The former, Orgone, is one we talk about a lot and give a lot of praise because they are LA’s ambassadors of funk. Signed to Ubiquity Records, and with a new album “Cali Fever” planned for release on June 22nd, this 9 piece funk orchestra is on the up and up. Before reaching the ‘Roo they will be playing Bobolink Music Festival in Belden, CA, before doing shows in Omaha, Madison, Chicago, Norfolk and Charleston. They play Bonnaroo on Sunday from 7:50 – 8:40 pm in the Troo Music Lounge sponsored by Budweiser.
If you’ve never heard them before – please do yourself a solid and pick up any one of their albums. They come with an Ubiquity guarantee – so if you don’t like it, you can send it back to the label until they send you something you do. I’ve never had to take them up on their guarantee and I can assure you that you won’t have to either if you do elect to purchase an Orgone album.
The second LA act, is one that hails from Silverlake, played Coachella earlier this year and have been buzzing strong. That band is Local Natives. The band formerly known as Cavil At Rest released their first full length album, Gorilla Manor to much critical acclaim both across the pond and domestically. The album, which was recorded in a home shared by the band members in Silverlake, is actually the name of a house the band members shared in Orange County. You’ll be able to hear tracks from their debut not only at The Troubadour and Bootleg this weekend in Los Angeles, but also at Bonnaroo from 7 to 8 pm on Thursday night, June 10th in That Tent.
If you’d like to learn more about the other artists and performers at Bonnaroo, just go to www.bonnaroo.com