If you don’t know, now you know…what a and I have been jumping around to.
When I road tripped from NJ to Manchester, TN for Bonnaroo many moons ago, my best friend’s boyfriend made an epic playlist. The playlist was long–long enough to get us happily through 15 hours in the car together. The playlist had rules. The instant we crossed a state line we had to begin the respective state’s playlist. Tracks included song titles with the state name, mentions of the state in the song, bands who hailed from the state, etc. I can’t reveal what we listened to (maybe because I slept through quite a few states and maybe because you already know that we blew the speakers when John Denver came on in WV), but I am confident that our playlist knocks this one below out of the water.
This one is pretty spot on, though, if you’re into the Indie scene.
Did Steve Miller die or something?
Get this…I tune in to check out the live stream Bonnaroo has going on because I’m feeling incredibly nostalgic…and maybe a little pathetically lame on a Saturday night…and both Gov’t Mule AND Jack Johnson cover Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker.” Steve Miller, need I remind you, is my main man. Stop sending me mixed messages, Bonnaroo. Stop it right meow.
BonnarooooooOOOOOOOoooooo is here!
For those of us living vicariously through the ‘festies’ who made it to the sold-out weekend, we are not so out of luck! Bonnaroo is providing four days of a live webcast of selected acts. Here’s the schedule (note: acts are on farm time):
4:00pm-5:00pm — Local Natives
5:00pm-6:15pm — Of Monsters and Men
6:30pm-8:00pm — Wilco
8:00pm-9:00pm — Passion Pit
9:00pm-10:00pm — Paul McCartney (first hour)
10:00pm-11:30pm — Jim James
12:00pm-2:00am — Superjam with RZA, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Solange, and Chad Hugo featuring Lettuce plus special guests
4:00pm-5:00pm — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
5:00pm-5:30pm — Calexico (partial set)
5:30pm-6:45pm — Grizzly Bear
6:45pm-7:30pm — Glen Hansard (partial set)
7:30pm-9:00pm — Wu-Tang Clan
9:00pm-10:15pm — Foals
10:30pm-11:30pm — The Vaccines
11:30pm-12:45am — The xx
3:45pm-4:45pm — Lord Huron
4:45pm-6:15pm — Nas
6:15pm-7:15pm — Four Tet
7:15pm-8:15pm — Matt & Kim
8:15pm-9:30pm —The Lumineers
9:30pm – 11:30pm — Mumford & Sons
4:00pm-5:15pm — Portugal. The Man
5:15pm-6:30pm — Dirty Projectors
6:30pm-7:00pm — Solange (partial set)
7:00pm-8:30pm — Beach House
8:30pm-10:00pm — Gov’t Mule
10:00pm-11:30pm — A-Trak
11:30pm-12:30am — Japandroids
12:30pm-1:30am — ALO with Special Guests
2:30pm-3:30pm — Delta Rae
3:30pm-4:30pm — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
4:30pm-5:30pm — Kendrick Lamar
5:30pm-6:30pm — Allen Stone
6:30pm-8:00pm — The National
9:30pm-10:45pm — Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
2:45pm-3:45pm — Father John Misty
3:45pm-4:45pm — Big K.R.I.T.
5:00pm-6:30pm — Swans
6:30pm-7:45pm — Tame Impala
7:45pm-9:00pm — A$AP Rocky
9:00pm-10:00pm — Divine Fits
Tune in HERE.
Festival season is upon us!
Albeit an unbelievably frustrating method of introducing a festival lineup, Bonnaroo has kept to its quirky ways. Tune in to Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Annoucement Megathon (#BLAM), hosted by Weird Al, naturally. Hurry! Portugal. the Man is performing now!
Spoiler: Mumford and Sons will be in TN this year.
You know when you find that artists who is super-good who you know is going to be the next big thing and you don’t want to tell anyone because you’re afraid that once you do, the artist will be too mainstream to like anymore? But once that artist actually gets airtime you try and take all the credit for finding him/her first…alright, so this is how I feel a lot of the time. Apparently it runs in the family because my mom thought she discovered Adele when she watched her set on FuseTV when she was supposed to be trying to spot me in the crowds at Bonnaroo in ’08. To make this phenomenon come full circle, I recently saw a commercial on MTV for one of their featured artists series that showcased Lana del Rey. Yes, I thought that this beauty would stay under the mainstream radar for at least a little longer. I know, how incredibly selfish of me, right? Her voice is mysterious in a bad girl romance kinda way. Her music videos are cryptic and slightly reminiscent of childhood dreams. She tells stories that make you want to cry. She is a total bombshell and I kinda want to be like her. -j