Bonnaroo Artist | Sun Club
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBA
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2016 lineup. In addition to the main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the remainder of our coverage, we’ll be doubling up with a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage boasts 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…
Baltimore based grunge pop quintet Sun Club got their start nearly 10 years ago, as a group of teenagers with more idealogical ambition than talent, but they are an example of how hard work and dedication can pay off. Starting off as a trio, brothers Shane and Devon McCord and next door neighbor Mikey Powers played around with their sound while learning their instrumentation early on, starting off in a grunge outfit that gradually veered toward pop. Things really began to gel when they recruited two more members to fill out the band, and they began deconstructing pop songs, and reforming them with off-kilter time signatures, gleefully unhinged vocals, and hooks a plenty.
Sun Club was first recognized with their 2014 EP, Dad Claps At The Mom Prom, and have really seen their star rise with the release of their debut full length, The Dongo Durango, on ATO Records just last year. They have been on the road ever since with their raucous live show in support, traversing the states in their van named Booty, and playing with acts like Alvvays, Fidlar, and Fat White Family. If you are a fan of jangly reverbed pop jams, then Sun Club is definitely one that you need to add to your Roo schedule. Have a listen below to get in the know before you go.
LISTEN | “Tropicoller Lease”
WATCH | “Beauty Meat” (Official Video)