Post by mattlikesrock on May 18, 2008 0:18:34 GMT -5
I love these lists
I've seen: Pearl Jam Kanye West (2) Jack Johnson (3) WSP (4) Allison Krauss Phil Lesh and Friends MMJ Willie Nelson Death Cab (2) Les Claypol Ben Folds (4) OAR (2) Cat Power (2) Umphrey's McGee Iron and Wine Stephen Marley Talib Kweli (3) Derek Trucks Robert Randolph David Cross Rilo Kiley Disco Biscuits Lupe Fiasco Pat Green Dirty Dozen Brass Band The Avett Brothers (3) The everybodyfields Boots of The Coup and Jakob Dylan with the Walflowers (2) Bela Fleck (3)
I'm usually more excited about bands I haven't seen, but this year I'm most excited about those that I have.
i'll give more detailed descriptions later... but i gotta get to bed!
Kanye West (2x) - once headlining Lolla, once at his own show at Vandy in nashville. Both times were great. the lolla show was plagued by sounds problems, but that's not his fault. i'm not sure how different this show will be, but i definitely recommend seeing him.
Death Cab For Cutie - theatre show during the Plans tour. nothing mindblowing, but it was a nice show and if you enjoy their music you'll have a great time at their show. i plan on seeing them again barring a really bad conflict.
Sigur Ros - Ryman Auditorium - Takk tour. absolutely breathtaking. by far one of the best shows i've ever seen in my life. incredibly beautiful. i feel sorry for you if you miss this show.
Ben Folds - theatre show in Chattanooga a few months ago. great show, he is wildly entertaining. he played some new songs, and they sounded great. don't miss him!
Cat Power - Memphis in May festival. i've heard horror stories of her past shows, but she's matured and is way past that stage. she was a great performer. the band sounded great and so did she. she played too much from Jukebox... but it was still highly enjoyable. i suggest you get as close as you can for this show (i was front row)... because she is really cute
M.I.A. - saw her at Lolla. SO much fun. if you wanna dance, see her.
Broken Social Scene - club show in 06. amazing. see them. please.
Mastodon - club show last year. absolutely destroyed my face. it will be so weird/awesome to see them at roo.
Against Me! - saw them open for the foo fighters. they were ok but all the songs started sounding the same after a while and i fell asleep. but i've gotten more into them since then so i'm excited.
Pat Green (unfortunately...) - opening for DMB. DO NOT WANT. AVOID!
!!! - at Lolla. fun.... but nothing to write home about. the singer is pretty annoying.
Felice Brothers - opening for bright eyes. i thought i was listening to bob dylan. they're good.
MGMT - opening for of montreal. they SUCKED. so bad that i just went to the lobby and people watched during their set. i didn't even want to watch them anymore. i have since gotten their cd and like it ok, but if they have not improved live i will definitely skip them.
De Novo Dahl (2x) - once opening for Girl Talk, once at an in-store. they're a lot of fun! go see them. support local nashvillians.
Post by trainspotter on May 18, 2008 8:52:12 GMT -5
Jack Johnson Panic (x7) Kanye West Phil Lesh & Friends (x4) My Morning Jacket (x3) Les Claypool (Although as a part of Col Claypools Bucket of Bernie Brains) Sigur Ros Ben Folds (x2) M.I.A. Umphrey's McGee (x3) Yonder Mountain String Band Talib Kweli (x2) Gogol Bordello Robert Randolph (x3) Mastadon Donavon Frankenreiter (x2) The Wood Brothers Cornmeal
Post by lordrockinhood on May 18, 2008 11:44:49 GMT -5
Lineup top to bottom...
Metallica early 90's, Nassau Col, Giant's Stadium,WS'94- always fantastic Robert Plant (w/Strange Sensation) Beacon Theatre Phil Lesh and Friends 'Rado'08 (and part of Roo'06, but I was exausted) My Morning Jacket, Roo'06 made me lifelong fan... then again @roseland NYC The Raconteurs, Roseland NYC Les Claypool, Rado'08, Roo'06(Oysterhead) and WS'94(Primus) Cat Power Roo'06 Bela Fleck Roo'06 M.I.A. ACL'07 Umphrey's McGee 'Rado'08 Stephen Marley ACL'07 Derek Trucks (Band) Hartford'96 (+ 3 times w/Allmans) Gogol Bordello Roo'07 !!! 'Rado'08 Dark Star 'Rado'08
...and i think that's it... hope to add at least a dozen more by June15 though
Post by the3penguins on May 18, 2008 12:49:35 GMT -5
Widespread Panic - Caught about ten minutes of their set last year, was so bored I left.
