The list is out! Check out the list of headliners and daybands for Bear stock 2015.
For most millennials, Relient K’s songs will immediately have them reminiscing about rock music, skinny jeans and teen angst. You’ve probably heard their oldie-but-goodie song “Sadie Hawkins Dance.” Maybe the song “Be My Escape” rings a bell? Nonetheless, Relient K’s songs were a staple for any self-professed rock kid who grew up in the 2000s. The American rock band formed in 1998 in Canton, Ohio. The band also is associated with the contemporary Christian rock and punk scene. It has released at least nine studio albums, seven EPs, two Christmas albums and one collection of rarities. The band received its name after its guitarist Matt Hoopes’ automobile, a Plymouth Reliant-K car. Two of its studio albums have peaked to Top 15 on U.S. Billboard 200 charts.
The pop, electronic dance band consists of producer Rob Resnick and vocalist Cal Shapiro. The duo preformed together in Tufts University’s funk band called The Ride. The group got its break on YouTube where Shapiro sang vocals over beats that Resnick produced. Shortly after the YouTube channel gained popularity, Island Records signed the group and released “One Time EP” on 2012. In 2011, the band released the album “Scotch Tape,” which rose to the No. 8 spot on the iTunes overall chart and No. 2 on the iTunes Pop Chart nearly 24 hours after its release.
The Electric Sons (ELS)
The Atlanta-based electronic/alternative band formed in 2011. The vocalist/guitarist, Andrew Miller, and keyboardist/vocalist, Ben Richards, teamed up and gained a fan following after they released a home-recorded EP in 2012. Shortly after the release, the band garnered the attention of the music scene by being featured in multiple music magazines. In 2013, ELS was invited to South by Southwest, a music festival. In October 2013, the band landed TJ Maxx’s national ad campaign with track “Breathing Electricity.” Its EP “Chromaethesia” was released Jan. 31, 2014.
The Macon-based band had its debut at Corner Concerts in September. It has ambitious plans to make its indie quartet more visible to the central Georgia scene. The band consists of local university students. Three of the students are from Mercer, and one is from Middle Georgia State College. The band has opened for Nashville pop-folk act The Vespers at The 567 as well as Dalmatian and Family and Friends at The Hummingbird.
The band formed in 2010 with two sisters who wanted to sing and play instruments. The three other male members of the band also have a passion for performance. The band plays “pretty punk music.” According to the group’s Facebook page, their musical influences are Eisley, Nickel Creek, Deas Vail, Now and Get Out.
Charlie and The Foxtrots
A Nashville-based band consisting of seven musicians and its genre is Folk/Pop music. It recorded its first EP in March 2013 after a kick-starter campaign that launched the band in June 2013. The band describes its sound on its Facebook page as “poppy, energetic writing intertwined with country and folk instrumentation.” Their sound is somewhat comparable to Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers or The Lumineers.
A rock band based out of Cumming, Ga., that began in 2012. The Captain “will leave listeners invigorated and hopeful, yet hopelessly singing along,” according to the band’s Facebook.
Another Macon-based band, Dalmatian is a quartet that labels itself as psychedelic folk funk freak-outs and “Southern G-Folk.” The band has released two EPs: “Dances with Dalmatian” and “Obscure Discoteca.”
Radio Birds is a four-member band that has a passion for performing rock ‘n’ roll music. It asked fans to help pick the band’s name through an online voting system. It claims to have a “high-energy yet soulful sound.” It tries to incorporate heavy syncopation and tempo changes for a “harder sound.”