The music concert series is a popular festival of eclectic multi-genred groups, some local and some not, some small bands no one has heard of, and others bigger bands that some people have heard. Over 100 bands play in 11 venues across four days, along with VIP parties, songwriter sessions and of course, the after party – all including varying musical talents.
On the second night of the festival, newly crowned chart topper Foster the People took to the main stage. Other acts scattered through-out the 11 venues included Cults, SPELLS, Reptar and Ben Sollee. Belmont Vision reporters provide a brief look at some of the main shows.
Check out Belmont Vision photographer, Dylon Walker’s photos from Thursday’s coverage. http://bit.ly/qU6G8V
Reptar 12th Ave. Block 7:30 p.m.
SPELLS 12th & Porter 8:00 p.m. In theme with their name, the band’s inspiration is quite obviously Muse. They have the same spacey sound, lots of bass and high pitched noise and slow songs. The main singer and keyboardist closed his eyes and nodded slowly to the music and since the crowd was still fairly small, cast awkward glances at the audience members. The dark lit room fit the aura. -Jen Todd
CULTS 12th Ave. Block 8:15 p.m.
Foster the People 12th Ave. Block 9:15 p.m.
How I Became the Bomb MAI 10:30 p.m.
Ben Sollee The Station Inn 11:15 pm
Some artists just have that noticeable raw talent that can’t be taught, and Ben Sollee is surely one of them. His musical talents captivate you into a folk and blues dream. He was a perfect match for the Station Inn, which has been providing intimate bluegrass/ folk shows through the test of time. -Dylon Walker