The Raconteurs - Saw them twice opening for Dylan in '06. I'd though their album was only ok, but live they are on-fire. No White Stripes, but close. Their ten-plus minute cover of Bang Bang was out of this world, and they rearranged most of their songs live in sweet ways,
Gogol Bordello - Caught the last ten minutes of their set last year, and it was the best ten-minutes of the weekend. A must-see.
Tegan and Sara - Saw them open for The Killers a few years ago in '04. I'd never heard of them, but it was a great set and convinced me to buy some albums. I'm looking forward to seeing them again.
MGMT - Was supposed to see them last week at my college, but they got sick and canceled the day before. Now I'm just bitter.
The Avett Brothers-I went to see Spoon, but caught these guys instead. They are more fun than a barrel of monkeys on crack. They are considered Appalachian folk punk, what ever that is. Definitely best live.
Jakob Dylan - Saw once with the Wallflowers at a small festival in Charlotte back in 03. Being a big Wallflowers fan, the show was great, although the atmosphere was perfect.
Metallica - Saw on Summer Sanitarium tour in Atlanta in 03. As far as Metallica goes, if you like em than you'll love em live. If you don't like em, might as well get a nap for late night.
Drive-by Truckers - One of my favorite contemporary bands. I love all of their albums. I've seen them twice in Knoxville. Bonnaroo is an ideal place to check em out.
Gogol Bordello - Bonnaroo 2007, need I say more?
Superdrag - Not only the best thing to come out of Ktown, but arguably among the best of 90s and post 90s indie rock. I saw their fairwell Knoxville show at Bluecats back in 03 and again at one of the reunion shows at Barleys in Knoxville last fall. Both sets were classic. As far as I know, they're only playing old stuff now as they're back with the original lineup.
Robert Randolph - Saw opening for John Mayer in Knoxville in 2002. He is very entertaining, but I will only check em out if there's nothing else goin on.
Widespread Panic - Saw them at Bonnaroo 2007, they played forever. If you're into them, this will be great for you. I'm a casual listener and looking forward to another 3+ hours of it again this year.
* Jack Johnson(2) - musically excellent, very good early evening sun going down type show. * Widespread Panic(2) - good southern rock jam band. My only complaint is that unlike most jam bands, Widespread will start to heat up a song then completely kill it at about 4 minutes into the song. * Bela Fleck - zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...... he's damn good though * Death Cab for Cutie - excellent music, energy and great crowd banter. * B.B. King - great musician, classic songs, BB's a very dirty old man! :-) * O.A.R. - i had never seen these guys until about a month ago, and as i had predetermined before, they were very 2nd rate. * Umphrey's McGee(5) - always a most anticipated act for me, excellent all-around performance every time. * Iron & Wine - saw them a month ago, they are really hot this tour, don't miss if you can help it! :-) * Yonder Mountain String Band(3) - if you like bluegrass, you'll LOVE jamgrass! :-) * Gogol Bordello - how many times will you see somebody out on top of the crowd surfing on plywood other than the woodstock 99 dvd?! more energy than any sane person can handle! * Robert Randolph(3) - always a good dance party * Donavon Frankenreiter - this generations cat stevens look-a-like award goes to... not a huge fan, i think his music is rather Lackadaisical.
disco biscuits (20) umphreys (8) MMJ (2) Phil (3) jack johnson MIA Kanye West Panic (2) Tiesto Little Feat BB King (2) Claypool (4or5) Sigur Ros Stephen Marley Talib Kweli Derek Trucks Broken Social Scene Robert Randolph (2) Lupe Fiasco against me (when they were good) Israel Vibrations Ghostland Observatory MSTRKRFT Bela Fleck (3) Fiery Furnaces State Radio Battles (one of the best shows iv seen) The Wood Bro's MGMT Vampire Weekend
Post by ronburgandy? on May 19, 2008 9:06:49 GMT -5
pearl jam (about 10x) chris rock phil/friends (a few times) mmj (2) raconteurs les claypool (a few times in some form) ben folds umphreys stephen marley yonder mountain broken socail scene little feat robert randolph (a few times) disco biscuits drive by truckers ( a couple times) wood brothers
Post by waitingfornextyear on May 19, 2008 10:30:11 GMT -5
Metallica--I've seen them at least 3 times before--corn has ruined ye ole' memory--they always put on a great show--at one time this was my favorite band, they almost lost me with some of their more recent albums, but I expect this show to be as good as any that I have seen.
