Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with every single band on Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2015 lineup. We started from the bottom and have been working our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill with daily, dedicated Bonnaroo Band of the Day and Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day posts. Now that ‘Roo is fast approaching, and we’re adminttedly playing catch up through the rest of the fest’s lineup in the form of group posts. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day Club Stage Roundup!
Thursday | Who Stage | 5:15pm
Coming to us from New York City, Parlour Tricks (who were up until recently called Lily and the Parlour Tricks) are one of Thursday’s most anticipated club acts for many Bonnaroo attendees this year. The group have recently caught the attention of the national music scene with the impending release of a new record, Broken Hearts/Bones. The album’s two lead singles, “Requiem” and “Lovesongs,” have already proven to be popular tunes capable of both grabbing the attention of new fans and pleasing old fans. Like Parlour Tricks’ other releases, these tracks straddle the line between pop and electronic rock, and are colored with a tasteful bit of grunge. Seeing as Parlour Tricks’ new album is set for release on June 23, just a few days after Bonnaroo, expect to hear lots of new tunes during their show.
LISTEN | “Lovesongs”
WATCH | “Requiems” (Official Music Video)
Saturday | On Tap Lounge | 10:30pm
Festivals the size of Bonnaroo attract talent from all across the world, and every year we get to see a handful of killer international acts perform at the Farm. One of the better artists from outside the U.S. this year are The Mispers, who come from London. The five piece play an interesting take on standard pop-rock, and it’s not hard to see why they’ve generated quite a bit of success. Impressively, the group hold a perfect record of sold-out shows in their hometown, which aptly reflects their enormous growth in popularity since 2013. The Mispers are set to embark on a U.S. tour to help attract new audiences stateside, and we have no doubt it’ll be a successful endeavor. You can say you saw them live before all your friends by checking the group out at the New Music On Tap Lounge at this year’s Roo.
LISTEN | “Weekend”
WATCH | “Brothers”
Friday | Who Stage | 1pm
When the staff at Bonnaroo put together each year’s billing, they seem to make an effort to always include a handful of popular metal acts. Last year, we got to see Meshuggah and Mastadon; this year, it’s Between the Buried and Me and one of today’s great club stages acts, Nothing More. This Texas based band has been playing together for nearly 12 years, which has given them plenty of time to hone their sound and sharpen their skills as musicians. These days, the extremely talented group tours quite consistently, as well as spending time in the studio between tour dates. Their most recent full length, Nothing More, became the band’s first ever charting release, peaking at 33 on the Billboard 200. This should indicate both to fans and interested attendees of Bonnaroo that Nothing More is at the top of their game, and should definitely help satisfy your need for heavier music in Manchester.
LISTEN | “Mr. MTV”
WATCH | “This Is The Time (Ballast)”
NEW BREED BRASS BAND
Thursday & Friday | Snake & Jake’s Christmas Barn | 7 pm (Th) & 5 pm (Fr)
NOLA based funk act New Breed Brass Band are, without a doubt, one of the most energetic and outright fun acts to be playing at the Farm this year. In fact, the nine piece band have been asked to play Bonnaroo twice. On both Thursday and Friday, the group will lead a parade through festival in advance of their show, which might be even more fun than the performance itself.
The New Breed Brass Band is part of a, um, new breed of jazz/funk acts, although the group rely on the instrumentation and general vibe of predecessors like the Rebirth Brass Band. However, the New Breed Brass Band aren’t afraid to mix in a little hip hop or even dance influence into their sound. Their name is a truthful representation of their music, and we suspect these guys have big things ahead of them. Be sure to catch one of their shows this years at Bonnaroo, or at the very least dance along with one of the parades.
LISTEN | “Watcha Working It”
WATCH | “Blackbird Special”