DECISIONS: 5 Antiwarpt conflicts and how to handle them
If you click the banner above, then you will see a picture of a man seriously considering the AMFIII possibilities.
So now that you’ve seen that (click the damn picture — it’s awesome we swear), take this into consideration: The 2012 edition of Antiwarpt Music Festival (#AMF12 if you’re of the Tweeter kind) clocks in at nearly 12-hours long. That’s half a day, and while it means that your money is going to go a really, really long way (for reals, there’s no good reason to not make it out to The ‘Burg on Saturday), the schedule is surely bound to cause some conflict.
You can’t see it all right? That’s the beauty of music festivals isn’t it? Yes, and yes. Still, there are some times when the surprise of being blown away a band you didn’t expect to see doesn’t trump the thrill of seeing something you’ve set out to witness from the jump. So, with that in mind, SubAp! has determined our 5 Antiwarpt conflicts and decided what to do about it. Have a look at our thoughts below, and let us know what you think in the comment section.
Check out the links above to get more info on how to get around, what the schedule looks like, and the nice shuttle service that is traveling between Tampa and St. Petersburg.
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7:15 p.m. – ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR vs. (NOBODY)
So we’re kind of cheating here. There are a handful of bands that we want to see in this spot (Set And Setting, The Groves, Cats In The Basement), but Orlando, Fla.’s Roadkill Ghost Choir were forced to cancel their WMNF Heatwave set in May. We’re not mad — everyone has car issues sometimes, but the tush will be firmly planted at Cafe Bohemia (despite all the recent drama) for a set from the band. Have a look at a video that Robert Miller and our friends at The Dropp got us hooked on below for one more reason.
9:00 p.m. – DAY JOY vs. DAMION SUOMI & THE MINOR PROPHETS
Last year, Mr. Suomi & co. put on one hell of a well-rehearsed southern-folk revival at State Theatre, and and while we know the gentlemen will certainly deliver once again, our areses are going to be at VLVT where Orlando-based electro-pop duo Day Joy will be spinning a short set of their infectious, impossibly irresistable sonic wares. It’s not often that a band truly lives up to its moniker, but Day Joy certainly do. Have a listen to their latest – the Animal Noise EP — below.
9:30 p.m. – WOLF-FACE vs. GREENLAND IS MELTING
Whoa. This is a conflict. Here, we are presented with two bands that both seem to possess an infinite amount of energy. Clearwater, Fla.’s Wolf-Face and Gainesville, Fla.’s Greenland Is Melting. The former are a group of basketball uniform-wearing, wolf-faced (yes, it’s true) punks singing about being son’s of b***hes, and the latter are a crew of fokgrass-wizards who are guaranteed to slap a smile on your twang-loving face. This is a tough call, but we’re gonna go ahead and say that you need to see the spectacle that is Wolf-Face. Have a listen to the absurdity below.
10:30 p.m. – HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL vs. ADRIAN YOUNGE
We unequivocally endorsed the boys in HGWT when a lineup issue presented itself at Orlando Calling last November, but we’re going to have to miss the set from the Sarasota-based Americana kings this time around (sorry guys!). There is a good reason though. Adrian Younge — the man behind the scores of Venice Dawn and Black Dynamite — will be playing a much-anticipated set at State Theatre. The self-taught producer has just over an hour to show AMF12 what he’s got, and we’re excited to see what unfolds. For a taste of what might be, have a listen to the Venice Dawn EP below.
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11:20 p.m. – JENSEN SERF CO. vs. MICHAEL PARALLAX
Conefession #2: If you can’t already tell, we have a major thing for Jensen Serf Co.
This one is the toughest of them all. Both acts are truly two of the state’s most promising and enjoyable acts, so we’re going to go ahead and try to push our tired bodies to make it to both of these sets. Most likely in the form of an early appearance at JSCo.’s set at Fubar followed by a mad dash to Sake Bomb (just a few blocks away) where Michael Parallax is sure to be in the midst of another mind-blowing performance (remember Summer Jam 7?).
Get a taste of what’s good by streaming releases from both acts below.
Jensen Serf Co. - Split Cassette
Michael Parallax - Vicious People EP