As stated elsewhere in this encyclodpedic festival roundup, you can glean a lot about a band from their avowed influences. A quick perusal of Super Desserts’ MySpace listing reveals their inspirations include “pink and purple sprinkles, powdered sugar, lemon cremes.” Considering its name, that seems appropriate. And you can hear it in the sound, a contemporarily energetic take on the shiny and bright Folk Pop of five decades ago, when The New Seekers and The New Christy Minstrels roamed the earth. Don’t forget to brush after Desserts.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: The Free Design time-travel from the ’60s to the new millennium and are enraptured by The Polyphonic Spree, Poi Dog Pondering and She and Him. (Brian Baker)