Bonnaroo Artist | Fly Golden Eagle
Bonnaroo History | 2012
Stage & Time | On Tap Lounge | Friday | 6:40 pm
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…
Nashville’s Fly Golden Eagle are no strangers to Bonnaroo, and that’s because you loyal fans helped to send them there in 2012 when they won one of the Road To Bonnaroo events. They impressed there, and that was in part because of the guest appearance by the band’s long time friend in Alabama Shakes front lady Brittany Howard. The poppy experimental rockers later went on to tour with the Shakes, and their local dates became scattered to the occasional Thunderbitch performance.
We did get the chance to hang with Fly Golden Eagle this past record store day at Fond Object, where they introduced us to some of the new tracks from their upcoming fourth release, Quartz. What we heard live still harnesses the same rock sensibilities that we came to love in their last release, Swagger, but the new tracks definitely foray more into the psychedelic. Since their last Bonnaroo performance, the fellas have toured with Edward Sharpe, Dr. Dog, and Arctic Monkey to name just a few, I’m not saying that there will be another memorable cameo at the Roo this year. But, you might want to add this set to your lineup schedule just in case.
LISTEN | “Psyche’s Dagger”
WATCH | “Devil’s Eye (Basalisk)”