UPDATE: Version 1.1! This will probably be the last before 'roo unless there is a major correction needed. Here's the pdf and the ods.
UPDATE: Version 1.0! Here's the pdf and the ods(open document spreadsheet). Mad props goes to buckeyerooer who put together the base schedule in spreadsheet form and allowed me to mess with it. If there is any major correction (i.e. a completely wrong genre or a suggestion for an act that is just listed as "?") that needs to be made, let me know and I'll make it. The schedule is covered under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa license so spread it around or rework it if you wish.
I'm going to put together an annotated 'roo schedule like I did last year and post it for whoever wants it. It's essentially the regular schedule but includes a brief (1-3 word) overview of the music genre of each band. I've put together a draft summary of the bands but I could use your help. If I wasn't familiar with the music personally, I came up with the genres from a cursory search so there are certain to be inaccuracies. Look over my list, if I've made a mistake or could be more precise, let me know. I'm limiting each description to just a few words, so if I classified your fav band as "metal" and you think it should have been "Swedish neo death metal with punk psychedelic influences and a reggae beat", you might be out of luck. On the other hand if I said "reggae" but it could be refined as "dancehall", let me know. If I gave a genre with a "?" I wasn't sure, just a "?" means I hadn't a clue. In a couple of days I'll post a pdf of the whole schedule. -- Dave Matthews Band - jam band Kings of Leon - rock Stevie Wonder - R&B/funk Jay-Z - hip-hop Tenacious D - rock Weezer - alt rock The Flaming Lips - psychedelic rock? The Dead Weather - alt blues rock Damian Marley and Nas - reggae/hip-hop Phoenix - alt rock Norah Jones - singer/songwriter Michael Franti - hip-hop? John Fogerty - rock/bluescountry Regina Spektor - singer/songwriter Jimmy Cliff - ska/reggae Ween - alt rock LCD Soundsystem - ?electronic dance funk The Avett Brothers - folk rock Thievery Corporation - ?downtempo afro beat Galactic - funk/jazz Rise Against - punk rock Tori Amos - singer/songwriter The National - indie rock Zac Brown Band - country Les Claypool - funk rock? John Prine - country/folk Umphrey's McGee - jam band The Black Keys - blues/rock Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers - bluegrass Jeff Beck - rock The Disco Biscuits - electronicajam band Dropkick Murphys - punk She & Him - indie folk Kaskade - DJ Against Me! - punk Deadmau5 - DJ Daryl Hall & Chromeo - rock/hip-hopfunk/rock Jamey Johnson - country Clutch - rock Bassnectar - electronic? Kid Cudi - hip-hop Kris Kristofferson - singer-songwriter Medeski Martin & Wood - jazz Brandi Carlile - singer/songwriter The xx - ?dream pop The Crystal Method - electronica John Butler Trio - roots/jam band Ozomatli - latin/hip-hop GWAR - shock rock Dan Deacon Ensemble - electronic Los Amigos Invisibles - latin jazz/funk? Tinariwen - African blues? Wale - hip-hop Baaba Maal - African fusion The Melvins - noisy rock The Gaslight Anthem - punk Miike Snow - pop?pop/electronica Sharam - progressive house The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - country folk rock The Gossip - indie rock Dr. Dog - indie pop They Might Be Giants - alt rock Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile - bluegrass Isis - metal?psychedelic metal Mark Knight - DJ Blitzen Trapper - folk rock Blues Traveler - blues/rock Aterciopelados - Colombian rock Miranda Lambert - country singer/songwriter Calexico - alt country Gary Chardonnay - ? OK Go - rock Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - funk/pop/hip-hop Martin Sexton - folk Timo Maas - DJ Lotus - instrumental rock Baroness - progressive metal Dave Rawlings Machine - bluegrass?folk Mayer Hawthorne and the County - ?soul/R&B Japandroids - garage rock Jay