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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 8:28 pm 
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Vacation is at Bonnaroo this year. Help me figure out who the fuck to see. Note that some of them are spoken word/comedy.

Bands At the Top of the To-See List:
The Black Keys
Buffalo Springfield feat Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale
My Morning Jacket
Robert Plant & Band of Joy
Mumford & Sons
The Strokes
Bassnectar
Girl Talk
Warren Haynes Band
Primus
Dr. John with Original Meters and Allen Toussaint Performing Destively Bonnaroo
Superjam ft. Dan Auerbach and Dr. John
Explosions in the Sky
Lewis Black
Opeth
Bootsy Collins & the Funk University
John Waters
Henry Rollins
The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Mavis Staples
Béla Fleck & the Flecktones (the original line-up)
Black Uhuru

Bands That I Might Check Out:
Widespread Panic
String Cheese Incident
The Decemberists
Ray Lamontagne
NOFX
STS9
Big Boi
Scissor Sisters
Deerhunter
420 Comedy Blaze hosted by Cheech Marin featuring Ralphie May
Loretta Lynn
G. Love & Special Sauce
Cold War Kids
The Walkmen
Daniel Lanois' Black Dub
Deer Tick
Band of Skulls
!!!

Bands That I Have No Interest in Seeing:
Eminem
Arcade Fire
Lil Wayne
Iron & Wine
Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
Florence + the Machine
Gregg Allman
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
Wanda Jackson

Do You Know Anything Good or Bad About the Rest of These?
Gogol Bordello
Galactic Beirut
Ratatat
Global Gypsy Punk Revue curated by Eugene Hütz Robyn
the stars of Workaholics and more Atmosphere
Old Crow Medicine Show
Wiz Khalifa Matt & Kim Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
Henson Alternative’s STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG
Pretty Lights
Chiddy Bang
The League Live (Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Jon Lajoie, Stephen Rannazzisi)
Jovanotti
Donald Glover
The Gregory Brothers
Devotchka
Neon Trees
Portugal.
The Man Sleigh Bells
Amos Lee
Best Coast
Dãm-Funk & Master Blazter
The Sword Shpongle Presents Shpongletron Experience
The Drums
The Black Angels
School of Seven Bells
J. Cole
Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea Wavves
Junip Anthony
B Kathleen Madigan
Freelance Whales
Justin Townes Earle
Ryan Bingham
Eugene Mirman
Sharon Van Etten
Abigail Washburn
Black Joe Lewis
Omar Souleyman
Twin Shadow
Kylesa
Ted Alexandro
Man Man
The Low
Anthem
Alberta Cross
Railroad Earth
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Ben Sollee Smith
Westerns Graveyard
The Head and the Heart
Karen Elson
Tim Minchin
Dennis Coffey
Beats Antique
Forro in the Dark
Tig Notaro
The Knux
Hannibal Buress
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
Phosphorescent Craig Baldo
Futurebirds Hayes
Carll Nate Bargatze Hanggai
DJ KRAZ
DJ Logic
DJ Neil Armstrong
Gypsyphonic Disko
Hesta Prynn
Jared Dietch
Motion Potion (San Francisco)
Aaron "Woody" Wood
Andrea Belanger
The Apache Relay
Aunt Martha
The Band of Heathens
The Beautiful Girls
Mat McHugh Solo & Acoustic
Black Box Revelation
Bobby Long
Cheer Up
Charlie Daniels
Chancellor Warhol
Chris Harford and the Band of Changes
Civil Twilight
Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons
Cristina Black
The David Mayfield Parade
Deas Vail Fences
Fine Peduncle
Gary Clark Jr.
GIVERS
Greensky Bluegrass
HANNI EL KHATIB
Infantree
J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Jamie McLean Band
JEFF the brotherhood
Kellee Maize
Kevin Hammond
Kopecky Family Band
Lauren Shera
Lionize
MiniBoone
Miss Willie Brown
Parkington Sisters
The Pimps of Joytime
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
River City Extension
Rotary Downs
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
Shahidah Omar
Uncle Skeleton
Tristen
Walk the Moon
The White Buffalo

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:36 am 
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I heard Old Crow Medicine Show on NPR this past weekend. Good if you like bluegrass.