Pearl Jam--I have seen them twice before and they are absolutely amazing. They also were my favorite band in the high school/early adulthood years. I expect to really see something special here, whether it is guest stars on stage, some rare songs, or just a great set that is damn near 3 hours.
Chris Rock--I saw him on tour a few years back at the Value City Arena here on the OSU campus. What a great show!! He is truly one of the best comedians of our time.
Robert Plant--I have seen him twice, once on the "Page/Plant" tour and once solo as an opener for "The Who"--both shows were great although the Page/Plant was probably the closest I'll ever get to seeing Led Zeppelin and I don't mean Jack Johnson.;)
MMJ--the opening band for the second Pearl Jam show I saw, I wasn't that impressed, but maybe I was just too excited to see Pearl Jam for the second time.
Jack White--I have not seen the Racounteurs, but I have seen the White Stripes twice. Absolutely amazing!! I am so pumped about seeing him in this band. The new album is amazing.
Les Claypool--have never seen him solo or with anyone other than Primus. I have seen them several times, and it's always a great time. Looking forward to an amazing superjam--hope hope!!
OAR--I don't know too much about this band other than I saw them open for a show I went to. They are somewhat local to us here in Ohio, but I thought they weren't that great.
Talib Kweli--saw him perform with the Roots a few years back, he also has one of my favorite parts in a Kanye West song, "Get Em High"--I will try to make this show depending on conflicts/timing.
Robert Randolph--I have seen the family band twice, once at Hookahville(the only reason we went) and once in Cincinnati opening for the Black Crowes. Both shows were great, the second one being the opening slot, in which, in my opinion, they were better than the headliners.
David Cross--saw him last year at Bonnaroo for the first time, and I have been obsessive about "Mr Show" since I was in college. I will make sure I make this show this year again. I also will not miss the Brian Posehn show due to my unhealthy Mr Show obsession.
Zach Galifinakis--saw him not too long ago on Will Ferrell's Funny or Die tour. I previously was not that impressed with his stand up, but he was pretty funny that night. Too bad we couldn't get Nick Swardson at the Roo--he is the reason I went to the show
I must say that the last two years, the Bonnaroo lineup has been made with my tastes in mind. The Tool show from last year was one of my most memorable shows of my life and was also the 14th time I had seen them. I ask the Bonnaroo gods to consider me again next year by bringing back Radiohead as the headliner and throw in Rage Against the Machine and Nine Inch Nails as the Friday and Sunday headliners. Is anyone with me??
Kanye West - Lollapalooza '06 - Really boring and plagued with sound problems. Left and went to Manu Chao which tore the quacking roof off. I'll check him out again this year for the visual spectacle if it seems like the only thing to do/ he is unopposed. If I could time it just right to catch the seemingly obvious Kweli and Fiasco guest appearances that would be enough for me. Then again, I heard he is doing the entire show solo on this tour.
Derek Trucks - Saw him at 10K '07 and opening for Santana at the Xcel Energy Center on 4/20/08. He was by far the best show I saw at 10K and he outplayed Santana. Stunningly beautiful guitar. Takes me to another univese.
Broken Social Scene - Lollapalooza '06 - These guys stole the show even though they only played for 45 minutes. One of the best shows I've ever seen. The energy and feeling at this show can not even be described. The crowd cheered for about 15 minutes straight for an encore and even into the beginning of the red hot chii pepper's set. I will not miss a second of this show unless it overlaps with Robert Plant and Allison Krause or DT and ST's Soul Stew Revival in which case I will be sprinting back and forth like a madman.
