Entries tagged with: Bonnaroo
Jeffrey Ross & Wayne Coyne @ Bonnaroo (via Jeffrey Ross)
tonight in NYC
* Dam-Funk @ BKLYN YARD
* Leo Allen @ 2pm in Union Square
* Big Apple BBQ @ Madison Square Park
* John Zorn Improv Night@ The Stone
* Hillstock @ 967 Bergen St, Brooklyn
* Evelyn Evelyn @ Lucille Lortel Theatre
* DM Stith, Inlets, Silje Nes @ Littlefield
* Care Bears On Fire, Jack Skuller @ Maxwell's
* Walter Schreifels, Brandon Reilly @ Maxwell's
* Kelli Scarr, Natureboy, Jo Schornikov @ Zebulon
* Fela! Tony Party & Afterparty @ Knitting Factory
* Girls At Dawn, Selmanaires, Carnivores @ Bruar Falls
* Pocahaunted, Prince Rama, Sleepover Forever @ Pianos
* The Jacuzzi Boys, K-Holes, X-Ray Eyeballs @ Cake Shop
* Slick Rick, B.C., Par-City @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* The Entrance Band, The Growlers, Orphan @ Death By Audio
* Undead Jazz Fest @ LPR, Kenny's Castaways & Sullivan Hall
* Rooftop Films at BAM w/ Teddy Blanks @ BAM Cinematek Parking Lot
* Friendo, Yourself & The Air, Murder Mystery, Nonviolence @ Glasslands
* Greg Zifcak of Eats Tapes, MNDR, synt.tofs @ Monster Island Basement
* Quintron & Miss Pussycat, JEFF The Brotherhood, Ava Luna @ Santos Party House
* Sing Me To Sleep w/ Tanya Donelly, Jenny Owen Youngs, Julie Peel (noon show) @ Joe's Pub
Watch the World Cup at Brooklyn Bowl.
There's also a record show at Brooklyn Bowl.
Bonnaroo concludes today. STREAM IT. Some videos from yesterday below...
Eyehategod @ Europa in 2009 (more by Samantha Marble)
tonight in NYC
* Nellie McKay @ Feinstein's
* Hillstock @ 106 Emerson Pl, Brooklyn
* School of Rock All Stars @ Gramercy
* VDRK, Free Magic @ Santos Party House
* Trashcan Sinatras @ Sound Fix Records
* Sleep 8 Over & Future Shuttle @ Co-Op 87 (afternoon)
* The Etymology of Bird (play) @ Von King Park
* Evelyn Evelyn @ Lucille Lortel Theatre
* DM Stith, Inlets, Silje Nes @ 92YTribeca
* Otis, Afroskull (early) @ Mercury Lounge
* Trashcan Sinatras, The Candles @ Maxwell's
* Free Blood, Hidden Fee$, TV Baby @ Union Pool
* Rooftop Films w/ Helado Negro @ El Museo del Barrio
* Leroy Justice, The Ugly Suit (early) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Hacienda @ Webster Hall
* Dam-Funk & Master Blazter, Chin Chin @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Entrance Band, The Growlers (late) @ Mercury Lounge
* Holy Ghost! (DJ), Classix, Jessica 6, Punches @ 88 Palace
* Undead Jazz Fest @ LPR, Kenny's Castaways & Sullivan Hall
* Future Islands, Lower Dens, Sensual Harassment @ Silent Barn
* Robbers On High Street, Israel Darling, Spouse @ Knitting Factory
* Cyro Baptista, Beat The Donkey (noon show) @ Knitting Factory
* EyeHateGod, Brutal Truth, Nachmystium, Black Anvil, Tombs @ Europa
* Pocahaunted, Sleepover Forever, Prince Rama, Expensive Looks @ Glasslands
* French Horn Rebellion, Hercules & Love Affair (DJ) (late) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Carnivores, The Selmanaires, Uhuzi, Bad Credit No Credit @ Death By Audio
* The 8th Annual Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil (film)@ Central Park SummerStage
* Celebrate Brooklyn w/ Allen Toussaint, Davell Crawford @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* Soft Black, Ken Minami, Photon Dynamo and The Shiny Pieces, Boom Chick @ Party Expo
* The Phenomenal Handclap Band, These Are Powers, The Stallions @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Underdog, Hub City Stompers, Inhuman, Billy Club Sandwich, Staring Problem @ Santos Party House
Watch the World Cup at Brooklyn Bowl.
it's Gay Pride in Park Slope.