Electronica - hip-hop Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - ? Ingrid Michaelson - singer/songwriter The Dodos - indie rock Manchester Orchestra - indie rock The Temper Trap - alt rock Lee Burridge - DJ Cross Canadian Ragweed - Red Dirt Circa Survive - rock Big Sam's Funky Nation - funk Carolina Chocolate Drops - old time string Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible - electronica Danny Howells - DJ NEEDTOBREATHE - rock Tokyo Police Club - indie rock The Entrance Band - psychedelic rock Local Natives - indie rock Mumford & Sons - folk rock Rebelution - reggae Afrojack - DJ Diane Birch - singer/songwriter Monte Montgomery - singer/songwriter Fanfarlo - indie pop Julia Nunes - singer/songwriter Langhorne Slim - singer/songwriter The Postelles - pop Hercules and Love Affair - DJ Mexican Institute of Sound - electronica Lucero - punk/country Here We Go Magic - indie rock? Mighty Clouds of Joy - gospel LA Riots - DJ/electronica? Hot Rize - bluegrass Neon Indian - ? Bomba Estéreo - dub/hip-hop B.O.B - hip-hop Dieselboy - DJ Alyssa Bonagura - singer/songerwriter Angus & Julia Stone - folk/blues? Boy Crisis - electronica Danny Barnes - bluegrass? Dawes - Americana Elizabeth Cook - country Elmwood - ? Everest - rock Frank Turner - folk/punk Frontier Ruckus - folk/rock Harper Simon - singer/songwriter Imelda May - rockabilly Jessie Baylin - singer/songwriter Jill Andrews - alt country? Joe Robinson - guitarist Jonathan Sexton & The Big Love Choir - rock? Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights - rock Joshua James - ? Kevin Devine - singer/songwriter? Lissie - singer/songwriter Mike Posner - singer/songwriter Morning Teleportation - psychedelic Nneka - hip-hop/soul Orgone - funk? Paper Tongues - rock Red Cortez - rock Royal Bangs - pop Samantha Crain - singer/songwriter Sarah Jarosz - bluegrass Supagroup - rock Tamarama - surf rock Tiny Animals - ? The Bakerton Group - psychedelicinstrumental jam The Bridge - blues The Constellations - ?rock/hip-hop/soul The Devil Makes Three - folk/bluegrass The Middle East - acoustic rock? The Moondoggies - folk/rock The RBC - reggae/punk The Young Veins - rock Truth & Salvage Co. - singers/songwriters Warpaint - psychedelia?
Everyone experiences music differently.To say that something is subjectively wrong with live music is to also say that you are more than just your credentials or experience. It says that you are above whatever it is that you see as being the standard. Breaking everything down critically to the point where you are above every matter looking down on it only isolates you and makes you look foolish.
this is very helpful. thanks for doing this and I will bookmark this to check in for annotations. THere is no way I can listen to each and every band before roo. coco crunchie + 1 for you, and by the way cute kids!
Post by sangvincent on May 24, 2010 10:51:02 GMT -5
john fogerty solo is more country than blues, of course he plays a lot of ccr stuff which is just rock if you're just going to call the melvins rock, be sure to let people know it's going to be very noisy bakerton group instrumental rock/jam/blues
A Thieve's Parade 2/24 Conspirator 2/26 Kevin Smith 3/11 Keller 3/17 Papadosio 3/18 JJ Grey 3/25 Bela Fleck/Edgar Meyer 3/26 Toubab Krewe 3/27 O'Death 4/11 Budos Band 4/22 EOTO 4/28 Summer Camp 5/6-29 All Good
Post by bellakabey on May 26, 2010 19:56:21 GMT -5
I don't check Inforoo as often as I used to. That said, this is probably the most valuable post to me, difficulty in categorizing and all. So many new bands to check out; so little time beforehand and during Roo itself. What a lovely problem to have.
May 2: Toro y Moi / Of Montreal (Northampton MA)
May 22: Beck / Tame Impala (Boston Calling)
June 18: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (Cambridge MA)
June 23: Rush (Boston)
July 24-26: Newport Folk
Aug 7: Deftones / Incubus / DFA1979 (Mansfield MA)
Oct 29: The Who (Boston)