Bonnaroo: Kanye West Gets Up With The Sun

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…

Maura | June 16, 2008 - 9:15 am

Set Your DVRs

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…

Maura | May 20, 2008 - 12:30 pm

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

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…

Maura | February 6, 2008 - 12:00 pm

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

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…

Maura | February 6, 2008 - 1:50 am

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

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,…

Maura | February 6, 2008 - 1:42 am

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

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!

Maura | February 5, 2008 - 2:15 am

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

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…

Maura | February 4, 2008 - 12:00 pm