Off to Bonnaroo Wed round noon for four days of music and partial consciousnes. Oh and its official - the show is sold out and no tickets will be availible at the gates. I've enboldened who I'm really there to see though Radiohead, Elvis Costello and Sasha are the big 3. Oh and they will be showing World Cup matches from the air conditioned cinema tent!!
Radiohead, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Phil Lesh & Friends, Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, Buddy Guy, Ben Folds, Common, Elvis Costello, Oysterhead, Cypress Hill, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Sonic Youth, G. Love & Special Sauce, The Streets, Umphrey's McGee, Cat Power and the Memphis Rhythm Band, My Morning Jacket, Soulive, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Bright Eyes, Steel Pulse, Mike Gordon & Ramble Dove, Nickel Creek, Gomez, Atmosphere, Steve Earle, Amadou & Mariam, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, the Dresden Dolls, Son Volt, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Jerry Douglas, Rusted Root, Devendra Banhart, Donavon Frankenreiter, Mike Doughty's Band, Sasha, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, the Magic Numbers, the Codetalkers, Bonnie Raitt, Bill Frisell, The Disco Biscuits, Bettye LaVette, Lyrics Born, moe., Dungen, Shooter Jennings, Damian Marley, Rebirth Brass Band, Robinella, Andrew Bird, Dumpstaphunk, Matisyahu, Steel Train, Blues Traveler, Jackie Greene, Devotchka, Randolph & The Family Band, World Party, Brothers Past, Blackalicious, the Wood Brothers, dios (malos), Toubab Krewe, Les Claypool, the Motet, Marah, I-Nine, Matt Costa, Balkan Beat Box, Deadboy & the Elephantmen, Medeski Martin & Wood,Tortured Soul, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Electric Eel Shock, David Ford, the Refugee Allstars of Sierra Leone, Seu Jorge.
Also Patton Oswald and Lewis Black among others in the comedy tent.
Yes I've looked at the shcedule and it will be impossible to see everyone i want to (Elvis, Rusted Root & Damian Marley for instance all overlap each other - though i'm most pissed of The Streets/Matisyahu overlap) but everyone knows technical issues come up that throw off nicely ploted out time lines so i'm hoping that the stars line up just right.
And yes, as you can tell by the bolds I'm not a jam band fan. Its just not my cupa. I refuse to twirl on the grass and thats is final.
Today is a selection of mp3s from some of those acts.
The Streets - When You Wasn't Famous
Devotchka - Venis in Furs (Velvet Underground Cover)
Andrew Bird - Lull
Death Cab for Cutie - Title and Registration
The Magic Numbers - Forever Lost
Clap Your Hands say Yeah - The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth (mislabeled as "Is This Love"
Blackalicious - Supreme People
Mike Doughty - 27 Jennifers
Bright Eyes - When the President Talks to God
That should be good for now. Recap to come next week!
And if you can't make it the main show (Fri-Sun) will be
streamed live right here in both video and audio.