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1:00 pm - Wed, Jun 12, 2013
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Interview - Patrick Watson

6/5/13 by Cathy Wagner

Leading up to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Suburban Roads is  interviewing artists who will be appearing at the fest. Our next interview in the series is with Patrick Watson, performing on 6/15. Check out our other Bonnaroo artist interviews here.

Cathy: You’ll be performing at Bonnaroo on Day 3 of the festival. This is going to be your first appearance at the fest - What kind of expectations do you have?
Patrick: Everybody I know that’s played there has said it’s amazing. I’m pretty excited. We do a lot of mostly European festivals, so I haven’t seen more of the bigger American festivals. People say it’s one of the best ones. I’m excited to see what it’s like.

C: I know you cater your set lists to the audience, room, and general vibe you’re getting. Is it more difficult crafting a set list for a festival performance?
P: It’s a tough set list for a festival. The weird thing is, sometimes it’s amazing. It just depends. You can’t even predict it, the kind of mood the festival is. Sometimes, when it hits the right moments, it’s really amazing. It really depends on the mood of where you’re at. It’s impossible to know what kind of set we’re going to play until we feel the place and get the hang of it.

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6:33 pm - Tue, Jun 11, 2013

Interview - Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

Drew Holcomb
6/10/13 by Cathy Wagner

imageLeading up to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Suburban Roads is  interviewing artists who will be appearing at the fest. Our next interview in the series is with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, performing on 6/15. Check out our other Bonnaroo artist interviews here.

Cathy: In 5 words, how would you describe your music to someone who’s never heard it before?
Drew: Marinated Southern Americana songwriter music

C: You’re playing Bonnaroo mid-day Saturday inThat Tent. This is your first time performing at the festival. Is there anything you are particularly looking forward to at this year’s fest?
D: This is our first time - looking forward to seeing a lot of the other acts. Wilco is probably what I am most excited about, been about 5 years since I have seen them. Also looking forward to hearing The National.

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10:30 am
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Interview - Tiny Victories

Greg Walters
6/10/13 by Cathy Wagner

Leading up to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Suburban Roads is  interviewing artists who will be appearing at the fest. Our next interview in the series is with Tiny Victories, performing on 6/15. Check out our other Bonnaroo artist interviews here.

Cathy: We’ll start this off with a fun one. You know how they made you do name poems in elementary school, where each letter of your name is a different descriptive word? Describe Tiny Victories in a name poem. If you’re feeling lazy/uninspired, just “Tiny” works too.
Greg: The internet never yearns, Voldemort. In cobwebs, terrible ogres resonate infinity, every season.

C: You’ll be performing on Bonnaroo’s “Cafe Where?” stage on Day 3 of the fest. This is your first time playing the music festival, but you did perform on Bonnaroo’s 365 tour last fall. Do you think the 365 tour has prepared you at all for what you’re going to experience while at the festival?
G: We had a crazy Bonnaroo experience last year. They rang us up a week before the festival and asked us to play a late-night set.  So we hopped in the van and drove down from New York. We hauled ass to get there on time.  The set they proposed was awesome, too – super late Saturday night, right after Skrillex and the GZA finished. We were supposed to play a small stage that had been set up at the last minute. Everything was rad, except it was basically the only tent at the festival that didn’t have a rain cover.  (Right next to the fountain.) So it started raining 15 minutes before our set. The sound guy decided we would probably electrocute ourselves if we played, so he pulled the plug. He was right. Anyway, we drove all the way back from Tennessee to New York without even playing! We’re psyched to be playing under a tent this year.

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2:00 pm - Mon, Jun 10, 2013
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Interview - Sea Wolf

Alex Church
6/7/13 by Cathy Wagner

Leading up to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Suburban Roads is  interviewing artists who will be appearing at the fest. Our next interview in the series is with Sea Wolf, performing twice on 6/14. Check out our other Bonnaroo artist interviews here.

Cathy: You’re pulling double duty at this year’s Bonnaroo festival, giving fans 2 opportunities to see you on the 2nd day of the festival in either This Tent or the Sonic Stage. That’s a lot of twos. In honor of it, tell me two things you hope to witness happening in the audience as you perform your sets at the fest.
Alex: Hopefully we’ll be melting faces, but that’d be pretty gross to watch… Like that Raiders of the Lost Ark scene. No, I think it’d be nice to see people doing some elegant pirouettes, or maybe some cheerleader-style human pyramids. 

C: If you could collaborate with any fellow Bonnaroo artist, who would it be and why?
A: The National, because they are my favorite contemporary band right now.

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11:00 am

Interview - Matrimony

Jimmy Brown
6/7/13 by Cathy Wagner

imageLeading up to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Suburban Roads is  interviewing artists who will be appearing at the fest. Our next interview in the series is with Matrimony, performing on 6/14 and 6/15. Check out our other Bonnaroo artist interviews here.

Cathy: Using only words that start with “M” (for Matrimony, of course), how would you describe your music to someone who’s never heard it before?
Jimmy: I would hope it’s memorable.

C: According to Bonnaroo’s schedule, Matrimony will be performing twice during the fest - the first will be Friday in Miller Lite’s New Music Lounge, and the second will be Saturday on the Sonic Stage. These will be your first times ever performing Bonnaroo. How did you manage to snag 2 performances over the course of the weekend? Are you planning different set lists for each?
J: I’m not quite sure how we’re getting to do two sets, but I’m not complaining! I haven’t thought too much about what we will play at B’roo but now that I am, I’m sure we will vary both sets.

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1:47 pm - Sat, Jun 8, 2013
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Interview - Alanna Royale

6/3/13 by Cathy Wagner

Leading up to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Suburban Roads is  interviewing artists who will be appearing at the fest. Our next interview in the series is with Alanna Royale, Nashville locals who will be performing on 6/14. Check out our other Bonnaroo artist interviews here.

