Countdown to Hollystock 2015: Nik Greeley Picks Your Best Music!

Featured Image via “Gypsy Blues” music video

Our April Artist of the Month, Nik Greeley is out and about doing all of the awesome things. From releasing his debut EP to playing shows all across the land, he is working hard for the money. As the upcoming Hollystock Music and Arts Festival 2015 quickly approaches, Greeley took some time from his busy schedule to make a playlist, and answer our question!

Rock On Philly: What can we expect from your set at Hollystock 2015?
Nik Greeley: At Hollystock, you’ll be seeing some really handsome men performing on stage that you may also recognize from some of your other favorite Philly bands, lots of dancing, and really good facial hair.
Check out Nik Greeley’s video for his tune, “Gypsy Blues,” below!

…And, his picks!

Mac DeMarco, “Another One”

Mac has been my favorite artist for awhile now. This is the single off his newest album coming out also called, Another One. I highly recommend watching the music video as well to get the full Mac effect, a great songwriter with a wonderful, surreal sense of humor. Check him out in Philly at The Trocadero October 13 (more info here).

Thundercat featuring Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington,”Them Changes”

This is my jam at the moment. A beautiful blend of space funk & heartbreak, this tune really hits the spot for me. His newest mini album release, The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam, is easily one of the best releases of 2015, and he’ll be coming to Philly October 1 at Johnny Brenda’s (more info here).

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “I Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”

This song really gets my soul jigglin’. UMO is on some other level [expletive], and if you were lucky enough to catch them at one of their two sold-out shows in Philly at Boot & Saddle this past June, then you know what I’m sayin’.

The Districts, “Peaches”

These dudes never cease to amaze me, especially recently seeing pictures of them performing in front of 100k people in Montreal opening for The Rolling Stones. Unbelievable. The power of Philly rock has never been stronger, and these young dudes are paving the way for the rest of us to be heard.

Alabama Shakes, “Future People”

I just love these guys, and I’d like to think of Brittany Howard as one of my spirit animals. Sound & Color is a must-have album, and their show in Philly at The Mann Center September 17, is a must-see (more info here).

Be sure to catch Nik Greeley’s set at Hollystock on Saturday, August 8th. Check out the full playlist on Spotify below!

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