12. The Black Angels – Live at Shaky Knees Festival
One of the first bands we caught at Shaky Knees was The Black Angels, and it quickly became clear that this stripped-down set was very different from their usual live performances. The setup only highlighted the band’s unquestionable rock-n-roll prowess, and made their late-night show at the festival a must-see.
11. Wild Belle – The Poolside Sessions
The first of our Poolside Sessions, filmed in Los Angeles between Coachella’s two mammoth musical weekends, featured Chicago band Wild Belle, whose reggae undertones paired with hazy vocals matched perfectly with the sunny California backdrop.
10. Milk Carton Kids – Live at Newport Folk
Milk Carton Kids caught the attention of the Paste
staff immediately when they took the stage at Newport Folk, their quiet harmonies having no trouble reaching an enormous crowd of eager, attentive listeners. By the time the duo appeared at the Paste Ruins, word had spread even to those who missed the affecting performance on the festival stage that this wasn’t a performance to miss.