What's in a Name Anyway? 6 Underrated Acts You Must Check Out at Gov Ball This Saturday

This year's Governors Ball is right around the corner. And we're HELLA EXCITED. That's right, we'll be there all weekend, bringing you first-hand coverage of all the epicness that's going down.

And, let's be real, probably elbowing our way through thick crowds of flower-crowned hipsters and e-cig smoke.

The lineup is super impressive. Kanye West, The Killers, Deathcab for Cutie, and The Strokes are just a few of the headliners set to perform.

But there's also a ton of lesser known, but equally as talented musicians playing the festival.

These rad artists deserve just as much love as Kanye, even though Kanye would disagree with that statement.

Check out our roundup of some underrated artists that we're totally psyched to see at Gov Ball this Saturday. 

1. Eliot Sumner (12:15 p.m. @ GOVBALLNYC Stage)

She's the daughter of Sting and you can hear it so clearly in her voice. She's going to kill it this weekend, and we're so stoked. 


2. Thundercat (3:45 p.m. @ Bacardi House Stage)

You might not know his name, but you know this absurdly talented bassist from an abundance of crazy sh*t, most prominently on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, but also almost inseparably from Flying Lotus's last few records. 

3. Louis the Child (12:45 p.m. @ Bacardi House Stage)

If you've played FIFA '16 enough, you definitely know who Louis the Child is. If not, get ready. Simply put, they're a humble duo just trying to make people happy with music. 

They're doing big things having just finished up Coachella. But they've also got some pretty dope tunes in the pipeline including a sick collaboration with Ty$

4. Holly Miranda (12:15 p.m. @ Honda Stage)

Oh, Holly Miranda. What a badass. Her Drake cover is fun, she's got a killer voice (an incredible ear), and her new EP Party Trick is pretty fantastic. Check out our interview with her right here.

5. MisterWives (3:45 p.m. @ Big Apple Stage)

MisterWives is going to give you all of the feels. They're incredible live, their sound is that catchy kind of indie-pop music you never regret getting stuck in your head, and it's just so f*cking upbeat and up-lifting. 


There's nothing wrong with sad bastard music. We're huge fans of it. But everybody needs that jam to lift you up and dance right with you. MisterWives is where that's at.

6. The Killers (9:15 p.m. @ GOVBALLNYC Stage)

Okay, so they're not underrated; they just haven't been around for a while. Now, Brandon Flowers released his second solo album last year, The Desired Effect, and it was one of the most underrated albums of the year. 

His vibe, and the one The Killers adopted with their last studio album Battle Born, is markedly different from the pop-rock mega hit that was their first album, Hot Fuss. But that same vibe was always there. 

We're namely putting them on this list because we're dying to hear "Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll" live. 

Check out 5 Underrated Acts You Must Check Out This Friday at Governors Ball. 

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