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Posted: February 15, 2011
Buffalo Springfield – featuring original members Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay — will headline the 2011 Bonnaroo Festival taking place June 9-12 in Manchester, Tenn. This marks the only festival appearance scheduled for the 1960s San Francisco band, who played their first concert in 42 years last October at the Bridge School Benefit.
Other headliners include Eminem, Arcade Fire, the Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Lil Wayne, Widespread Panic and the Black Keys.
Tickets for the event go on-sale Feb. 15 at noon ET.
Posted: June 30, 2010
Australian’s guitar virtuoso Joe Robinson — deemed Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World at the 2009 World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles — was featured at the 2010 Bonnaroo Festival (June 10-12) in Manchester, Tenn.
Robinson performed solo at the Troo Music Lounge and then later took the stage with Nashville jam band Elmwood.
Fans of the 2008 winner of Australia’s Got Talent can watch him pitching in for Elmwood’s song “Woodduck” in the You Tube video over to the right, which interestingly, is how Robinson mastered his chops on the guitar.
“I grew up in the country in Australia, out in the sticks, it was like 45 minutes to drive to a supermarket so the only way I could learn the music I wanted to learn was from the internet,” says Robinson in an online video shot at Bonnaroo. “I can remember sitting there and putting on a You Tube video and letting it load, and it would take like an hour for a You Tube video to load because I had really slow internet.But it just taught me so much and it was a really great way of getting new information, even when living in quite a remote area. It was really invaluable for me.”
Robinson has been working with acclaimed music industry executive Reen Nalli (INXS, India.Arie, Blue October) and is expected to release his first vocal recording release later this year.
Posted: June 14, 2010
By most all accounts, the Dead Weather — featuring Jack White of the White Stripes on drums and vocals, singer Alison Mosshard of the Kills, and Gretsch-wielding guitarists Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age and Raconteurs and Greenhornes’ guitarist Jack Lawrence — was one of the must-see performances at the 2010 Bonnaroo Festival, held in Manchester, Tennessee, June 10-13.
The rock supergroup — deemed “Best Bonafide Rock God” by Spin — was introduced by comedian Conan O’Brien.
“I know it’s been raining on you,” he said to the massive crowd. “But I say, ‘let it rain.’ Don’t think of it is as rain. Think of it as us having a shower together.”
As Rolling Stone’s J. Edward Keyes pointed out, “if it was going to rain at any point during the day, it was appropriate that it happened when the Dead Weather were onstage. The group hung like a black cloud in the center of a festival dedicated to the notion of joy and community, their music as ferocious as it was grim and nihilistic.”
Prior to launching into set opener, “Forever My Queen,” White jokingly took credit for the rain, telling his audience that he had “called in three weeks ahead for that.”
But according to Spin, there was something to his claim.
“And rain it did, as if his backwoods bluesman persona had summoned the dark clouds with his two flailing drumsticks,” wrote William Goodman. “The Dead Weather’s set was a fitting romp of unhinged roadhouse licks, complete with big shiny Gretsch guitars, as she-devil Alison Mosshart tossed herself around in a leopard-print cardigan, tight jeans, and black makeup galore.”