Bonnaroo Artist | Cherry Glazerr
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Friday | This Tent | 2:45-3:45pm
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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Helmed by 22 year old frontwoman Clementine Creevy, LA grungy, indie, retro alternative, garage rock and noise pop outfit Cherry Glazerr started a series of solo, bedroom demos while Creevy was still a young teen, then under the moniker Clembutt, which caught the attention of Burger Records, who subsequently released them as a tape called Papa Cremps. Soon after, Cherry Glazerr became a full-fledged band, and released their scrappy, lo-fi garage punk leaning debut, Haxel Princess, while Clementine, who also began modeling and appearing on acclaimed show Transparent as a member of fictional group Glitterish around the same time, was still in high school. Darlings of the blogosphere, the band has seen a rotating slate of backing players all anchored around Clem, currently made up of drummer Tabor Allen and bassist Devin O’Brien (multi-instrumentalist Sasami Ashworth was also a long fixture of Cherry Glazerr, but departed last year to focus on her burgeoning solo career), and released their sophomore effort and first for current label home Secret Canadian, Apocalipstick, in early 2017.
A more polished, fiery, political, and eclectic LP, Apocalipstick brought the band widespread acclaim and saw them appear at festivals like Coachella, SXSW, Pitchfork and FYF, as well as tour with acts like Slowdive, The Breeders, Foster the People, and Portugal. The Man, positioning them as critical darlings of the indie punk scene, and Creevy a young and impassioned feminist force. Now an established and beloved act, the band’s latest LP, this year’s Stuffed & Ready, their first of the Trump era and Creevy’s first as a 20-something, feels like the logical musical progression from Apocalipstick, however, thematically, takes a more surprising personal turn, for the first time really showcasing Clementine’s own self-doubt, combating her sprawling and honest personal feelings, and navigating her place in the world, all while keeping intact Cherry Glazzer’s signature biting wit, scrappy sarcasm, and punk spirit, polished with a throw-back alt rock vibe and raw poppy sheen. An absolutely electrifying live outfit, Cherry Glazerr are, hands down, one the coolest, most relevant young bands you’ll find all Bonnaroo, and are definitely Friday’s most indispensable rock act.
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