Live from Manchester, Tennesse, it’s Friday afternoon. Thanks to the folks in the AT&T Blueroom, I can file a Day One ‘Roo report. Last night was slim pickings obviously — most of the notable bands that played will have other sets this weekend. But I did watch Matt Costa’s quintet maneuver from a Britpoppy “Yellow… More »
Last year at the ‘Roo, there was some mumbling in the press tent that attendance was down … that someone died … that flash floods were coming. Well, that was all true, but this year Manchester, TN is the place to be this weekend. The fest has now SOLD OUT. From their newsletter:There will be… More »
Not a total departure from Roo’s hippie roots, but it’s nice to see Radiohead and Tom Petty headlining instead of Trey, Dave, and the ubiquitous Warren Haynes. This will be my third Bonnaroo; Stereogum’s highlights from last year’s fest here.
Some photos that were left out of VH1’s roundup, so ONE more Bonnaroo 2005 post (and two MP3s)…
Matisyahu Meets Mike Gordon
At 17, the future Hasidic reggae-rapper followed Phish on the road. In this photo he and Gordo are meeting for the first time.
Patterson Hood Of Drive-By Truckers
Saw DBT… More »
Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter visited The Daily Show yesterday.STEVEN JOHNSON: We grew up around the same time I think, in the ’70s. We watched some horrible programs. People remember Mary Tyler Moore and All In The Family…
JON STEWART: Lidsville. More »
Everyone’s making fun of me for going to Bonnaroo. It’s a “hippie festival” they say. Look at the line-up, though — there’s plenty of patchouli-free rawk!
Wanna meet up in Manchester? E-mail me.
Partial line-up announced (via Mischa-Barton.org)Widespread Panic (2 shows)
Dave Matthews Band
The Allman Brothers Band
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Bela Fleck Acoustic Trio
The Mars Volta
Yonder Mountain String Band
My Morning Jacket
Earl Scruggs & Friends
Toots and the… More »
Last post for a while. Here’s a bunch of unrelated things…
While I’m in Tennessee you should check out these AWESOME shows. I’m not just saying that ’cause they’re my friends’ bands:
And happy early birthday to Audrey.
If anyone… More »
My coworkers are making fun of me ’cause it’s a hippie fest. But they’re wrong. There are some bands I’m really excited to see: Yo La Tengo, Grandaddy, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, David Byrne, Bob Dylan… If anyone has any helpful advice, like what to bring, what not to bring, when to arrive, etc… I’d… More »