Bonnaroo Artist | Streets of Laredo
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBA
Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup. In addition to main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the next month or so, we’re adding a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage bands are some of the best and most exciting up and coming acts around. As with our main stage previews, we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day…
Streets of Laredo (not to be confused with the timeless cowboy ballad of the same name) hail from New Zealand, but now hang their hats in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Comprised of two brothers and a husband-wife duo and remaining members, this danceable folk act certainly take on the style of a family band. Fans of Edward Sharpe & The Magenetic Zeros will immediately dial into the boy-girl harmonies, and the uplifting frolicking tempo is immediately pleasing to those riding The Lumineers train. Regardless of how you feel about those comparisons, it’s nearly impossible to deny that they are the perfect fodder for summertime music festivals.
Streets of Laredo first popped onto the scene in 2012 with the release of their debut single “Girlfriend,” which was later released as part of a two volume EP release in late 2013. These releases, as well as announcements like Bonnaroo, have garnered a lot of media attention for these up and comers, who have an upcoming summer tour planned. You can get a taste of SOL in their first two EPs, and watch their cute animated video for “Lonsdale Line,” below.
LISTEN | Streets Of Larado Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
WATCH | “Lonsdale Line”