Bonnaroo: Kanye West Gets Up With The Sun

Maura | June 16, 2008 - 9:15 am

Our 2008 Bonnaroo correspondent EJ Friedman sends along a note on Kanye West’s set, which was hastily rescheduled to 2:45 a.m. Saturday/Sunday and didn’t get going until the break of dawn: Nothing wrong with Kanye West’s ego being the size of Jupiter, but his “glow-in-the-dark spectacular” was short on spectacle, long on wait, and not… More »

Set Your DVRs

Maura | May 20, 2008 - 12:30 pm

Music television also-ran Fuse is taking my advice and stepping up its live-musical-event game; it’s planning six hours of programming to the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival next month, for those of you who aren’t in the mood to travel all the way to Tennessee for the express purpose of seeing Pearl… More »

Are The Bonnaroo Organizers Trying To Fake Out Led Zeppelin Fans?

Maura | February 6, 2008 - 12:00 pm

We all got some late-night roffles when multiple news outlets ran with the fake news that Led Zeppelin would be playing Bonnaroo this year, even though the official lineup announcement said that all-lesbian lady Led Zep tribute band Lez Zeppelin would be playing. But what if the announcement of the not-real thing was a way… More »

AP Editors Get A Little Too Excited About The Prospect Of Led Zeppelin Playing Bonnaroo

Maura | February 6, 2008 - 1:50 am

The above screengrab comes from the AP’s story on the Bonnaroo lineup, which clearly suffered from having a night copyeditor who wasn’t up on her “funny” lesbian cock-rock cover bands that are almost named after icons of said genre and are, ahem, billed way, way too low to be considered… More »

The Bonnaroo Lineup: Jack Johnson Proves Himself To Be A Total Festival Whore

Maura | February 6, 2008 - 1:42 am

Hey, the Bonnaroo lineup got announced! And those of you who are excited about the prospect of seeing Coachella-headlining surfer Jack Johnson and therapy-assisted cranks Metallica and total dudes My Morning Jacket and soul pioneer Solomon Burke and a Wallflower-less Jakob Dylan during the same weekend–if any of you exist, I guess–will be completely psyched,… More »

Is The “Surprise” Bonnaroo Headliner Going To Be All That Surprising?

Maura | February 5, 2008 - 2:15 am

So NME’s Web site is announcing one of the Bonnaroo headliners at midnight EST, and according to their claims said headliner is going to be surprising! More »

Bonnaroo Tries To Make Lineup Announcement Seem More Exciting Through The Power Of Slightly Infuriating Riddles

Maura | February 4, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Bonnaroo–the Manchester, Tenn.-based music festival where those people who describe their tastes as “indie” and those people who really like jam bands come together in a way that hasn’t been seen since their freshman-year Psych 101 lectures–is announcing its lineup this week, and to get people excited/remind them to keep checking the official site for… More »