Ahoy Middlebury! Through the combined powers of MCAB, WRMC, and MMU, we are proud to present S.O.S. Fest, a two-day musical bonanza. This “Start Of School” Festival aims to be the much-needed life preserver among the rising tides of schoolwork. Come feast your ears on an 8-act lineup boasting bands from Midd to the Pacific, with genres ranging from R&B to indie rock. Here’s a breakdown of what’s in store:
Iron Eyes Cody: Everything from slow and haunting to dancy and electrifying, Iron Eyes Cody utilizes saxophone, harmonica, modulated guitar and electric piano to create a diverse sound. The group’s lyrically intense, original songs can best be described as the soundtrack to your next road trip.
Caroline Rose: A gospel meets country meets blues meets alternative potpourri of toe tapping poetry set to music, this Burlington-based, self proclaimed modern-day hobo screams ‘MURCIA.
TV Girl: Poppy-chillwave never felt so good. This pop-duo blurs the line between multi-colored pop-hop and bittersweet nostalgia to create a sound that will have you whistling their tunes long after they’ve left the stage.
Delicate Steve: Steve is back to serve up a fresh plate of tasty licks. With flying guitar riffs bathed in folksy twang, Delicate Steve’s sound is freedom embodied.
Milk Chocolate: They’ve been known to be funky. To be reggae. To groove. You’ve no doubt heard of them around campus. Come out student band/delicious beverage Milk Chocolate and experience the dairy goodness.
Modern Diet: The second in a back-to-back billing of bands with names relating to food, Modern Diet mixes up indie rock with R&B to create delectably catchy jams with zero calories!
Poor Remy: You may remember them from their soulful performance at McCulloughfest 2k13 or you may just be a fan of their upbeat folk tunes. Poor Remy is the type of band that makes you feel like you’re singing around a campfire with your closest friends even when there are no fires to be found.
Vundabar: Hailing from Boston and bringing the surf vibez Beantown is known for is three piece garage rock outfit Vundabar. Their debut album, Antics, is chock full of zippy guitar riffs and falsettos.
When: Friday, September 12th – Saturday, September 13th, 7 PM both nights
Where: Voter Lawn