KAABOO Del Mar: Bands to see on Sunday


Minnie Driver

2-3 p.m., Grandview Stage: She’s starred in movies like “Big Night” and “Good Will Hunting,” and appeared on TV’s “Modern Family.” She even voiced the character of Brooke Shields in “South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.” But before any of that, a 19-year-old Amelia “Minnie” Driver had a recording contract. And in 2001, the Academy Award-nominated actress signed with Rounder Records. She’s released three full-length albums since. The latest, 2014’s “Ask Me To Dance,” is a selection of covers from The Cure and Neil Young to Stevie Wonder and Elliott Smith. She also completely re-imagines The Killers’ “Human” as a dusty, barroom ballad. And that band just happens to be playing on Sunday as well. Possibility of a guest appearance during her set: high. Scott McDonald


6:30-7:55 p.m., Zuma Stage: A band that transcends generations is a band worth seeing live. Train has swept through the decades since they formed in San Francisco is 1993. Whether it’s their ‘90s hits “Meet Virginia” and “Drops of Jupiter” or the more recent “Hey, Soul Sister” and “Marry Me” that have you belting along, Train has somehow unlocked the magic to creating the perfect song that resonates with a huge span of audiences, despite major changes in their member lineup. The most recent album, “Bulletproof Picasso,” was released in 2014, 16 years after their debut album, “Train,” came out. Michelle Dederko

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

1 p.m., Trestles Stage: Periodic Foo Fighters/Dave Matthews Band collaborator Trombone Shorty, who also performs Sunday at KAABOO, is better known to rock and jam-band fans. But for a pure, unadulterated dose of the zesty sonic melting pot that represents New Orleans music at its best, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is hard to beat. Together in various forms since 1977, this romping, stomping group turns every show it plays into a heady Mardi Gras celebration. Bring a hankie to twirl above your head; the Dirty Dozen will provide the beads - and the beats. George Varga

Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals

6:25-7:55 p.m., Sunset Cliffs Stage: Three-time Grammy winner Ben Harper is back with his original Innocent Criminals lineup, who had disbanded in 2008. The musicians recently reunited to go on a full-blown tour, featuring a stop at KAABOO. This tour is the first for the band in more than seven years, and fans are clearly eager, as tour dates continue to sell out. Frontman Harper, known for hits like “Steal My Kisses,” has been in and out of several projects over the past couple years. His last release was 2014’s all-acoustic album with his mother, Ellen Harper, titled “Childhood Home.” Festivalgoers will be content to hear some of the band’s No. 1 hits, “Diamonds on the Inside” and “Ground on Down,” which have been performed on recent tour stops. Liz Bowen


7-8:25 p.m., Grandview Stage: After celebrating 25 years of contributing to the alternative rock scene with an anniversary summer tour, the Omaha-based alternative rock band will perform a night of hits we all know and love on the Grandview Stage. They’ve gained commercial success with hits such as “Down,” “All Mixed Up,” “Come Original” and “Beautiful Disaster.” They were among the first bands to combine rap, metal, reggae and alternative into their songs. Within the past year, the rockers released their 11th studio album called “Stereolithic;” a live album, “311 with the Unity Orchestra - Live from New Orleans - 311 Day 2014;” and a four-disc compilation featuring unreleased songs, b-sides and demos called “311 Archive.” Jarnard Sutton

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