Category Archives: Cincinnati

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: 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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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Madi Diaz

Madi Diaz performs on the CMC stage at 6:00pm on Friday, July 13

Madi Diaz is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter whose music has been described as “one part pop music and one part organic Americana … a hooky, confident collection of songs that is as heartbreaking in places as it is catchy in others, sometimes within the span of a single song.”

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

We go and play in a field where buns were previously buried centuries ago with the hopes that our musical vibrations will raise the buns from their graves!!!

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

I know that one of my favorite music stores….Mike’s Music…resides in cinci.
I know that there are trapeze lessons next to the river downtown…
I know it’s always swampy hot but bright and sunny every time I come through town.

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Bunbury Festival featured artists: The Seedy Seeds

The Seedy Seeds perform on the BudLight stage at 4:30pm on Sunday, July 15

The Seedy Seeds are a fun/quirky/cute folk/electronic/indie trio from Cincinnati.

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

A Bunbury is a variant of the Bluebury and is used primarily in the production of delicious muffins.

What does a festival like this mean for Cincinnati and/or Ohio?

Honestly a festival like this doesn’t have to mean a lot for Cincinnati nor Ohio, and it will only mean anything if the city and the music community accepts it and runs with it. Too often, hats are hung on events and movements that are the creation of one tiny little sector of the community, while the rest of the community just waits for another one to be handed to them. "Sure our scene is awesome, we had Weezer play here once." What the Bunbury folks are trying to do here is raise the bar another notch, but in order for this to really take its place among the Bonnaroos and the Forecastles of this part of the country, it has to lead by example, not be the only example.

What I HOPE that what it means for Ohio is that others will take up the cause of finding new and inventive ways to present live music and use Bunbury as a guidebook and annual reminder of how it’s done right; not just to sit back and wait year after year for someone else to do all the work for them again and again.

What is one thing that people who aren’t from Cincinnati, whether it be other bands or festival attendees, should know about and/or see while in Cincinnati?

Cincinnati is a fantastic city that sometimes does an embarrassingly bad job of pointing visitors in the direction of awesome things. Lurking just outside the business district of downtown: The Cincinnati Museum Center and Contemporary Arts Center are fantastic; the Cincinnati Zoo is quite literally second to one (#2 in the nation behind the Columbus Zoo!); Shake-It Records is one of the best record stores in the nation; and if you’re into completely amazing vintage guitars, check out Mike’s Music just up Vine Street.

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: RJD2

RJD2 performs on the BudLight stage at 8:45pm on Saturday, July 14

RJD2 is a Philadelphia-based DJ and multi-instrumentalist who catapulted to notoriety, fame, and serious hip-hop credibility with 2002′s Dead Ringer. His music is a collage of cut-and-paste hip-hop that combines disparate elements to make for soulful, moody portraits of the world.

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

Bootleg Burberry, i’m guessing? I dunno. Sounds British and aristocratic, and mildly ballerish. If so, I may ball out. Will have to play it by ear.

What are 3 facts that you know about Cincinnati?

a) It’s the one-time home of the midwest champ, Blueprint.
b) Portions of the debut Soul Position album were recorded there, courtesy of my ’94 Toyota Corrola.
c) Jewel records was located there in the 70′s-I went on a record mission at one point to see what i could unearth. It was not fruitful.

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: She Does is Magic

She Does is Magic performs on the Landor stage at 2:15pm on Friday, July 13

She Does Is Magic is an Indianapolis trio with a midwest garage-pop-punk aesthetic.

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

Hmm…Bunbury–sounds like a breakfast pastry. And we love those!

What are 3 facts that you know about Cincinnati?

Chili parlors are everywhere. It is closely tied to pigs (flying pig marathon). The Cincinnati airport is in Kentucky!

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