Posted in Contests | music on June 13, 2007

The four-day Bonnaroo music festival kicks off in Manchester, Tennessee tomorrow (June 14, 2007) (schedule here), and BV correspondent Andrew Fischler will be among the thousands on hand to witness sets by "indie" bands like The White Stripes, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Franz Ferdinand, The Decemberists, Spoon, Hot Chip, Lily Allen, The Hold Steady, Feist, Gogol Bordello, and The National. Stay tuned right here for his reports, and stay tuned to AT&T blueroom for live streaming sets by many of the bands.

Like Bonnaroo, BV correspondent Andrew Fischler (who is going to kill me after reading this) used to be a hippy - well, both of them sort of still are - there's still more than enough hippy bands to keep the hippies happy at Bonnaroo (Widespread Panic, The String Cheese Incident, Bob Weir & Ratdog, and Gov't Mule to name a few), and I'm sure Andrew will see at least some of them.

Now in its sixth year, Bonnaroo is too young to have ever hosted the biggest hippy of them all. That's because Jerry Garcia (RIP) passed away in 1995. Do you like how I transitioned from Bonnaroo to the fact that I'm giving away (courtesy of FADER) one limited edition Jerry Garcia poster and one limited edition Jerry Garcia t-shirt? Details below....

Download the above issue of FADER as a PDF for free.

Win the poster or the shirt by emailing BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: jerry), and tell me who you want to see most at Bonnaroo. Two winners will be picked at random on Friday June 15th - contest ends that day at 5pm EST.

The shirt* looks like this:

* model not included



Comments (21)

hippies > hipsters

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2007 7:00 PM

haahahah i was about to post the same thing. ill take most jam bands any day over most of the hipster indie rock shit i hear

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2007 8:13 PM

Beethoven>Hippies>Hipsters>The Fillmore @ Grammercy Bathtub

Posted by the truth | June 13, 2007 8:22 PM

I'll never understand why people who hate "hipster indie rock shit" bother to read BV in the first place. Is there anything on this site that you enjoy?

Posted by Dylan | June 13, 2007 9:07 PM

while id say the main focus on this site is indie rock there is plenty of non-indie rock covered here as well. of course the typical hipster mentality is that this site only caters to you. hell, you guys probably will stop reading this site now that you know people "not in the circle" read it

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2007 9:22 PM

@ anon 9:07 pm.

yes. I enjoy making fun of hipsters and dumb bands who play in bubbles. I also enjoy the Fillmore @ Grammercy Bathtub, and beer . . . I definitely enjoy beer.

Posted by Andy | June 13, 2007 9:31 PM

I really enjoy the comments on BV lately. Good stuff!

oh, and Dylan: lighten the fuck up man.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2007 9:54 PM

Sure, the site covers some non-indie rock, but, as you say, the primary focus is indie rock. I just asked why someone who has no interest in indie rock would read an indie rock oriented site instead of a site that caters to his or her musical tastes?`No need to get offended; I'm not here to stand with my arms crossed and scoff your oh-so-uncool music tastes (though I'm sure there are plenty who are).

Posted by Dylan | June 13, 2007 10:54 PM

wait, where's the stuff about Win?

Posted by Spalding | June 13, 2007 11:14 PM

Dylan, I think they have a name for the types of posters you're talking about: trolls. Generally they are ignored.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 12:32 AM

Dude, you're harshing my mellow

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 2:18 AM

harshing indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2007 8:44 AM

Andy, who exactly are you mocking for enjoying the "Band In The Bubble?" Clearly not BV or anyone who reads this site... People here have *taste* -- like enough taste to try to avoid mentioning the name of that band at all costs due to the combination of how much they suck and the nature of the publicity stunt. They represent exactly what's been wrong with the industry -- labels pumping that crap over the radio & elsewhere because they think little girls who are unable to use computers will actually buy CDs or buy it on itunes. Because that's easier than changing your business models and besides, f*** art, right?

BV and other bloggers is the opposite of that world. If you don't like the exact set of bands discussed here, start your own blog and cater it to your own weird interestes. But before you do that, stop pretending you've reached some meaningful analysis. No matter how sure of yourself you sound, be aware that it's instantly obvious to most people that you're full of sh*t.

That said, due to the ambiguity of your sentence, if you were saying that you DO like the bubble band, then the above paragraph kind of conveys how lame you'd be in that case, as well.

Posted by Mike L | June 14, 2007 9:42 AM

@ anon 9:42 am

Dude, in Andy's defense, BV has posted about Cartel "The Bubble Band."


So dipshit, you may have self-appointed "taste" or whatever, but you obviously don't know how to read, and obviously have no sense of humor.

