Posted: 2:28 pm Monday, April 22nd, 2013
By Jonathan Tully
We’re now less than 10 days away from SunFest 2013, and while most of you know this year’s headliners, you may not know some of the lesser-known acts that are coming.
So this week, we’ll be giving you a video look at the entire slate for this year, beginning with Wednesday night at 5:15 p.m., when Shatterglass takes the stage to get the party started. Check out videos from each band or artist and decide for yourself if you’d like to check out some lesser-known but no less great acts.
Shatterglass, 5:15 p.m., Ford Stage
Fort Lauderdale’s Shatterglass has one simple goal, according to its YouTube page: To bring great commercial rock back to the masses. Certainly, good old-school rock is in evidence in this video for their song “Coming Undone” — which is also brilliantly made:
Roadkill Ghost Choir, 6 p.m., Tire Kingdom Stage
Based out of DeLand, Roadkill Ghost Choir is built around three brothers — Andrew, Maxx and Zach Shepard. Andrew is the group’s lead singer and it’s his style which gives the group an interesting edge. They’ve got both good folk and rock sounds flowing through their music. Here’s “Beggars Guild”:
AAN, 7 p.m., Ford Stage
As people from Portland, Oregon (and fans of Portlandia, to a lesser extent) can tell you, Portland offers something different in many areas. It’s true musically, and you needn’t look further than AAN for evidence — give a listen to “Mystery Life”:
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, 7:30 p.m., Tire Kingdom Stage
There are a few things you should know about this group: First, there’s no one named Edward Sharpe in the group. He’s a fictional character created by lead singer Alex Ebert. Secondly, the size of the group varies, but it’s usually more than 10 members. Finally, you probably won’t ever see anyone like them. Here’s “Man on Fire”:
Smashing Pumpkins, 8:30 p.m., Ford Stage
Admittedly, this is not the same lineup that had such huge success in the 1990s. Billy Corgan is the lone original member, but he has surrounded himself with an excellent trio of musicians for the latter-day version of the Pumpkins. Also, the group isn’t exactly heading out on a nostalgia tour — Corgan and company released Oceania last year, the group’s seventh album. For those who are interested in what Corgan, guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino sound like, here’s “Quiet” from last October, when they played a VIP show:
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