Category Archives: Bunbury Festival 2012

Bunbury Festival featured artist: Alberta Cross

This is a special preview. My daughter Olivia and her friend Connie will be accompanying us to the Bunbury Festival this week. The two will (hopefully) be talking to some of the bands after their sets and will provide daily video recaps from Cincinnati. Alberta Cross performed in Columbus last Friday night and Olivia and Connie had the chance to sit down with singer Petter Ericson Stakee (wearing the hat) and bassist Terry Wolfers to ask questions about Bunbury.

Alberta Cross performs on the Globili stage at 1:30pm on Saturday, July 14

Alberta Cross is a 5-piece based out of Brooklyn but with members from around the globe (including London, England and Columbus, Ohio). With a sound that mixes alt-rock, blues, and country-influenced roots rock, Alberta Cross has toured with the likes of Oasis, the Dave Matthews Band, Them Crooked Vultures, Dead Confederate, Everest, etc.

Links: Website / Facebook / Twitter

Bunbury Festival feature artist: Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band performs on the AliveOne stage at 8:30pm on Friday, July 13

From the band’s bio: ”Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire – best know, this trio is a force to be reckoned with.”

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

Pastry graveyard

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

Great chili, best labor day fireworks show in the world, great Catfishing on the river!

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Hotfox

Hotfox performs on the Landor stage at 2:15pm on Saturday, July 14

Hotfox is a 5-piece from Bloomington, Indiana that has scored support slots on shows with Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s, Company of Thieves, Bear Hands, and Walk the Moon. The band’s laidback sound (not unlike Built to Spill’s) should make for a perfect early afternoon listen.

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

I’m pretty sure Bunbury is an old wooden ship.

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

I know that Cincinnati is in Ohio. I know that at one point the Reds were really good and referred to as the Big Red Machine. I know that The National is from Cincinnati.

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Emily and the Complexes

Emily and the Complexes perform on the AliveOne stage at 2:15pm on
Friday, July 13

Emily and the Complexes are a Columbus, Ohio four-piece specializing in folk-inspired indie rock (think a mix of Earwig and Superchunk). The band will be releasing its debut, Styrofoam Plate Blues, in August and then hitting the road to play shows on the East Coast (and all points in between) in September.

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

Bunbury is an excuse to get out of something boring. I read that somewhere.

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

The Cincinnati Reds were the first professional baseball team. It is referred to as the Queen City. It has really good chili.

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Child Bite

Child Bite perform on the Bud Light stage at 12:00pm on Sunday, July 15

Eastern Surf Magazine describes Child Bite, a four-piece from Ferndale, Michigan as “Schizophrenic post-punk, maniacal hardcore, the farthest flung art/spazz rock you can possibly imagine.”

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

It is a type of English bread; a loaf traditionally filled with figs, cashews, and senior citizen farts.

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

1) 18% of Cincinnati’s herpes cases are known to have originated between the hours of 2am-4am inside the establishment currently known as Mayday.
2) 37% of the cities income is generated though sales of bath salts out of the 2nd level secret basement deep below Shake It Records.
3) 100% of the citizens of Cincinnati are immune to the adverse effects of eating Skyline Chili.

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: The Sundresses

The Sundresses perform on the AliveOne stage at 3:45pm on Saturday, July 14

The Sundresses are a raw & nasty, b(l)oozy, garage-bastardized-country-punk trio from Cincinnati.

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

Nothing

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

- There are seven hills that comprise the landscape of Cincinnati.
- It was described once as the “first truly American city” because it was not founded by Colonists.
- Cincinnati is spelled wrong.

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: The 4ontheFloor

The 4ontheFloor performs on the Globili stage at 12:00pm on Saturday, July 14

The 4ontheFloor is a Minneapolis-based four piece that “was born in the bottom of a bourbon bottle with the idea that it’s effing time to have some fun and make amazing music as well.”

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

An enchanted park run by average bunnies who do extraordinary things.

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

1 – Skyline Chili (via Barb Abney)
2 – On Tecmo Super Bowl (for NES), the most lethal play in their default playbook is bottom left passing play, nicknamed “the Snakecharmer” for the fact that Boomer rolls out and can pass to any 3 of the receivers, including James Brooks, on a flats route.
3 – A great band, Heartless Bastards, is from there.

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Find Vienna

Find Vienna performs on the Landor stage at 12:45pm on Friday, July 13

Find Vienna is a Philadelphia-based four piece taking cues from artists like U2, The Police, Jeff Buckley and Mute Math.

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

I’m sure people will call bullshit on this, but being a college boy and the son of a literary obsessive, I’m going to go ahead and pull “Bunbury” from The importance of being Earnest. Okay, to be honest my mom had referenced that right when we got the gig.

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

Home of the Reds, the Bengals, and the bitch ex-wife of someone dear to us.

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Black Owls

Black Owls perform on the AliveOne stage at 1:30pm on Sunday, July 15

Black Owls is a Granville,Ohio-based four piece self-described as “a masterful slice of booze-fueled super rock showcasing ironic proclivity to meld the majestic with the pitifully ordinary.”

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

Isn’t bunbury a term for an excuse. To get out of something you don’t want to do or some such thing. Like you’d rather be doing something else?

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

The Reds have won 5 world series. It has some of the most impressive Italianate architecture in the USA (we play in the OTR and it’s everywhere). It was a stockade of supplies for the Union armies in the Civil War.

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: The Silent Comedy

The Silent Comedy perform on the AliveOne stage at 8:45pm on Saturday, July 14

The Silent Comedy is a San Diego-based four piece eclectic, indie band dabbling in folk rock which has allowed them to share stages with a diverse range of acts including Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Razorlight, Switchfoot, The Black Keys, Common, MGMT, Cold War Kids, Flogging Molly, The Whigs, and Delta Spirit

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

I actually have no idea, but it sounds like something tasty that involves icing.

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

It is the home of the Bengals… It is in Ohio… That is really all I can think of.

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