So get off you self righteous high-horse and save your stupid diatribes about what constitutes 'taste,' for people who give a shit.

some comments on here are ignorant or plain mean, but you are bashing a comment that is obviously tounge-in -cheek and actually quite funny.

So, get a life!

Posted by JJ | June 14, 2007 11:11 AM

it's not anon @ 9:42 am. It says "Mike L"

That said, I agree that he needs to get a life.

Posted by JimD | June 14, 2007 11:35 AM

Andrew Fischler IS a hippie...sans the patchouli smell.

Posted by ryan freshbread | June 14, 2007 11:58 AM




Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce that the 2007 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has sold out in advance. Once again, this year’s allotment of 80,000 tickets sold entirely through the festival’s Web site. Set to take place June 14 - 17, the four-day camping and music festival will once again be held on the same 700-plus-acre farm in Manchester, TN, 60 miles southeast of Nashville.

Superfly Productions, A.C. Entertainment and AT&T are also excited to announce that AT&T blue room music will host the exclusive live webcast of the 2007 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. From Friday, June 15th through Sunday, June 17th, fans not fortunate enough to attend this year’s festival, can still take part in the coveted Bonnaroo experience by going to AT&T blue room music ( to see exclusive, live performances from the event. It’ll be the next best thing to being on the 700-acre farm in

Manchester, TN. Artists featured in the webcast include Kings of Leon, Damien Rice, Ben Harper, The Flaming Lips, Wilco, The Cold War Kids, The Brazilian Girls, and The White Stripes. The final schedule of performances will be available at on Thursday, June 14. Webcasts start at 12:30 p.m. ET each day and run through 11:30 p.m. ET.

Following the festival, selected archived performances will be available in the blue room, allowing fans to relive the Bonnaroo experience as well as other moments of this multi-faceted event. This exclusive webcast experience on AT&T blue room music helps to ensure Bonnaroo’s place as a truly global event.

Finally, festival organizers are pleased to reveal the new additions to this year’s cinema tent. The Bonnaroo Cinema has been one of the main attractions at the festival since it began in 2002. The air-conditioned space with comfortable seating has always played host to a wide variety of movies 24 hours a day, including sneak previews of new films, classics, world cinema, documentaries, short films, animated films, and even NBA Finals games.

This year, Bonnaroo is proud to add the “Filmmakers in Focus” series, featuring screenings and interviews with some of the most creative minds in filmmaking today. Jim Jarmusch will host a showing of his film “Coffee & Cigarettes,” and sit for an up-close Q&A. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Monterey Pop festival, director D.A. Pennebaker will be presenting the classic “Monterey Pop” documentary. Also, Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton will participate in a 90-minute presentation about himself and his work. The tent will also be screening a sneak peak of the new HBO series “HBO Presents Flight of the Conchords” twice daily.

Posted by brooklynvegan | June 14, 2007 3:03 PM

the streaming schedule (EST):

Friday, June 15th:
Uncle Earl
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Cold War Kids
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Brazilian Girls
2:15pm - 3:30pm
Kings of Leon
3:45pm - 5:00pm
Paolo Nutini
5:00pm - 6:15pm
Gillian Welch
6:15pm - 7:45pm
The Nightwatchmen
7:45pm - 9:00pm
The Roots
10:00pm - 11:30pm

Saturday, June 16th:
Old Crow Medicine Show
12:45pm - 1:45pm
1:45pm - 2:15pm
Regina Spektor
2:15pm - 3:30pm
The Black Keys
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Damien Rice
4:15pm - 5:45pm
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
5:45pm - 7:45pm
The Hold Steady
7:45pm - 8:15pm
Mago: Billy Martin & John Medeski
8:15pm - 9:45pm
String Cheese Incident
10:15pm - 11:30pm

Sunday, June 17th
Robert Glasper Trio
12:30pm - 1:00pm
John Butler Trio
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Flaming Lips
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bob Weir & Ratdog
3:00pm - 4:30pm
4:30pm - 5:30pm
5:30pm - 7:00pm
The White Stripes
7:15pm - 8:45pm
Widespread Panic
8:45pm - 11:30pm

Posted by brooklynvegan | June 15, 2007 2:09 PM

My word, such a lively discussion! Can't wait to read through it all and give you all my notes on these here in the sweltering sun of Tennessee.

For those interetes in tracking who and what I'm seeing (and why you would be, I'll never know) can check my Twitter account.


Posted by Andrew Fischler (the man on the scene himself) | June 15, 2007 5:46 PM

For those interetes in tracking who and what I'm seeing (and why you would be, I'll never know) can check my Twitter account.

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