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The Decemberists @ Bonnaroo

Are the Decemberists breaking up?

"Nothing could be farther from the truth," Meloy said Saturday on his tour bus in the parking lot behind Bonnaroo's big stage. "With this record I feel we have a whole world in front of us with plenty of options and I'm excited to continue writing music for The Decemberists and performing with The Decemberists."

He just wants to do something else for a while.

Driven by a powerful lead song, "Down by the Water," that featured harmony from Gillian Welch, "The King is Dead" hit No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 earlier this year, a rare feat for an indie folk rock band known for its challenging material. A top-selling record is often a bonanza for a band and the impulse is to tour nonstop to capitalize on the opportunity.

Yet The Decemberists will wind down touring in August and won't tour in the fall. Instead Meloy, who calls himself "compulsively creative," will begin promoting his new illustrated young adult book "Wildwood," the first in a fantasy series for HarperCollins he plans to produce with his wife, the artist Carson Ellis. The book idea predates The Decemberists when Meloy worked in a pizza place and played open mic gigs and Ellis worked in a bar and painted in her free time.

"I've managed to pull it off over the last year and a half but it owes a lot to chance and luck and, thankfully, some creative epiphanies," Meloy said. "I think it would water down both things if I tried to do them at the same time."

He also would like to write a musical and tackle a studio project or two during this ... quiet period? And he wants to spend more time at home to be with his son, Hank, who is autistic.

The other members of the Portland, Ore.-based band have things to focus on as well. Founding accordion and keyboard player Jenny Conlee was diagnosed with breast cancer this spring and sat out the band's summer dates. [AP/NY Times]

Unlike at Sasquatch at the end of May, Jenny did not play with the Decemberists at Bonnaroo, and she is not expected at Prospect Park on Tuesday. The Brooklyn show is sold out, but if you don't have a ticket you can always still sit outside the fence and listen.

More pictures and a couple of videos from Bonnaroo below...

Continue reading "The Decemberists not breaking up, played Bonnaroo (pics)"

photos by Dana (Distortion) Yavin & Graeme Flegenheimer

Henry Rollins (spoken word) / Bradford Cox (Deerhunter)

"Atlanta's own Deerhunter was the main draw on Thursday night, a low-key alternative to Friday's star-studded lineup. In fact, two people approached me during their set to ask who we were hearing. But no matter: The indie-rock prodigies went pleasantly cerebral on a crowd too tired to do more than sprawl on the grass and nod." [Creative Loafing]
Bonnaroo 2011 kicked off on Thursday and continues through Sunday in Tennessee. If you're not there, you can always stream some of it online in your air conditioned room while people at the fest are battling the heat on the ground. Speaking of which, the heat may be to blame for one untimely death at the festival, though the medical examiner hasn't reached a conclusion yet.

The rest of our pictures from day one (not counting Karen Elson which was posted separately), which are all by Dana unless otherwise noted, continue below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo Day 1 in pics (Deerhunter, Wavves, Henry Rollins, The Drums, Dam-Funk & more)"

photos by Dana (Distortion) Yavin

Karen -- Bonnaroo 2011

Jack -- Bonnaroo 2011

"Later at The Other Tent came a set from Nashville's most high-profile, willowy redhead supermodel-turned-songstress, Karen Elson. While orienting myself in the now-somewhat-spacious media area near the stage-right speaker stack, the crowd erupted in a brief fit. Why? What could it be? What did I miss? Oh, Elson's old man Jack White was visible side-stage for a fleeting moment. Between most of the attendees' visible Jack White boners and all the Third Man Records shirts present, I think it's safe to say a lot of TMR's built-in fan set was in attendance. And yes, Elson's band was made up of the expected cast of Third Man all-stars, among them Greenhornes/Raconteurs "Little" Jack Lawrence and the always-stellar Patrick Keeler. Elson's spooky, gauzy Americana tunes were strong and spacious enough to leave her players room to show off their chops, and her voice was stronger than I anticipated. Plus, "Stolen Roses" sounded like a bit of a nod to "Scarborough Fair."" [Nashville Scene]
That review, like the pictures in this post, refer to Karen Elson's Thursday night set at Bonnaroo 2011. One day later, aka today (6/10), Karen and Jack announced their divorce that they are celebrating in Nashville tonight. More pictures from her Bonnaroo set below...

Continue reading "Karen Elson (pre-divorce announcement) played Bonnaroo w/ a Third Man Band, Jack White was there (pics)"


Bonnaroo kicks off in Manchester, Tennessee today (6/9) and continues through Sunday (6/12). The lineup includes Beirut, The Strokes, Buffalo Springfield (including Stephen Stills and Neil Young), Big Boi, Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, Deerhunter, and many others.