Best Coast did a CD last year that was on a lot of rock critics' 10 best lists. Sort of 60's girl group pop with indie rock production. I didn't care for it too much.

Justin Townes Earle - good if you like outlaw country/singer songwriter.

Charlie Daniels - the "Devil Went Down To Georgia" guy?

Can't help with the rest.


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Sorry, can't help, don't know them. The good ones I know are already in the top list... Enjoy, tell us later which ones are worthwhile...

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The Black Keys
Buffalo Springfield feat Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick My Morning Jacket
Robert Plant & Band of Joy
Primus

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Never heard of most of the others.

Yes is coming again, we'll probably go see them again this year. We liked the temporary replacement lead singer last year, don't know if Jon is back yet...they're coming to CT with STYX (who we also saw last year). Hoping Yes has some new songs(:

Chemical brothers I like a lot...wouldn't see them live though probably, not that sort of band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S43IwBF0uM


I'm hoping Emerson's hands recover and he can tour again...He cancelled halfway through last year, about a month before he got here.

I love the guitar riff about 2:10 in, it's kicks fuckin ass royally...it's my favorite moment on the CD too. :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24w4pNP5lXs

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:16 am 
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Gogol Bordelo are known for their rousing live shows. Will be a big draw. Kinda like the pogues but gypsy instead of eire.

Definitely check out Man Man on youtube so ya can decide for yourself.

Omar Souleymans music is infectious. Syrian dance street party arabic tweaked synthesizer. He's kinda hot now, apparently Bjork is bringing him to work on her record. Should be memorable.


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 10:52 am 
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I've seen Deerhunter a couple of times. I like them.

I know that Donald Glover, Eugene Mirman, Tig Notaro, and Hannibal Buress are standup comedians, but I'm not familiar enough with their stuff to know whether or not to recommend them.


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OOOh... somebody who wants to see Primus doesn't know his Primus!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9tEdbwXxXw Originally by Charles Daniels.
I wouldn't see him live, though, too republican. Haven't heard at all about any of the other bands, but isn't part of the fun just being surprised by a group?

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 11:13 am 
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OOOh... somebody who wants to see Primus doesn't know his Primus!

Why's that Bonnie? Last I knew they've got an new CD and a new 2011 tour...did something happen?

http://www.lesclaypool.com/news/

(His nephew is really sick, but that's all I've heard.

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The band my son was in supported Band of Skulls in the UK last year.
Black Keys...great band see them!!!

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Hiya DOT :lol:

Nice to see ya still skulkin around(:

(I took yer que and went back to school when I got shit-canned from my 23 year job, (outsourced, my whole division got canned). School's pretty cool).

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I saw Gogol Bordello few years ago. I never heard anything from them till that night. One of the best concerts ever. It's not brilliant music, but its alot ALOT of fun!

also I like Portugal. prog-rock, could be good

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The only one I know of from the bottom list is Justin Townes Earle - he's Steve Earle's son, apparently quite good if you're into that kind of thing (I'm not). Only other advice I have is - see Henry Rollins AT ALL COSTS - he's a modern day Lenny Bruce-, and stay away from any artist with a "DJ" in their name.

Oh yeah, and Eugene Mirman... I love his standup material myself, I have all three albums. On paper, his jokes aren't really that funny, but he's just fun to listen to. Kind of like Emo Phillips, but not as creepy. It's like hanging out with a funny and dorky-yet-cool friend at a party (don't we all have a few of those). Not your average standup guy.

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Neon Trees

I have only heard a couple of thier songs, they have a really good alternative sound, very LA...
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the first time that I heard this on "Wirld Cafe" I thought I was hearing Leslie Gore,,,,

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Black uhuru and the wailers :smoke:

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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Vacation is at Bonnaroo this year. Help me figure out who the fuck to see. Note that some of them are spoken word/comedy.