Against Me! - Opening for Anti-Flag in '03, Warped Tour ('03 I think) - I used to love everything these guys had ever put out and then they put out a couple of records that totally changed their sound for the worse. I think this attitude of Against Me! is almost cliche at this point. They do put on a really good, energetic show, but if this band overlaps with anyone else I want to see I probably won't be there as I don't really care much to hear songs from New Wave or Searching For A Former Clarity.
Minus The Bear - Triple Rock Social Club '07 - This show was good but I was not really in the mood or I didn't have the energy to enjoy it. Their cds are classic though and I will definitely catch them again this year as there is bound to be 100 times more energy around me.
That's actually it for me which is really exciting. I've been to tons of shows and consider myself a bit jaded at this point about most shows but Bonnaroo still kicks out a lineup of bands that I have never seen that I know will be amazing. It can not come soon enough.
OAR - Seen them once, put on an amazing show...def looking forward to seeing them (don't understand why everyone here seems to hate them though)
Kanye - Seen him twice...also amazing show, so much energy
State Radio - Seen them 3 times as state radio and seen Stokes twice with Dispatch...awesome band to see live, they're not afraid to try stuff. They played a show at our school and played a song that they said they wrote the day before (and it was good, real good).
Post by leafsfan7524 on May 19, 2008 16:47:21 GMT -5
Pearl Jam - seen em 21 times - great show...9.2/10
Drive by Truckers...seen them twice - another great act...I give them 9/10
Gogol Bordello - seen them 3 times...a great act for sure, but be sure to have a lot of energy..I give them an 8/10
Jack Johnson - saw him once open for Ben Harper..great songs, but doesn't do much for me live..I give him 6.8/10
MMJ - saw them at Lolla last year..great show, but something wasn't do it for me..I give that performance 7.2/10
Raconteurs - saw them once and 4th time seeing Jack White...I think the Raconteurs are better than the WS and give them a 9.3/10..I would say 10 because I love them live, but gotta see them again before I can say they are close to a perfect show..actually if I could say anything bad I'd say their set time is too short.
Post by tommyboyunm on May 19, 2008 16:49:25 GMT -5
Good topic. It actually motivated me to register and post.
Chris Rock - Saw him 4 or 5 years ago during his last tour. He was great! I teared up from laughing so hard. Must see for me.
Willie Nelson - It was at Coachella 07. It was nice because I was really tired and I just laid in the grass and closed my eyes to Willie. Not a must see for me, though.
Gogol Bordello - I never heard of them until they hit the stage in October at Vegoose. I stayed for the entire set and had a BLAST. Definitely gonna check them out.
Mastodon - They are my favorite metal band. I've seen them twice. Once at Ozzfest in 2005 and at Vegoose in October. They were very energetic both times, though were probably a little off at Vegoose. Must see for me.
Lupe Fiasco - It wasn't bad for hip-hop. I saw him at Vegoose. I'll probably check him out if there aren't any major conflicts (like Sigur Ros or MMJ).
Ozomatli - Much like Gogol in that you probably won't have a bad time if you're in any sort of a decent mood. I've seen them 4 times so I'll check em out if there are no major conflicts. It's almost a sure-thing for a good time.
Jose Gonzalez - Saw him at Coachella 2007. Very talented guitar player, but I only saw 2 songs because I wanted something more upbeat.
Battles - I heard a lot of hype going into Vegoose and they really didn't deliver for me. I'll be skipping this one.
The Sword - I saw them in a tiny club here in Albuquerque. They were awesome and I'm definitely planning on seeing them at the Roo.
I've seen a bunch of this year's bands before. If I go into much detail it's gonna make for a really long post.
