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by Bill Pearis

The Polyphonic Spree at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Polyphonic Spree

As you may know, Bonnaroo is happening this weekend in Manchester, TN, kicking off today (6/13) and going through Sunday (6/16) across a dozen or so stages and tents. Everybody knows about the big names -- that include Paul McCartney, Bjork, Tom Petty and many more (stream it live) -- but there are some  cool things going on away from the main stages, too

The Polyphonic Spree (who played a BVSXSW day party this year) play the Cinema Tent tonight (6/13) at 11 PM, performing The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack in its entirety (!). Then the band are doing a second secret Bonnaroo set at 2 AM by the Fountain.

There's actually a lot of cool stuff going on in the Cinema Tent. Matt & Kim will host a panel discussion called "How to Make a Fun Music Video" where they'll also perform live (Thursday, 4:30 PM); Mike Birbiglia (who performs in the Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre) will present his terrific film Sleepwalk with Me (Friday, 5:45 PM); Reno 911/The State folks Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant will show their new comedy, Hell Baby (Friday, 11:55 PM); Police Academy human sound effects machine Michael Winslow will perform on Friday (9:10 PM); and The National's Matt Berninger will present the new documentary, Mistaken For Strangers (6/16, noon).

Chris Gethard, who famously walked to Bonnaroo from L.A. last year, will be doing a bunch of things there this year:

Last year I did The Chris Gethard Show which is an experimental, crazy thing, but this time it's just stand-up. I have a pretty in-depth exploration of my Bonnaroo experience last year that I may tell on stage and see how the crowd likes it. I would call my act stand-up but I'm less of a joke writer and more on the confessional, philosophizing or whatever end. They're true stories. I'm playing Thursday and Friday. Then Saturday I'm hosting a look at public access TV with clips from my show and other public access shows that inspired mine. Things like Uncle Floyd--which I grew up with in New Jersey--and Chic-a-Go-Go from Chicago. Also, clips from my favorite prank call footage on various public access shows. And a lot of it will be clips from The Chris Gethard Show that I'm really proud of. But overall I just want to have fun and meet a lot more people. - [Fuse]
Other comedy things -- besides what BV's Klaus Kinski already wrote about -- include The Improvised Shakespeare Company, who combine improv comedy with Elizabethan theatre, will be performing with Bob Saget for two performances on Sunday. Should be interesting.

There's good music away from the three main stages too: Deer Tick cohort Jonny Fritz (formerly Corndawg) will be tonight (New Music On Tap Lounge, 10 PM) and Friday (Sonic Stage, 12:45 PM); Ex Cops play the New Music On Tap Lounge on Friday at 8 PM; Canada's awesome White Lung play the Cafe Where? stage on Sunday at 7:45 PM; and Georgia rockers Royal Thunder play the New Music On Tap Lounge on Sunday at 8 PM. And look out for Mac DeMarco all over the place.

And last but not least, John Oates is the butt of a lot of good-natured ribbing, but you'll get to hear his side of the story when he performs and participates in a Q&A on the Solar Stage on Friday at 5 PM. Here's you chance to learn the real story behind "Maneater" without constant interjections by Daryl Hall.

Check out the full Bonnaroo Schedule (scroll down, down down for smaller stages) for more.

Weird Al and Bonarroo phone bank (including Mike Birbiglia and Eugene Mirman...
bonnaroo

With help from Eugene Mirman, Chris Gethard, Mike Birbiglia, Portugal. The Man and more, Weird Al just began announcing the 2013 Bonnaroo line-up on the Bonnaroo YouTube page which happens June 13 - 16 in Manchester, TN. Weird Al just announced Pretty Lights, Wilco, A$AP Rocky, and The xx, and over the next hour, more artists will be announced. We'll update this post as more announcements come.

Other artists playing include Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Jim James, Big K.R.I.T., Billy Idol, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Foals, Wild Nothing, Deap Vally, Killer Mike, Lord Huron, Divine Fits, Nas, Beach House, The Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, Dirty Projectors, Baroness, The National, The Vaccines, Holy Ghost, Death Grips, R. Kelly, Alt-J, Purity Ring, Cat Power, Wu-Tang Clan, Bjork, Tame Impala, Animal Collective, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, Earl Sweatshirt, Four Tet, Father John Misty, Swans, A-Trak, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Cults, AraabMuzik, DIIV, Charli XCX, Matthew E. White, Frank Turner, JEFF the Brotherhood, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Calexico, Two Gallants, and more.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Saturday (2/23) at noon EST.

There's also now a video of Daniel Tosh announcing the initial lineup, which you can watch, along with the current list of announced names, below...

