Festival Preview: Music Midtown

Music Midtown    Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA    September 21+22

After parading across the country to see music festivals this summer, there is finally a fest that is close to home. It’s not as massive as Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza but last year’s Music Midtown in Atlanta, GA had an atmosphere that could match all of the top festivals. It takes place at the end of September in a lovely park in Atlanta called Piedmont Park. There are only two stages and the way the set times work make it so you are able to see every single band who are play the festival if you wanted. Quite clever in my opinion.

This year the lineup boasts a variety of huge artists such as Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, and The Avett Brothers. However, it also features two smaller bands who have quite a following here in Columbia, O’Brother and Civil Twilight. Then there are female-fronted acts, Florence + The Machine and LP who have quite differing levels of fame, but both can belt out a high note like nobody else. It’s the perfect time for a festival like this, and features cheap ticket prices for the amount of bands you get to see.

You can buy tickets and see the lineup through the website: http://musicmidtown.com/

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Yes, I was named after famous british polar bear Rupert. In fact, I was named after a cat that was named after that cartoon bear. This is exactly the reason why I’d have to say an orange cat is my spirit animal. Though, it’s kind of more like this cat is my spirit goddess. My spirit animal is a bit more like a grizzly duck, which is a grizzly bear with a duck’s beak. Two reasons: 1) When I wake up I am angry and grumble a lot, like a grizzly bear but once I wake up I am (usually) friendly and I quack a lot, and 2) I own a sweater with a grizzly bear on it and one with a duck on it. I am obviously obsessed with music and everything to do with music. I have been to over 80 concerts, I am in a band called One Two Skidoo, and I also co-host a radio show of that same name on WUSC. I was born in a country called London (I would say England, but you Americans seem to be set on the fact that England is only London). I was actually born in Brighton, England, but I don’t wanna confuse you too much so we’ll say I’m from London. I then moved to a super freezing area of Canada. You’re probably thinking “but all of Canada is super freezing!”. That’s not true. Well, kind of not true. I do that school thing at the University of South Carolina, and I write about music on this website, obviously. David Stringer is my hero.

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