Bonnaroo Band of the Day: Tycho

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Bonnaroo Artist | Tycho
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Saturday | That Tent | 12:00 – 1:15 am

Tycho, photo by: jake Giles Netter

Photo Credit: Jake Giles Netter

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 2015 lineup. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day

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Bonnaroo Band of the Day: Trampled by Turtles

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Bonnaroo Artist | Trampled by Turtles
Bonnaroo History | 2012
Stage & Time | Saturday | What Stage | 3:30-4:45pm

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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 2015 lineup. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day

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[REVIEW + PHOTOS] Wildfront, Morgan Bosman, & Femke | 4.28.15 @ Acme Feed and Seed

Wildfront.  Photo by Sundel Perry.

Wildfront, Morgan Bosman, Femke
Acme Feed and Seed; Nashville, TN
April 28, 2015

Review by Jack Smith. Photos by Shawn Jackson of Sundel Perry Photography

As you may already know, we host a showcase over at Acme Feed & Seed each and every Tuesday, with the aim of bringing you free tunes from some of the up-and-comers around. For our latest installment on April 28, we featured local dream rockers Wildfront as our headliner, along with supporting acts Morgan Bosman and Femke. All three bands killed it, and we’ve got details on the event after the jump, but we wanted to go ahead and remind about next week’s special Cinco de Mayo showcase. It starts at 7 p.m., is free and will feature Magnolia Sons and Major and the Monbacks. Click on through to read about last week’s awesome performance.

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Bonnaroo Band of the Day: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

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Bonnaroo Artist | Béla Fleck
Bonnaroo History | Béla Fleck: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 | Abigail Washburn: 2011
Stage & Time | Sunday | That Tent | 3-4pm

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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 2015 lineup. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day

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Willie and the Giant Release Full-Length Debut

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If you’ve been keeping up with the site, you may have noticed our affinity for local act Willie and the Giant. Not only did we host them at our weekly showcase at Acme a few months ago, but we also told you about their new singles earlier last year. We’re here again to fill you in on the latest WATG happening: the release of  their self-titled, full-length debut.

The record first dropped yesterday, April 21, and features ten new tunes. Much like their previous releases, Willie and the Giant manages to hit that bluesy sweet spot between funk, soul and rock music. The rhythm section grooves hard deep in the pocket, while the vocals and lead guitar trade catchy rock melodies. In short, it’s the kind of music that would work great as the soundtrack to a memorable summer. Critics and fans seem to really dig this sound, going so far as to vote Willie and the Giant as the Guardian’s “New Band of the Week.”

If you’re interested in hearing the album, the band is streaming it for free through their website, you can can check out the Spotify player below. Alternatively, you can purchase a physical or digital copy, if you like what you hear! Unfortunately, the band haven’t announced any Nashville shows in the near future, but we’ll keep you updated if anything pops up. In the meantime, reward your ears with a listen to Willie and the Giant.

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