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Revisited: #Superjam ft. Skrillex & Friends at @Bonnaroo 2014 (Video)

22 Jan

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.

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Countdown to Bonnaroo: 21 Days – Artist of the Day: Portugal. The Man

19 May

To this day I’m not really sure when or how I stumbled upon Portugal. The Man but what I do know is I am a fan of their music.  What I really love more than anything about the experimental/psychedelic indie rock outfit are the vocals of frontman John Baldwin Gourley. He has such a distinctive voice that is hard not to have linger in your head and crave more.  One of my favorite songs from the catalog of tracks spanning six albums (number seven will be released in July) is “People Say.”  Give a listen below and I’ll see you at the show.

Saturday 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM – That Tent

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 25 Days – Artist of the Day: Ryan Bingham

15 May

To most, Ryan Bingham is known as the Oscar winning recording artist for his song “The Weary Kind” in the Jeff Bridges movie, Crazy Heart.  Really this is just the icing on the cake because his works before are even better and hopefully the rise in popularity gave people a chance to give a listen.  With a raspy voice and one heck of a band in The Dead Horses, Bingham is a nice slice of Americana that you can’t get enough of.   I got hooked on his album Roadhouse Sun but it was his disc Mescalito that really made me a huge fan.

Definitely can’t miss next month at Bonnaroo.

Scheduled to perform:  SUNDAY 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM – THAT TENT