San Diego’s CRSSD Festival has quickly become one of the West Coast’s premiere events. Beneficial for festival goers, the spectacle is thrown twice a year; once in the spring and once in the fall. The 2019 spring event was undeniably memorable, with major performances from notable acts including ODESZA, Petit Biscuit, Whethan, and Lane 8. Now, the fall gathering is swiftly approaching, being held the Saturday and Sunday of September 28th and 29th.
The upcoming installment is a major milestone for CRSSD. It is the event’s 5 year anniversary, and therefore, the 10th CRSSD festival. So, attendees can expect some added pageantry in celebration.
But for now, we are going to focus on the talent that will be performing. The lineup is very reputable, and we would feel confident recommending most acts. But, because of the overwhelming amount of impressive artists, show conflicts are inevitable. We hope to make some of your decisions a bit less stressful by providing ThisSongIsSick’s Five Must-See Acts at CRSSD Fall 2019. Be sure to grab your tickets here while you can!
Rising Australian trio Crooked Colours is making serious waves with their lovable indie-electronic sound. Earlier this summer, we introduced them to the site with their track “Just Breathe” which was included on their acclaimed sophomore album Langata. Since, they have been busily touring the album with their RÜFÜS DU SOL-esque three man live show. Crooked Colours is on the forefront of performing live electronic music, making their show an unmissable display of talent.
It is no secret that London artist SG Lewis is a longtime TSIS favorite. Ever since he dropped his remix of “Magnets” in 2015, we have heavily supported his project. He is a promising artist who has seen steady growth, and has worked with the likes of AlunaGeorge, HONNE, Clairo and G-Eazy. We have been lucky enough to catch an SG Lewis show in the past, which are uniquely atmospheric and danceable; A performance we are confident is worth your time.
Moon Boots is a Brooklyn producer who is sure to throw a great party. Just this month, he released his sophomore album Bimini Road, which is full of infectiously playful house music. Next to his name on the lineup poster is the word “live”, meaning we can expect a more engaging performance from Moon Boots. A must-see act for any indie-house fan.
ford. is definitely the most mellow act on this list. But, we think it is necessary to mix-in some laidback shows throughout the festival. He is a German producer who has built a strong reputation releasing lofi music via ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective. He released his debut album (The) Evening last year, which included standout singles “Bedford Falls”, “Sirens” and “Who’s to Say”. ford.’s was given the first show of Sunday, providing for a good opportunity to get the day started with some meditative electronic music.
Haitian-Canadian beatsmith KAYTRANADA is another deep-routed TSIS regular. He is a distinguished producer who has worked with a significant amount of influential hip-hop and R&B artists. His music is psychedelically funky, and is sure to provide for one of the more unique shows of the weekend. For the attendees who can appreciate a nostalgia-groove, be sure to bring your disco shoes to KAYTRANADA’s show.