Ty Segall's band is a product of his prolificity. No one band can keep up with his constant touring and recording, but Charlie Moothart is a frequent collaborator. The rest of these names are musicians that followed him in support of one record or another. I'd look at his Coachella set next weekend for a good approximation of what the Bonnaroo incarnation will resemble, but he never stays with one thing very long.
Ty Segall Band: Ty Segall - guitar Charles Moothart - guitar Emily Rose Epstein - drums Mikal Cronin -bass
Sleeper tour: Sean Paul Presley - guitar Andre Luttrell - bass Charles Moothart - drums
Biography: Ty Segall is an insatiable monster of rock n roll. When he isn't touring, he's recording, and vice versa. 2013 saw Ty start a new band (playing drums!), release a record with that new band, then release another solo effort, and tour in support of both albums. That was considered a slow year for him, because he released 3 albums the year before. Seemingly overflowing with creativity, the man can't be stopped.
Ty first registered on the rock radar with the Epsilons. He later formed Traditional Fools in college, and then finally started performing as a one man band. Nowadays, Segall usually tours with his Ty Segall Band, which includes collaborators Mikal Cronin on bass, Charlie Moothart on guitar, and Emily Rose Epstein on drums. His raw energy approach to rock follows a long tradition established by bands like the Stooges, the Ramones, Nirvana, and the White Stripes. Like his predecessors, Ty understands Tommy Ramone's vision of "pure, stripped down, no bullshit rock 'n' roll" requires some catchy fucking melodies to drive his jackhammer points home. True to form, he can write a melody that cuts quick and deep, yet still holds up to closer scrutiny. Ty plays guitar solos the way they were meant to be played: fast, sloppy, and loud.
Did I mention this guy is prolific? Ty has released 6 solo albums over the last 6 years, and has recorded a number of records with other bands. He seems like the kind of guy that is almost surprised by his own bottomless well of songs. 2012's Hair was intended to be a simple split album with friends White Fence, but evolved into a full fledged collaboration album. It's this drive to push forward that makes being a Ty Segall fan so exciting. You start to expect him to announce a new album at any moment, and chances are you won't be disappointed with the results. At 26 years old, this garage rock king is just getting started.
Melted (2010) Goodbye Bread (2011) Slaughterhouse (2012) w/ Ty Segall Band Twins (2012) Sleeper (2013)
Sounds Like Genre: Garage Rock Similar Artists: Thee Oh Sees, Mikal Cronin, White Fence, Jay Reatard, King Tuff, The Men Similar Bonnaroo Artists: King Khan and the Shrines, Allah-Las, Cloud Nothings, White Denim
Physical Reaction/Live Show If he plays Thursday, expect a packed tent with plenty of moshing up front. While he seems pretty even keeled between songs, Ty plays with an energy few possess these days, and that feeds straight into the crowd. High energy, good old fashioned rawk and roll.
Personal Notes If you claim to love rock and roll and aren't at this set, you need to give up your member card. I recommend everyone step right up to Ty Segall's fountain of fuzz and bask in the gritty glory of it all.