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Pearl Jam outlasts a weather delay at Bonnaroo 2016 Day 3

  • 12:58 pm Sunday, June 12th, 2016 by Joel

One tiny severe weather cell just grazing The Farm’s perimeter with light rain but peppering nearby areas with lightning was enough to shut down Bonnaroo for about 90 minutes on Saturday evening. Most sets were shifted back and performed in full by the affected artists, and some acts such as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis picked up exactly where they left off.

“Waiting is the hardest part,” Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder joked as he thanked the crowd for their patience during the weather delay between set opener “Go” and “Save You.” Considering they played”Corduroy” just after, Vedder missed an opportunity to [More]

INTERVIEW: Alex from Two Door Cinema Club

  • 3:50 pm Saturday, June 11th, 2016 by Joel

Two Door Cinema Club frontman Alex Trimble joined us a few hours prior to their Saturday afternoon Bonnaroo 2016 performance. They’re road testing a couple new songs which they’ll play tonight, both of which are likely to be released online as singles over the next couple of weeks, with a long-awaited third full-length record in the can and waiting for release hopefully be the end of the year.

This is also the first time I held up a phone in order to stream the talk on Facebook Live as the interview was happening. Staying true to my tendency to make things [More]

The most exciting, excruciating part of Bonnaroo

  • 9:05 pm Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by Joel

There’s something exciting at looking at the lineup of a massive destination music festival such as Bonnaroo and thinking, “Look at all these acts I’ll get to see!”

That anticipation can sometimes turn daunting when the schedule comes out and you begin to wonder, “How am I gonna see everything I want to see!?”

Most music festivals have a “custom schedule” feature on their website now. It’s either helpful or hurtful, depending on how many conflicts you have. My lone trip to The Farm back in 2014 featured, if I remember correctly, Vampire Weekend, Chvrches, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Phoenix all performing [More]