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Local band prepares for SunFest debut

Posted at 11:23 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 04:11:33-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A local band is preparing for their biggest show ever after they earned a spot on the SunFest stage this weekend.

Citizen Badger lead singer Daylen Brinkley says they’re funk, folk and rock 'n' roll.

“We’ve been calling it Millennial dad rock,” he said, who is also a father.

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The 20 somethings are about to be on their biggest stage yet.

“The nervousness will probably come Sunday,” said eclectic guitarist Jeremey Lampenin.

Citizen badger, all local guys, won Battle of the Bands, earning them a spot at SunFest.

“We’re going to do our darnedest, should be a good show. Should be fun. We’ve been working really hard on our material and we try to have songs that are interesting but have layers,” Daylen said.

So, how’d they all come together?

“I kinda thought hey cool it’d be cool if there was a band,” Daylen said, in his usual dry delivery.

Okay, what about the name?

“There was a guy I went to college with said all the cool indie band names are something political and an animal,” he said again, dryly.

Two of the band members graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic, and Jeremy Lampenin is still a student there.

The waterfront stage is in their backyard.

“I still have a student parking pass so I can probably park here and walk over for free,” Jeremey said.

They hit the JetBlue Stage, that’s the southernmost stage, at 4:30 Sunday for a 30-minute set.