Here is the lineup for 2015’s Spring Weekend. Stay tuned for more updates!
Note: This post has been updated with Saturday’s openers, What Cheer? Brigade and Kelela.
Waka Flocka Flame
We’ve had a little extra time to get pumped about Waka Flocka; if you haven’t already seen the videos of him in a recording booth or reading/responding to a fan’s comments, please do so now. His most recognizable songs, “O Let’s Do it” and “Hard in da Paint,” are from his first album, Flockaveli, (not to be confused with Flockaveli 2, coming out later this year).
Perhaps more famous for his work as half of TNGHT, Ross Birchard — Hudson Mohawke — is also behind multiple hits for Kanye West. As part of Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music stable, the Scottish DJ sometimes referred to as “HudMo” helped with the beats on “Blood on the Leaves” and “Mercy” (more on that later). Though he might not have the name recognition of past years’ electronic acts like Diplo and A-Trak, Hudson Mohawke should bring plenty of energy to Friday night.
What Cheer? Brigade
The local favorite is back for a third year running! What Cheer? Brigade has returned to yet again post up in front of Sayles — which will eventually be renamed WC?B Hall. Expect big things from the 19-piece brass band, rain or shine.
First-generation Ethiopian American Kelela broke out onto the RnB scene with her critically acclaimed debut Cut 4 Me. For first listens, try the infectious “Bank Head” or the electronically moody and titular “Cut 4 Me.”
Born in the Bronx and raised in Virginia, Pusha T is coming to Providence. You may know him as one half of Clipse, along with his brother No Malice, or you may know him from all the feuds with Lil’ Wayne and Consequence. Either way, he’s a constant collaborator with Kanye so get to know him and the rest of their label, GOOD music, before he stops by. Study up with his latest single, “Lunch Money,” and a classic, “Numbers On The Boards.”
You might remember Modest Mouse as your favorite actually good band from middle school. Saturday’s headliner is finally back after an eight-year hiatus since their last album, with a new album, Strangers to Ourselves, to be released later today, March 17th. Get ready to feel nostalgic on the Main Green while we all “Float On” while we “Fire It Up” (get it?).