Thursday, February 7, 2008


I do this over on my other blog, so thought I'd bring it over here too. Here's a mix of some of the artists playing Manchester for the first time....

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Bonnaroo '08 Line Up Announced

The initial line-up for the '08 addition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been revealed, here ya go (via NME)....

Pearl Jam
Jack Johnson
Kanye West
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Phil Lesh & Friends
My Morning Jacket
The Allman Brothers Band
The Raconteurs
Willie Nelson
Death Cab for Cutie
B.B. King
Sigur Ros
Levon Helm and the Ramble on the Road
Ben Folds
The Bluegrass Allstars Feat. Luke Bulla, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton
Umphrey's McGee
Iron & Wine
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Swell Season
Talib Kweli
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi’s Soul Stew Revival
Gogol Bordello
Broken Social Scene
Robert Randolph’s Revival
Rilo Kiley
Lupe Fiasco
Against Me!
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Pat Green
Tegan & Sara
Solomon Burke
Drive-By Truckers
The Avett Brothers
Israel Vibration
Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck
A Very Special Acoustic Performance by: Phil Lesh, Larry Campbell, Jackie Greene, Teresa Williams
Aimee Mann
The Fiery Furnaces
Orchestra Baobab
Ghostland Observatory
Jose Gonzalez
Dark Star Orchestra
Minus the Bear
Donavon Frankenreiter
Lez Zeppelin
State Radio
Jakob Dylan
Two Gallants
The Sword
Vampire Weekend
Little Feat
Nicole Atkins
The Felice Brothers
Mason Jennings
The Lee Boys
Black Kids
Serena Ryder
Steel Train
Grupo Fantasma
Back Door Slam

David Cross
Janeane Garofalo
Zach Galifianakis
Jim Norton
Brian Posehn
Mike Birbiglia
John Mulaney
Michelle Buteau

Pretty damn impressive, lots of first timers which is always great to see. More tomorrow.

NME To Announce Surprise Headliner

NME is reporting on their website that they will be announcing a "surprise" headliner on their site at midnight EST - head here.

All signs point to a midnight reveal on the full line-up for this years fest, so stay tuned.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Radio Bonnaroo Line Up Clues?

The Weight has a great post up on the somewhat cryptic messages that have been playing on Radio Bonnaroo that many seem to believe are clues to who will be on this year's line-up - read their thoughts here.

Here are the messages:

Clue #1 "There is more than one Manchester."
Clue #2 "Memphis isn't Albany"
Clue #3 "Clouds taste this way"
Clue #4 "Some Herrings are red, Jimmy"
Clue #5 "Hard Substance, Soft Substance"
Clue #6 "Janis Joplin's reserves will be preserved"
Clue #7 "Rumors are just rumors, but twist them sideways, grow your humor hair and they become a more yen reality. No, this is not about Fleetwood Mac"
Clue #8 "It's not sour, what is sowed in the earth"
Clue #9 "Three certain birds, add one"
Clue #10 "Look to the center of Europe to get the sound, but the band comes form all around."
Clue #11 "Here is another clue for you message board people. Open up the church and you will see the steeple. Some of your guesses have been way off but correct for the wrong clues. Now I must cough."

So let the guessing games begin. Thoughts? Leave your guesses in the comments.

Word on the street is the initial announcement will be this Wednesday so sit tight and get out your decoder rings in the meantime.