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My Thoughts on the Hangout Music Festival Line-up

10 Feb

Pretty powerful line-up at the Hangout Music Festival, May 18-20, on Alabama’s Gulf Shores.

Jack White, Dave Matthews Band and Red Hot Chili Peppers are a solid trio of headliners that highlight three days of solid music.

A look at some of the other initial acts announced:

Wilco – will be rocking in support of their new album

String Cheese Incident – never met a SCI show I didn’t like

The Flaming Lips – performing Pink Flyod’s Dark Side of the Moon

Chris Cornell – solid choice

Dispatch – ah a year back together and in comes the festivals again! So exciting!

Steve Winwood – now this will be a fun performance

Allen Stone – everybody needs a little Allen Stone in their lives

Alabama Shakes – what more can I say, they are on FIRE!

Gary Clark Jr. – if you haven’t listened to this man, best do so now

G. Love – c’mon y’all know this is a must see

Michael Franti & Spearhead – YES!!

Young The Giant – energetic live performances

Cage the Elephant – look online for video from Lollapalooza 2011

Dawes – amazing live show

M.Ward – another not to miss

Also included in the first announcement of artists Skrillex, Randy Newman, STS9, Coheed and Cambria, Flogging Molly, Dr. Dog, Gogol Bordello, Mavis Staples, Big Freedia, Shpongle, Zeds Dead, Paul Oakenfold, Yelawolf, Mac Miller, Hey Rosetta!, Paper Diamond, and Sleeper Agent.

More artists are expected to be announced soon.

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Video: My Bonnaroo

18 Jun

It took a week but I was finally able to put my Bonnaroo 2011 photos into a video slide show.  Everything is in sequential order from the moment we arrived until the final show.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture every band I saw but hope you enjoy what I did capture.  Can’t wait until Bonnaroo 2012.  Let the countdown begin.

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 4 Days – Artist of the Day: String Cheese Incident

5 Jun

In what has become a rarity so to speak in recent years, getting to see a String Cheese Incident show is something to savor.  With each member having a side project, catching a show is no easy feat anymore and the fact that they are playing Bonnaroo next week is something very special that everyone attending should look forward to.  One of the bands on the original billing for the inaugural Bonnaroo, this late night set will be one of the top five shows to catch.  To this day, a three night run at the Backyard in Austin to see String Cheese Incident is one of the best and most memorable concert experiences I have had.

Saturday 12:45 AM – 3:00 AM – Which Stage

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 14 Days – Artist of the Day: Girl Talk

26 May

Two weeks from today Bonnaroo gets under way and what better artist to crank the party up but Girl Talk.  Five albums of mashup and sampling bonanza later, Gregg Gillis is currently one of the most sought after DJs with each show filled with inflatables, toilet paper launchers, balloons and of course, music mayhem.

I remember years ago reading an article about Gillis and learned how he was an engineer by day and DJ by night and without anyone at work knowing, would hop a plane (at times to Europe), play a couple parties and be back in the office Monday morning.  Here’s an article from Pitchfork back in 2007 that may shed some light on the beginnings of Girl Talk.  Besides liking the music, I thought his story was incredibly intriguing.

Sure to be one of the most anticipated late night sets of the festival, straight from String Cheese it will be to see Girl Talk.

Saturday 2:30 AM – 4:00 AM – This Tent

Bonnaroo X Schedule Released Today

13 May


Finally the Bonnaroo schedule has been released! Click HERE to take a look. As expected when the schedule came out, there are  many many conflicts and overlaps with artists and set times. Of course for me there are the staple artists that are marked as must sees (Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident, Buffalo Springfield, Mumford & Sons, Gregg Allman, Robert Plant, G. Love, The Black Keys, Warren Haynes, etc.) and after that, time to figure out the rest. Who knows, my ideal schedule today may end up being completely different when I arrive. All I know is there is a ton of great music and I can’t wait to be surrounded by 90,000 of my new closest friends.


49 Days Until Bonnaroo, 49 Reasons To Look Forward to June 9-12

21 Apr

We are 49 days away from Bonnaroo!!  Since I’m claiming it as a holiday, here are 49 Reasons to look forward to Bonnaroo June 9-12.