Dam-Funk plays Bowery Ballroom tonight and DJ's what was and is sort of again the BKLYN Yard on Sunday.
The Big Apple BBQ presents free music this afternoon.
There's also a day show at Co-Op 87.
Union Pool has a free days show too.
Trashcan Sinatras for free at Sound Fix at 2.
A record fair at Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday.
Bonnaroo continued in TN. STREAM IT. And check out some videos below...
NoBunny @ LPR in 2009 (more by Jake Forney)
tonight in NYC
* Yeasayer DJing @ the AMNH
* Nellie McKay @ Feinstein's
* Whoopie Pie OV Life @ The Stone
* Oh You Devil, Ivana XL @ Sycamore
* The Etymology of Bird (play) @ Von King Park
* German Measles, Creeptales @ Don Pedro
* William Basinski @ 110 Livingston St
* Evelyn Evelyn @ Lucille Lortel Theatre
* Rooftop Films w/ Natureboy @ Open Road Rooftop
* Trashcan Sinatras, The Candles @ Bowery Ballroom
* Cocorosie, Diane Cluck, Light Asylum @ Terminal 5
* Budos Band @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise on The Temptress
* Friendo, Yourself & The Air, The Sundelles @ Cake Shop
* Dead Meadow, Naam @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise on The Jewel
* Goes Cube, The Giraffes, East of The Wall @ The Bell House
* Ghost of a Sabre Toothed Tiger (Sean Lennon), Jordan Galland @ Union Pool
* White Hinterland, Sam Buck Rosen, Delicate Steve @ 92YTribeca
* Holly Golightly & The Broke-Offs, Henry Wolfe @ Mercury Lounge
* Starscream, Nullsleep, Knife City @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Akoya Afrobeat, Ikebe Shakedown, Superhuman Happiness @ Southpaw
* The Spits, Nobunny Jacuzzi Boys, Liquor Store @ Knitting Factory
* The Little Death, Lady Rizo and The Assettes @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Fight Amp, Hull, Millions, Mose Giganticus, Dark Vibe @ Glasslands
* Man Forever, W.H.I.T.E., Spreaders, Hunters @ Monster Island Basement
* David Allan Coe, Jonny Corndawg, Tim Barry @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Sick of it All, Maximum Penalty, This Is Hell, Last Call Brawl @ Gramercy Theatre
* Aux Arc, Sunglasses, Psychobuildings, Magic Man, Distractions, Rudely Interrupted @ Pianos
* Quintron & Miss Pussycat, JEFF The Brotherhood, Golden Triangle, PC Worship @ Death By Audio
* The Aerosols, Fly Ashtray, Nude Broom, Bucolic Night Light Fungus' Fungus The(e) @ Rock Star Bar
* Bridges and Powerlines, Drunken Barn Dance, Matt Jones, That's him! That's The Guy! @ Bruar Falls
* Hillstock w/ The Eskalators, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Fiasco, No Courage, The Shakes, Ava Luna @ Shea Stadium
Check out This Week in Indie.
Sean Lennon and friends played Milk Studios last night. Tonight they're at Union Pool.
Bonnaroo is happening this weekend and is streaming online. Some videos from last night below...
Neon Indian @ Bonnaroo 2010 (WFUV)
Neon Indian brought topless body-painted "Neon Indians" on stage at the end of their Bonnaroo set last night (6/10). That set (as of 1:50pm EST) is about to stream online (though whether they cut that part remains to be seen) (note that the streaming times are not EST and that the YouTube stream is video and NPR is audio and that they have different schedules).
Some pictures (NSFW) of the Neon Indians and a video interview with Alan from two hours before he took the Bonnaroo stage, below...
"Bonnaroo traffic is off the chain! 20 miles on each side backed up!" - Brittany Harris
"God Loves Everybody" (via)
"Organizers promise the festival, now in its ninth year, will be bigger and better than ever before. More than 80,000 people are expected to attend this year's event, the largest crowd since 2007.The four-day Bonnaroo 2010 festival kicks off today, June 10th, in Manchester, TN, with 4:15pm sets (Central time) by the Postelles and Fanfarlo. Tickets are still on sale if you want to gas up the jet and fly down.
The stages and tents have been set for the continuous concerts, but festival attendees will have tons of other things to do as well. Concert-goers can participate in water games, play sand volleyball and take yoga classes. Big-screen televisions will also be set up on the grounds to show events such as the FIFA World Cup and the NBA Finals.
