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Countdown to Bonnaroo: 10 Days – Artist of the Day: Childish Gambino

27 May

I’m going to take you back just about a year ago to the day (10 days early actually). After rolling into Bonnaroo late Thursday night, our group entered the grounds and ready to hit up some late night shows. What happened next became one of my favorite moments of the entire festival, stumbling upon this hip-hop, rock set that absolutely blew my mind and my discovery of Childish Gambino! The alter ego of Donald Glover, there was an enthusiasm from his stage presence that set the tent of concert goers off the charts. At the time, with only an EP out, Glover delivered a passionate and energetic set that really helped set the tone for the rest of the festival. A year and an album later (CAMP), he returns as a bigger name and surely with more fans itching to get a glimpse of the wonder. I promise you won’t be disappointed when you make the decision to catch this show.

Saturday June 09, Which Stage, 06:15 PM

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New Music: Childish Gambino

16 Jun

One of the best parts of a music festival is discovering new music and at Bonnaroo I did just that.  On the first night of the festival I found myself bouncing around and after catching the end of The Walkmen’s set and waiting for Deerhunter to go on, I stumbled upon Childish Gambino and within minutes was blown away.  I had absolutely zero notion of who he was or what kind of music I was preparing myself for but left craving more and while hip-hop is his game, I loved the fact that he has a kick ass band backing him.  Oh yeah, Childish Gambino is the alter ego of comedian Donald Glover; a tiny bit of information you should know ;).

I may be late to this party as he’s be rapping for some years now but I’ll take a new discovery any day.