie X (Mount Currie 3-4 p.m.)
Toronto synth-pop songstress, danse macabre.
Gay Nineties (Pemberton 4-5 p.m.)
Local pop rockers with an exuberant live show.
BADBADNOTGOOD (Bass Camp 1-2 a.m.)
Beat-makers, risk takers, jazz nerds. These Toronto boys just released an album with Ghostface Killah—SAY WHAT? (Warning: video contains offensive language.)
Courtney Barnett (Whistler 1:15-2:15 p.m.)
This dear Australian sing-talker put out this year’s best rock record.
Shakey Graves (Pemberton 1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Texas stomp-box whiskey rock—helluva good time.
tUnE-yArDs (Whistler 3:15-4:30 p.m.)
Merrill Garbill is one of the great loop-stationers of our generation, always face-painted to the nines.
Run The Jewels (Pemberton 3:45-4:45 p.m.)
This unexpected pair of 40-year-olds released everyone’s favourite rap record of 2014. Also, Killer Mike is now a regular political pundit. (Warning: video contains offensive language and violence.)
Pomo (Bass Camp 12:15-1:15 p.m.)
Well, his name’s Pomo (which is pretty awesome), and he’s one of Vancouver’s best electronic musicians.
Earl Sweatshirt (Pemberton 1:30-2:30 p.m.)
He released his debut album Earl at 16 to mass proclamations of rap genius; in 2015, he continues to hone his masterful craft. Oh, and he’s Kendrick Lamar’s favourite artist. (Warning: video contains offensive language.)
Father John Misty (Mount Currie 2:30-3:30 p.m.)
I bet you didn’t know the drummer from Fleet Foxes had such a colourful personality.
Hundred Waters (Bass Camp 3:15-4:15 p.m.)
These genre-destroyers have one of the most visually spectacular live shows you’ll ever see.
Sango (Bass Camp 4:30-5:30 p.m.)
Michigan producer spinning some seriously smooth beat music. (Warning: song contains offensive language.)
Tobias Jesso Jr. (Mount Currie 4:30-5:30 p.m.)
Formerly of Vancouver’s The Sessions, Tobias Jesso Jr. is the emotive piano man that will surely break your heart.
Real Estate (Whistler 5:30-6:45 p.m.)
Quintessential festival music: sip your beer, close your eyes, and sway.
A$AP Ferg (Bass Camp 7:00-8:00PM)
He just might be the most entertaining rapper alive. Last year, he wrote a song about his experience playing at Bonaroo; maybe if you’re a cool enough crowd, he’ll write a song about Pemberton. (Warning: video contains offensive language.)
Are you going to Pemby? Who are you excited to see? Tell me on Twitter (or not): @thatlaba