KLC Radio prepares for Sunburn Fest 2016

Photo Courtesy of Mike Katzif/ Creative Commons

By Ben Weinstein /// Arts Editor

Check out the Facebook pages of TOPS and Baths to hear their music. Check out the Sunburn Facebook event for more information. Your Lewis & Clark student ID will be required for entry. 

LC has come alive throughout the past few weeks. Students can be found strolling across campus clad in sunglasses and shorts, often with a book in one hand and a blanket in the other, ready to bask on a grassy lawn for hours. With the sun, however, comes far more than an excuse to leave your room for the first time in months: the change in weather also marks the approach of KLC Radio’s annual Sunburn Fest.

This year’s festival takes place on Saturday, April 9, and will be kicked off by Suntan, featuring five LC and Reed bands. Starting at 2 p.m. at the Co-op, this year’s Suntan lineup is home to three LC bands: Drupe, Turtlenecked, and Happy Dagger. Their performances will be followed by sets from Dog Thieves and Rod, two Reed bands that are sure to get everybody energized for the night of performances to come.

At 7:30, after a few hours of winding down from Suntan, LC’s own Motherfunk will kick off Sunburn in Stamm. Following their set, Canadian quartet TOPS will bring their infectious brand of indie rock to LC, fresh off a string of dates in California. Headlining this year’s fest is Baths, the recording project of Will Wiesenfeld. Wiesenfeld’s sound, while always based around electronic production that has garnered comparisons to chillwave champion Toro Y Moi, can range from intricate and intimate to aggressively danceable. Chances are his set will incorporate both aspects of this duality, meaning that if you choose to spend the night of April 9 dancing at Sunburn Fest, it may be the most emotive dancing you’ve ever done — and that’s not a bad thing.

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