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 | On Tap Lounge | 11:15pm
Norman, OK, based indie fuzz rockers BRONCHO gave us a sleeker, more streamlined sound with their sophomore effort, Just Enough Hip To Be Woman, released last year. Although still staying very true to the nature of their inspired debut LP, Can’t Get Past the Lips, their new wave approach to sound craft, on the new record, is something that is definitely tickling our fancy. Think Cheap Trick, or a less uptight version of The Strokes, or maybe even ‘80s icons, The Cars, and you’re starting to get a feel for what they’re bringing to the party. Have a little taste below, and make sure you check them out the first night of fun, at the tastemaking New Music On Tap Lounge.
LISTEN | “Stay Loose”
WATCH | “Class Historian” (Official Music Video)
BOY NAMED BANJO
Friday | On Tap Lounge | 6:30pm
High school buds Barton Davies, William Reames, and Willard Logan laid a foundation of inspired acoustic guitar and banjo playing when they were just 18-years-old. Their after school jams would soon grow to become Boy Named Banjo. Since the release of this Nashville based act’s first album, The Tanglewood Sessions (2012), they’ve elevated their sound and bolstered their live performances, with the addition of drummer Sam McCullough and bass player Abe Scott. Their second album, Long Story Short, reflects this evolution in their sound. Winners of yet another Bonnaroo Battle of The Bands contest, this one sponsored by Sonicbids, we are eager to see what these up comers have cooking at the On Tap Lounge.
LISTEN | “The Light”
WATCH | “My Own” (Official Music Video)
Thursday| On Tap Lounge | 7:30pm
An LA based indie pop project helmed by Nick Long, Dark Waves is very new on the scene, releasing a debut self-titled EP just last year. Long’s dark prose and melancholy synth, layered through pop guitar riffs, is just the right blend of goth and popular kid at school. With a growing reputation on the West Coast, and a tour leg set to hit the United Kingdom, Mr. Long and his bandmates are looking to continue the broadening of their appeal by playing The Farm. There are also plans for a full length to be released this year, so look for more information on that when it becomes available, and, for now, you can check out what’s already be released below.
LISTEN | “The Heartbeat The Soul”
WATCH | “I Don’t Want To Be In Love” (Official Music Video)
Sunday | Who Stage | 2:30pm
Another LA band who are a little wet behind the ears, in terms of how long they’ve been on the scene, De Lux are a heavy synthed version of post-punk, disco, and funk that have gravity well behind their years. On the duo’s debut full length, Voyage, we are surely just scratching the surface of what they have hidden up their sleeves. Somewhere between LCD Soundsystem and Talking Heads, the group aren’t wasting any time in the studio, with a followup record, Generation, ready for release June 23. Get hip now, because if De Lux continue this pace, they’ll be blowing up big in no time at all.
LISTEN | “Make Space”
WATCH | “Someday Now” (Official Music Video)