Bands At the Top of the To-See List:
Robert Plant & Band of Joy
Dr. John with Original Meters and Allen Toussaint Performing Destively Bonnaroo
Béla Fleck & the Flecktones (the original line-up)
I would definitely check out those too.

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Bands That I Might Check Out:
String Cheese Incident
Daniel Lanois' Black Dub
these two should be pretty interesting, methinks.

The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Bands That I Have No Interest in Seeing:
Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
Gregg Allman
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
Wanda Jackson
yeah, maybe you've got a full schedule already, but these four seem pretty interesting to me.

The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Do You Know Anything Good or Bad About the Rest of These?
never even heard of anyone mentioned in that list...

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Arkay, from the bottom of the list, I would say definitely check out:

Kylesa (think Melvins or Clutch meets Pink Floyd/Sabbath) Saw them twice in the last year, and will be again soon in a club shortly before their Bonnaroo appearance.

Man Man - this band is phenomenal. Very Zappa/Beefheart/Mr. Bungle influenced, with more focus on old-school keyboards and percussion, not guitar heroics. Definitely got their own thing going on. Look em up. Guarantee you won't be disappointed. If I had to choose one current band to tour with ZPZ, it would be this one.
"Top Drawer" (live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VSNBZbe ... re=related

DJ Logic - Haven't heard anything from him since the '90s, but he's great and not your average lame DJ/scratcher. Has played w/ Medeski Martin & Wood. His first album featured Teo Macero among many other jazzers.


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 3:28 am 
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Thanx for all the replies. I'm getting a shopping list together on some albums by the bands that have been recommended.
Has anyone here been to Bonnaroo? Any tips on getting through the camping weekend are appreciated. We love to camp, but every venue is different, so if ya have been there before, what was great, what sucked?
Oh, yeah, I copied Charlie Daniels wrong. The band is actually: Cheer Up Charlie Daniels

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 9:38 am 
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That gig sounds like a bore to me, i suggest going to the Detroit Jazz festival instead.

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I might attend some Festival de Jazz de Montréal gigs this summer.

Bummer Studabaker_Hop is not among us anymore to give me a second chance to meet him personally. One of the biggests regrets of my life. He gave me his phone number, and when I had the chance, I didn't try to call him...

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I've heard of Buffalo Springfield.

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some these available for free listens on ..

http://www.archive.org/browse.php?field=/metadata/bandWithMP3s&collection=etree

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Tim Minchin definitely worth checking out.


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I'd take a pass on Raphie May. I can't stand comedians who make their physical fuckup their main act. Fat comedians are for a niche audience. "Let's tell you about my problems with food" If you are fat and enjoy that kind of thing then go for it.
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Thanx for all the help... We're leaving for Bonnaroo in several hours. I'm tryin to get it where we can see all the best stuff, but its gonna be a marathon of hot n sweaty, settin up camp, tryin to stay hydrated, all that crap! :)
Anyway, of the suggested bands, I tried out 2 albums by Gogol Bordello and they're great.
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Funny, political, crazy gypsy shit. Man Man was also good, I got
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Kylesa was a good listen. I like Electric Wizard alot and they seem a more polished group, but in that stoner style.
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Also picked up a !!! album which combined some freaky shit with electronic party sound.
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And me and Miss Kitty are REALLY looking forward to seeing My Morning Jacket. We just got the new album. Usually takes a few listens for me to like a MMJ album alot, but this ones growing on me already.
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Time will tell which bands I'll end up seeing. For example, Gogol Bordello starts at 2am, then Girl Talk is on another stage at 230am. Will we see one, both or neither, who knows?
But, Milton, I have no intention of going to see Ralphie Mae. Now, if I'm walking by that stage and Cheech was on, I might sit down, but when RM comes on, I'm outta there. I wish Louis CK was playing there. He's Hilarious and I think he has a new show on HBO soon.

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