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Sharon and Daryl

Live From Daryl's House, Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates's TV show, which Sharon Jones has starred on, is hitting the road for some live dates including 4/11 @ Wellmont Theater, 4/14 @ the Borgata, and 4/21 @ Beacon Theatre. All three are with special guests Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Allen Stone. Tickets for the NYC show and for the NJ show go on sale today at noon.

speaking of Beacon Theater, Magnetic Fields tickets also go on sale at noon.

All dates for Daryl and John Oates, and the Wellmont show poster (which points out a chef will be there too), below...

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today in NYC
* Mike Birbiglia @ UCB
* Bad Religion @ Irving Plaza
* Yuko Fujiyama @ The Stone
* Underworld @ Roseland Ballroom
* Nuclear Power Pants @ Silent Barn
* Japandroids, Oberhofer @ Maxwell's
* John Oates, Mutlu @ The Bell House
* Mt. Desolation, JBM @ Mercury Lounge
* Eugene Robinson, Man's Gin @ Union Pool
* The Moondoggies, Hollis Brown @ Mercury Lounge
* Matt & Kim, Donnis, The So So Glos @ Webster Hall
* Nat Baldwin, Buke & Gass, Delicate Steve @ Zebulon
* Oh No Oh My, The Suzan, Family Cactus @ The Rock Shop
* Karlsson & Winnberg (Miike Snow DJ set) @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Safari, Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang, Brian Ashby @ Pianos
* Zach Layton, Alex Waterman, Ryan Sawyer @ Issue Project Room
* Excepter, Messages, Up Died Sound, Blissed Out @ Shea Stadium
* Easter Vomit, Dirty Dishes, Total Slacker, Quilty @ Knitting Factory
* Liturgy, Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, Lesbian, Light Hits @ Glasslands
* Sewn Leather, Narwhalz of Sound, The Babies, Yellow Fever @ Showpaper 42nd Street Gallery
* Our Hit Parade starring Bridget Everett, Kenny Mellman & Neal Medlyn @ Joe's Pub
* John Hodgman, Ira Glass, Dave Hill, Shaina Feinberg and Mary Feinberg, Jane Feltes, Eugene Mirman, Jessi Klein @ Dave Hill
* Nate Wooley, C. Spencer Yeh, Ryan Sawyer, Chicago Luzern Exchange, Mike Pride & Kirk Knuffke, Cloud Becomes Your Hand @ Death By Audio

The Excepter, Messages, Up Died Sound, Blissed Out show originally at Coco 66 has been moved to Shea Stadium. Also:

:: "The Excepter show on October 27th will be our last for some time.
:: We are taking time off to deal with a private health issue. All door
:: and table proceeds from the show will go to offset medical costs.
:: Come to support! LIFE IS LONG / LOVE IS STRONG" - EXCEPTER
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The Books have a new video for "I Didn't Know That". Check it out below...

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photos by Ryan Barkan

John Oates & The Bird & The Bee & the baby @ the El Rey Friday night

The Bird and the Bee

The Bird and the Bee, a jazzy [L.A.] synth-pop duo, has a fantastic single (with an unprintable title) ["Fucking Boyfriend"] imploring a hesitant beau to be a real boyfriend already. It's a sassy chastening of noncommittal dudes. But when vocalist Inara George sings it while very clearly pregnant, as she did at the sold-out El Rey Theatre on Friday, the tune has an even blacker sense of humor.

"This song has more meaning when I'm like this," George said, pointing to her stomach to room-wide chuckling. Her husband, the director Jake Kasdan, may have protested that he made it official a long time ago. But it was one of many arched-eyebrow moments in a set of smart, fluffy pop made by two talents not taking themselves at all too seriously.

The pair's El Rey set was heavy on Hall & Oates numbers, and though indie rock has long since resuscitated that band's reputation as secret songwriting savants, George and Kurstin revealed them as crack arrangers as well. Kurstin's an effortlessly gifted keyboardist, and alongside a sprawling backing band (featuring opener Juliette Commagere, very able with guitar and vocal duties), the group dug deep into hits such as "Kiss on My List" in ways that snide hipster peers couldn't replicate. [LA Times]

The Bird and the Bee played L.A.'s The El Rey Friday (3/5), where John Oates made a surprise appearance during their Hall & Oates-heavy set, which is fitting considering that the duo's new record is a Hall & Oates tribute album. Interpreting The Masters Volume 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall And John Oates comes out March 23rd on Blue Note. The album has eight covers and one Bird and the Bee original. Their version of "I Can't Go For That" is streaming exclusively below. That track, album tracklist and more pictures from the LA show, below...

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