LAUNCH Music Conference is back once again this year with bands and artists homegrown and grown elsewhere. The mania begins Thursday, April 21 and ends Saturday, April 23.
With more than 200 acts coming in to blow your mind, you’ll need some direction in terms of who’s who. That’s where we come in with some recommendations of must-see bands.
In no particular order, here’s who you should give a listen to at LAUNCH.
The Modern Diet
The Candy Factory
7:45-8:15 p.m., Saturday
A healthy, wholesome sound similar to that of Good Old War and The Morning Benders, get your recommended dosage of jangly indie music with The Modern Diet.
One Trick Grizzly
12:45-1:15 a.m., Saturday
Straight out of Harrisburg, this jam band promises a party in the wee hours of the morning if you’re looking for something to nod your head to and tap your foot with.
90 Proof Twang
Chameleon Club – Lizard Lounge
6:45-7:15 p.m., Friday
Whoa, is that Willie Nelson? Nope, just an awesome pot-loving country band. Looking for a teaser? Listen to the Ohio band’s “420 Somewhere.”
Named Rolling Stone’s “Band to Watch” in 2013, Lovebettie’s exactly what you’re looking for if you’re craving a little hardcore alt rock. With the lead singer’s commanding voice, you won’t forget them.
The Ok Ok’s
10:30-11 p.m., Friday
York’s very own sweetheart indie band, The Ok Ok’s have a raspy, fun vibe that will remind you of Alabama Shakes in some notes and Bikini Kill in others. In other words, you don’t want to sleep on them. Get a preview of the awesomeness in Fly’s studio on 8 W King Street at noon on April 8.
Who are you looking forward to seeing? Tell us!