Daily Archives: July 10, 2012

Bunbury Festival featured artist: The Minor Leagues

The Minor Leagues perform on the AliveOne stage at 5:15pm on Friday, July 13

The Minor Leagues are a 7-piece band from Cincinnati that “blends Brill Building arrangements with the drive and sing-along choruses of 90s Brit-pop, all set against a backdrop of lush instrumentation. The band’s past work has earned them comparisons to recent popsmiths like Belle & Sebastian and The New Pornographers, but their charm, witty lyricism and ear for detail sets them apart from the rest.”

What does "bunbury" mean? (No cheating; give it your best guess)

Importance of Being Earnest reference

What does a festival like this mean for a city like Cincinnati?

For Cincinnati specifically, it’s been tough in the last 5 or so years to get legit national acts to come through.. so it’s a nice chance to feel semi-relevant again for a weekend.

What are some things that people who are traveling to Bunbury should know about Cincinnati?

there’s a subway under the city

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: 500 Miles to Memphis

500 Miles to Memphis perform on the AliveOne stage at 6:45pm on Saturday, July 14

500 Miles to Memphis is a 5-sometimes-6-piece, punk/country band from Cincinnati.

What does "bunbury" mean? (No cheating; give it your best guess)

I have no idea. Some kind of tree or shrub?

What does a festival like this mean for a city like Cincinnati?

I think it’s great. When do you ever hear about this many huge bands playing on one festival other than Lallapalooza or Bonnaroo? The fact that it’s in Cincinnati blows my mind. It’s very exciting. I truly hope it’s an annual thing.

What are some things that people who are traveling to Bunbury should know about Cincinnati?

There are plenty of things to do and see in Cincinnati, i.e., Skyline Chili, a Reds game, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Fountain Square, tons of great local bands, tons of great local restaurants, Kings Island, the Contemporary Art Center, Museum Center and the list goes on.

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Ponderosa

Ponderosa perform on the Landor stage at 5:15pm on Friday, July 13

Ponderosa is a 5-piece, dreamy and spacey southern rock band from Atlanta.

What does "bunbury" mean? (No cheating; give it your best guess)

Bunbury is a struggling phone company. They specialize in ‘not so smart’ smartphones. I’m using one in this email. Keeps freezing up.

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

Marijuana is super-illegal/ inventor of the in-ground swimming pool/ birthplace of the cattle call

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Can Columbus support two new record stores?

I’d seen a new storefront at 2579 N. High St near the Hudson intersection (by Kobo), and I’d heard rumors of a new pop-up record store going in there. DeVille has now confirmed it’s a new pop-up record store from Sour Records’ Steve Louis, appropriately called “Pop-Up Records.” It seems Louis has about 50,000 records he’ll be selling on weekends for $2 apiece at the storefront he’s leasing for a year.

DeVille also mentions another store, Vinyl Frontier, opening in August at 53 E. Gay St. downtown.

Any new place to go crate-digging sounds fun at first mention, but — not to be a Debbie Downer here — how many record stores is too much? I don’t know the finances of all the record shops in town, but I do know Elizabeth’s Records made it public on its Facebook page that the store needed a lot of last-minute help in order to make the rent payment this month. I imagine other stores have experience a similar pinch.

I think it’s great that record stores in Columbus, in general, stick together and help each other out instead of vying to be the only fish in the pond. But with not one, but two new shops opening up, I have a feeling a casualty or two could result. Have we reached the “more the merrier” breaking point?

Bunbury Festival featured artist: Yawn

Yawn perform on the Globili stage at 12:45pm on Sunday, July 15

Yawn is a 4-piece from Chicago that describes themselves as “4 young riff-raffs with a taste for musical adventure.”

What does "bunbury" mean? (No cheating; give it your best guess)

Bunbury is that crazy new sex move everyone’s going around doing right? I hear it’s pretty wild but the old lady won’t let me try it out ;(

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

Our good friends Sister Crystals once hung around there. It’s considered the true cultural capital of north america…. and isn’t it the birthplace of bathsalts?

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Video: Two Cow Garage – “Gerri” (Quiet Country Audio session)

Two Cow Garage recently recorded a live session for Quiet Country Audio, debuting new song “Gerri.” Watch above, and stream the tunes from the full session:


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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Jeremy Pinnell and the 55′s

Jeremy Pinnell and the 55’s perform on the CMC stage at 6:00pm
on Saturday, July 14

Jeremy Pinnell and the 55’s are a 4-piece country band from Burlington, Kentucky. Jeremy formerly fronted the excellent Tiberius Records band The Light Wires.

What does "bunbury" mean? (No cheating; give it your best guess)

An excuse to get out of work

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

1. Never eat 4-ways in the sun.
2. You’ll never see any baby pigeons.

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Capital Cities

Capital Cities performs on the Globili stage at 1:30pm on Friday, July 13

Capital Cities is a 2-piece studio (5-piece live) electro-pop-dance-rock band from Los Angeles.

What does "bunbury" mean? (No cheating; give it your best guess)

The name of the original money-back-guarantee weight-loss guru from 19th century Cincinnati, whose controversial slogan “Don’t just get rid of your big buns, bury them!” landed him into heaps of trouble with the FCC.

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

1) One of at least 3 big ‘C’ cities in Ohio
2) The Reds and Bengals
3) Home of the Flying Pig Marathon

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s performs on the Bud Light stage at 6:00pm on Sunday, July 15

Margot is an 8-piece rock band from Chicago and Indianapolis (and Columbus!). They make recorded music and play shows. – description from Margot’s Facebook page

What does "bunbury" mean? (No cheating; give it your best guess)

Alternative for Lollapalooza?

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

It used to have one of our favorite venues of all time (Southgate House), there’s no WKRP in real life, and WOXY used to be here.

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Video: Frank Ocean – “Bad Religion” Live on Jimmy Fallon

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Above is Frank Ocean’s stunning performance of Bad Religion on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.  Ocean’s Channel Orange album is available on I-tunes now.