The Revivalists (New Orleans, LA) Foals (Oxford, England) Twenty One Pilots (Columbus, OH) Stop Light Observations (Charleston, SC) Reptar (Athens, GA) *Always gotta keep an eye on young Athens bands Kyng (LA, CA)
A great year for new discoveries. This doesn't count bands that I dug in to after the lineup dropped but didn't previously know, and there were a lot of those too. Bonnaroo is the best at getting up and coming bands, in my opinion.
Bernhoft was one of the best sets of the weekend for me. I had an idea of what he did musically from a couple youtube vids, but my whole group totally loved him. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand the entire time. Great performer, super charismatic and the "Bonnaroo Barbershop" was awesome as well.
And may I say that it was my pleasure jamming out next to you. Cracked me up afterward when he admitted that he was just waiting for someone to say "Molly" hahaha. Tiny victories was also another big discovery for me because I only knew a few songs going into it. Also clockwork followed by death grips was awesome, not knowing much about either of them, just a couple death grips songs. Lee fields was awesome, probably my favorite start to any of the days.i knew very little of two gallants, but a friend from back insisted I went for her, and I'm glad that she convinced me to do so, nirvana cover was amazing. Too many great up and coming bands!!!! Can't wait for next year too blow me away as well
Post by scottishshooter on Jun 23, 2013 3:24:51 GMT -5
Araab Muzik and Walk the moon. Didn't know much about them. My buddy and I were walking into Centeroo and Araabs set just pulled me in. The crowd was insane in a good way then we just stayed for WTM. I loved it. Discovering new music was one of my favorite parts of Bonnaroo. Both artists are on my rotation now.
Post by redeyesteve27 on Jun 24, 2013 6:48:35 GMT -5
I'm glad I'm not the only one to stumble upon Asian Teacher Factory. The wife and I were on cloud 9 and had just walked out of the Ben & Jerry's free ice cream line when I heard someone about to start on the Solar Stage. We walked over to check it out with no intention of staying longer than a minute or two. We didn't even know who we were watching until I looked it up afterwards. Needless to say we stayed for the entire set. They blew my mind.
Post by goldenchords on Jun 25, 2013 9:20:46 GMT -5
I see no mention of Simo (the Miller Lite stage). Got sucked in waiting on The Lumineers and enjoyed the hell out of it. Pandora and Slacker search shows no Simo results. I'm starting to think I imagined the whole show.
Post by Roo'adelphia on Jun 25, 2013 9:43:50 GMT -5
Milo Greene has some good tunes but their live show was awesome. I didnt know they all played multi-instruments like that it really impressed me. OM&M was not really "discovered" because I have herd of them before and gave the album a few listens, but I am totally a fan now. Kinda the same feeling as I got with Mumford their first Roo and KOL on theirs. I cant wait in 3 years when OM&M is playing the What and I think back on that first show I saw when they were still up and coming. Holy Ghost! was very impressive I dig their sound. Capital Cities got screwed with the Miller Light Stage. They were great but I think it could of been better had it been on any other stage. Those platforms were the worst thing in the world.
Bjork. Even though she has been around for over 20 years I was only familiar with a few songs and I had never seen her live before Bonnaroo. I still can't believe how great she was. Definitely my favorite of this year.