Even though Bonnaroo is right around the corner, some last minute lineup additions are still being announced. The majority of recent add-ons have included the bands slated to play Bonnaroo’s club stages. The club stages are a great way to discover new music, and to catch some great up and coming bands in more intimate settings. In order to keep spotlighting as many Bonnaroo bands as possible, we’re bringing you the rundown on club stage artists all this week in groups. Give ’em a listen; you might just stumble upon a future headliner in the making!
Bonnaroo Artist | Bri Heart ft. Jervy Hou
Stage & Time | Cafe Where? | Sunday | 2:30PM
YouTube cover artists are a dime a dozen, but few do it with as much skill as singer Bri Heart (and her producer Jervy Hou). The pair have tackled just about every major song on the charts over the past year, and have begun also branching out to some original pop tunes. If you’re looking for some familiarity at ‘Roo, look no further!
Watch | “Wide Awake” (Katy Perry cover)
Bonnaroo Artist | Ex Cops
Stage & Time | New Music On Tap Lounge | Friday | 8PM
Ex Cops are a duo made up of Brian Harding (ex-Hymns) and Amalie Bruun (ex-Minks). The group performs with a full band, to help bring their melodic, lo-fi indie pop tunes to life. Drawing influence from old rock, obscure pop, and post-punk, Ex Cops’ songs are dripping in harmonies and hooks, and are a lot fun.
Listen | “James”
Bonnaroo Artist | Sons of Fathers
Stage & Time | New Music On Tap Lounge | Thursday | 7PM
Austin rockers Sons of Fathers fuse a very modern set of influences with an unabashed, roots rock. Folky, but with hints of punk and indie rock, the group fully pays homage to traditions while putting their own stamp on their sound. With their latest release, Burning Days, they’ve further perfected their knack for great songwriting.
Listen | “Roots & Vine”
Bonnaroo Artist | Staying for the Weekend
Stage & Time | New Music On Tap Lounge? | Sunday | 12PM
Another great group from right here in Nashville, Staying for the Weekend are one of the most exciting up and comers in the indie scene. With their latest EP, Camp Empathy, the band embraced a slight shift in sound, showcasing a melody-dripped, driving, and smart take on indie rock. Don’t miss this fun and energetic act!
Listen | “The Giving Tree”
Bonnaroo Artist | Stop Light Observations
Stage & Time | New Music On Tap Lounge | Saturday | 6:40PM
Stop Light Observations have a little bit of everything for everyone. The group clearly channels a lot of classic rock in their sound, but fuse it with indie rock, hip hop, soul, and garage rock tendencies. Like every band on this list, the SC natives are a last-minute lineup addition, and one you’ll be sorry if you overlook!
Watch | “Until the Sun Rises”
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