Bonnaroo Artist | Alex Lahey
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Friday | What Stage | 2:15pm
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with many of our favorites acts from from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2018 lineup. As we dig through the entire schedule, we’ll highlight a spread of performers spanning across genres and stages, big and small, new and old, to bring you some of the most interesting, lesser-known, or most highly-recommended among this year’s crop of artists. Though we’ll be jumping around, we’re loosely working our way through by day, and we’ll also be bringing you some special features and longer guides along the way, to help you plan your weekend before the fest. While these previews won’t span every performer, and might omit some more obvious must-see acts, we hope they’ll serve as a way to help you navigate Bonnaroo’s gargantuan lineup, and to make the most of your busy weekend on the farm!
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Part indie rock, part disaffected garage rock, and part pop punk, Melbourne, Australia’s Alex Lahey is fast becoming the next DIY up and comer you should be keeping an eye on (it’s too obvious to compare her to fellow Aussie indie rocker Courtney Barnett, but the buzz feels similar to when Courtney was about to really break). Clearly not that much of a secret, as she debuts at ‘Roo on the main stage, Lahey first stepped out as a solo artist, following a stint studying saxophone then dabbling in bands in Melbourne’s art scene, in 2016 with her B-Grade University EP, following it up last year with a phenominal full-length debut, I Love You Like a Brother.
Conjuring a smart, personal, wry, and relatable writing style, Alex has perfected an ability to distill millennial angst and her own personal life struggles and triumphs into brisk, poppy, and punk tinged tunes that pack an earnest punch. She’s already shared the stage with big names like Blondie, Tegan and Sara, and Catfish & the Bottlemen, and though she might not yet be a household name stateside, the young singer has all of the makings of a profound and long-lasting new artist. She’s one of the best performers of the entire weekend, and certainly the most compelling reason to get into Centeroo early on Friday.
LISTEN | “You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me”
WATCH | “Every Day’s the Weekend” (Official Music Video)