Hi everyone. I hope you are having a great week so far. Mine is great, because I only have to work two more days this week! Then I get to spend the entire weekend with m'lady, Mallory at Bunbury Music Festival. You may recall my Bunbury post a few weeks back when I gave you some of the headliners and other info about the festival. Today, I sat down and began figuring out what bands we want to see. Mallory and I both enjoy having a plan for this type of thing. I've never attended a 3 day music festival like this, so I'm trying to prepare myself as much as possible. I thought I'd give you a rundown of our plan with the bands we aren't going to miss!
Humble Home, Emily & The Complexes, All Get Out, Ra Ra Riot, and Minus The Bear
The band I'm most looking forward to on Friday is All Get Out. They are one of my favorite bands. I'm guessing Mallory is most looking forward to Ra Ra Riot. As for Humble Home, I don't know much about them, but I listened to about 5 seconds and liked it well enough. Emily & The Complexes actually just finished recording with my friend, Joe Dunlap, so I'm pretty excited to hear them for the first time.
Mancester Orchestra, Kevin Devine, Weezer, and The Gaslight Anthem
There aren't a lot of bands I'm dying to see on Saturday other than Manchester Orchestra. I've been a fan of them for quite a few years now, and have seen them live multiple times. Although, I'm never completely satisfied with their live show, Andy Hull is one of the most heartfelt songwriters that I know of. I don't listen to Weezer a lot, but I can respect what they've done for music, and if they play mostly old stuff, I think the show will be pretty solid.
Belle Histoire, Maps & Atlases, Pomegranates, The Seedy Seeds, City & Colour, Good Old War, Neon Trees, Passion Pit, Margot & the Nuclear So & So's, and Death Cab for Cutie
Sunday is the day we are most looking forward to. We have a couple friends coming up from Tennessee this day, and the music selection is out of this world. How often does a person get to see Pomegranates, Death Cab, and Good Old War on the same day? Only once! I've been hooked on Good Old War's newest album since it's release, and it seems like it will be the perfect sound for a big open field on a summer day. You already know how in love Mallory is with Death Cab, so she's really excited. Belle Histoire is a local band from Cincinnati formed with a few people we know, so I'm excited to see them play such a huge festival. We saw Maps & Atlases a few years ago with mewithoutYou. Their guitar work is just crazy good, so as a musician, I'm pumped to watch and hear them again.
You can see the whole map of Sawyer Point/Yeatman's Cove right here so you can plan your way around. They even have a free App with all of the information. Besides music, there are also a few booths that I'm excited to visit. One is Techbury, which is a place for you try out new products and gadgets. The good news is they seem to be basically letting you play with all these things, and not pressuring you to buy something at the same time. They also have misting stations for the hot July weather!
These bands are just a small portion of who is playing over the 3 day music extravaganza that is Bunbury Festival. I'm sure we'll catch plenty of artists that we've never seen or heard of before. I think that's what is so great about festivals, you can go for a few select bands and come out with 3 or 4 new favorite bands. Are any of you planning on showing up? I would highly suggest it.