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 | 10:15pm
Praise to Bonnaroo for elevating the Club Stage level at the fest this year’s fest. Rubblebucket wowed crowds during their last 2012 four-set Roo run, with outlets like Rolling Stone dubbing that, “Rubblebucket revved up like an indie-rock Miami Sound Machine, dancers, horns and all.” That’s no surprise to regular readers of No Country, where we have chronicled the rise of the Brooklyn based indie dance outfit, from around the time that RS was chronicling them up to their recent Communion run last month at Mercy Lounge. If you aren’t on board with this exciting rising outfit, head below to get in the know, and then catch them at the Who Stage on Thursday night to get your Roo started right.
LISTEN | “Sound Of Erasing”
WATCH | “Carousel Ride” (Official Music Video)
Thursday | Who Stage | 9pm
British alt-folksters Bear’s Den are another Communion band playing the Thursday showcase. The group are touring in support of their 2014 debut, Islands, and it is fitting that they would hit Roo this year, given that they have spent some time on the road with headliners and part label founders, Mumford & Sons. It’s been a big year for Bear’s Den between Communion showcase tours, and an international headlining tour. Find out more about why everyone from CMT to Teen Vogue is calling this a rising act that you need to see.
LISTEN | “Above The Clouds Of Pompeii”
WATCH | “Agape” (Official Music Video)
Thursday | Who Stage | 7:45pm
18 year old, Stone Mountain Georgia native Raury is a self-taught musician who is already being compared to superstars like Kid Cudi or Andre 3000. His mix of R&B, hip-hop, and electro-pop certainly are popular in the internet populace with his videos and online tracks boasting millions of plays. Have a listen to the world music inspired track “God’s Whisper” and the soul pop love song “Cigarette Song” below to see the incredible range of this talented young artist.
LISTEN | “God’s Whisper”
WATCH | “Cigarette Song” (Official Music Video)
Thursday | Who Stage | 6:30pm
Sydney Australian based trio Little May have quickly been garnering worldwide acclaim since self releasing their debut track “Boardwalks” last year. The delicate string arrangements backing their vulnerable honest lyrics immediately connected with fans, and the girls hustled to put together their debut EP which displays their impeccable grasp on a darker yet still uplifting pop sensibility. Get to know their breakout tracks “Boardwalks” and “Hide” below, to find out why the early bird at this year’s Roo, just might get the worm.
LISTEN | “Boardwalks”
WATCH | “Hide” (Official Music Video)