The inaugural Same Same But Different Festival is practically here! I can already hear the funk reverberating in my ear and feel the groove taking control of my body. With a beautiful alternating stage setup, it is possible for you to catch every single amazing artist on the lineup. But alas, distractions happen. So, I am bringing you the top five artists you must see at Same Same But Different Festival this weekend.
If you know, you know. The Floozies have been a personal fave for many years. Brothers Mark and Matt Hill are true masters of creating an innovative type of electro funk that leads to a unique production every single time. Expect a lot of lazers and a lot more party when you see them close down the Same Stage on Sunday from 11:15PM to 12:45AM.
Through The Roots
An intimate lakeside festival just wouldn’t be complete without some quality reggae rock. Through the Roots, a San Diego based quintent is sure to posses the Different Stage with some laidback, lovely vibes from 9PM to 10PM on Saturday night. One thing is for sure, there will be no shortage of positivity and energy with these guys.
David Satori of Beats Antique, Evan Fraser of Bolo and Mark Reveley of Jed and Lucia make up the beautifully eclectic group that is Dirtwire. Described as “a rebirth of Americana and a post-millennial psychedelic journey to downhome goodness,” Dirtwire’s sound is inviting, yet mysterious. Invigorating, yet calming. I will be front and center for this show from 8:45 to 9:45 on Sunday at the Same Stage.
Citing their influences to be as diverse as Migos to The 1975, to Prince, Fashion Jackson is truly forging a new path in the music industry. Another San Diego based talent, the indie surf rock quartet has a fusion of a sound that can truly connect with a variety of listeners. The group will be starting the second day of the festival off from 12PM-1PM at the Different Stage.
LYFTD is a Denver- based duo that will be closing down the festival from 1AM-2AM on Sunday at the Different Stage. Their sound is a delicious mixture of future funk, hip hop, rock, and soul, which is a foolproof combo. Influenced by greats like STS9 and GRiZ, the duo pairs live guitar and drums with their electronic sound to create a high energy set to keep the people movin’.