East Side Hootenanny Week 3 feat. Goodbye June, El El, The Jag & CoinPop/Rock
Outdoor festivals are a great way to get to know your local parks while enjoying some live music, so it was a double bummer when rain called off the first installment of the inaugural East Side Hootenanny two weeks ago. Luckily, the forecast looks better for this weekend’s event. Jump-starting the festivities will be COIN, enthusiastic purveyors of polished dance-friendly pop, who celebrate the release of their new EP, 1992. Up next is The JAG, whose Bomb-Shelter-recorded debut Mississippi Acid Pine Highway Tour delivers impressive grit and smolder with vintage psychedelic blues, soul and jazz topped with frontman Aaron King’s voice — he’s one of the most likely heirs to Rod Stewart we’ve heard in a hot minute. El El, the new project from former members of Heypenny, concoct an infectious, ambitious blend of Afrobeat and synth pop. And finishing out the evening is Goodbye June, a band that approaches heartfelt ballads and high-energy pluralist rock with equal gusto, as evidenced by their new video for “Microscope” — it features former Titans coach Jeff Fisher as a sheriff with an unsettlingly strict litter policy.
Sat, May 18 | 4:00 PM