Sunday was a first for the Hopscotch Festival. In Previous years, the party ended on Saturday night/Sunday morning, leaving many local venues to throw their own unofficial brunches and hangover parties. This year, however, Hopscotch was officially extended into Sunday with a run of seven bands performing at Red Hat Amphitheater. The afternoon had that laid-back Sunday vibe as festival goers were moving a bit slower and the cheering was a bit more restrained. The performances kicked off with No One Mind, the Greensboro NC band formed by Missy Thangs, Ellis Anderson, and Noah Dehmer after the bitter demise of their previous group, Toddlers. They were followed by another solid local act, Jenny Besetzt. Led by frontman John Wollaber, Jenny Besetzt brought a darker post-punk soundscape to the afternoon.
Next up were the sonic peaks and valleys of Cleveland-based indie rock quartet Cloud Nothings. Founded by singer/songwriter Dylan Baldi, the band stirred the crowd with a mix of hook-laden lo-fi indie rock that crackled with hardcore energy. Continuing the indie rock run was Mary Timony who reached back for a set of songs from acclaimed alternative rock band, Helium, which she fronted in the mid to late 90’s. Solid sets from Mount Moriah and Cass McCombs followed before Angel Olsen took the stage to close out both the day and the festival. Backed by a five-piece band dressed in matching suits and western bolo ties, Olsen played a set that mixed poppier uptempo songs from her well received latest album, My Woman, with some of the more emotional lo-fi indie songs from her back catalog. Angel Olsen’s powerful uplifting voice and infectious spirit provided the perfect final chapter to another successful Hopscotch Music Festival.