"Because we're a 24-hour event, we have a lot of time to entertain people with things other than music," said festival promoter Rick Farman. "I really think that's one of the things that makes Bonnaroo unique."
Big-name artist such as Kings of Leon and Dave Matthews are expected to take the stage over the weekend, along with Jay-Z and NeedToBreathe." [WSMV Nashville]
Dan Deacon @ Brooklyn Bowl (more by Bao Nguyen)
Dan Deacon will play a free show in Brooklyn's Red Hook Park on Tuesday, June 15th at 7pm. The show is part of the new (york) city-wide "Summerstage" series of shows. Dan's only other scheduled show at the moment is an appearance at Bonnaroo three days earlier. He did just play a free show at Northwestern though...
"This year's One Voice Benefit Concert was held Sunday night on the East Lawn of Norris and the fundraiser featured indie darlings Dan Deacon and Boy Crisis. According to A&O member Aldis Kaza, more than 450 students attended the annual event, benefiting Freedom From Hunger and The Chicago Food Depository. Co-sponsored by Niteskool Productions, A&O Productions and Mayfest, Sunday night's concert kicked off a month of events leading up to Dillo Day on Saturday, May 29" [North by Northwestern]Dillo Day!? Interesting time lapse video from that show, below...
Conan O'Brien will be going out on a 30-city tour this April, May and June. Dubbed the "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour," it'll consist of "a night of music, comedy, hugging, and the occasional awkward silence" with Conan, Andy Richter and members of the Tonight show band.
The tour comes to NYC's Radio City on June 1st - a show that's already sold out. And they just added a second date at Radio City the next night, which is on sale. Its stop at the somewhat-nearby Atlantic City Borgata on May 30th has some tickets still available.
He'll also be at Bonnaroo in June. All dates below...
After a hectic day of updating the constantly updating Bonnaroo lineup page, the entire thing has been announced. Gwar, Norah Jones, and the rest of the lineup below...
The lineup to the 2010 Bonnaroo Festival is being announced today, but not all at once. Bands playing the the festival will each be announcing themselves one by one... making it like a big game for people to figure out, and...
For the first time ever, tickets will go back on sale the same day as the announcement. The top two tiers of tickets sold out quickly during our Holiday pre-sale in December, so make sure to act fast. Payment plans will once again be offered for both GA and VIP tickets.So far Weezer, Phoenix, Dave Matthews Band, Baroness (who just announced a tour with Mastodon), and OK Go have confirmed themselves on the lineup. Let's keep track of who else in the comments. I'll also keep updating this post...
The festival will be held from June 10-13, 2010 on our beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. Get ready for an amazing four-day weekend with more than 150 of your favorite bands, top comedians, art, activities, workshops, vendors and much more.
UPDATES: Jeff Beck, John Fogerty, Medeski Martin & Wood, Punch Brothers, Isis, Chromeo w/ guest Daryl Hall, The Avett Brothers, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Carolina Chocolate Drops (video below), Big Sam's Funky Nation, Neon Indian, The Black Keys, Monte Montgomery, Bassnectar, The Constellations, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Ingrid Michaelson, Blues Traveler, 311, The xx, Mayer Hawthorne and the County, Regina Spektor, Wale, Norah Jones, Jay-Z, Thievery Corporation, GWAR, She & Him, Jimmy Cliff, Tokyo Police Club, Kid Cudi, Japandroids, Dr. Dog, Baaba Maal, Zac Brown Band, The National, John Prine, Dave Rawlings Machine, Manchester Orchestra, Local Natives, Dropkick Murphys, Jay Electronica, The Postelles, Reblution, Damien Marley & Nas, NeedtoBreathe, Tenacious D, Jamey Johnson, They Might Be Giants, Lotus, The Entrance Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Clutch, Tori Amos, The Melvins, The Dodos, Kings of Leon, The Dead Weather, Deadmau5, Martin Sexton, Blitzen Trapper, The Gaslight Anthem, Mumford & Sons, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Tinariwen, Here We Go Magic, Julia Nunes, Disco Biscuits, Rise Against and
reportedly the Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs covering Dark Side of the Moon ( still not confirmed by the band). Paul Simon is also rumored.
