After three well-received EPs and playing regularly in Portland since 2013, the playfully literate and cheerfully plaintive Benjamin Wuamett and his gaggle of quite fit players, conjure up a festive dusky folk-rock-blues-jazz-R&B-pop vibe that doesn't smother out the melancholy. These haunted stories include key tracks "Tourists" ("This one is about realizing the game is rigged, but you still have to play; it's the only game in town"); "Yawning at the Seance ("This one is about the stories we tell ourselves in order to feel like everything is okay"), and "Let Me Do the Talking."
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Hop Sauce Music Lineup
The soundtrack to Hop Sauce is a killer lineup you likely will never see again on Long Beach Island -- comprised of new, notable and original music artists who draw their own lines and impact music fans everywhere.
Ezra Bell: 3:05-4:15pm
Los Frenéticos: 1:55-2:40pm
Drew and the Blue: 12:50-1:35pm
Chevy Lopez: 11:45-12:30pm
Sahara Moon: (West end gazebo) 11:30-5pm
Los Frenéticos invite the crowds into a wild dance with a non-conventional music style in Argentina. Since 2008, the band has circled the globe with a combination of instrumental rock, beat, punk, spaghetti, soundtrack and surf music. The latest album "Teletransportación" was produced by the father of Argentinian rock & Roll, Litto Nebbia. The album was released in 2019 by New Jersey-based "Surf, Lounge & Exotic Sounds" label Hi-Tide Recordings.
Chevy Lopez is a dynamic five-piece coining the genre "gnar&b." Hailing from the New Jersey shore, the term is a reference to both the members' beach roots and their eclectic mix of musical influences, ranging from R&B and neo-soul to funk and reggae. The band tours heavily on the east coast every summer, with their crowd-pleasing, signature sets that often get the audience moving to jam-band-esq riffs and improvisations. Chevy Lopez released its first full length original album Mood Ring in June 2018, and is currently working on a collection of new songs.
Sahara Moon is a singer-songwriter who appears at theatres in New York and Philadelphia area along with many other music venues throughout the tri-state region. Moon’s songwriting has been recognized for its sense of vulnerability within her lyrics as well as her vocal and guitar technique that is inspired by two female artists, Norah Jones and Brandi Carlile. She has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with national acts that include: Stephen Kellogg, Robert Cray Band, Tower of Power, and many more.
The Hop Sauce Music Archives
We've had an amazing collection of artists rock the Hop Sauce stage over the past few years. Check out the lineup from our past festivals below...