Summer concert preview

Summer Concert Preview Ben Kramer, Alex Riestenberg, David Wissel ‘12 Bunbury Music Festival (Jane’s Addiction, Death Cab for Cutie, Weezer) July 13 th -15 th On July 13 th -15 th Cincinnati takes an enormous step towards musical culture with the inaugural Bunbury Music Festival. The three day festival will be held at Sawyer Point/Yeatman’s Cove consisting of over 100 acts on 6 separate stages. The stages will be at Yeatman’s Lawn, The Serpentine Wall and other renovated spots along the banks. Jane’s addiction will headline the festival on Friday, Weezer on Saturday, and Death Cab on Sunday to finish it off. In addition to these three music giants, Neon Trees, Passion Pit, Ra Ra Riot, Manchester Orchestra, O.A.R., The Gaslight Anthem, GROUPLOVE and many more will also perform. Radiohead Riverbend Music Center June 5 th The legendary indie rockers take an unusual stop at Riverbend early this summer. Radiohead is known for producing some of the best experimental pieces of music in history. Their albums, including OK Computer , Kid A , In Rainbows , and The King of Limbs have all been critically acclaimed by the world’s most renowned critics. Kid A even shows up on Rolling Stone ’s list of the 500 best albums of all time. This band is serious, so if you’re not going to Panama for senior trip June 3 rd -10 th , make sure you stop by Riverbend to be amazed by this legendary group. Fun. Madison Theater June 11 th This may be the last chance you ever get to see Fun. at a small venue. Ever since the new single “We are Young”, Fun. has blown up into popularity. The single even spent some decent time on the iTunes top 10 songs. If you have tickets to this show already, you will not be disappointed. Their theatrical approach to music makes for an exciting show with a broadway/musical feel. After this tour, they’re likely to be nominated for numerous Grammy’s and touring at much larger venues. Brothers of the Sun Tour Paul Brown Stadium July 1 st Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw are teaming up this summer for what will surely be one of the hottest tours of the season, and they are coming to the home of the Bengals on July 1. If you are a fan of Kenny Chesney or Tim McGraw, you will want to get a ticket as soon as possible. You’ll hear classics such as “Summertime” and Kenny’s new duet with Tim, “Feel Like a Rock Star.” Grace Potter & the Nocturnals will be their opening act, as the concert will start at 4:30. Be sure to come early to tailgate and get ready for the biggest country concert of the summer. Jason Aldean Riverbend Music Center August 16 th What better way to close out the summer than with another rocking country concert at Riverbend with Jason Aldean? Aldean will surely put on a great show just like he always does. He will be joined by Luke Bryan and some random people named Rachel Farley and Dee Jay Silver (I’ve never heard of them either). Concerts at Riverbend are always a crazy time, and now they have new turf installed. So grab your jorts and tank tops and stay hydrated because it’s going to be a hot one! 2012 Mayhem Fest Riverbend Music Center July 24 th Fans of heavy music are in for a great time this summer- a mere $30 dollars will be enough to see popular metal bands such as Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying. In addition to watching the multitude of bands playing, one can also watch extreme sports such as motocross or even get some free Rockstar Energy drinks. Linkin Park and Incubus Riverbend Music Center August 22 nd Just as summer is about to come to a close, you can check out the alternative rock giants Linkin Park and Incubus tear up the scene at Riverbend. For a mere $30 dollars (Lawn seat) one can witness this profound music fusion taking place. Linkin Park will be playing songs from their new album A Thousand Suns and Incubus will be promoting 2011’s If Not Now, When?.