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the dates for the ninth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Confirmed to take place June 10 - 13, 2010, the four-day festival will once again be held at the same beautiful, 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles southeast of Nashville. Ticket pre-sales for the festival will begin on November 27, 2009 and will last until 11:59pm eastern on December 31st. Bonnaroo will once again offer general admission tickets for five easy payments of $50 plus applicable fees through the holiday pre-sale. In addition, with each ticket purchase the festival will send a Bonnaroo holiday greeting card featuring a unique, iconic photo from Bonnaroo's colorful past. To get a card, purchasers must place their order by December 16th. A limited edition 2010 Bonnaroo Calendar will also be available during this period. To see a great stop motion video created by Shadow Machine (Robot Chicken, Moral Orel) about the Holiday Pre-Sale, go to bonnaroo.com.People still use calendars? (the paper kind I mean)
words by Andrew Frisicano, P4K photos by Joseph Xu
DOWNLOAD: Elvis Perkins in Dearland - Shampoo (MP3)
Elvis Perkins @ Clearwater Festival 6/21 (more by Chris La Putt)
Drift: You're playing Bonaroo this year, and you did last year. Do you enjoy playing festivals?If you caught Elvis at Bonnaroo, you may have noticed Justin Vernon of Bon Iver joining the band on stage for the last two songs of their set. Elvis Perkins in Dearland returned the favor by adding horns to Bon Iver's "For Emma" and their cover of Yo La Tengo's "I Feel Like Going Home." See the videos below.
Elvis Perkins: Yeah. The festival atmosphere and scene is good fun. Especially when people are all sort of holed up in one place, have pilgrimaged their way to a certain spot, like what you get at Bonaroo or Sasquatch, that you don't necessarily get at Lollapalooza. That behind-the-scenes thing is fun, and just taking part in something like a modern day religious-less pilgrimage, a Mecca of sorts, if good. It lets everyone know that they're alive. The playing of the sets themselves can sometimes be challenging, but once you get thrown to the fire, you get used to the temperature. And if you can accept that it's going to be somewhat chaotic and that it's not going to sound very good, at least to you, on stage, then it can definitely be an enjoyable moment. The last time I was at Bonaroo, I certainly wasn't in the best spirits, or in the best shape rest-wise or nutrient-wise, so it was a bit of a struggle for me against the heat and the dust. But this time I'm prepared, and I know what awaits. This time I'm going to take Bonaroo before it takes me.
Bonnaroo wasn't the only festival Perkins played this summer. We recently posted pics of him at Newport Folk Festival and at the Clearwater Festival. He'll also be at Seattle's Bumbershoot in September.
Perkins's winter '09 tour made two NYC stops - one at the Bell House and one in March at the Bowery Ballroom. At the latter, Perkins ended the night by leading the packed crowd through the soapy confines of the NYC subway system for an encore. Elvis Perkins in Dearland will return to that venue for a show on Friday, December 4th with Bowerbirds. Maybe this time they'll head over the Williamsburg Bridge. Which would leave them not far from their next show, December 5th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for the NYC shows go on AmEx presale Wednesday, August 12th at noon; general sale starts Friday at noon.
Bowerbirds are not playing the Music Hall show - opener TBA on that one. Bowerbirds are currently still on tour with Megafaun who they played Bowery Ballroom with in July 2009 which was not that long before they played the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago (more pictures from that show below). In July 2008, Bowerbirds opened for Bon Iver at Bowery Ballroom (it was part of a larger tour).
Videos of the above-mentioned Bonnaroo collaborations, P4k pictures, and all tour dates are below...
photos by Graeme Flegenheimer
The eighth annual Bonnaroo drew about 75,000 people to 700 acres of farmland here in Manchester, 60 miles from Nashville, for a lineup headlined by a jam band (the reunited Phish, playing three-hour shows on Friday and Sunday), rockers whose careers are measured in decades (Bruce Springsteen, Nine Inch Nails and David Byrne) and rappers who now qualify as old school (the Beastie Boys). [NY Times]Far from a complete representation of what went down in Tennessee from June 11-14, but nonetheless, one set of pictures from the fest (catching up this weekend), below...
"It's so sad and shocking. I feel privileged to have hung out and worked with Michael. He was a massively talented boy man with a gentle soul. His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones.Since announcing the three July shows at Citi Field, Paul McCartney has announced shows at FedExField in Maryland, Piedmont Park in Atlanta, and two shows at Fenway Park in Boston (August 5th & 6th). MGMT are opening both of those Boston shows, and tickets for both of them, go on sale today (Monday) at 10am.
