KAABOO: Top bands to see on Friday
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
4:55 p.m., Friday, Sunset Cliffs Stage: At first glance (and second and third), Paul Janeway, the lead singer in St. Paul and The Broken Bones, looks like a mild-mannered accountant. But put him on stage with his electrifying vintage-soul band, and Janeway is transformed into a charismatic front man who can expertly whip a crowd into a frenzy. He and his Alabama-bred band did exactly that at the 2015 Coachella festival. Expect them to make a strong bid to steal the show at KAABOO. - George Varga
6:40 p.m., Friday, Grandview Stage: Five friends went off and formed a band in New York and named it Grouplove sometime in 2009. The indie rock band soared to success soon after their formation with their 2011 debut album, “Never Trust a Happy Song” that offered catchy tunes like “Colours” The hit that really propelled this band forward was “Tongue Tied” which was featured in various commercials and paid homage to on “Glee.” Their third album, “Big Mess” just dropped on Sept. 9, so expect plenty of newly released tunes to dance to at KAABOO. - Liz Bowen
12:15 p.m. Friday. Encore Stage: While he’s the one-and-only Snoop Dogg on most days, the legendary rapper transforms into a beat-bumping DJ by night. Rocking the turntables, DJ Snoopadelic is known to blast the crowd-pleasing hip-hop bangers in his sets, along with some EDM mixed in to prove his DJ aptitude. Snoop himself has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, released 13 albums since 1993 and in his spare time, has launched a few entrepreneurial ventures such as his own cannabis product line Leafs By Snoop and a media platform called Merry Jane. - Michelle Dederko
Hall & Oates
6:25 p.m. Friday. Sunset Cliffs Stage: Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates, the Philadelphia-based R&B duo who have performed together for nearly 50(!) years, are a KAABOO no-brainer. Forget their introduction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the more than 40 million albums they’ve sold, or their recent star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. These guys are about classic anthems that still hold up decades after they were written. Don’t let the first day of the festival go by without hearing entire audience sing-a-longs like “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” “Maneater,” or “You Make My Dreams.” - Scott McDonald
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