Happy Ten years to So What?! Music Festival. It may have been their birthday, but they threw the party with an eclectic lineup on Day 1 that included: Whitney Peyton (a female firecracker performer who goes from rap, to rock, to punk), Mime Game (a must-see band when they hit your town), After the Burial (brutally epic), I See Stars, and much more.
The beauty of So What?! Music Festival is seeing bands that are breaking out of their scene and into yours. For me, it was a first seeing Whitney Peyton live. I was beyond impressed. Not only is she a female rapper and hip-hop artist who sprinkles in rock and punk, she is one of the best front men, or in this case, lady, I have seen. Her set included a crowd-surf on a turtle (and a regular style surf on top of human hands), confetti, and explosive – in your face vocals.
Mime Game, hailing from Kansas City, MO is for the fans that want a rock show with a splash of hard pop. I was new to this band but am stoked that I came across them. I can say as a music fan that you will want to check them out in our interview coming soon to Tattoo.com.
After The Burial kept it metal. I was standing in the pit getting ready to shoot and the ground started shaking. It took me by surprise because I was sure that I was in TX, not CA, so an earthquake was unlikely. It was just After The Burial kicking off. They had the crowd moshing from the first note.
Forever The Sickest Kids left me nothing but impressed. Hometown favorites this band had the crowd singing along, hands in the air and body passing galore. They were the class clown meets pop rock. If this is your type of music you are going to want to add this band to your list of epic bands. Shout out to Rockwell Anderson, who saved lead singer Jonathan Cook from falling off the stage when he caught himself by stabilizing himself upon Rockwell’s shoulder (that’s Jonathan pointing and smiling to Rockwell’s camera in gratitude).
Stay tuned for coverage on Day 2 of So What?! Fest.
So What?! Festival 2017 Day 1 Recap was last modified: March 27th, 2017 by ROCKwell UnScene
ROCKwell Un(derground)Scene print magazine was created by Melissa “Mischievous Mel” and Wes “Rockwell” Anderson in 2013, primarily focusing on live coverage of Rock to Metal bands live shows and festivals. Melissa & Wes also own The Edge Rock Radio, EdgeRockRadio.com and Rockwell Anderson – THE Brick & Mortar Music Mecca, just an hour north of Dallas, TX. Since early 2016, Melissa & Wes have been working with Tattoo.com as media partners, sharing coverage of live shows and festivals around the U.S. and abroad.