I send my deepest sympathy to his mother and the whole family and to his countless fans all around the world." [Paul McCartney]
MGMT also have shows coming up July 1st at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, August 2nd at All Points West, and other places. They recently played Bonnaroo, and apparently Bruce Springsteen hung around to check them out.
All dates and some videos below...
photos by Lori Baily
backstage shenanigans at the Bell House
On Thursday [June 11th] I saw Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 - R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin and Scott McCaughey - at the Bell House in Brooklyn. Ken Stringfellow of the Posies opened in a solo capacity; he was preceded by Takka Takka.Robyn Hitchcock opened for the Decemberists at Radio City a day before that. Two days after the Bell House show, he performed at this year's Bonnaroo...
Despite owning at least eight of his albums, and enjoying them always, I'm not the world's biggest Robyn Hitchcock expert. But I was surrounded by people who were, and they rated it one of his better shows... [Tony Fletcher]
"This is the first festival I've really been to since seeing Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wright in 1970," [Hitchcock] tells Spinner. With his typical self-deprecating sense of humor -- we think that's what it is, anyway -- he recalls that after the massive Isle of Wright festival, as a performer he "decided to take a different tact and wherever there were going to be lots of people I'd be naught," says Hitchcock. "And, 40 years later, I'm beginning to reconsider my game. Should I do more public appearances where there are people? A lot of my colleagues in show business have answered with a vigorous nod -- 'Yes, Robin, play in front of an audience.'"That trend continues. His next show is at Glastonbury later this month. His next scheduled stateside gig will be at the Austin City Limits Festival in October. More Bell House pictures below...
So Robin Hitchcock and the Venus 3 did indeed take the stage, to massive applause and in front of thousands...
The Drums @ Cake Shop in May (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
tonight in NYC
* Bilal @ Blue Note
* Old 97's @ Maxwell's
* Mika @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* John Hammond @ City Winery
* Diana Krall @ Carnegie Hall
* John Hammond @ Hudson Square
* Build, Greta Gertler @ Joe's Pub
* Eivind Opsvik's Overseas @ Zebulon
* Little Joy, The Dead Trees @ Bowery Ballroom
* Bedouin Sound Clash, DeLeon @ Mercury Lounge
* Exact Change 20th Anniversary @ Issue Project Room
* Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, Anni Rossi, Pearl & The Beard @ Pianos
* The Legends, The Drums, Soft City, Care Bears On Fire @ The Bell House
* Patrick Wolf, Living Things, Jaguar Love, Plastiscines @ Highline Ballroom
* Patterson Hood & The Screwtopians, Will Johnson, Kevn Kinney @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Gary Wilson, Birds of Avalon, Animal Cruel-T, Silk Flowers, Ted Leo (DJ), Spencer Sweeney (DJ) @ Santos Party House
Little Joy, who opened for Regina Spektor last week, headlines a sold-out show at the Bowery Ballroom tonight.
Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood plays the first of two NYC solo shows, tonight at MHOW.
New music ensemble Build collaborates with Greta Gertler at Joe's Pub. On the program, "In addition to performing separately, Greta and Build will join forces in premiering new string arrangements by Build's Matt McBane for songs from Greta's forthcoming album The Universal Thump."
Publisher Exact Change celebrates its 20th anniversary at Issue Project Room tonight with music and performances by "Joan La Barbara, Loren Connors, Alan Licht, Till by Turning, Alex Waterman, Barbara Epler, James Hoff, Kenneth Goldsmith, Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang responding to and reading the work of Joseph Cornell, Franz Kafka, Morton Feldman, Stefan Thermerson, Leonora Carrington, Unica Zurn and John Cage."
Santos hosts Stones Throw funk singer and recluse Gary Wilson tonight. Tuesdays are also the venue's weekly Sessions at Santa's parties. This week's lineup includes Birds of Avalon and DJ Ted Leo. Leo just wrapped up his tour with the Pharmacists and Titus Andronicus last night at Maxwell's.
Santos part-owner Andrew W.K. (who tends to hang around the club a lot) won't be there. He's in Vancouver, BC, appearing at the release show for his split 7-inch with Nardwuar & The Evaportors. That record, A Wild Pear, comes out today.
Yesterday, we posted a video of Triumph at Bonnaroo. Another video of the Insult Comic Dog, with clips of Dirty Projectors and A.A. Bondy at the fest, below...
