You might be right. I'm just going on the size of venues they play (and not sold out) locally in Toronto. Akron/Family especially has played some really small venues here recently
Yeah I'd think Akron/Family would be big enough for a tent early on in the day or later on Thursday night - but they recently played a small venue here in Cincinnati called MOTR Pub. Full capacity is only 200 which includes the first room and basement. Basement is pretty big but the stage is next to the first floor bar, tucked away in the corner. Awful venue for anything but local bands. I don't even think the room with the stage could hold 100 people. It'd be cool to see a band of that size in a venue like this, and its cool that all the shows are free, but unfortunately, if you do happen to make it in before they reach capacity, chances are you won't be able to see the stage or the band. If you wanna see the band, you gotta be in the range of like the first 30 people right in front of the stage.
When Akron/Family come around to New York City they play the same venues that every other band plays. In fact The New York Dolls are playing one of them in the next coming days. With that said, I've never been to one of their shows, so I don't really know- but there are plenty of smaller venues they could be playing.
Nonetheless, how about Anna Vogelzang? Her plus Mountain Man would really make me happy.
Braids Cloud Nothings Colin Stetson Cults Fang Island Foxy Shazam Givers Glasser Lia Ices Lord Huron Maps & Atlases Megafun S. Carey Sarah Jaffe Tennis White Denim Yuck
Yuck, Tennis, M&A, Glasser, Foxy and Cults would be awesome. Fang Island would definitely blow my mind! IDK the rest of that list but I think I'll check them out, because it seems like you have great taste! Add YACHT, Wild Nothing, Male Bonding, Girls, Foals and Ceo to that list and that would be all I need! Also, Russian Circles again would be incredible.
Like I said in the cafe acts thread of 2010, Bonnaroo successfully encapsulates the feel of an intimate club show with their cafe acts. And its such a fantastic part of the festival that what makes it so good. So, what are your guy's wants for cafe acts this year?
Native Castevet Cap'n Jazz The Psychic Paramount Algernon Cadwallader Emeralds ESG Liquid Liquid Kidcrash Nadja Wooden Shjips
no way in hell cap'n or esg would play a tent. huge YES to native, castevet and algernon though, I'm yet to see either of them live. what about grown ups, into it over it, my heart to joy, or snowing?
(although something tells me twinkly midwestern emo probably isn't too high on the booking priority list)
I wish it were though. That's the one genre I wish Bonnaroo would tap into. The only legitimately hardcore they have ever booked was Dillinger Escape Plan.
Post by FuzzyWarbles on Apr 5, 2011 15:53:16 GMT -5
I don't know if they're even on Bonnaroos radar, but I've been hoping to catch The Band Of Heathens out of Austin on the farm since the first year I attended.They have a convenient gap in their schedule after the last date in Europe on May 21 to a show back in Texas on June 15. I'd love to see them at the Troo Lounge. Here's a stripped down acoustic version of a fun song off the new album released in March. Gordy Quist really takes off vocaly on the fourth verse.
And here is what it sounds like on the album. Pretty simple, but could really make the crowd dance and shake, might even raise the dead.
Oh and call me crazy but I think we are getting J Roddy Walston and The Business.
Just speculation but I find it odd they "like" Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Facebook.
Well lookie there. I was right.
While we were sleepwalking down Sixth Street, plans for the rest of the year were shaping up. In June, we’ll be playing Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN, and then making our way west for a run up the far coast, via a four-night stand at the newly-opened Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from June 22-26th (where I’ll either lose my shirt or be able to afford a much nicer one betting on O’s games). The run concludes with a show at the Movie Party for the 10th Annual Lebowksi Fest in Louisville, KY on July 15th, and a performance at the All Good Music Festival on July 17th in Masontown, WV. A few weeks later, we’ll be playing Lollapalooza in Grant Park in Chicago on August 6th, and then the Hot August Blues Festival here in Cockeysville on August 20th. In mid-September, we’ll be traveling down to Austin again to play the Austin City Limits festival. And that will be a 600% increase in the amount of festivals we’ve ever played.