Read ahead for a complete guide to navigating the fine acts brought to you by SPEC Jazz & Grooves for Fling Friday.
Who: Vaguely tropical, ridiculously catchy indie rock; they sound like the Local Natives on uppers.
What time: 2:00 to 2:40
What that means in Fling Standard Time: You just set foot into Lower Quad, spiked lemonade in hand. The day is all sparkling and new and teeming with possibilities, like a newborn baby unicorn.
Should you go: Absolutely. These tunes will make you feel as fresh as the not–yet–soiled grass beneath your feet. Shake off your inhibitions (and shoes) and dance like you don’t give a what.
Before you go: Listen to “Stuck in my Id”
Who: Philadelphia–based chillwave rockers with a penchant for moody lyrics.
What time: 3:00 to 3:45
What that means in Fling Standard Time: You gave in. You ate one fried Oreo. You ate two more fried Oreos. The self–hatred sets in. Then the nausea.
Should you go: Yes, but not if you’re likely to fall victim to a mid–day food coma. Sun Airway is surprisingly heavy on the “chill” factor — if you pass out in the Quad grass during the show, it won’t make too much of a difference.
Before you go: Listen to “Put the Days Away”
Who: Brooklyn electro–pop quartet that blends psychedelic and funk elements into accessible dance tunes.
What time: 4:00 to 4:45
What that means in Fling Standard Time: You’ve moonbounced yourself dry. You suddenly become distinctly aware of how early it is. How many hours until the concert again?
Should you go: Uh, YES. This is the perfect way to rally for Franklin Field concert. Grab another drink and then whet your appetite for Passion Pit with these synth–lovin’, hip–shakin’ maniacs.
Before you go: Listen to “Social Studies” (and pay close attention to the kickass chorus).
Dâm–FunK (pronounced “Dame Funk”)
Who: L.A.’s “Ambassador of Boogie Funk.” Interested? We are.
What time: 5:00 to 6:00
What that means in Fling Standard Time: Started Fling Friday a little early and went a little too hard in the Quad? Your bed’s going to be calling out to you for a pre–concert power nap.
Should you go: If you’re not in need of a strategic nap, hop on this boogie train to cap your afternoon, but don’t feel too bad if you don’t make it to this one.
Before you go: Listen to “Fantasy” and just, like, open your mind, man.