Mojostock 2015 features a number of bands who are Mojostock staples, having played the festival for numerous years. However, as the festival returns from a one year break, there are a handful of newcomers that are bringing the funk to Mojostock for their first time, too.
If you’re ready to have a dance party, you’ll definitely want to check out Party Lines. Formed by front man Jerred Lowe and producer Aaron Hogan, the Fountain Square based band has a classic 80’s vibe. Their combination of funk and synthpop is sure to get Mojostock attendees into their groove. The band features up to nine musicians for live performances and sounds like a combination of Rick James and Chromeo. You can take a look at a summary of their release party for their EP, Fool for Losin’ You, below.
Party Lines play the Barn Stage at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday.
For the hip hop heads, Indianapolis’s own Native Sun will be gracing the stage at Mojostock once again. The 3-piece band is comprised of B Meeks on bass, Richard “Sleepy” Floyd on drums (who is also performing with Sweater Vest at Mojostock) and B Young who is the emcee. Sleepy and Meeks are both professional musicians who intertwined their craft with the hip hop scene when Native Sun was formed in 2008. Their combination of live instrumentation and compelling lyrics creates a unique sound that is definitely worth checking out. Native Sun believes that Indianapolis has flourishing hip hop scenes that is often slept on, and hope to put it on the map at a national level.
Native Sun play the Barn Stage on Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
Lastly, the winners of this years, “Indy’s Next Big Thing,” contest, Audiodacity are bringing their eclectic sextet to Mojostock. No genre of music (except maybe country) is off limits for Audiodacity. They seamlessly blend elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, hip hop and other forms of music to create unique and unforgettable live performances.
Audiodacity have quickly become recognized as one of Indiana’s top bands and have won several battles of the bands competitions throughout the state. Combining the traditional rock combination of guitar, drums and bass with a horn section allows for a musical diverseness that many bands do not have. They are sure to put on a high energy show.
Indy Mojo sat down with the band before their CD release party in March; check it out below.