NY Dolls @ the Varvatos Store in May (more by Tim Griffin)
tonight in NYC
* Beyonce @ MSG
* Anna Ternheim @ Joe's Pub
* Signal @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* Gabriel Kahane @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Titus Andronicus @ Maxwell's
* Miike Snow, The Maccabees, Hatcham Social @ Mercury Lounge
* Jason Anderson, The Wailing Wall, Bleeker, Mountain Man @ Silent Barn
* Goon Squad, The NRG People, Bunnybrains, Moira Scar @ Santos Party House
* New York Dolls, Black Joe Lewis, The Madison Square Gardeners @ MHOW
Eugene Mirman "and more" perform at Leo Allen's Whiplash show at UCB tonight.
As mentioned a few times, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog was at Bonnaroo. You may have caught the segments he filmed for Conan O'Brien. If not, you can watch the hilarious clips below...
"Anna Ternheim's sophomore US release, Leaving on a mayday, will be released this summer! Produced by Bjorn Yttling (of Peter, Bjorn, and John), Leaving on a mayday will be in US stores August 11, 2009." She played the Bell House on June 18th. Tonight she is at Joe's Pub.
Gabriel Kahane continues his June residency at Rockwood.
Miike Snow, The Maccabees and Hatcham Social perform in a repeat lineup of Saturday's show - tonight at the Mercury Lounge.
Tonight is the last night of the Ted Leo & the Pharmacists/Titus Andronicus tour that played the Kearny Irish Ameican Association on Sunday. They play tonight at Maxwell's. Both will be back in NYC soon -- Ted Leo plays Hudson River Rocks on July 23rd and Titus plays the Whitney on July 10th.
Iggy Pop performs with Fatboy Slim (Brighton Port Authority) on Letterman tonight. Sonic Youth is on Fallon tonight. Fatboy and Iggy perform on Fallon tomorrow.
Signal performs early and late sets of Steve Reich's Double Sextet, the piece that won 2009's Pulitzer Prize for Music, and its 1984 counterpart, Sextet, at LPR tonight. A video of Reich's Piano Phase performed at the venue in April, below...
Phish @ Bonnaroo 2009 (Graeme Flegenheimer)
"We discussed playing a 45-minute version of 'China Cat Sunflower,' [at Bonnaroo 2008]" said MGMT guitarist James Richardson with a straight face shortly before his set, sporting a well-worn tie-dyed Grateful Dead T-shirt. "I think pretty much everybody in MGMT secretly loves jambands--well, not so secretly. We always have."That is just an excerpt of an article that appeared in a recent issue of Relix, and which is re-published in part on JamBands.com. No mention in the article on whether any members of Guided By Voices, Sonic Youth, Neutral Milk Hotel, Slint, Pavement, Pixies, Belle & Sebastian, Sleater-Kinney, Superchunk, Yo La Tengo, R.E.M., The Smiths, My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr, or Husker Du, ever followed around the Grateful Dead. You need to get, or subscribe to, the the recently-saved Relix to read the whole thing.
A few yards away his bandmates are catching up with Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson, who despite his band receiving an impressive 8.8 ranking by seemingly devout hippie-hater website Pitchfork, is proudly decked out in a T-shirt that meshes the Phish and the Philadelphia Phillies' logos. "When it was announced and the band's names were listed, I remember thinking that everyone was going to playing there," he reminisces about his experience at the first, more jamband-oriented Bonnaroo in 2002....
...Indeed, though both the blogosphere and the mainstream media are quick to make it seem like hipsters and hippies are as different as hair gel and hemp, in reality some of the day's most popular "indie bands" have at least one direct tie to the jamband world--not they're openly citing String Cheese Incident as they're favorite band on Facebook. Yeasayer's Ira Wolf Tuton played in Disco Biscuits' associates The Ally, Band of Horses' Bill Reynolds was a member of jam-friendly roots rockers Donna the Buffalo, Brazilian Girls' Jesse Murphy had another life in John Scofield's Uber-Jam, Leslie Feist sang on The New Deal's Gone Gone Gone, New Deal's Dan Kurtz doubles in the electo-pop band Dragonette, all three members of the Lake Trout spinoff Big in Japan serve as the backing band for UNKLE and even the members of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Interpol have name-checked Phish...." [Jambands.com]
Bonnaroo 2009 headliner Bruce Springsteen joined Bonnaroo 2009 headliner Phish on stage at Bonnaroo 2009 last weekend. Video of that below...
