There are a ton of awesome reasons to spend your weekend with us at Void Fest Nov. 18-20, but the amazing music lineup might just be the best. If you’re not sure who the bands are that’ll be performing this weekend, browse this page and familiarize yourself with them. There’s a little something for everyone, and we think you’ll be pleased.
(Set time 6:10-7 p.m.)
A four-piece rock ‘n’ roll outfit that blends desert and stoner rock and a heavy ‘70s influence with just a little touch of psychedelia. A pounding, pulsating rhythm section paired with screaming guitars and dark vocals. Born on the 4th of July, what first began as a way to keep a few thirsty fellows out of the bars, quickly developed into a new problem. Now, the group has been performing all over Northeast Florida, making quite a name for themselves.
(Set time 7:20-8:10 p.m.)
ASG is an American rock band signed to Relapse Records, originating from Wilmington, North Carolina. It is a four-piece band, with Jason Shi on vocals and guitar, Andy Ellis on bass, Scott Key on drums and Jonah Citty on guitar. The band has acquired an underground following, as a number of its songs have been featured in skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding videos. ASG started with the name “All Systems Go” in 2001, but shortened to the acronym ASG after a copyright issue. Through the years, the band has claimed in jest that ASG has several alternate meanings, including “amplification of self gratification,” “all systems gone,” and “anarchist school for girls,” among others.
KINGS OF HELL
(Set time 8:30-9:45 p.m.)
The Kings of Hell are 500 horsepower of alcohol-fueled, sledge-o-matic in overdrive, mechanical bull-o-billy! This Jacksonville Beach-based rockabilly and rock‘n’roll band was formed in the fall of 2004. Members include James “Fish” Alcorn/Guitar and Lead Vocal, Mikey Clams/Electric Guitars and Vocals, Sebastian “Seabass” Stuto/Drums and Vocals and “Vinnie Calamari/Stand Up Bass and Vocals. The Kings of Hell draws its influences from drive-ins, honky tonks, the car culture and motorcycle scene. “We ain’t kissin’ no babies … We ain’t shakin’ no hands … Kings of Hell rollin’ on thru your town.”
THE WEIGHTED HANDS
(Set time 12:30-1:30 p.m.)
The Weighted Hands, based of out Jacksonville, is the innovative bridge between punk and folk rock — full of acoustics, aggressive vocals and catchy lyrics. The group was originated by the solo work of Beau Crum and was later joined by some of his best friends Dave Colangelo, Christiana Patterson, Gregg Laney and the occasional fifth member. For the likes of Chuck Ragan, Tim Barry and Whiskey. Their debut album, Hope, is an eight-track record that’ll have you singing along in no time!
(Set time 2-3:30 p.m.)
It’s hard to organize the sound of N.W. Izzard into a single genre. It’s blues rock with a pinch of funkadelic righteousness and pop sensibility, which may simply translate to Southern rock to some. But there’s just something curiously groovy about the music. The vocal flow is like a machine gun that shoots at its own pace, the guitar licks could set off Vietnam War flashbacks and the drums add a progressive flavor to the mix. This innovative, genre-blending mix of delta blues and rock is the perfect recipe for a great day by the water.
THE BAND BE EASY
(Set time 4-5:30 p.m.)
The Band Be Easy is a Jacksonville-based funk, reggae and R&B group well-known in Northeast Florida for their good vibes and great energy. Blending together several genres, the group has a unique sound that draws inspiration from anyone from Bruno Mars to Bob Marley. Be Easy is continually voted one of the top bands in the 904, and for good reason! The group plays a mix of covers and their own original works. Find out why by checking out their performance at Void Fest.
REEL BIG FISH
(Set time 6-7:30 p.m.)
American ska/punk band from California, best known for their hit “Sell Out.” The band gained mainstream recognition in the mid- to late-1990s, with the release of the gold certified album Turn the Radio Off. The band has since gained a cult following — and for good reason. As of 2006, the band is no longer signed to a major record label, and has since been independent. Attendees of the group’s concerts always express their upbeat and energetic attitude that guarantees good times!
WHO RESCUED WHO
(Set time 1:15-3:30 p.m.)
Who Rescued Who is a refreshing, unique rock band from the Southeastern U.S. As much fun as the music they perform, the band consists of John Earle (vocals/guitar), Ben Hardy (drums/vocals) David Abraham (keys/bass/vocals) and John Sheard (saxophone/vocals). WRW performs what they call “original covers.” Explaining further, they call their song selections, “creative, fresh cover songs and mashups.” But what truly sets them apart from other cover bands in the region is that they are extremely innovative with the cover songs they choose; and very rarely do they play a song from point A to point B.
(Set time 4-5:30 p.m.)
Split Tone is an independent band that hails from Jacksonville Beach, creating a vibrant blend of reggae, hip-hop, soul and rock. The band has created an innovative sound that has taken Florida’s first coast by storm. Split Tone’s brassy vibrations, hip-hop swagger, vigorous stage show and socially-charged themes provide a welcome detour from the technical, riff-oriented styles of pop-punk that pollute today’s radio airwaves. Split Tone is looking forward to exciting times; their fan-base is exploding, and their original music is constantly evolving into new arenas of sonic exploration. Hold on tight, Split Tone is clearly poised for an evolution of grand proportions.
(Set time 6-7:30 p.m.)
Not your average white boys. Florida-grown Corporate Slackrs (Devin, Sean and AJ) began their musical endeavor in 2012, with the vision of making energetic records breaking the genre barrier. Their first original track, “Smash” with Landis, released on Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Music label reached worldwide acclaim with support by Tiesto, Laidback Luke and Bassjackers. “Smash” has reached nearly 2 million Spotify plays, and has been in rotation on Sirius XM BPM and Electric Area since its release. The future of Corporate Slackrs lives on in their vision of making good music. They plan to release multiple tracks and a forthcoming EP, and bring in a new, refreshing wave of music to fans.
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