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[Life Is Beautiful 2014]

Lower-poster picks: Life Is Beautiful’s music man highlights five acts you might not know

Craig Nyman, as told to Spencer Patterson
    • Milky Chance

      Milky Chance

      German folk-pop duo Milky Chance

      “They mix indie, reggae and electro, a really stripped-down sound, and it just works. They’ll kick off the festival on the Downtown Stage, and I think it will send out really good vibes for the weekend.” (Friday, 2:10 p.m., Downtown Stage)

    • Echosmith

      LA indie-pop sibling foursome Echosmith

      “Their song ‘Cool Kids’ has been blowing up, and they recently made their debut on The Today Show. It’s a band you’ll look back at in a year and say, ‘I’m glad I saw that.’” (Friday, 6:05 p.m., Huntridge Stage)

    • G-Eazy

      Oakland rapper G-Eazy

      “He tells it like it is today, and it’s something kids can relate to. I think it will be the perfect primer before people make their move to the main stage for OutKast.” (Saturday, 9:55 p.m., Huntridge Stage)

    • Galantis

      Galantis

      Swedish EDM duo Galantis

      “Their debut was at Coachella, and their tent was packed, even though their EP wasn’t even out yet. If you like dance music, you’re gonna dance your asses off to these guys.” (Sunday, 7:05 p.m., Huntridge Stage)

    • St. Paul & The Broken Bones

      St. Paul & The Broken Bones

      Seven-piece Alabama soul crew St. Paul & The Broken Bones

      “One of the best shows I’ve seen all year, at Bonnaroo. The guy just oozes soul, running and jumping, sweating his ass off. Music festivals are made for performances like this.” (Sunday, 7:35 p.m., Western Stage)

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