The Fashion Meets Music Festival returns to the Arena District for its second go-round this weekend, albeit in much smaller form. Gone is the "urban camping" element, along with many of the aftershows, which will now be concentrated in the Park Street Complex rather than extending to venues city-wide. But even scaled-back, FMMF offers a handful of big thrills. Here are five acts not to miss if you're heading out this weekend.

The Fashion Meets Music Festival returns to the Arena District for its second go-round this weekend, albeit in much smaller form. Gone is the "urban camping" element, along with many of the aftershows, which will now be concentrated in the Park Street Complex rather than extending to venues city-wide. But even scaled-back, FMMF offers a handful of big thrills. Here are five acts not to miss if you're heading out this weekend.

St. Vincent (9:30 p.m. Sunday)

St. Vincent, the nom de rock of one Annie Clark, is easily the fest's biggest get. Since releasing the excellent St. Vincent in early 2014, the musician has been on an artistic tear, teaming up with the surviving members of Nirvana for a performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and delivering celebrated headlining sets at festivals set in cities both big (Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival) and small (this summer's Nelsonville Music Festival). Don't miss this one.

Allen Stone (5:30 p.m. Saturday)

The phrase "appearances can be deceiving" was conceived with people like Allen Stone in mind. The Washington-born singer could readily pass for a "Freaks and Geeks" extra, but his throwback soul sound is modeled on the smooth likes of Stevie Wonder and Curtis Mayfield.

Chaz French (1 p.m. Sunday)

The Washington D.C. rapper has lived a hard life, and he doesn't shy from exploring these down-and-out moments in song. "Intro," the opening track off his debut mixtape Happy Belated, finds him coping with everything from suicidal thoughts to a car crash. Ultimately, it's this survival instinct that comes to define his best songs.

Bahamas (3:30 p.m. Sunday)

Fall might be right around the corner, but Bahamas Is Afie, the latest from Canadian folkie Afie Jurvanen, opens amidst an acoustic strum so beach-y you almost expect it to offer you surf lessons. This casual feel carries over into much of his melancholic catalog, which tends to move at a slower pace than its surroundings. "I got all the time in the world," he sings on one tune, and his music leaves little doubt he believes it.

Lights (5:15 p.m. Sunday)

Lights (a.k.a. Canadian synth-pop musician Valerie Poxleitner) sparkles on its third full-length, the sleek, pulsating Little Machines. True, the lyrics can occasionally be clunky ("The loneliest thing in the shape if a fist … is my petrified heart," she sighs on one tune), but the music tends to move with grace even in those moments her words stumble.

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