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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Bo and the Locomotive

We’re just a day away from the Bunbury Festival kick-off. I hope that, if you’re going to the festival, you’ve found the artist features we’ve been posting during the last week to be helpful as you try to navigate the schedule and decide which bands you want to see.

View features by performance day: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

When the schedule was first announced, there were quite a few names I didn’t recognize. I started with the acts that are scheduled to perform on Friday and tried to do some research (watching a video, seeing if the artist had any music on Bandcamp or Soundcloud, visiting Facebook pages, etc.). The first band I came across was Bo and the Locomotive – named by Paste Magazine as THE band that you should know from Missouri. It took me all of 8 seconds to determine that their video for "Give Me Something" was the greatest video I’ve seen since OK GO’s heyday. And, like OK GO, I’m guessing Bo and the Locomotive spent about $15 (for beer and smokes) on the budget to make the video.

These guys have the unenviable task of playing very early on the Bunbury schedule. My experience with festivals like this is that the masses don’t start arriving until early evening so that they can get a decent spot to watch one of the headliners. If you’ve learned nothing else this past week by all the Bunbury Festival featured artist posts, I hope that you’ve learned that there are some really great bands playing early in the day.

I’m not sure where you’ll be 24 hours from now. Me? I’ll be camped out watching Bo and the Locomotive and getting my Bunbury Festival off to a great start!

Bo and the Locomotive performs on the Bud Light stage at 12:45pm
on Friday, July 13

Bo and the Locomotive are a four-piece from St.Louis. Paste Magazine says: "Bo and the Locomotive has a well-crafted indie sound … Each member plays their role seamlessly, creating a record that has a variety of mellow and up-tempo songs."

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

We already Googled it up when they asked us to play this festival. I won’t spoil it for everyone else, but it means to avoid your responsibilities by claiming to have a meeting with a fictitious person.

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

- Might as well be in Kentucky
– We’ve never been there
– Go Cardinals

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk

Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk perform on the CMC stage at 4:30pm on Friday, July 13

Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk are an indie folk-pop 5-piece from Alberta, Canada.

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

It sounds like the name of a bush. That’s probably completely wrong.

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

1. It’s in Ohio
2. It’s known for it’s unique architecture
3. Home to Bunbury Festival

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear performs on the Bud Light stage at 5:30pm on Friday, July 13

Minus the Bear is a 5-piece from Seattle whose music is “bristling with guitar acrobatics and infectious melodies”. Their new album, Infinity Overhead, will be released on August 28.

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

You lost me at "no cheating"

What are 3 things that you know about Cincinnati?

a. Big
b. Red
c. Machine
(that’s all you really need to know, right?)

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Bunbury Festival featured artist: The Henry Clay People

The Henry Clay People perform on the Bud Light stage at 5:15pm on Friday, July 13

The Henry Clay People are a fist-pumping 4-piece band from Los Angeles that takes cues from Pavement, Built to Spill and The Hold Steady.

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

Its a classic Ohio festival where you bury hamburger and hotdog buns as bands play.

What are 3 facts you know about Cincinnati?

1. The Afghan Whigs, Heartless Bastards, and the National were all from here, right? Greenhornes too says our bassists as he drives.
2. Apparently there is a donut grilled cheese shop we need to try somewhere in the city.
3. Pete Rose used to coach the Reds.

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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: 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: 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 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: 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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