Bri Blahg… Bonnaroo Announces Dates/Payment Plan

19 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)


Robyn Hitchcock and Peter Buck at Bonnaroo 2009. Photo by Brian Phillips


Well my mood is improving already just thinking about the ‘Roo. No artists announced yet of course, but we have dates and a way to spread out those ticket costs.

Bonus Coverage. Ah Memories:

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Bri Blahg: Music News Round Up Monday August 24, 2009

24 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Our own Jill Menze fought her way into the now infamous Girl Talk show over the weekend in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Vegan were there as well. I wish people still went this nuts for people who play instruments. That would be cool.


Chewbacca Dancing To Girl Talk At Bonnaroo

Cameron Crowe’s new clip for Pearl Jam’s “The Fixer” is out. The bits and pieces of the album I’ve heard are encouraging.

Kiss have announced their 35th anniversary tour. They’ve actually been together longer than that, but why quibble. And now the funniest Kiss video ever “World Without Heroes” from their concept album Music From The Elder. Watch to the end and see Gene cry from all the money they spent making this truly goofy record:

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Bri Blahg… Music News Round Up Thursday August 20

20 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

As I write I’ve fired up Jay Reatard’s “Watch Me Fall” album. It’s not bad. The faux British accent is a little annoying, but that’s just nitpicking. He’s been listening to a lot of Wire I believe. Not a world changing record, but it’s good clean fun. Strongest track may be the last one “There Is No Sun,” a slab of sad eyed, chime-y power pop. And on now to the news of the day:

Super group Them Crooked Vultures have leaked some studio footage. It’s nigh impossible these days to maintain the mystery in any project, but it seems they’ve done a good job in this case.

Meanwhile Stereogum reports on their second ever live appearance.

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Good for the soul like chicken soup, but way more fun

8 07 2009

by Justin Jacobs (@JustinHJacobs)


Well, folks, it’s a full three days after Rothbury’s triumphant close and I’m still recovering.

My attempt to drive home after Bob Dylan’s set ended Sunday night was a bust — with my eyelids as heavy as The Glitch Mob’s basslines, I pulled to the side of the highway somewhere in Michigan around 2 a.m. and fell uncomfortably asleep in the driver’s seat. Lucky me, there weren’t any murderous hitchhikers prowling.

Needless to say, I was a bit late for work on Monday morning. My editor is very forgiving.

After arriving back in the real world, having spent four days doing solely fantastic things — camping, experiencing live music, being with friends, drinking almost-cold beer and whiskey — can seem utterly surreal. As is the case with any festival, half of me feels like Rothbury didn’t really happen.

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Elvis Perkins talks downloads and Yes

30 06 2009

Elvis was kind enough to chat with us at Bonnaroo 2009 about the spirit of live music, his new record, and his views on downloads, vinyl and compact discs.

During the interview a candid conversation spawned by a Yes T-shirt started between Elvis and recent high school graduate/Bonnaroo photographer Joseph Chapman (

New Justin Townes Earle Video: “Midnight at the Movies”

25 06 2009

We saw Justin at Bonnaroo and chatted with him a few months back when he was touring through Ohio. Watch our interview here.

Noel Gallagher likes Alberta Cross

25 06 2009

We talked with Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross about their new recordings, touring with Oasis, and playing with Neil Young this summer.

“Lucy Rider”

photos after the jump…

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