Cathy: You’re headed down south for Bonnaroo in a few weeks, performing the second day of the festival in Miller Lite’s New Music Lounge. In the form of a haiku, tell us how you’re feeling about Alanna Royale’s Bonnaroo debut?
Alanna Royale:
Grateful for the chance
To make you all sweat and dance
We’ve been practicing          

C: You got the chance to play Bonnaroo after winning Nashville’s ‘Road to Bonnaroo’ contest. When you initially entered, what did you think your chances were of winning? Which of your fellow competitors were your favorites throughout the series of shows?
A: When we found out we had been picked, we were super excited. Just being invited to play was my personal goal for this band, so everything that has happened since is just icing. I really didn’t think we were going to come out the winners. I had settled within myself that we played as well as we could and had just gone out and done what we always did and that if we hadn’t won, we still made a lot of new fans - that alone was worth it. We definitely love Magnolia Sons, Sol Cat, and Jacob Jones.

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3:00 pm - Fri, Jun 7, 2013
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Interview - Futurebirds

Carter King
6/6/2013 by Cathy Wagner

Leading up to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Suburban Roads is  interviewing artists who will be appearing at the fest. Our next interview in the series is with Futurebirds, who will be performing on 6/13 and 6/15. Check out our other Bonnaroo artist interviews here.

Cathy: In the form of a haiku, how would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
Carter:
The old gods walketh
Roads unto the heart’s dark fire
Refridgeration

Cathy: You’re playing twice at this year’s Bonnaroo festival: Thursday in This Tent, and Saturday on the Sonic Stage. This is not your first Bonnaroo appearance - you performed at the fest last in 2011. What advice would you give to artists playing the fest for the first time that you wish you would have known prior to your own first ‘roo experience?
CK: To get all your obligations, press/shows/etc, knocked out in one day if you can, so you have maximum free time to roam and explore. With an artist pass, you can pretty much go anywhere. It allows you to see a lot of mind-blowing shows from incredible vantage points.

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10:00 am
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Interview - He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister

Rob Kolar
6/6/13 by Cathy Wagner
 
Leading up to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Suburban Roads is  interviewing artists who will be appearing at the fest. Our next interview in the series is with He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister, who will be performing on 6/14. Check out our other Bonnaroo artist interviews here.

Cathy: You’re headed down south for Bonnaroo in a few weeks, performing the second day of the festival in Miller Lite’s New Music Lounge. In the form of a haiku, tell us anything you want in relation to the fest.
Rob:
Seek our sibling band
midday heat, swirling in sound
Thrills to spark your plan

C: Are you going to stick around Bonnaroo the whole weekend and catch some other band’s performances, or just pop in on the day of your set? If you’re planning on lingering, who do you want to see while you’re there?
R: Oh definitely.  We get a lot of inspiration from seeing other artists perform - it’s essential for maintaining perspective and innovation as an artist.  I’m surprised bigger artists stop doing that.  I think it’s why a lot of musicians later in their careers tend to suffer in their art; they often lose touch with the pulse that is happening in current music.  I’m excited to see Father John Misty, The Vaccines, Calexico, Tame Impala, and most of all Wilco, who I love and have been dying to see for some years now.  We did a fest with them in Nelsonville recently, but had to miss the show cause we had a gig Chicago.  It was a big tease.  

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8:19 pm - Thu, Jun 6, 2013

Interview - Capital Cities

Sebu Simonian
6/5/2013 by Cathy Wagner

Leading up to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Suburban Roads is  interviewing artists who will be appearing at the fest. Our next interview in the series is with Capital Cities, who will be performing on 6/13. Check out our other Bonnaroo artist interviews here.

Cathy: You’ll be heading to Tennessee in a few weeks to perform at the first day of the Bonnaroo Music Festival. What are you most looking forward to at this year’s fest?
Sebu: The late night, unknown electronica acts.
 
C: Do you have much experience playing music festivals? Considering you are one of many artists playing the festival, what will you do to stand out amongst the crowd during your performance?
S: We have some experience. One recent standout was our first-act-of-the-day set on the main stage at Sasquatch - the Gorge Amphitheatre is breathtaking. After the show, the stage manager said that was the best 1 p.m. set he’d ever seen. I hope our 1 a.m. set at Bonnaroo will have the same effect!

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11:47 am
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Interview - JD McPherson

6/5/2013 by Cathy Wagner

Leading up to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Suburban Roads is  interviewing artists who will be appearing at the fest. Our next interview in the series is with JD McPherson, who will be performing on 6/13. Check out our other Bonnaroo artist interviews here.

Cathy: You’re performing on the first day of Bonnaroo in That Tent. Being one of the first artists to perform, do you feel like you’re setting the stage/vibe for the weekend’s festivities? What are you looking most forward to for your first ‘Roo performance?
JD: This is our first time at Bonnaroo, so I’m looking forward to checking things out.  I am very proud of my band’s stage act, and I feel that we are capable of providing a good, energetic start to the festivities.

C: If you could have any fellow Bonnaroo artist join you on stage for a song, who would it be and why?
JD: There are literally dozens of bands and artists at Bonnaroo that I’d give somebody’s left arm to work with, but if I have to pick one: I’m a huge admirer of David Byrne, for his work in music, literature, and visual art… And Annie Clark (St. Vincent) is one of the hippest folks on the bill (plus she’s a fellow Okie), so I’d jump to do some kind of New Orleans Second Line thing with those two and their huge brass section.  Believe it or not, our band soundchecks with Talking Heads songs frequently.

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