If you can't make it out to Tennessee, VEVO is streaming performances from the festival from Friday (6/10) through Sunday (6/12). If you miss any of the streams, on-demand performances will be made available via VEVO later.

Best Coast at Bowery Ballroom (more by Bao Nguyen)
Best Coast

In addition to their date supporting The Decemberists at the now sold-out Prospect Park benefit on June 14th, Best Coast has added a headlining NYC show. The band will team with Those Darlins to play a benefit for Planned Parenthood on June 16th at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale for the show which is a almost two months before Best Coast return to the NYC-area to take part in the first-ever "Escape to New York" fest in the Hamptons.

Other fests Best Coast play this summer include B.O.M.B. Fest in CT, the sold out Bonnaroo (well, some VIP tix are still available), the sold-out Sasquatch Festival, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands.

Those Darlins will also be in NYC in the days surrounding the LPR show. They play a free show at the Big Apple BBQ on June 12 with former tourmates Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, and a Hoboken show at Maxwell's on 6/11 (tickets). Black Joe Lewis play Maxwell's one day later (tickets).

All Best Coast tour dates and a video of Bethany BC announcing the Planned Parenthood show is below.

Continue reading "Best Coast playing Planned Parenthood benefit w/ Those Darlins (and other dates), Bonnaroo is sold out"


The Sasquatch! Music Festival is proud to announce that the event has completely sold out of all 100,000 tickets (25,000 per day over 4 days) in record time exactly one week from the lineup announcement.

All festival attendees are encouraged to carpool to the event and register their mileage savings at www.esurance.com/carpool to win prizes and track the positive environmental impact. People who shared rides to Sasquatch in 2010 (and registered with Zimride), saved 326,920 driving miles--the equivalent of 1.37 trips to the moon.

This year's Coachella sold out slightly quicker. This year's Bonnaroo goes on sale Saturday, February 19th at noon Eastern. The lineup was announced today.

The Walkmen are playing Bonnaroo, and their frontman is playing in Brooklyn this weekend.

The Strokes are playing Coachella and Bonnaroo and probably SXSW and Madison Square Garden on April 1st.

Sharon Van Etten is playing Bonnaroo and Sasquatch and the official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase this year.

The Black Keys are playing Bonnaroo and Coachella and were on Conan O'Brien last night. Video below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch sold out, Bonnaroo on sale soon"


Bonnaroo (June 9-12 in Manchester Tennessee) has announced the 2011 lineup (slightly early), and like the rumored Lollapalooza lineup, Eminem is among the headliners. Bonnaroo also has Grammy winners Arcade Fire and the Black Keys, in addition to Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, the Strokes, The Decemberists, Florence & the Machine, Girl Talk, Beirut (haven't seen them in a while), and many more. Full list below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is here"

photos by Vincent Cornelli

"1st free show this summer included: scary Drake fans, chairs flying, mase, riots, & scared cops. Should have went to Dan Deacon." - Sasha Camacho

"Dan Deacon Ensemble was truly amazing. Such a great show
and intense audience." - Nick Helderman

Dan Deacon

While Drake (and Hanson) was causing chaos at South Street Seaport, Dan Deacon was leading group activities over in Red Hook Park. More pictures (though none of opener Lower Dens) and some videos from the free Brooklyn Summerstage show, below...

Continue reading "Dan Deacon Ensemble played Red Hook Park (pics & video) "

DOWNLOAD: Lower Dens - Hospice Gates (MP3)

Dan Deacon dance contest @ Bonnaroo 2010 (russroe)
Dan Deacon

Did you catch Lower Dens at the show Saturday at Co-Op 87? Regardless, make sure to get to Red Hook Park (map) early enough this evening, June 15th, to catch them when they open for the Dan Deacon Ensemble at the Summerstage show happening there. The free show starts at 7pm.

Dan Deacon, like Jay-Z, played Bonnaroo over the weekend. NPR has the stream archived. Coming up, post-Red Hook, you can also catch Dan at this summer's Whartscape Festival.

Lower Dens have three more shows at the end of June including the Impose Northside Festival show on June 26th at Death By Audio...

Impose Northside Show!

Lower Dens
Dark Dark Dark
Matteah Baim
Frankie and the Outs
Total Slacker

$10, doors at 8pm.

Matteah Baim also plays with Lower Dens in Philly and Baltimore. All dates below...

