Category Archives: Cincinnati

Bunbury Festival featured artist: Pomegranates

Pomegranates perform on the AliveOne stage at 3:00pm on Sunday, July 15

Pomegranates are a 4-piece from Cincinnati that play "a unique blend of stirring and surprising psychedelic dream rock that’s as tender as it is ass-kicking

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

It is from an Oliver Wilde play, I think it means something akin to "an adventure".

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

It was a major pork processing city which is why it is called Porkopolis and we have the Flying Pig Marathon and also one of the big reasons P&G is here. Winston Churchill described Cincinnati as the most beautiful of all the inland American cities. The "Hall of Justice" on Superfriends was modeled after Union Terminal.

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Brent Kirby

Brent Kirby performs on the CMC stage at 3:00pm on
Friday, July 13

Brent Kirby is an Americana singer/songwriter from Cleveland.



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

Bunbury- A hot dog in a bun buried in Cincinnati chili.

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

Arnolds is the oldest bar, Jerry Springer was once the mayor, I once dated a girl in Nashville who moved to Cincinnati, but I don’t remember her name.

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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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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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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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