Click play below to see the brand new video for “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” by AWOLNATION off their upcoming new album, RUN which is being released by Red Bull Records on March 17.
Bonnaroo 2014. It was halfway through Jack White’s thrashing rock and roll set, @808Dave, @JoleneMannina and I knew it would be tough but we had to leave to make sure we were on time for the Superjam ft. Skrillex & Friends! So off we went, leaving our nearly front row spot for a chance to see something amazing happen. As we ran through the farm we finally arrived at The Other Tent with time to spare, or so we thought! Thanks to a fellow Bonnaroovian, he informed us that a push notification announced a switch in for Frank Ocean with the Superjam so off to This Tent we marched. Finally we really had made it! Thanks to some friends we had been tipped off to the remaining unannounced special guests and just knew this was going to be one of the most incredible performances we’d ever witness. And as people who weren’t there soon after found out, it was just that, an epic performance from incredible musicians. Just click play below to see the Danny Clinch directed documentary showing the preparation leading up to this unreal late night evening of music which started out with the “house band” of Skrillex and Big Gigantic with Thundercat on bass, Mike Einziger of Incubus on guitar and Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee on keys. From there it was on with the special guests as Fatman Scoop hyped the crowd on a couple of tracks, Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead sat in for a few, Craig Robinson and Mystikal (yes, really), followed by the ladies of Warpaint, the incredible Janelle Monae, A$AP Ferg, Zedd on drums, Robby Krieger of The Doors, Matthew Shultz of Cage The Elephant, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and then a four song encore with Ms. Lauryn Hill. It was simply incredible and something I was in awe of. Hands down one of the coolest performances I had ever been witness to. To this day that memory on the farm stands out. If anything it set a new bar for where Superjam’s of the future need to go. Sonny Moore, Paul Peck and the Bonnaroo Crew, bravo and I can’t wait to see what awaits at Bonnaroo 2015 in June! SET LIST and WORDS.
New Music Tuesday: Viet Cong, Belle & Sebastian, Lupe Fiasco, Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists and more20 Jan
Digging today’s new music Tuesday and you should too!
The release I’m probably most excited about today comes from Viet Cong and their highly anticipated self titled debut.
Also out today:
Belle & Sebastian – Girls In Peace Time Want To Dance
Ryan Bingham – Fear and Saturday Night
Lupe Fiasco – Tetsuo & Youth
Mikky Ekko – Time
Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
To mark their reunion, check out this celeb filled video singing the title track
The Decemberists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$
Music fans unite! July 3-5 Soldier Field, Chicago, be there. The four remaining members of the Grateful Dead (Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann) will get the band back together with a little help from some mighty talented friends including Trey Anastasio sitting on guitar and Bruce Hornsby and Jeff Chimenti on keys. It was July 9, 1995 the scene of what would be Jerry Garcia’s final show before passing and fitting that they return to that very place for these final three shows. Read more HERE from Billboard.
For me, it was June 19, 1995, Giants Stadium. My one and only Grateful Dead show. Bob Dylan opened. That memory has been with me ever since and at every The Dead, Furthur, Phil & Friends, Ratdog, Bob Weir, Dark Star Orchestra, Mickey Hart Band show I’ve attended since. I just hope I’m lucky enough to make it back for these final three shows.
Four days in Manchester, Tennessee can’t come soon enough! Bonnaroo is back June 11-14, 2015. Tickets on sale Saturday, January 17 at noon EST at http://www.bonnaroo.com. Can’t wait to be back. See you on the Farm fellow Bonnaroovians!
Mumford & Sons
Florence and The Machine
Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters
My Morning Jacket
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Belle and Sebastian
The War On Drugs
Atomic Bomb! Who Is William Onyeabor?
Tears for Fears
The Bluegrass Situation SuperJam featuring Ed Helms & Special Guests
Earth Wind & Fire
Gary Clark Jr.
Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood
Run the Jewels
Trampled By Turtles
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester
The Very Best
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Hurray For The Riff Raff
Between The Buried & Me
Strand of Oaks
Gregory Alan Isakov
Brownout Presents BROWN SABBATH
Madisen Ward & Mama Bear
Catfish & The Bottlemen
Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
Hiss Golden Messenger
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
Unlocking the Truth