Weezer, Foxy Shazam, Death Cab for Cutie, Jane’s Addiction to Play Bunbury Music Festival


Story by Anne Erickson

Cincinnati-based music festival features oodles of alternative rock bands

Call it an alternative rock haven. The early lineup for the debut Bunbury Music Festival has been released, and the bill features a flock of high-profile alternative acts. Bands booked to perform include Weezer, Death Cab For Cutie, Manchester Orchestra, Foxy Shazam, Minus the Bear, Kevin Devine and more. The festival takes place July 13 through 15 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

As for the schedule, Friday, July 13, has Jane’s Addiction headlining, with additional entertainment from Airborne Toxic Event, Minus the Bear, O.A.R, Foxy Shazam, Ra Ra Riot, All Get Out, Matt Pryor and more. Saturday, July 14, has Weezer at the top of the bill, with other performers including Gym Class Heroes, Manchester Orchestra, GroupLove, Dan Deacon, Jukebox the Ghost and more. Sunday, July 15, counts Death Cab for Cutie headlining, alongside City and Colour, Motion City Soundtrack, Guided By Voices, Maps & Atlases, Seedy Seeds and others. For the complete lineup and ticket information, check out the festival’s official site.

“I Like It” rockers Foxy Shazam recently checked in to talk about the band’s mounting success. The Cincinnati guys are one of the hottest live shows on the market right now, and pianist Sky White says even though the band have ballooned in exposure over the past few months, they’re used to playing a jam-packed tour schedule.

“It’s really weird, because we’re literally doing almost the same thing, but just more of it!” he said. “We’ve been touring forever. We’ve been playing 200 to 300 shows a year since we were 16 years old. But right now, we’re doing the same thing but, it’s at bigger venues, and people are showing up. Rather than just talking to kids out in front of the venue, we’re talking to people at radio stations and kids outside of the venue.”


Anne Erickson
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