Continue reading "Lower Dens opening for Dan Deacon (who played Bonnaroo) in Red Hook (tonight), playing Impose Northside & other dates "

Jay-Z @ Bonnaroo 2010 (ladymelisande)
Jay Z

Tickets for the JAY-Z and Eminem concert on September 13 at Yankee Stadium will go on sale on June 25 at 10:00 a.m. online at Ticketmaster, phone at (800) 745-3000, via Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327 and at select area Ticketmaster outlets.

It will be the second of a home-and-home series of shows for New York City-native JAY-Z and Detroit-area-native Eminem, as the pair will also perform at Detroit's Comerica Park on September 2.

You'll have to wait until June 25th to get tickets to Jay-Z & Eminem at Yankee Stadium, though tickets to the December 30th New Era Pinstripe Bowl go on sale today, June 15th, at noon.

Jay-Z was one of the headliners of Bonnaroo over the weekend. NPR isn't streaming his set, but they do have Nas & Damian Marley, and you can watch some high quality Jay-Z Bonnaroo videos below...

Continue reading "Jay-Z played Bonnaroo, Yankee Stadium tix on sale 6/25"

The xx @ Webster Hall in March (more by Bao Nguyen)
The xx

"Marry me, Oliver!" was the cry from a desperate girl in the crowd when the trio finally took the stage under low light to begin systematically breaking hearts, including mine. (Mr. Blue Sky, don't fail me now!!) For those who missed Joy Division the first time, I am so happy you have your own version now -- as Oliver Sim and Romy Croft whispered the first words of a delicately slowed-down "Crystalised," they were joined by hundreds of quiet, worshipful voices in the crowd, and I found myself mesmerized by their totally depressing stage presence. (Croft's sadness alone could make a dorm at Sarah Lawrence crumble into dust.) Their strength comes in stillness, in the ability to distill all the dance grooves of their contemporaries into a single note plucked over and over from a single string. At close distance, they are a stunning live band.

In the back of a muddy tent? Maybe not so stunning -- I crawled out from the mobbed sidestage and wrapped around to the center of gen pop, where the crowd was already starting to wander away, engaged in conversation or spastic dancing or the eating of brown foods. Some dude walked past me and muttered something to his buddy about what would happen if "the dude from Depeche Mode who killed himself" could see this band. I started to notice that from afar, the stoic plucking of a single string with whispered lyrics layered on top doesn't really hold anyone's attention. But there wasn't much I could do short of find a border collie and try to herd people deeper into the tent, so I hung for a while, heard "Basic Space" (my patented I Can Leave If I Hear This Song™ system having gone into effect at midnight), and headed for the car. I may have shuffled my feet despondently a bit on the way there.
[Entertainment Weekly on the xx at Bonnaroo]

The band's full Bonnaroo set is currently streaming at NPR.

As previously mentioned, The xx will be in NYC for a free show at the Central Park SummerStage on Sunday, August 8th with Jack Penate and Chairlift. That's the day after the band plays Lollapalooza, and right before the band heads to Europe for a trip that includes an appearance at Oslo, Norway's Oya Festival. The full Oya lineup is below

The xx will be back in New York this fall for an October 2nd show at United Palace Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 18th at 11am. That date is part of a fall tour that includes stops at Pop Montreal and Austin City Limits.

All dates, a video from Bonnaroo, the Oya lineup, and the German Melt Festival lineup (they play that too), below...

Continue reading "The xx played Bonnaroo, playing United Palace, Summerstage, Lollapalooza, ACL, Oya, Melt!, Pop Montreal & other dates"

Black Keys fan @ Bonnaroo 2010 (by Laura Fedele for WFUV)
Black Keys

Tickets go on sale at 11am for all five of SPIN's 25th Anniversary shows.

7/26 - Smashing Pumpkins @ Terminal 5 (TICKETS)
7/27 - The Flaming Lips @ Terminal 5 (TICKETS)
7/28 - The Black Keys @ Terminal 5 (TICKETS)
7/29 - The National @ Terminal 5 (TICKETS)
7/30 - Spiritualized playing Ladies and Gentlemen (TICKETS)
Check out what the Flaming Lips just did at Bonnaroo (a festival The National and The Black Keys also played).

The My Morning Jacket five-night pass goes on sale at noon. Those five nights all happen at Terminal 5 and each feature a different MMJ album live.

A lot of Pixies tickets go/went on sale today. That includes the September 7th PA show which is on sale now. Still no NYC date on the band's upcoming tour.

Tickets are on sale for Iggy & The Stooges in Atlantic City.

