Kalmia Traver of Rubblebucket performs at Bonnaroo's Which Stage June 15 in Manchester, Tenn.
Tyler Lamb | MTSU Seigenthaler News Service
Rubblebucket’s enthusiastically received Saturday afternoon set at Bonnaroo’s Which Stage featured a variety of dancing and an equal amount of hypnotic melodies.
Originally from Brooklyn, the American art-pop/indie-band also added videos to the mix as they featured songs from throughout their more than decade-long career
Rubblebucket self-released their first album, “Rose’s Dream.” For their Bonnaroo performance, main singer and saxophonist Kalmia Traver wore a pink rose on a headband larger than her head.
She also sported hair dyed greenish-yellow, a neon green short-sleeved turtleneck, and black-and-white stripes pants.
Meanwhile, trumpet player, band co-founder and Kalmia’s erstwhile romantic partner, Alex Toth, added synchronized dancing and stiff movements that aligned with the beat of each song.
Rubblebucket featured several tunes from its most recent album, “Survival Sounds.” Traver is a survivor of ovarian cancer, which she has said has influenced much of the production of the album.
As a colorfully packed finale, the band released gigantic balloons shaped like octopus into the crowd, Traver blasting the audience with a water gun to close the set.