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Triumph At Bonnaroo Videos Are Here (For You To Poop On)

The Tonight Show‘s Triumph The Insult Comic Dog was everywhere at Bonnaroo ’09 — backstage, onstage, Tent City, the Discotheque Arcade, Scratch DJ Academy. We saw the puppet hound duet with animal rights activist Neko Case (“Do any of those dogs that you rescue get to watch you shower?”) on Sunday and Bruce Springsteen the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 20, 2009 - 2:01 pm

Bonnaroo 2009: Trent Says Goodbye, Bruce Says Merry Christmas

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh
Sets from Jimmy Buffet and Bruce Springsteen bookended a day of mellow, familiar dadrock with more mass appeal than the inscrutable indie pop that dominated Friday. Backed by Elvis Perkins In Dearland, the ever humble Bon Iver followed Robyn Hitchcock And The Venus 3 under This Tent in the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 14, 2009 - 12:40 pm

Bonnaroo 2009: Brooklyn Go Hard

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh
Not that it’s a competition, but at any summer festival you’ll be expected to answer What Was The Best Set So Far several times a day. We have a tie for Friday, at least from what we saw, between two Brooklyn bands at their peak. The melismatic strains of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 13, 2009 - 1:58 pm

New Animal Collective Video – “Summertime Clothes”

Today’s Bonnaroo line-up’s got Dirty Projectors, Animal Collective, Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Grizzly Bear, and TV On The Radio all back to back. So basically Brooklynroo. With its nursery rhyme melody and visceral cruel summer imagery, Animal Collective’s “Summertimes Clothes” is the most accessible track on an album praised for being not entirely inaccessible. The colorful,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 12, 2009 - 12:02 pm

Stream The New David Byrne EP

Proceeds from the live EP benefit Amnesty International. Listen/buy at and consider it a preview for Bonnaroo, where Byrne will be the first artist to curate his own stage (with Santigold, Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent, and himself). More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 18, 2009 - 2:32 pm

Bonnaroo 2009 Schedule Revealed

As advertised, Bonnaroo this year is bringing some great comedians and a slate of Phish, Springsteen, and more Phish: The reunited jam icons play a standard headlining set Sunday night (Beasties and Bruce headline Friday and Saturday, respectively), and a late night Friday set advertised as 11-2AM. But if Kanye’s time at Bonnaroo has give… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 7, 2009 - 6:36 pm

Bonnaroo Adds Public Enemy & A Bunch Of Comedians

Bonnarro added more non-Phish bands to its 2009 lineup, including PE, High On Fire, Dillinger Escape Plan, Passion Pit, and Amadou & Mariam. The comedy tent includes Jimmy Fallon because the trainwreck tent was canceled. Details at More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2009 - 6:08 pm

Bonnaroo 2009 Line-Up: Phish, Springsteen, And More Phish

As rumored late last year, Phish and the Boss will be headlining Bonnaroo 2009. It’ll be the legendary jam band’s first time at the festival and they’ll be making up for lost time by playing two nights. Bruce Springsteen will be joined by his E Street Band, like last night but without the football references. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 2, 2009 - 6:22 pm

Phish To Headline Bonnaroo ’09?

A rumor discussed on message boards and now fueled by Rolling Stone puts Phish on Bonnaroo’s What stage Friday and Saturday nights (6/12-6/13 in Manchester, TN). (Bruce Springsteen will allegedly close on Sunday.) It would be the first time the legendary jam band plays the notoriously jam band-heavy festival, but Trey Anastasio’s fifth year appearing… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2008 - 2:38 pm

Kanye: Don’t Blame Me, Blame Bonnaroo

Hey, remember that time I
stood around in a farm waiting ’til 4:40 in the morning with a few thousand irately chanting, drug seizure having, bottle throwing people at Bonnaroo, waiting for Kanye to do a Glow In The Dark light show in what became broad daylight? Hoping the show would be awesome and/or… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 25, 2008 - 10:07 am

