Posted: 3:15 pm Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
By Jonathan Tully
Now that we’ve got Wednesday out of the way (for those who missed our look at SunFest’s first night, click here), let’s take a look at Thurs., May 2.
Gates open at 5 p.m., and here’s who’ll be playing:
The Crazy Carls, 5:15 p.m., Tire Kingdom Stage
Led by singer/guitarist Alex Baugh, this group bridges pop, rock and modern dance music into a cool mix. They are a Florida-based band, but Baugh’s voice and performing style might just get these guys much more attention. Here’s “Stay With Me”:
Raggy Monster, 5:30 p.m., Ford Stage
West Palm’s Raggy Monster has plenty going for it — they have a charismatic frontwoman in Rachel Duvall, who draws you in with her vocals (and mixes well with the group’s other vocalist, Billy Schmidt), and their atmospheric sound holds your interest. Here’s “Cannibal”, which is the stuff of nightmares:
Breeze Davinci, 6:45 p.m., Tire Kingdom Stage
Rapper Davinci calls Jacksonville home. He has a smooth flow and is a go-to guy for when a national rap act needs an opener in this area.
Click here to view his track “YKWIM”. (Warning: Graphic language)
The Curve, 7 p.m., Ford Stage
The Curve is one of the area’s longest-lasting bands. The group, which features vocalist Mike Sanchez, guitarist Biaggio Cangiano, bassist Chris Cartrett, drummer Gary Morocco and guitarist Daniel Dillon, have been a part of the local music scene since the 1990s. Here’s the group at a 2013 show at Swampgrass Willys performing “Still”:
Big Sean, 8:15 p.m., Tire Kingdom Stage
In 2005, Big Sean lived out one of rap’s out-of-nowhere stories — Kanye West gave him 16 bars to rap for him after a radio-station appearance. Big Sean ended up freestyling for 10 minutes, then was signed to West’s GOOD Music label.
Since then, he’s appeared on collaborations with West and Drake, released two LPs on his own and was part of GOOD Music’s Cruel Summer LP, and was nominated for a Grammy for “Mercy”, which he performed with West, Pusha T and 2 Chainz.
Here’s “I Do It”:
Train, 8:45 p.m., Ford Stage
Train has worked its way into being one of the most successful bands in pop-rock, with a string of hits that includes “Drops of Jupiter”, “Meet Virginia”, “Calling All Angels”, “Hey Soul Sister” and, most recently, “Drive By”. Pat Monahan has one of the most recognizable voices in music — in full evidence here on “Calling All Angels”:
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