Bonnaroo 2019 Artist Spotlight: Pinky Pinky


Bonnaroo Artist | Pinky Pinky
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Friday | Who Stage | 4:15-5:00pm


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 2019 lineup. As we dig through the entire schedule, we’ll highlight a spread of performers spanning across genres and stages (including the campground Plazas), 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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Barely out of high school, the members of Los Angeles group Pinky Pinky, 20-year-old vocalist and drummer Anastasia Sanchez, 19-year-old guitarist Isabelle Fields, and 19-year-old bassist Eva Chambers, are set to release their debut full-length, Turkey Dinner, the very day they make their Bonnaroo debut, June 14 (through Innovative Leisure). But don’t let that fact lead you to assume that they’re a brand new or inexperienced band; with several years together, two buzzy EPs to their name, regional success, national press, and even attention from none other than Dave Grohl, the grungy, oddball indie garage rock trio have already proven themselves to be an exciting young band to watch, and are certainly one of the coolest up and comers to grace Bonnaroo’s Who Stage this summer, making them a Friday must-see.

After first meeting around the start of high school, Pinky Pinky formally got together in 2015, first with the intent of playing punk, then blues rock, before dialing back to a sound without as much genre confinement. Having already made some regional appearances, the band released their eponymous debut EP in 2017 while all still in high school, nabbing an invite to play Dave Grohl’s inaugural CalJam festival that same year before they even had representation. The next year’s Hot Tears EP, which moved away from Pinky Pinky‘s ’60s garage rock influences to more scuzzy, dreamy, indie looseness, attracted even more buzz, establishing the band as unpretentious and at times dark and macabre (their name, even, comes from a fairly fucked up South African folktale about a monster that torments young girls). Since finishing school, Pinky Pinky have been hard at work with producers Jonny Bell and Hanni El Khatib on their LP, and will hit the road with The Nude Party later this summer. Needless to say, this band seem poised to break out in a big way, and you have a chance to see them on their ascent, with an intimate Bonnaroo outing!

 LISTEN | “Mr. Sunday”

 WATCH | “Margaret” (Official Music Video)


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