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Bunbury Music Festival happening July 13-15 in Cincinnati

We’re a mere 11 days away from the inaugural Bunbury Music Festival taking place at Sawyer’s Point in Cincinnati. The 3-day festival features over 100 bands (ranging from internationally-known headlining acts like Jane’s Addiction, Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie a 15-year-old Cincinnati singer/songwriter, Jake Kolesar, whose set will be a mix of originals and covers) as well as a number of DJs.

We’ve spent the last month interviewing many of the bands performing so that we can present to those of you going somewhat of a “festival guide” and we’re going to start publishing these features, a few each day, starting today. Next week we’ll give you our picks as to the “must see” acts at the festival and then we’ll be providing coverage from the event itself.

Bunbury Festival adds 20+ acts including Neon Trees, UME, Alberta Cross

The Bunbury Festival – taking place July 13-15 in Cincinnati and featuring headliners Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie – announced another wave of performers on Friday afternoon. Quite a few highlights despite not a ton of well-known names. And for those wondering, The Flaming Lips, The National, and The Afghan Whigs will NOT be performing.

Friday: Crash King, Henry Clay People, Capital Cities, Kids These Days, G Miles & the Hitmen, Find Vienna, Humble Home, Emily & the Complexes

Saturday: Imagine Dragons, Alberta Cross, The 4 On The Floor, The Sundresses, Sphynx, Black Taxi, Old Lights, Doop and the Inside Outlaws

Sunday: Neon Trees, The Deep Dark Woods, UME, Nikki Lane, Pomegranates, Black Owls, Belle Histoire, Child Bite, Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound, Rachel Ann Figley, The Black Tape, Archer’s Paradox

Exact times haven’t been announced but here’s the most current day-by-day lineup.

Bunbury Music Festival (July 13-15 in Cincinnati) announces lineup

Here’s the lineup for the inaugural Bunbury Music Festival to be held in Cincinnati July 13-15.

Friday, July 13
Janes Addiction
Airborne Toxic Event – Minus the Bear – O.A.R
Foxy Shazam – Ra Ra Riot
LP – Matt Pryor – Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Ponderosa – All Get Out
The Minor Leagues – Lauren Mann – She Does Is Magic – Bo & the Locomotive Tristen – Pet Clinic

Saturday, July 14
Gym Class Heroes – Manchester Orchestra
GroupLove – RJD2 – Dan Deacon
Jukebox the Ghost – The Bright Light Social Hour – Kevin Devine
The Silent Comedy – Graffiti 6 – 1,2,3 – Secret Music
Messerly & Ewing – 500 Miles To Memphis – Lions Rampant – Jeremy Pinnell & the 55’s – Wheels on Fire – Hotfox

Sunday, July 15
Death Cab for Cutie
City and Colour – Motion City Soundtrack – Guided By Voices
Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s – Good Old War – Lights – Will Hoge
Maps & Atlases – YAWN – Now, Now
Wussy – Seedy Seeds – The Tillers

More bands and the DJ stage to be announced! Please check back!

Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie to headline Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati (July 13-15)

Wow, Cincinnati steps up the game this summer with a 3-day music festival featuring some big name headliners. The Bunbury Music Festival is being put together by Bill Donabedian, a co-founder of the successful MidPoint Music Festival. And as you can see, Bill’s scored some major talent with more bands to be announced.

Tickets are already on sale and are very reasonably priced. One-day tickets are $46. Three-day tickets are $93.

As we hear about more acts added to the bills, we’ll let you know.

Interview: Male Bonding

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MP3: Male Bonding- Year’s Not Long

London-based DIY rockers Male Bonding have been signed to Sup Pop for over a year now. If you’ve heard them, then I bet you’re looking forward to their return to Columbus next week. If you haven’t, consider this your fair warning to work in multiple listens to their record Nothing Hurts (clocking in just under thirty minutes) before then.

Last week I caught up with singer/guitarist John Webb, who discussed the record, the band’s recent collaboration with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo and life as Male Bonding.

Everyone has influences when they start making music, but what kind of bands/artists continue to inspire you guys when coming up with new material?
Well, we recently recorded a song with Rivers Cuomo from Weezer. He got in contact with us a few months back and asked if we wanted to have a songwriting session when he was in London for the Reading Festival. We love Weezer, so we jumped at the chance. Anyway, watching Rivers work was very inspiring. That guy is a songwriting machine. He’s the king of melody. That whole experience was a dream come true.
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Tonight: Weezer at the Ohio State Fair

This summer, Weezer has taken the festival/state fair route rather than a full-blown arena tour as one might expect they would have undertaken. Perhaps it’s the state of the touring economy, where tour after tour is either being scaled back or flat out canceled. No doubt, there will be a healthy-sized crowd tonight – present company included – at the Celeste Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds, all of whom will have paid in the neighborhood of $36 per ticket. Motion City Soundtrack opens the show which is scheduled to start around 7pm.

Perhaps the biggest Weezer fan in attendance tonight will be my 5-year-old Piper who, if given the opportunity, would probably hop on stage to lend her vocals to “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To”.