QuadWorks Announces Headliners for Seventh Annual Bearstock Music Festival


MACON – Mercer University's student programming board QuadWorks has announced the headliners for the seventh annual Bearstock outdoor music festival, April 12, in Tattnall Square Park. These headlining acts – led by electronic dance music trio Krewella along with rapper Logic and hybrid hip-hop/rock trio Radical Something – will visit Macon as part of EMUZE and Karmaloop's Spring 2014 Verge Campus Tour.

“We thought bringing Krewella would not only change the feel of Bearstock this year with a pop group that also DJs, but they are the first female headliners that Mercer has seen at Bearstock,” said Cailin Knox, a junior from Marietta, who is co-chair of the Mercer Live committee of QuadWorks that plans the annual music festival.

The daylong event will be free and open to the public, with a variety of bands and food vendors to suit most every taste.

The music of Krewella can be described as electro house mixed with dubstep. The trio from Chicago, Ill., was formed in 2007, and consists of two sisters, Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf, and their producer, Kris “Rain Man” Trindl. They have released two albums, “Play Hard” and “Get Wet,” the latter of which rose into the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 200 in its first week on the charts. With well-known songs like “Alive” and “Live for the Night,” they have headlined electronic dance music (EDM) festivals across the world.

Logic, a rapper born and raised in Gaithersburg, Md., started releasing his music in 2009 and developed a large Internet following. He has released four official mixtapes, including his most recent, the critically acclaimed “Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever.” Logic has opened up for several prominent hip-hop artists, including Ludacris and Pitbull. His most popular tracks include “All I Do,” “24 Freestyle” and “Young Sinatra III.” Logic is signed to Visionary Music Group and Def Jam Recordings and was named to XXL Magazine's “Freshman Class 2013.”

Radical Something is an independent trio that combines hip-hop and rock with their California roots. College pals Alex “Loggy” Lagemann and Michael “Big Red” Costanzo met “Josh Cocktail” Hallbauer in a New York recording studio in 2011. In their first session together, they wrote one of their most popular songs, “Be Easy” (featuring Kinetics), and later that year released their debut album “We Are Nothing,” which reached No. 9 on the iTunes Alternative Albums chart. Subsequent albums “No Sweat” and “Summer of Rad” in 2012 and “Ride It Out” in 2013 have resulted in hits such as “Vibe to This” and “Say Yes.”

Kyle Sears
Kyle is the director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he coordinates hometown and university news releases and serves as editor of the News@Mercer e-newsletter and Reach magazine.​