Greetings Hearingade readers! It’s a pleasure to meet you; my name is Stacey and I will be your tour guide through the musical happenings in the Cincinnati area and beyond.
If you really want to be clichéd about it, I guess you could say that I am a long-time reader, first-time writer for this blog. I even feature in the background of some of Amber’s pieces, like the lame kid in the school play who gets cast as the tree; such as the New Year’s Ultraparty, which was every bit the drunken and exciting delight she described.
I’m here today to tell you a bit about Cincinnati’s upcoming Bunbury Music Festival, the latest in the exciting musical activity happening in the Queen City. The three-day festival, taking place July 13-15, is brought to you by Bill Dondabedian, co-founder of Midpoint Music Festival and former event manager for Fountain Square, and if you’ve ever been to MPMF or hit up the Square during one of their multiple summer concert options in recent years, you know this festival has some serious promise.
Featuring 100 bands on six stages, including headliners Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, and Death Cab for Cutie, plus local bands like Bad Veins, Wussy, Sundresses, Guided by Voices, Lions Rampant and so many more, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. Right down to RJD2, who I only recognized as the guy who did the theme song to Mad Men. That song is damn catchy.
Hopefully I’ll be floating around down there all three days, trying to soak in as many tunes as possible while also trying to avoid as much sun and heat as one possibly can while walking around an outdoor park in the middle of a sweltering Midwestern July. So once I recover from the probable heat exhaustion you’ll be the first to hear all about Bunbury.