photos by Graeme Flegenheimer
"They came on like a Norwegian version of the B-52's, pounding a beat and chirping random phrases in unison, but that didn't last. Soon they were bouncing to a polka (complete with trumpet), or singing in pure close harmony that suggested Scandinavian traditional music, or delivering a cherry-pie recipe over a ukulele-strumming tune suggesting 1920's jazz (with close-harmony "diddley-diddley-diddleys), or going near-Goth with a raspy song about "walking in the big black woods," or sharing an a cappella dirge (with a drumbeat) about a dust storm. Accordion, banjo and kazoo came and went; their finale was a bluegrassy bounce. There was no telling what they'd do next, except that it was sure to be deft and charming." [Jon Parales]Jon Pareles caught Norway's Katzenjammer on the David Byrne-curated stage at Bonnaroo. The band then stopped in NYC for a show at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday (6/16). How was that? The pictures in this post are from neither of those performances, but were taken while the girls were rocking out backstage at Bonnaroo. More of those pictures, and some videos from their regular sets at Bonnaroo and in NYC, below...
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Bonnaroo 2009 main stage (91.3 The Summit)
Hot Hot Japan Hot Bonnaroo 2009 Highlights:Dave Hill got to see David Byrne (all dressed in white) too, and like he did at the Dark Was the Night concert, David Byrne also joined the Dirty Projectors on stage at Bonnaroo over the weekend... the stage Mr. Byrne curated that also included Katzenjammer who played Mercury Lounge in NYC last night (6/16).
+ My three favorite shows of the weekend: David Byrne, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rodrigo y Gabriela.
+ I got to meet Raphael Saadiq, who signed my guidebook and kept a pleasant demeanor despite playing two shows on a hot Tennessee Saturday afternoon. If you don't know who he is, you should check him out. You'll like him. Promise.
+ Trent Reznor announced that their performance at Bonnaroo will be the last show they'll ever play in the United States. I missed most of the show but made it over there for that announcement and the following "The Hand That Feeds." I'll believe it when I see it.
+ I got to see David Byrne. This warrants two mentions. Yeah, that was the best show I've seen in a while.
NYC recently got to see David Byrne in white too, and NYC will next get to see Rodrigo y Gabriela at Terminal 5 on September 16th. That's the first of a string of just-announced, new U.S. dates which go along with the announcement of the duo's new album.
ATO Records is excited to announce that Rodrigo y Gabriela will release their new studio album, entitled 11:11, on Tuesday September 8th. 11:11 was recorded in Ixtapa, Mexico and produced by Rodrigo y Gabriela, with John Leckie co-producing two of the tracks. The album was mixed in Wales and London by Colin Richardson, best known for his work with Slipknot and Trivium.Rodrigo y Gabriela have never hidden their metal roots.
Comprising 11 new original compositions, 11:11 is the band's personal "Gracias" to 11 musicians, both past and present, who have inspired them along the way. Alex Skolnick of metal gods Testament guests on the album, as do widely respected acoustic veterans Strunz & Farah.
Comedian and musician Dave Hill was summoned to Bonnaroo this past weekend to be part of both the comedy and music going-ons at the four-day Tennessee festival. I asked if he'd mind sharing his experiences (and pictures) with BrooklynVegan.com. He agreed. I regretted it. He sent it anyway, so here it is (starting with some MP3's by his rock band Valley Lodge), but warning: this post is not for the squeamish (NSFTS)...
Dave Hill tests face-melting licks out on some chairs
I've just returned from four magical days and nights at Bonnaroo, where my rock band Valley Lodge was the house band for Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's "Bonnapoo 2009" shows, which featured all sorts of awesomeness from Robert Smigel aka Triumph as well as sets from the great Todd Barry, Amy Schumer, and Kumail Nanjiani.
"Smigel performed four sets as Triumph at Bonnaroo, which annually hosts a comedy tent along with its smorgasbord of music acts, spread out over five main stages on a farm in rural Tennessee.The excitement started on Wednesday night when I got on a plane to Nashville with my close personal friend Janeane Garofalo, Pete Holmes, Kumail Nanjiani, and the rest of my rock band Valley Lodge. If you've ever wanted to be on a completely hilarious plane, you could do a lot worse than to have been on this plane. As you can probably imagine, all of us were running back and forth between our seats spraying each other with seltzer bottles and throwing pies in each others' faces. At one point, Pete Holmes came over to my seat to shake my hand and it turned out he had one of those joy buzzers on his finger. Man, was my face red. I got him back though by spraying him in the face with a prank flower I was wearing at the time. We both just laughed and laughed after this happened. He couldn't stay mad at me.
