Welcome to Snowglobe! Festivals are my favorite way to discover new music, so be sure to catch a few of these lesser known acts on Day 1 of the festival. Single day tickets and the schedule are still available on their website.
- Vokab Company: Main Stage, 3:30-4:30. Vokab Company is no stranger to Tahoe and these MCs from San Diego have built up quite a following here with their special blend of electronic, hip-hop, soul and funk. Their super dynamic sound has garnered them the title of “best hip-hop group” at the San Diego Music Awards for three years in a row now. For fans of: Gift of Gab, Timbuktu, Hoodie Allen.
- Emancipator Ensemble: Main Stage, 5:15-6:15. Doug Appling’s blend of down-tempo and trip-hop is as delightfully alluring, calming and bleak as the weather from his hometown of Portland, OR. With the recently added element of a four piece ensemble to his live shows, this set at SnowGlobe will capture your attention. Expect some harmonious string swells and rhythmic drum beats. For fans of: Little Peaople, the xx, Tycho.
- The Floozies: Sierra Tent, 8:45-10:00. This duo of brothers from Lawrence, KS play a blend of electronic music, accompanied by live drums and a guitar and self describe themselves as “party rocking funk.” I can attest to that description as they had the entire early afternoon crowd at Snowglobe movin’ and groovin’ last year on the main stage. For fans of: Chromeo, MSTRKRFT.