"I mean, Led Zeppelin didn't write tunes everybody liked. They left that to the Bee Gees." "this whole situation has just turned his whole life upside down face."
2012: RHCP, Phish, Beach Boys, Aziz, The Roots, Alice Cooper, Superjam, Blackstar, The Word, Luda, Flogging Molly, Spectrum Road, Umphrey's, Black Lips, Gary Clark Jr., Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Trampled By Turtles
Post by gryphonkin on Feb 15, 2011 21:50:25 GMT -5
I am more than excited for the initial lineup. Are there bands there I don't like? Yep. But there are so many that I love that I foresee horrible conflicts in my future. Without any research on unknowns, these are the groups I'm excited for this year: Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Buffalo Springfield, My Morning Jacket, Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons, The Decemberists, Ray Lamontagne, Primus, Dr. Johnx2, Alison Krauss, Florence and the Machine, STS9, Gogol Bordello, Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Opeth, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bootsy Collins, Grace Potter, Del McCoury, Bela Fleck, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson, The Sword, Justin Townes Earle, Ryan Bingham, Abigail Washburn, The Low Anthem, Railroad Earth, Hayes Carll.
No way I'll ever get to see all of those, but that's a stacked lineup for me if it were spread out over 2 years...
Post by jumpinjamesbrown on Feb 15, 2011 22:05:08 GMT -5
i'm surprised eminem is number one considering how much people seem to cut up arcade fire's anal droppings cover it in ketchup take huge bits and say yum. i was a little surprised widespread didn't get bumped down a little with buffalo springfield playing and surprised the black keys got listed ahead of them. the order really doesn't matter i just wouldn't have guessed them to be billed that way. i think this is a great lineup though hopefully i can make it this year.
Post by CNDYFLPPDRND on Feb 15, 2011 22:08:57 GMT -5
People complaining about it not going back to its roots have two valid points in my opinion No Trey/Mike No Phil/Bobby
Other than that, there is a performance of Desitively BONNAROO and a SuperJAM featuring Dr. John, the man responsible for the festivals name. Doesnt hurt that the Meters were also at Bonnaroo 2003
And say what you will about them, its hard to argue that any band is as big a part of the Bonnaroo roots as Widespread Panic is considering they headlined the first two Bonnaroos, twice in 05, then again in 07 and 08.
Les Claypool is performing with Primus. Claypool has Bonnaroo in his blood having performed at more than half of the Bonnaroos held and Primus was one of the biggest acts at one of the earliest Bonnaroos.
Buffalo Springfield, featuring Neil Young who headlined the festival in only its second year.
Ray Lamontagne, Bonnaroo 05 SCI 02, 05, 07
i mean its getting ridiculous now that i am really getting into it.
Warren Haynes, Gregg Allman, Bela Fleck, STS9, Iron & Wine, The Del McCoury Band, Old Crow Medicine Show
all bands who played the festival within the first couple years. People will find a way to complain about ANYTHING. Just because the artists who helped build the festival YOU wanted arent there doesnt mean there arent other major influences on this festival making a strong presence in this years lineup.
Widespread Panic (will bring out tons of guests) Buffalo Springfield (it's Neil Young) String Cheese Incident (don't perform all that often, one of the bigger jam bands) Dr. John SuperJam Dr. John + Meters (both of these are unique and should kick major ass) Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers are one of my all time favorite bands) Warren Haynes (finally he's back) My Morning Jacket (if LN should be a fun ass time) Bela Fleck (Jeff Coffin is back, Bela will sit in with some people) Primus (I love Primus and Claypool at his peak) STS9 (not a huge fan, but the jam fans love them) Grace Potter (definitely a fun time) Bootsy Collins Bruce Hornsby (keyboards for Grateful Dead, big by himself) Railroad Earth (a small bluegrass jam band that I have always liked)
This should give any jam fan reason to be happy.
I doubt we see Trey show up as he'd be a huge add and probably take up a big slot, I wouldn't be surprised to see Mike Gordon show up. He's touring through March so he'd be willing I imagine.
Yeah I know Gordon is playing a show in St. Louis w/ Galactic, not sure if they have a whole tour together though. Either of those acts would be a sweet add. Galactic may be getting too big these days in their own right (I remember when they were opening for WSP back in the day and J.B. said, "look out for these guys they're gonna be big").
Post by kikosanchez on Feb 15, 2011 22:57:59 GMT -5
I am really blown away!! I've been the past 2 years and went back to see how many acts I was excited about at release time - 6 in '09, 8 last year.....15 this year!! This could partially be explained to being exposed to more festival artists, but mostly because this lineup is very, very solid throughout the undercard.