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Bonnaroo 2016 Recap: Here’s To Never Ending Circles

Photo by Jason Gonulsen January 23rd. Or, 1/23. But not easy as 1, 2…3. Not for me. Not for one of my best friends. It was 3 AM. My dog, Tucker, was lying on the creaky hardwood floor, yelping, suffering, panting, hanging on. I hope we wasn’t like that for long. I guess I’ll never … Read more

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Bonnaroo Preview: 15 Songs For Your Road Trip

Good morning! We’re headed to Bonnaroo via a Ford Fusion. Got the oil changed and everything. Don’t forget to register your wristbands. Don’t forget to map out your schedule. Don’t forget the sunscreen, the Off, the tent. Don’t forget the positive vibes. And don’t forget to blast our official Bonnaroo 2016 playlist below! See you … Read more

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Bonnaroo 2014 | The Speakers in Code Playlist

Photo by Jason Gonulsen We haven’t attended Bonnaroo since 2011, and while we wanted to go back to The Farm in 2014, it just wasn’t in the cards. We do miss the immediate smell of sweat and whiskey waking up at 7AM 6AM. And we miss this. OK. Before we get too nostalgic, let’s act like … Read more

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Interview | Jillette Johnson: “The lyrics that stay in my songs are the ones that come from an uncensored, unfiltered place.”

Jillette Johnson is 24, but her songs sound much older. They travel in and out of relationships, like they’ve spent time in the deepest of ditches. Their characters have been abused, yes; but they always fight back, searching for a true identity. Johnson’s voice is sometimes sweet, but don’t let that fool you into thinking … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Ben Howard – Old Pine

We slept like dogs down by the fire sideAwoke to the fog all around usThe boom of summer time For the past two years, Bonnaroo marked the beginning of my summer. And the mornings were the best part — the boom of summer, exactly around 6 AM — for those of us camping, anyway, which … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Madi Diaz – Gimme A Kiss

Photo by Elizabeth Weinberg And I know you want to take it slow But baby you should know I brought my stereo How wonderful would it be to hear Madi Diaz sing today’s Jam of the Day at Bonnaroo, perhaps at one of the smaller tents, at that exact time when the sun is at … Read more

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Video | Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at Bonnaroo

This was only my second Bonnaroo, but one thing is clearly evident to me: a mid-afternoon slot isn’t the easiest gig on the farm. People want to find the nearest shade tree, or maybe the closest air-conditioned tent. Music, for some, can wait until evening — some of my fellow campers didn’t even leave their … Read more

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Brandi Carlile (The Extended Interview)

I’m not sure I can take it I’ve nothing strong to hold to I’m way too old to hate you My mind is full of razors To cut you like a word if only sung But this is my song  Those are lyrics from “My Song,” the first Brandi Carlile song I ever heard live, … Read more

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Jill Andrews Covers Lennon’s “Instant Karma”

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of seeing Jill Andrews twice at Bonnaroo – once with her full band, once performing as a duo with the multi-talented Josh Oliver. In my humble opinion, you’re not going to find many songwriters out there like Jill – she’s as real as they come, and she’s one … Read more

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Bonnaroo 2010: Above The City Noise

This town moves so fast, babyBeyond my window glassAnd inside my friendsAnd some get lost and don’t come back againBut in my headAre my father’s wordsAnd my mother’s voiceAnd they’re loud and clear above this city noise.–Jill Andrews, “City Noise“ The month of June has taken me all over the great state of Tennessee for … Read more