Entries tagged with: Bonnaroo
"Jennings and his band, the .357s — Leroy Powell on guitar, Bryan Keeling on drums and Ted Kamp on bass — released "Put The 'O' Back In Country" last year, selling more than 200,000 copies and spawning a hit single "4th of July." He also began dating the actress Drea de Matteo ('The Sopranos')." [The Brunswick News]
"i just got out of the sonic youth show at bonnaroo (im in the press/media tent) so we have internet capabilities. Stephen Malkmus just did Expressway to yr skull with sy as the encore. also backstage, not to start rumors, but i heard malkmus talking to mark ibold and saying 'man we should get back together, we shud get back together and do some shows'" [Sonic Youth Message Board]
Video of 'Incinerate' @ YouTube.
YANP is hosting Bright Eyes' whole Bonnaroo set as MP3/M4a download. Central Village has a few more photos.
DOWNLOAD: When You Wasn't Famous (Professor Green Remix) (MP3)
I really wanted to finally see The Streets at Webster Hall last night, but I didn't have a ticket and it didn't seem worth trying to get one with so many other shows going on anyway. Here's a picture from this year's Bonnaroo.
"... I cleanse my palette with some good ol' white boy rap, first from The Streets, who boast a back-up band in matching orange uniforms printed with palm trees, and the biggest bottle of brandy I've ever seen. The brandy is generously proffered by Mike Skinner, who proclaims, "I like to drink with all my friends," and then promptly launches into "Too Much Brandy." Our lad gets big points for effort in trying to revitalize a tent full of hung-over hippies" [Chart Attack]
"Can I jam for you?' Tom Petty asked the 2006 Bonnaroo crowd during his performance Friday night. The crowd answered yes with a roar as Petty and his band played for nearly 3 hours and even welcomed Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) out on the stage to sing a few songs." [Western Herald Online]
I loved watching the video of Tom's performance. WDTB tells you where to download it.
And while I'm catching up on Bonnaroo coverage, I thought now would be a good time to post this photo from the press-only performance CYHSY's Alec Ounsworth gave at this year's festival.
After Bonnaroo, Alec gave an interview and played three songs for WXPN in Philadelphia. Download the MP3 at their website.
With all this talk of Final Fantasy vs. Andrew Bird, I thought now would be a good time to post this picture of Andrew at this year's Bonnaroo festival.
"ANDREW BIRD might just have been the most talented man in Manchester. Using his violin and backed by only a drummer, Bird’s pre-recorded and on-the-spot loops, guitar, glockenspiel and masterful whistling skills made the most exquisite sound we heard all weekend." [Nashville Scene]
"The hip violinist is currently working on his next full-length album, expected sometime next year. Building upon the success of 2005's Mysterious Production Of Eggs, Bird has recruited a number of Midwest musicians, including Haley Bonar and Chris Morrissey, both veterans of the lengthy Mysterious Production Of Eggs tour." [CMJ]
DEVENDRA @ BONNAROO 2006
"...Devendra Banhart was playing across the grounds, and we headed over to catch a good chunk of his show. He is very hit or miss these days for us, but completely nailed this one. Equal parts oddball loose cannon and bona-fide frontman, he was able to take the show all over the place and do what he wanted while keeping a tight set...." [Gothamist]
Now that Devendra has conquered Bonnaroo, it's off to Berlin, Poland, Moscow, Israel, Chicago, Japan, the UK, Brazil.....
MATISYAHU MAFIA | BONNAROO 2006
"Nobody looks less hippie that Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst. The emo wunderkind's embrace of the proceedings seemed to set the stage for a string of incredible indie-rock performances over the festival. 'I get the impression a lot of you come out every year to check out new music,' he says from the stage. 'I think that's very cool.' And with that, the hipsters and the hippies entered a Yalta-like pact.
Over the course of the set, he brought in a string of guests, including Gillian Welch, Steven Rawlings, My Morning Jacket's Jim James and the Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys, to form an indie-rock supergroup for 'Singing a Song in the Morning,' by the Soft Machine's Kevin Ayers. 'They just showed me the song five minutes before and I was like 'OK,' ' Jones told us backstage after the show. You know who else was grooving backstage to the show? You got it: Matisyahu." [Rolling Stone]
AMADOU ET MARIAM @ BONNAROO 2006
"Blind husband-and-wife duo Amadou & Mariam followed in the footsteps of acts like the Cat Empire and Marah, completely winning over a crowd that barely knew who they were. The sinewy, African grooves of the Malinese couple had everybody in the tent dancing." [USA TODAY]
FREE NYC SHOWS
7/13/2006 - BAM Rythm & Blues Festival, Brooklyn, NY (@ noon)
7/16/2006 - Central Park Summerstage, NYC
DR. JOHN @ BONNAROO 2006
"...They played on a stage decorated with a totem: an abstract cross that looked like it was made from driftwood and skeletons. Dr. John was dressed as the Night Tripper in a feathered headdress and a fur-trimmed cape with mysterious markings. The band played 'I Walk on Gilded Splinters' as rolling, slow-gathering funk, with a keening slide guitar. A woman dressed in white, like a voodoo celebrant, danced onstage; Dr. John left his keyboards and approached her, tapping on an African-style bell as she shimmied next to him. It was a New Orleans ritual: part tradition, part theater, and geared for a good time....." [NY TIMES]
FREE NYC SHOW: River to River at Rockefeller Park presents DR. JOHN AND FRIENDS SING JOHNNY MERCER, Wednesday, June 28, 7pm @ the World Financial Center.