Bleachers Photo by Daniel Silbert


Go Fest '17

July 2
2 p.m.
Festivals, Electro Pop, Indie Pop, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Go 96.3 has once again booked an impressive lineup for its annual Go Fest. The man behind headline act Bleachers, Jack Antonoff rose to fame as a member of the popular but divisive trio fun., and he’s since proven to be an undeniable modern-day pop mastermind. After recent collabs with everyone from Taylor Swift to Tegan and Sara, he’s fresh off the release of the second proper Bleachers album, the characteristically bombastic Gone Now, and his songwriting and production are all over Lorde’s excellent new Melodrama. The stylistically restless NOLA rockers Mutemath are set to follow up their 2015 album, Vitals, with Play Dead. Auckland synth-rockers the Naked and Famous have the single biggest song of any of this year’s Go Fest acts (the massively yeah-yeah-yeah-ing “Young Blood”), but they’ve also shown an underrated penchant for nuance, most recently on last year’s Simple Forms. Also performing are Muna and the Unlikely Candidates, plus Minnesota acts Step Rockets, Whosah, and Jeanne Taylor.