2012 Bunbury Festival is coming to Cincinnati!

As a native to Cincinnati practically my whole life, I have heard a lot of complaints about this city. Most complaints derive from how “uncool” and “old school” we are. But 2012 is bound to change Cincinnati for good. With the 2012 Bunbury Festival coming on the weekend of July 13th-15th, downtown is going to change from a place people would never dare to go to a place that everyone from your grandma to barber will be going to spend their summer. First off this same weekend Joey Votto and the Reds will be taking on the St. Loser Cardinals (JK!). Ummm Reds V. Cards and an 80,000 person fest at the same locations. Mad house most certainly.

Wait… isn’t the World Choir Games wrapping up that weekend?! Holy Moley! So we are going to have people from every country and city around that weekend. I am about to have couch surfers stop by and take them on some tours of the Nati’ just for fun. Anyways, as you can see I love this city and the changes that have gone on here since my birth in Florida have been quite enormous. We can give Mark Twain a run for his money. All those cities like Seattle, Portland, Boston, and etc are getting too big. Young people are beginning to take Cincy back!

So if you share my love for the city, be an ambassador that weekend! If you find someone from out of town is in your path. Represent us well!

A list of bands coming to the 2012 Bunbury Festival:

Janes Addiction
Airborne Toxic Event – Minus the Bear – O.A.R
Foxy Shazam – Ra Ra Riot
LP – Matt Pryor – Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Ponderosa – All Get Out
The Minor Leagues – Lauren Mann – She Does Is Magic – Bo & the Locomotive Tristen – Pet Clinic
Saturday, July 14
Weezer
Gym Class Heroes – Manchester Orchestra
GROUPLOVE – RJD2 – Dan Deacon
Jukebox the Ghost – The Bright Light Social Hour – Kevin Devine
The Silent Comedy – Graffiti 6 – 1,2,3  – Secret Music
Messerly & Ewing – 500 Miles To Memphis – Lions Rampant – Jeremy Pinnell & the 55’s – Wheels on Fire – Hotfox
Sunday, July 15
Death Cab for Cutie
Guided By Voices – City and Colour – Motion City Soundtrack
Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s – Good Old War – Lights – Will Hoge
Maps & Atlases – YAWN – Now, Now
Wussy – Seedy Seeds – The Tillers

Chicago Trip!

On July 21 2011 I embarked on a journey to see RX Bandits! This year of 2011 is to be the last time they are going a tour. They are on an indefinite hiatus… which could very much be the end of RXB. Despite the bad news my friends and I made an opportunity out of it. Little did we know it was going to be the hottest day of the year… actually the hottest day in what seems like this century.Luckily we survived the heat and experienced one of the best tours ever put on by the RXB!

The night ended on top of the Bottom Lounge where the concert took place. It was a very hip place with a bar on two floors for people not attending the show.

The highlight of this trip was not the show I so long waited for but it was just being in Chicago for the first time. More than anything it seems I love to travel. Road trips make the stress of life go away. It seems to run in the family. Unfortunately I only got a tease of what Chicago is all about. My friends and I made a stop at the Magnificent Mile the next day. I had to leave shortly after our visit to get back home but I’m so glad I went. Here are some pics I snapped. I need a REAL camera!

Chicago River