49. Saying you are going to Tennessee just sounds so good

48. GIVERS are going to be going Up! Up! Up! after playing the festival

47. Bonnaroo Buzz from Ben & Jerry’s

46. Getting a chance to hear an amazing talent in Bobby Long

45. A good excuse to go buy galoshes

44. Justin’s Maple Almond Butter packets in tow

43. Donald Glover is part of the comedy line-up

42. Getting a chance to see The Band of Heathens live!

41. The legend, Henry Rollins

40. “Let’s Go Surfing” by The Drums

39.  Mud sliding during and after the rain

38. Sonic Stage

37. Florence Welch – I can’t wait to see her perform

36. Grace Potter

35. Matt & Kim’s intro music (Beastie Boys – “No Sleep Til Brooklyn”) and they’re fun live

34.  Check out the works on display at the Poster Art Exhibit

33. Portugal. The Man

32. The cinema but only if The Big Lebowski or My Blue Heaven are playing

31. Listening to Ryan Bingham play tracks off Mescalito, his first album

30. Since Jimmy Fallon announced the initial line-up maybe hope that he and The Roots show-up as a surprise guests

29. Old Crow Medicine Show belt out “Wagon Wheel”

28. Les Claypool

27. Checking out Eminem to see if he reaches way back and busts out D12 “Purple Pills”

26. The Black Keys rock out (I’ve been blown away by their performances twice this year already)

25. Grammy Winners Arcade Fire play yet another festival as a headliner and after years on the smaller stages

24. Getting down with Galactic

23. Late night with Bootsy Collins

22. A chance to see The Decemberists before the pack it in

21. Planet Roo

20. The only way I’ll see Lil Wayne because I know I wouldn’t buy a ticket to just his concert

19.  Have you ever seen Ray LaMontagne live?

18. Austin’s Finest – Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

17. The Silent Disco

16. Listen to blues music with G. Love

15. Lewis Black, nuff said

14. Party into the night with Girl Talk

13. Seeing the sun rise

12. Mumford & Sons play their largest show to date

11. The honor of seeing Mr. Robert Plant live

10. Hearing Warren Haynes play “Soulshine”

9. One more time to see Gregg Allman before it’s too late

8. Superjam

7. Late night with Dr. John and the Original Meters

6.  Surprise performances that are sure to be in store this year

5. Celebrate 25 years of Widespread Panic

4. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bonnaroo

3. String Cheese Incident do their thing

2. In my lifetime getting a chance to see Buffalo Springfield perform live

1. Four days listening to music and camping with great friends

Of course there are a whole lot more than 49 reasons to look forward to Bonnaroo so feel free to drop yours in the comment section below.

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Bonnaroo Artist Additions

7 Apr

Today Bonnaroo announced artist additions and the comedy line-up for this summer.  I know some people were hoping for bigger names but really, you couldn’t expect more headlining acts to be announced.  Could it have been better, sure but either way I for one am stoked as two of my favorite artists we added, G. Love and Black Joe Lewis.  Add in Galactic, Black Uhuru and Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub and Superfly definitely added some great talent.  DJ line-up should be coming soon too.

Artists Additions

NOFX
Galactic
G. Love & Special Sauce
Black Uhuru
Shpongle Presents Shpongletron Experience
Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub
Allen Toussaint (w Dr. John and The Original Meters)
Anthony B
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
Ben Sollee
Graveyard
Dennis Coffey
Forro in the Dark
The Knux
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
Futurebirds
Hangaii

Comedy Lineup!

Lewis Black
420 Comedy Blaze hosted by Cheech Marin featuring Ralphie May, the stars of Workaholics and more
John Waters
Henry Rollins
Henson Alternative’s Stuffed & Unstrung
The League (Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Jon Lajoie, Stephen Rannazzisi)
Donald Glover
The Gregory Brothers
Kathleen Madigan
Eugene Mirman
Ted Alexandro
Tim Minchin
Tig Notaro
Hannibal Buress
Craig Baldo
Nate Bergatze

Say Hello to BONNAROO 2011

15 Feb

The Coachella lineup is pretty damn sick but after seeing the initial announcement of artists slated to perform at Bonnaroo, I am now torn and thinking I should look into heading to Tennessee this summer.  I mean at Bonnaroo you have the return of Buffalo Springfield and Widespread Panic celebrating 25 years, String Cheese Incident, Warren Haynes and Gregg Allman which I can all but see some fun little guest appearances in the works, Mumford & Sons are thrust to the big time stage, Ray Lamontagne and Iron & Wine finally out of the tiny print on the line-up, just knowing Primus is going to be there leaves me wondering what Les Claypool has up his sleeve, Sleigh Bells, Portugal the Man, The Drums, Wavves, Ryan Bingham!  Plus Smith Westerns, Beats Antique and STS9, Hayes Carll, Amos Lee, Deer Tick, Matt & Kim, Grace Potter and so many more great acts and that’s not even including the headliners, Eminem and Arcade Fire.

Here’s the line-up as of today: