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!
Friday | Who Stage | 4pm
Are you a fan of empowered females fronting awesome blues rock groups? Of course you are; that’s proven to be an extremely popular format of music in recent years. If you’re a fan of the likes of Gin Wigmore, you’ll probably really like today’s first Club Stage act, Elle King. This talented vocalist has a distinctly gravel-y yet alluring voice, which only helps to solidify her identity as a modern rebel rock badass. King’s most recent release, Love Stuff, has generated quite a bit of buzz, especially the lead single “Ex’s and Oh’s.” Seeing as Love Stuff is King’s first ever full length, it’s very impressive that it managed to chart so highly, and we suspect it’s only the first of a string of successful releases. Oh, and her father is Rob Schneider, so win-win, we guess. Anyways, King’s set at Roo this year is sure to be lots of fun, and we highly recommend giving her a listen via the embeds below.
LISTEN | “Under the Influence”
WATCH | “Ex’s and Oh’s” (Official Music Video)
Saturday | Who Stage | 7:15pm
Originally from Sydney, Falls are a singer-songwriter duo with a complicated history, to say the least. The pair met each other and quickly fell in love, taking care to document the procedure through song. Like many relationships, they eventually fought a good deal, and even broke up. Through it all, however, the duo worked together to write songs and play live shows. Falls managed to take the intense emotions inherent to any break up and fit them into an EP format with their debut release, Into the Fire. Between their musical talent and uniquely intimate on stage charisma, the band began to attract a lot of attention as a live act. In the last few years, they’ve been signed, moved to the U.S., toured with indie stars like Of Monsters and Men, and played a heck of a lot of festivals. They plan on continuing the festival trend this year at Bonnaroo and Firefly, among others. If you’re interested in music that’s genuine and tells a story, these guys are for you.
LISTEN | “Please”
WATCH | “Into the Fire” (Live at Music Feeds Studio)
Friday| On Tap Lounge | 1:15pm
Fruition have undergone numerous changes throughout their career. When the act first began back in 2007, they were a two piece called Mimi Naja’s Fruition. After a few lineup changes, the group became a four piece known as the Fruition String Band. However, they soon added a drummer, and shortened their name to simply Fruition. Despite their numerous iterations, the band have maintained a few constants throughout their career. First and foremost, Fruition are primarily a live band, and their career is driven by near constant touring. Second, the group strive to balance traditional bluegrass and string music with modern songwriting techniques. This summer, they’re playing a number of music festivals, and their live show seems stronger than ever. If you’re a fan of roots, bluegrass, or simply enjoy good music, you don’t want to miss Fruition’s set at Bonnaroo.
LISTEN | “Mountain Annie”
WATCH | “Meet Me on the Mountain” (Acoustic)
Friday | Who Stage | 7:15pm
NYC based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Garzón-Montano has made a huge splash in the music scene recently as being a “musician for musicians.” Though his songs are often simply arranged and even minimalistic at first glance, subsequent listens reveals a level of grooviness and depth which few other artists can achieve. For this reason, Garzón-Montano has managed to attract the attention of celebrities, record labels, and several festivals. He even managed to get one his tracks, “6 8”, sampled in a Drake song. So far, Garzón-Montano has only release, Bishouné: Alma del Huila. However, the strength of this record and the attention it has garnered are enough for us to predict that he has a long and prosperous career ahead of him. Catch Gabriel in his early days at the Who Stage on Friday night at this year’s Roo!
LISTEN | “6 8”
WATCH | “Everything is Everything” (Official Music Video)