Sweetlife Festival 2013 Will Bring Phoenix, Passion Pit, Yeah Yeah Yeahs To Merriweather Post Pavilion

Mike Mehalick February 5, 2013 News No Comments

Sweetlife Festival
With the picturesque autumnal images still ruminating from last year’s Virgin Mobile Freefest, staged on the grounds of Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, the Sweetlife Festival has announced their plans for another one day concert jaunt on the shared plot. On May 11th the Sweetlife Festival will see marquee performances from Coachella headliner Phoenix, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gary Clark Jr. and a bevy of others detailed in the poster below.

The pre-sale starts tomorrow with the 8th as the regular on-sale.

Sweetlife Festival

Passion Pit’s Gossamer ranked #1 in SIMGE’s Top 50 Albums of 2012 feature:

“There was no more jarring one-two album opening punch set out last year than the “Take A Walk”/”I’ll Be Alright” combo that heralded the formal sophomore effort of Passion Pit. Equally as rattling were the advancing demons that danced amid the squeaky clean synths and sparkling, bouncy instrumentation. The same juxtaposition that was present on Manners advances in every…manner imaginable as tighter song structures allow mastermind Michael Angelakos to deflect attention away from his endless catharsis for those not paying close attention. The furthered tonal irony may be another cruel maneuver by Angelakos to combat the growing festival crowds that take his music at face value, further outlining the troubled singer’s struggle. On “I’ll Be Alright” and “Constant Conversations” Angelakos does not paint himself as a favorable protagonist or one that’s even attempting to appear that way. Gossamer is what happens when life locks a door behind you and forces you to walk forward while grasping desperately to the handle. If only you could open that door again, if only you hadn’t had that extra drink, if only you had told her how you really felt. Then everything would be alright.”

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Mike is a graduate of the School Of Visual Arts with a BFA in Film & Video focused on screenwriting. His career stops have included editing positions at AOL, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. He regularly contributes to a variety of outlets. Follow him @mmehalick

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