Tuesday, February 3, 2009


It's here, the initial lineup. I am going this year if it takes all I've got to get there.

Ther have been a lot of rumors and false posters making there way around the information superhighway the last few weeks, but the core stayed true; PHISH will headline two nights (F-YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and Bruce and the Late Night TV emsemble band will headline the final night (snooze, if it's anything like the Super Bowl I'll be in the early exit line headed home).

Have to say I am pumped about PHISH, perfect festival band for Bonnaroo, I've always felt like this fest was built for Phish, they've just had to deal with WSP for years until this day came. From there the list gets very interesting. I've seen the Beastie Boys twice now, once at the Gwinnet Civic Arena outside Atl, freak nasty production and then most recently saw them at a tiny venue in Charlotte, very different feel, like what the old club shows must have been like. This will be a great part of the fest, hope they jam out a lot. NIN has potential to be a sick latenight show, as does Paul Oakenfold. David Byrne returns, and after his recent Charlotte show I am amped to hear him again sporting more of his solo work from the last 10yrs or so. Wilco, been a long time since I've seen them, an outdoor fest seems the ideal way to get back into this band. AL GREEN! Makeout session. Erykah Badu, very cool. The Mars Volta should be nasty in their Roo return. TV on the Radio will be a must see for me. From there some of my fav acts scatter the field; Andrew Bird, Band of Horses, The Decemberists, Girl Talk, Bon Iver, Bela Fleck, Rod and Gab, Galactic, Del Mc, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE!!!, Santogold, Grizzly Bear, Crystal Castles, Brett Dennen(fills the Jack void), Elvis Perkins in Dearland, YEASAYER, Delta Spirit....can't wait to see who else will be added. Lot of great names here.

Looking forward to this!

1 comment:

Weathers said...

Awesome lineup...pretty much something for everyone.