"My live act is a huge undertaking because Triumph kind of thrives on the immediate, discussing what everybody's thinking about," said Smigel while whisking past festival-goers in a golf cart, puppet on hand." [AP]
Once we got to Nashville, some unmarked vehicles took us all to Murfreesboro, the popular Tennessee town where we all stayed at the Doubletree Hotel, which is really classy. Because I snore and also like to get up to all sorts of hardcore banging in hotels, I had my own room. When I dropped off my bags, I looked around the room and got all excited about all the snoring and hardcore banging I would be doing in my room over the next few days and nights.
LA RECORD: I notice some writers making cracks about glowsticks and jam bands--what do you think makes people use that for cheap jokes?Make some popcorn and prepare to enjoy Animal Collective's set live from Bonnaroo from the comfort of your own computer later today (6/12). Grab a peanut butter cup, and enjoy the band's new video, below...
Noah Panda Bear: I'd say that the music just isn't those people thing and I think that's fine and as it should be. They're just putting it down because they aren't into it and they think it's lame. If you want to be a creative person and you want to share your things with other people then you better be prepared to be told you suck.
by Andrew Frisicano
The line to Bonnaroo, with a rumored wait of up to 5 hours (Cody Gray)
Concertgoers are filing in to the eighth annual Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN, which kicks off tonight (June 11th) and runs till Sunday, June 14th. Doors opened at 7am, and currently, most sources report a bit of a delay getting in. Of course, it wouldn't be a festival if a local law enforcement agency failed to make a well-publicized seizure of drugs allegedly en route.
Highlights tonight include Janelle Monae and Passion Pit. The fest's first full day, Friday, will feature performances by Beastie Boys, Phish and David Byrne with his "Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno" tour. Earlier that day, a Byrne-curated stage will host Santigold, St. Vincent, Dirty Projectors and Katzenjammer.
For those not at the fest, ATT will be streaming a webcast of select sets from the festival starting Friday (some live, some delayed). Those include Animal Collective, St. Vincent and Passion Pit on Friday, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and The Decemberists on Saturday, and Andrew Bird, Of Montreal and Booker T with the Drive By Truckers on Sunday. Full schedule below.
Brooklyn's Lady Circus are at the festival as part of the Bonnaroo Buskers. Look for them around the grounds each night. NYC comedian Dave Hill's band Valley Lodge are playing as the Comedy Stage's 'house band'. Other Comedy acts at the fest include the Daily Show Stars, with John Oliver, Rob Riggle, Rory Albanese, Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler, as well as Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter doing their new show Michael and Michael Have Issues with guests Aziz Ansari and Nick Kroll.
The full Bonnaroo Festival lineup, with the webcast schedule, is posted below...
DOWNLOAD: Katzenjammer - A Bar in Amsterdam (MP3)
SXSW 2009 surprise discovery - KatzenJammer girls (Travellers Diary)
David Byrne has invited the women who are Katzenjammer to play at the 2009 Bonnaroo. Byrne has assembled a number of performers for the first artist-curated stage at Bonnaroo. On the evening of Friday, June 12 Byrne, who is performing the "Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno," will host his recent collaborators Santigold, the Dirty Projectors, and, of course, Katzenjammer.Tickets for the NYC show are on sale. MP3 above. Video and all dates below...
Turid, Solveig, Marianne and Anne Marit will also make a stop in NY for an special early show on Tuesday June 16th at The Mercury Lounge.
Nearly 35 pounds of Psilocybin (hallucinogenic) mushrooms baked into about 500 chocolate peanut butter cups were intercepted by Murfreesboro Police vice detectives before being sold at Bonnaroo music festival beginning Thursday in Manchester.There really is no telling.
Vice detectives Wednesday raided the Kingwood Drive home of suspect Charles Culver, 22, and located the illegal drug with a street value of $10,000, said police spokesman Kyle Evans.
"We have seen an increase in LSD over the past several years and this is another form or substitute for that drug," Evans said.
"The affects are hallucinogenic in nature, similar to LSD. They are very dangerous and there have been incidents of people dying the first time they used this drug."
Origin of the mushrooms is not being disclosed.
"There's no telling how many lives these detectives have saved by keeping these drugs off the street and they should be commended for an outstanding investigation leading to these arrests," Evans said. [The Murfreesboro Post]