Bonnaroo Artist | The Weeks
Bonnaroo History | 2012 (Kind of)
Stage & Time | Thursday | Sonic Stage | 9:30pm
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 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…
Concluding not only our coverage of Bonnaroo’s Communion-curated Thursday night showcase, which features Tim Baker and Adam Hogan of Hey Rosetta!, Foreign Fields, and Catfish and the Bottlemen, but also the entirety of our 2014 Club Stage band coverage, we’re spotlighting Nashville (by way of Mississippi) southern garage rockers The Weeks. And we couldn’t think of a better way to wrap things up. Regular readers of No Country should be more than familiar with this fantastic band by now, but, for you uninitiated Roo-going folks, we urge you to make them part of your first night “must-see” list.
Blending southern rock with garage, alternative, and indie rock sounds, The Weeks started in high school, and produced several early albums before ultimately relocating to Nashville, and, subsequently, signing to Kings of Leon’s Serpents & Snakes record label. Their breakthrough came in the form of 2012 (originally 2011) release, Gutter Gaunt Gangster, with last year’s Dear Bo Jackson helping expand their critical and commercial presence, and further realize the evolution of their sound. Just in the past few years, we’ve seen the group grow from small rooms to festival staples, club headliners, and international touring artists, and we couldn’t be prouder of their success. Eclectic in sound and energetic in their live performance, The Weeks are truly one of the most exciting rock bands to emerge in recent years, and are destined to grace Bonnaroo’s much larger stages sooner than later.
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