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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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Sphynx

Sphynx performs on the BudLight stage at 12:45pm on
Friday, July 14

Sphynx is an Austin synth-pop-and-electronic trio that “recycles a bit of history and puts a bit of soul to their songs” and has opened for acts such as Wavves, Maps and Atlases, Holy Fuck, White Denim, Peelander-Z, and The Octopus Project.

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

I’m guessing it probably dates back to a time when Cincinnati was one of the the leading exporters of the pastry that we now know as the Honey Bun. The ‘Bunbury’ was probably a city wide festival that would celebrate the beginning of the holiday season during which the majority of the city’s pastries would be sold, putting food on the tables, presents under the christmas trees, and joy in the hearts of the people of Cincinnati. Just a guess though.

What are 3 facts that you know about Cincinnati?

I know there’s a really great festival that happens there (along with Bunbury), called Midpoint Music festival that I’ve been wanting to go to. Also, the Reds used to be called the Red Stockings back when socks were the best mascot anyone could think of. I also found out on Wikipedia that the town was originally called “Losantville,” a mash-up of four languages that translated to “the city opposite the mouth of the licking river.” My question is this; did the river lick you, or were you supposed to lick the river? And, where is the best place to lick/get licked by the river? We’ll look into that upon our arrival.

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