Pearl Jam (2) WSP (6) Robert Plant (w/Page, 2) Phil Lesh (10?) MMJ Les Claypool (4) OAR Bela Fleck (8?) Umphrey's McGee (6) Stephen Marley Yonder Mountain String Band (7) Derek Trucks (3, 7 counting ABB) Robert Randolph (5) Disco Biscuits (21) Agasinst Me! Drive By Truckers (2) DSO (4) State Radio (caught a small part of their Rado set) Jakob Dylan Little Feat
Post by jambandjohn on May 21, 2008 7:20:51 GMT -5
Widespread Panic (x 9 since '99) Alison Krauss (no Plant) (Roo '05) Phil Lesh (many, many times since '73) My Morning Jacket (Roo '04) B.B. King (Charlotte '92) Les Claypool (first saw Primus in '97, several times since) Levon Helm (with The Band in '73) Ben Folds (Roo'06) Umphree's McGee (Roo '04 was mind blowing, several times since) Stephen Marley (Vegas '06 sounds a LOT like his dad) Yonder Mountain (Roo '04 & '05) Derek Trucks (not Susan) (saw him play when he was 12 w/ABB) Robert Randolph ('04,'05 & '06) Disco Biscuits (Roo '06) Drive-by Truckers (4-5 times, always great) Dirty Dozen Brass Band ('99 & '05) Little Feat ('88 & '98) Bela Fleck (5-6 since '96)
I ask the Bonnaroo gods to consider me again next year by bringing back Radiohead as the headliner and throw in Rage Against the Machine and Nine Inch Nails as the Friday and Sunday headliners. Is anyone with me??
I do believe there's a fest this summer that already has you covered.
My list is going to be short but that only means that this year at Bonnaroo it's going to be awesome for me.
Pearl Jam (1) MMJ (1) - Saw them before Pearl Jam but honestly I don't remember seeing them. Robert Randolph and the family band (2)- Excited to see how if the revival changes anything David Cross (1)- I know he was just taken away from us but I did see him last year at Bonnaroo. Zach G. (1) - Funny or Die tour on Ohio State Campus. Excited for Funny or Die at Bonnaroo.
And that's it ladies and gents. My list can only get bigger from here and can't wait to add more to my list.
Jack Johnson: B+ Widespread Panic: A My Morning Jacket: A+ Tiësto: B+ B.B. King: A Les Claypool: B O.A.R.: B- M.I.A.: C Umphrey's McGee: B Yonder Mountain String Band: A Broken Social Scene: B+ Robert Randolph: B Porter-Batiste-Stoltz: B The Disco Biscuits: C+ Pat Green: C+ Ozomatli: A+ Chali 2na: B+ Drive-By Truckers: B Louis C.K.: A- Ghostland Observatory: A Lez Zeppelin: C- Big Sam's Funky Nation: B+ State Radio: B+ Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: B+ The Wood Brothers: B Jim Norton: B Soul Rebels Brass Band: A- Little Feat: B MGMT: A- What Made Milwaukee Famous: B+ The Lee Boys: B+ Electric Touch: B+
Post by NothingButFlowers on May 21, 2008 15:31:49 GMT -5
Les Claypool: Have seen him four times solo (with his Fancy Band, actually) (always at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta) and once with Oysterhead (at Roo '06). I've always had a great time. I was completely unfamiliar with his music before the first time I saw him live, and I loved every minute of it. He is now one of my absolute favorite performers.
Ben Folds: Once at an outdoor show at the University of TN in April '06; caught a good portion of his show at Roo '06. He puts on a good show, and it can be a lot of fun, but the UT show was much funner for me than the Roo show because it was much smaller and easier to get into it with the crowd. I'm short and we were way back for Roo. The other thing is that he did pretty much the exact same set as far as I could tell . . . right down to his little joke about meeting this guy who called himself "High Hat Man." It kind of ruined it for me the second time. Still, though, it should be a fun show. He's really big on audience participation.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Echo Project last year. They put on a great show, tons of energy, lots of fun, excellent music.
Jurassic 5 - Roo '05. I don't really remember much specific to say about it, but I remember I enjoyed it.
The Coup - Opened for Les Claypool at the Variety the first time I saw him. They were great. Very funky.
Disco Biscuits - Echo last year. I enjoyed their set, but it's not really my thing. After awhile, it all sort of blends together to me.
Phil and Friends: seen 'em 2x but not recently. Surrounded by terrific people and Phil's obviously amazing if you like the music. He won't disappoint.
Little Feat: At least 6 times and probably more over the past 25 years. Always a very tight show and they are fantastic musicians although I'm not too fond of the female vocalist they brought in a few years back...she's a bit too over the top for me but I'll still see them again unless they are up against someone I really want to see. Recommended for anyone even if you don't know their music.
WSP: Saw them last year when they closed, it didn't do much for me.
Drive By Truckers: I've seen them twice. Once they were good, once not so much.