My Morning Jacket Meet Their Biggest Fan On Conan

Did you see Conan last night? That Anne Hathaway is delightful. Did you know she used to be in a college a cappella group? My Morning Jacket were on too, and they did “Touch Me I’m Going to Scream (Part 2).” I’m sure Anne Hathaway enjoyed it. Conan definitely did; he likes all the coolMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 20, 2008 - 9:59 am

Ben Folds Previews New Material

Between all the ranting (Kanye) and raving (Sigur Rós) we didn’t get a chance to talk about Ben Folds’s set at Bonnaroo. He’s still abusing his Baldwin (a string broke on “Landed”) and putting the audience to work on vocal harmonies (“Not The Same”). These days Ben’s set includes few songs from BF5 breakthrough LP… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 19, 2008 - 5:03 pm

“Fuck Kanye West”: The Bonnaroo Graffiti Photo Set

Bonnaroo was amazing in so many ways. Waiting ’til 4:40AM for Kanye to hit the stage was definitely not one of them. While waiting those two hours I heard one “He better be getting head back there,” a few “This better be the best show ever”s, and many “Fuck Kanye West!” chants. (See also: “Kanye… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 18, 2008 - 4:52 pm

Death Cab Try On Short Shorts, Sweatbands, WhirlyBall For MTV

Ben, Chris, Jason, and Nick hopped inside bumper cars and took on the onerous task of learning how to play WhirlyBall as part of their 52 Bands/52 Weeks stint at MTV. We understand their Stereogum guest blogging stint was tough, but this looks tougher. Here’s the introductory MTV promo, as hosted by Ben “Stretch” Gibbard. More »

By: brandon / June 16, 2008 - 3:51 pm

Bonnaroo: It’s A (Photo) Wrap

The tents are collapsed, the recycling collected, the hippies headed to the showers (j/k hippies don’t take showers). Bonnaroo ’08 now belongs to the chemically enhanced memories of its campers, and to message boards worldwide as people bitch about Kanye’s ego. Consider this the scroll-y cork in our coverage of the fest for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 16, 2008 - 6:07 am

Bonnaroo: Pearl Jam Give Good Ed

PJ’s headlining set Saturday night brought treated one of Bonnaroo’s largest crowds to a three-hour, 25 song set. Like Lolla ’07, it didn’t disappoint, except that it had 100% less Dennis Rodman. EdVed remains a golden god. It’s a swig of red wine, a drag of a cigarette, and a farm-filling scream, time… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 15, 2008 - 4:46 pm

Bonnaroo: Five Reasons You Need To See Sigur Rós This Year

They (i.e. Barbara Streisand) say people who need people are the luckiest people. But you know who really are the luckiest people? People who have a ticket to see Sigur Rós this summer. It’s not that I haven’t seen ‘em before, but it’s been 24 hours and I’m still paralyzed from the 1AM… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 15, 2008 - 4:45 pm

Bonnaroo: The Sun Exposes Kanye’s Glow In The Dark Show

A month ago the NYTimes‘s Jon Pareles reviewed Kanye’s Glow In The Dark tour stop at MSG saying “There is a new yardstick for the size of the universe. It is approximately equal to the size of Kanye West’s ego.” Yeah Kanye’s ego’s big — making thousands of kids wait two hours later than a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 15, 2008 - 2:51 pm

Bonnaroo: Photos Of Funny People (Chris Rock, Zach Galifianakis, Reggie Watts, John Mulaney)

It’s Economics 101: During hard times and increasing competition, secure your viability by diversifying your brand. Maybe? If I had ever taken Econ I’d know. That sounds good anyway, so I’m going with it. And so is Bonnaroo: Music festivals are in full glut swing and there just aren’t enough good bands to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 14, 2008 - 8:12 pm

Bonnaroo: Metallica Are Awesome At Ther Instruments, Being Photographed

Every festival has that band that becomes small talk fodder fest wide, the easy ice breaker, the default conversational touchstone. Last year’s Lolla it was Pearl Jam. Last year’s Bonnaroo it was the Police. And last night, it was Metallica. I was talking to Whitney before James, Lars, Kirk, and the Living Actio… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 14, 2008 - 4:06 pm