Tickets for Arcade Fire/Spoon @ MSG went on sale Saturday morning.

Flaming Lips @ Bonnaroo 2010 (The J Train)
Flaming Lips

"It's not a Bonnaroo set without a wild-card cover version. The Flaming Lips and an allied group, Stardeath and White Dwarfs, played the entirety of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" with no deference at all. With fuzztone bass and wah-wah guitars, a garage-rock kick and non-portentous vocals, it went lurching toward Flaming Lips' disheveled version of madness rather than Pink Floyd's majestic one.

Wayne Coyne, to stir up the crowd, claimed there was actual money inside some of the balloons released during "Money." Who knows?"
[NY Times]

You can listen to the Flaming Lips' 2-set performance in NPR's archive. People have also posted it for download.

Tickets are on sale at 11am for the upcoming Flaming Lips show at Terminal 5.

More pictures, various videos, and the setlist from Bonnaroo, below...

Continue reading "Flaming Lips played Dark Side of the Moon @ Bonnaroo (pics, video, setlist, download, stream), NYC show on sale today"

Bonnaroo masses line up @ a water station in the Tennessee heat (suesthegrl)

"MANCHESTER, Tenn.- The heat is possibly to blame for a death at Bonnaroo in Manchester.

David Sloane, 29, from North Carolina collapsed early Sunday morning in front of medical personnel. Medics rushed him to the hospital where he later died.

The Tullahoma News reports Sloane had a core body temperature of 108. The medical examiner will now do an autopsy to figure out exactly how he died." [Channel5]

Sad news from Bonnaroo. USA Today also has an article about the heat. "We've been a little more worried because the heat index is over 100 degrees," Coffee County sheriff Steve Graves says. A video about the heat below...

Continue reading "it was hot @ Bonnaroo, one man died "

New Marijuana

"Authorities say an arrest in Scott County has made them more aware of a new kind of often abused substance -- something some call the "new marijuana."

Drug agents arrested Sytanya Darren Fells on Friday during a traffic stop on Highway 27 in Oneida. Fells is wanted in Knox County for felony theft and in Florida for felony grand larson.

Fells was a passenger in a camper bound for Bonnaroo. According to drug agents, a serach of the vehicle showed the driver, Larry Thurber, was carrying 38 Xaxax pills and "Mojo" - a synthetic herbal incense often used as an alternative to marijuana." [WBIR, Knoxville, TN]

Video below...

Continue reading ""the new marijuana" discovered on its way to Bonnaroo"

Kid Cudi @ Bonnaroo (via MagicHatBrewing)
Kid Cudi

"Kid Cudi performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee despite being arrested hours earlier in New York City.

The artist arrived at the venue, telling the fans, "I really wanted to be here tonight." He is also expected to perform at tonight's concert, co-headlining with Jay-Z.

According to sources, the artist was arrested on drug and destruction charges. CuDi allegedly smashed a 24 year old woman's phone and then broke her apartment door off of its hinges." [SickHop]

Videos from Bonnaroo, including one of of Aziz Ansari introducing Kid Cudi, below...

Continue reading "Kid Cudi got arrested in NYC, but still played Bonnaroo"

Jeffrey Ross & Wayne Coyne @ Bonnaroo (via Jeffrey Ross)
Jeffrey Ross and Wayne Coyne

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

The Tony Awards are tonight. Fela! is up for lots of them. Knitting Factory host a party and an afterparty.

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...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Sunday?"

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...

Naked people on bikes.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Saturday?"

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.

A whole bunch of tickets went on sale including five big SPIN 25th anniversary shows.

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...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Friday?"

Neon Indian @ Bonnaroo 2010 (WFUV)
Neon Indian Bonnaroo

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...

Continue reading "Neon Indian got NSFW @ Bonnaroo (watch it online now) "

"Bonnaroo traffic is off the chain! 20 miles on each side backed up!" - Brittany Harris

"God Loves Everybody" (via)
Bonnaroo 2010

"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 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]

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.

For those not going, select sets will be streaming at NPR and on YouTube starting Friday. The NPR band lineup and the YouTube schedule is posted below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo this weekend - streaming at NPR & YouTube "

Dan Deacon @ Brooklyn Bowl (more by Bao Nguyen)
Dan Deacon

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...

Continue reading "Dan Deacon playing free show in Red Hook Park & Bonnaroo, recently played Northwestern (time lapse video!)"

Conan O'Brien

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...

Continue reading "Conan O'Brien touring, playing TWO shows @ Radio City (on sale now), Bonnaroo - 2010 dates"