Raconteurs: Saw them at VirginFest. I'm not a big WS fan but I really enjoyed their set and I def recommend them.
Dark Star Orch: I don't get it. I saw them last fall, went to see Tea Leaf Green who opened for them (TLG was amazing again, btw). I couldn't get my head wrapped around DSO at all and just felt unsettled. It was good for my kids since they never saw the Dead but not me.
Aimee Mann: I've seen her 2x. Very laid back. I like her music but I have trouble seeing how she's going to translate into this setting.
BB King: Saw him this spring for the first time even though he's been on my must see list forever. He's entertaining for sure and his band is out of this world. He spent more time talking than playing but when he lit up the guitar it was sweet.
Henry Butler: He opened for BB King at the aforementioned show and he was sensational. I wasn't too familiar with his music before that show but I'm a fan now.
Post by summerteeth214 on May 22, 2008 18:16:11 GMT -5
My Morning Jacket - In a small club in '04, Bonnaroo '06. They were good in the club, but they've gotten better, and have become one of the best live bands. Everything you've heard about them tearing it up live is true. It would be a mistake to miss this set
Death Cab For Cutie (x4) - Seen them twice in clubs, once in a small arena, and at Bonnaroo '06. They're a good live band with moments of greatness. Bonnaroo '06 was the one show that qualified as excellent, so it could happen again
Ben Folds - Bonnaroo '06. He was good. Nothing special. If you're a fan, go. I like his stuff, but I'm not huge into him. I'd recommend checking out Iron & Wine or Levon Helm instead, maybe catch the beginning of his set
Cat Power (x2) - Bonnaroo '06, then later that year in a club. For some reason, all of my friends seem to have heard Cat Power is bad live. I don't know where this comes from. She is a good live act. Nothing spectacular, but a nice show to chill out to.
Iron & Wine (x2) - Once in a club and once in an auditorium. The club show was excellent. The auditorium show was really good (and part of the reason it wasn't excellent was the crowd). I'd be catching him if not for Levon Helm, who I haven't seen. If I feel I've seen enough Levon, I'm heading over to this show.
Rilo Kiley - Saw them open for Coldplay. While I like some of their stuff, overall I think they're an overrated band and pretty boring live. If you're looking for eye candy, go to Nicole Atkins instead (Thursday night). She's a fox and her voice (and music) is stellar
Tegan & Sara - Saw them in a club a few years back. Decent, but nothing spectacular. And their stage banter isn't as funny as most would have you believe. I'll most likely be at Minus The Bear
The Avett Brothers - They played NC State's homecoming this past year in a small arena. They are a wonderful band with a wonderful live show. Great stage presence and a lot of energy. Nice guys, too. I'm missing the first part of their set to see Gogol and the tail end of Mastodon, and because they're playing where I live a month after Bonnaroo (and I will most likely be going). Strongly recommend seeing this one
The Fiery Furnaces - Saw them open for Super Furry Animals a couple months ago in a club and it was horrendus. I was looking forward to them , but it was easily one of the worst performances I have ever seen.
The Wood Brothers - Caught a bit of their set at Bonnaroo '06. Decent. I find their music pleasant, but not spectacular. Same goes for the live show
The Sword - Saw them just the other night to avoid Roo conflicts and they were great. Really fun and they bring the rock.
MGMT - Saw them open for Of Montreal a few years back and they were a lot of fun, but I've seen some videos online and, honestly, they take themselves too seriously now. Their album is good though, and I wouldn't mind seeing the full band incarnation. However, Nicole Atkins is on at the same time and I highly highly recommend you go check her out instead. Knock-down, drag-out gorgeous looks and voice. The music's like classic 50's torch songs, with a slight psychedelic twist
The Lee Boys - Saw them at Memphis In May last weekend. There were less than 50 people watching them, which was a shame. They put on a really fun live show. If you dig Robert Randolph, you should check them out
Rogue Wave - Saw them open up for Nada Surf. They're one of my favorite bands and are terribly overlooked. Great live show with lots of singalongs, if you know the words
Louis C.K. - I had tickets to see Horatio Sanz a few years ago and he had to cancel and this guy replaced him. Terribly unfunny. Tries way too hard and is a quacking pervert (I don't mind dirty comedy, as long as it's funny, but talking about your daughter spreading her legs is just sick)