This post in particular looks at Sunday's lineup by stage. For the other two days, click through the buttons above.
Fox Kill is an up-and-coming DJ out of Tulsa, OK, with a taste for colorful samples, trap drums, and industrial synths. His dubstep-styled drops often make heavy use of space and reverb; he gives full attention to stripped synth lines that take momentary breaths of silence as minimal beats ramp up anticipation in his audiences. He is said to be starting work on an album of original material.
Fox Kill will hold down a prime time spot on Backwoods' pyrotechnic Diskoportal stage.
Norman-based singer-songwriter Autumn Ray plays heartfelt songs with a folk/acoustic feel. Having placed multiple times in songwriting competitions, her lyrics are as relatably personal as the music she creates with her backing band, which never overcrowds the sweetness of her voice and acoustic guitar. She is currently preparing a new EP to follow her well-received 2015 debut full-length, High Tide and the Moon.
Catch Autumn's early set at the campfire-themed Kumbaya stage
From Oklahoma City, Trash TV is an energetic indie hip-hop act that spits in-your-face raps to sturdy backing beats. The duo is relatively new, but it has already met with a popular following in the OKC/Norman area. With a boundless stage presence, the act makes for a fun and invigorating show, but rest assured that this is not a case of style over substance.
Catch Trash TV at the upcycled, found-object Globe Theater venue.
Tulsans Red Wood Rising are a folk rock band that wraps vibrant, multi-instrumentalist tapestries around big thoughts on life and the human experience. The band's music extends beyond its guitar-and-drums center to make evocative use of trumpet, mandolin, harmonica, and more. Its sophomore release, These Fires, was a critical darling of the Tulsa music scene when it came out last summer.
The acclaimed quintet plays the Globe Theater in a late set that will help close out the festival.
Lonemoon is a rapper/producer from Norman who integrates his introspective sensibilities with classic hip-hop influences. With a nonstop catalogue of albums and collaborations, he's been making waves in the local scene and on the Internet. His live solo performance is an engaging experience that shows he's ever-ready for the spotlight.
Lonemoon will take over the Meadow venue Sunday afternoon.
Oklahoma City's Blake O is a metro mainstay of the DJ scene. His in-demand style of entertainment has put him in the OK Gazette Best of OKC finals year after year. He also makes a point to not rely on laptop technology, a characteristic the shows his studio musician background and integrity. Last week, he put out a sunny new original single on iTunes called "Right Here".
Blake will be spending the full weekend spinning for swimmers at The Island, a stage that stands in the middle of Backwoods' lake area.
From Norman, OK comes PVLMS, an electronic duo that has been enthusiastically featured in publications ranging from local print circulations like the Oklahoma Gazette to national online tastemakers like Earmilk.
With its generally chilled out approach to electronic music, PVLMS will fit nicely with the exclusive VIP Lounge of Backwoods, which is an access-only area with an intimate stage.