Orange You Glad Day Four: The Final
The final day of Orange You Glad brought everyone to Audubon Park for the first, last, and only time throughout the music festival for 2012. It was a drizzling overcast day, which added this sort of moody finality to the festival. There were a lot more local acts compared to the previous nights, and it felt right that OYG would represent Florida so heavily in the final stretch.
XXYYXX, a teenage minimalist electronic musician whose real name is Marcel Everett (pictured above), played at the large outdoor stage just outside of Park Ave CD’s. He played slow, mellow beats while vocals—whether his own or others’ pre-recorded—echoed on in the background. With the dark clouds looming behind him, his minimal James-Blake appeal fit right into the start of that Sunday morning. Out Go the Lights, a young group of indie rockers with a splice of charisma, also played on the outdoor stage where they showed their prowess as a rock band regardless of their age. The lead singer strained himself as he showed off his skill with a falsetto, and they even mixed in a few electronic manipulations to their traditional guitar-bass-drums trio….(FULL COVERAGE HERE)