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Day two of the McDowell Mountain Music Festival at Margret T. Hance Park saw a subtle injection of groove-laden sounds to the lineup.
Alt-country stars like Heartless Bastards and Deer Tick kept the rootsy spirit alive, but the Latin reggae punk of Fayuca spiced things up, the sunshine reggae sounds of Iration kept folks blissful, and the night ended with a hip-hop double header: Local rap-rock legends Cousins of the Wize dominated the local stage right before the hardest working -- and coolest -- band in late night, The Roots, showed off a virtuosic knowledge of jazz, R&B, rock, dub, and soul, which bled into the band's party-starting set of classic hip-hop on the main stage. Read the full review of The Roots at day two of the McDowell Mountain Music Festival.
The Shins, Balkan Beat Box and More: McDowell Mountain Music Festival, 3/22/13
Published on March 24, 2013