Guided By Voices
Because it’s been a very long time since lo-fi geniuses Guided By Voices last played in The Netherlands. Not for a lack of productivity, mind you. Robert Pollard can’t go on bathroom breaks without shaking yet another brilliant pop song out of his sleeves. Pollard looks more like a math teacher than a rock star, but sheer velocity in which he releases music goes beyond any known formula, with more than a hundred albums and counting.
Turns out the man has more secret talents: he pitched a rare no-hitter playing for the Wright State University baseball team. Best Kept Secret is, therefore, the ideal festival for the bright return of Guided By Voices: that victory lap is pretty much set.