Bearstock 2012 bands announced: Far East Movement, Yellowcard to headline
March 14, 2012
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Quadworks is proud to announce the lineup of Bearstock 2012. This year’s headliners include electro-hop act Far East Movement and pop-rock band Yellowcard. The festival takes place April 14.
Like last year, the free, all-day event will be held at Tattnall Square Park. Bands will alternate playing at two stages throughout the day, with headliners and their direct support taking the main stage at the end of the day. The concert is open to Mercer students and the general public at no cost.
Far East Movement is best known for their 2010 hit “Like a G6,” which exploded onto the airwaves that October. The quartet mixes electronica and hip-hop with catchy pop tunes.The band is also known as the first Asian-American group to earn a top ten hit on the Mainstream Pop charts in the United States.
Los Angeles-based pop-punker Yellowcard gained a large amount of fame for their 2004 hits “Ocean Avenue” and “Way Away,” which were featured heavily on MTV and radio stations nationwide. The band has continued to tour in support of their new, less-radio friendly records and have established themselves as an energetic live band with performances.
Supporting acts include indie-rock outfit Ocean is Theory, Mercer alums theKey, Macon’s own genre-bending Jubee and the Morning After, and pop-rock act POWERS (formerly known as Bottle Up and Explode!). Local promoting agency The Blue Indian is also sponsoring the indie-folk duo The Front Bottoms. (Side note: The Cluster has interviewed most of these bands. Check them out online).
Ocean is Theory has played Bearstock several years in a row, and is known for their pop hooks and atmospheric lead guitars. The Marietta, Georgia band recently signed to Razor & Tie Records and released the three-song Future Fears EP last summer.
The Front Bottoms recently released their self-titled debut record to rave reviews, leading to tours with established artists like Kevin Devine and Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra. The band is currently performing several showcases at this year’s South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
For a complete list of all the bands playing this year’s Bearstock, check out the flyer above.