Spotlight on Bonnaroo 2012 – Up and Comers

Music

In addition to being one of the biggest stages in the world for headlining acts to appear on Bonnaroo also plays host to a tons of acts who have found some success and are looking to take their career to the next level. it can be a huge opportunity for a band as they seek to get their name out there. Every year, future stars are made during those four days in Great Stage Park, Tennessee.

Today we have some free music for you from a couple of bands looking to make it to the big time this year – City & Colour andMiMOSA.

City & Colour

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Canada-based City & Colour (a.k.a. Dallas Green) is a singer-songwriter blessed with a beautiful voice and a strong sense of melody. His songs, like “Northern Wind” blend soft acoustic melodies with subtle production flourishes to support the main attraction – his rich vocals and literate lyrics.

His new album, 2011′s Little Hell explores the little heavens and little hells that comprise a relationship and, as Green explains, “the things you do to get through them both.” The theme of ups and downs runs throughout the album. Green has found that life is not one constant thing, but rather a balance of both the blissful and harrowing experiences. “You have to go through those little hells,” he says, “To get to the really great parts of love and life.”

MiMOSA

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San Francisco producer MiMOSA has a unique style, creating tracks that are somewhere between hip hop beats and UK electronic styles like garage and dub. With a keen ear for sonic experimentation his tracks manage to be loads of fun while sounding like little else out there.

In just a few short years he’s shared the stage with standard-bearers likeBenga,Skream,Rusko,Datsik, Glitch Mob, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar and Flying Lotus. He’s also played festivals and shows across North America, including Coachella, Symbiosis Gathering, Burning Man, Decibel Festival, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. This will be his debut at Bonaroo!

For more Bonnaroo Spotlight coverage, click HERE.