Post by localweather on Feb 19, 2013 16:59:53 GMT -5
To put it lightly I am thrilled by this lineup. Like everyone there's a few holes and things I would have liked to have seen but over all it's just great. Finally a Sunday headliner that I might actually get up and go see instead of just hanging out at camp and killing what's left of the beer.
i think its sad that the festival that built its entire foundation of its first 5 years on jambands has only one jamband on the lineup. I have been to every single bonnaroo. This is the uniquest/strangest lineup roo has released to me as a 12 year vet. I'm happy it has evolved. I always wanted it to evolve to be so diverse. But its too focused on current short term popular acts and miss quality gets for certain genres. Every festival has its feel based on the lineup and art instillations and festival experience whether it be a camping or day fest. Bonnaroo has seriously deviated from previous years history with this lineup. Bummed no major rock headliner I always enjoyed that part of the formula. It needs 3 top 25 additions and 4-6 top 50 artist additions.
it certainly isnt what it used to be that is for sure. better in some ways but worse in others. i like the evolution but Bonnaroo of old was a completely different experience than it is now. If you cant find something on that lineup that grabs you then you dont like music much.
To put it lightly I am thrilled by this lineup. Like everyone there's a few holes and things I would have liked to have seen but...
I love the lineup and don't want to be greedy, but for my personal tastes I would have liked to have seen Phoenix or Beck in Wilco's spot and Postal Service in Animal Collective's spot. But again, it's hard to knock this.
Post by ilovefestys on Feb 19, 2013 17:10:11 GMT -5
the thing thats driving me crazy now is postal service is in Bonnaroo's backyard Atlanta but wasn't booked by Roo. www.crowdsurge.com/the-postal-service/?event=30674 this is a major miss on the artists to get. Postal Service isn't going to record any new music and is likely only doing this one tour and calling it quits. Even if they could only be booked for thursday Roo should have tried to get them.
I started attending festivals for my love of bands like Panic, String Cheese and moe, but honestly I'm kind of glad the one festival I'm almost guaranteed to attend is branching it out with a more eclectic ensemble of performers. From R. Kelly to Del McCoury, Dwight Yoakam to Japandroids...dude this year is looking 09 or 11 good.
Put me in the camp that is a little disappointed at the jam band selection in the lineup, but it also wouldn't really surprise me to see that at least somewhat addressed when the additions are made to the lineup. Overall, I'm very happy with the lineup and especially the apparently bluegrass tent and superjam.
Where the Quack are the jam bands? I love seeing acts like Paul McCartney where ill never see them anywhere else and it's a good time. But I need some jam to actually get me there. That's the whole reason I liked bonnaroo for what it is. This I'd officially the end of bonnaroo as a name in the jam scene.
This actually took loger than I expected. What was the over/under on "Wheres the Jam?" ?
First opportunity to post since the lineup dropped.
Best. Lineup. Ever.
There were a LOT of surprises, which I couldn't say last year, it made the announcement more fun. I also think they extended themselves a bit in terms of budget with ticket sales being down last year. I expect this year will actually sell out (last year was not a sell despite what was announced the day before the festival), glad I already have my ticket purchased
Post by ilovefestys on Feb 19, 2013 17:21:34 GMT -5
I'm dissapointed in the R. Kelly get he is forever shrowded in a weird controversy and he had radio hits but as a top 10 get i think they are riding the success of the D'Angelo surprise last year and thought it would be strong to get its biggest R and B artist since Al Green. R. Kelly will be a running joke at the festival. Tom Petty is a dissapointing book also. He is a easy get in the festival industry and already having Macca it breaks away from the one major classic headliner to two this year. We could have gotten a fresh classic act instead we repeat previous roo's classic acts. I enjoy Petty's music I just wish Roo would hold itself to the standard of being the biggest festival in the country and not resort to repeating classic acts so soon. The Who, AC DC, Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Roger Waters all great classic acts with major draws that could be fresh for Roo if possible to book why opt to repeat classic acts. I'm just surprised by the artists ranging from 10-20 spots its mostly indie and rap acts in past these bands weren't as highly billed or regarded.
Post by spacegrass on Feb 19, 2013 17:25:57 GMT -5
To a certain degree I agree with ilovefestys. It's one thing to diversify and evolve over the years, which I think roo has done well. There are plenty of bands I would've never paid to see on their own that I've been lucky enough to catch at roo over the years. However, the fest was built on jambands being the main attraction. I know they have been moving away from that but this is almost insulting to people that have been going since the beginning. 1 quasi jamband not even in the top 30 is ridiculous.
I'm not saying that roo should go back to the jamband days of old but throw us a freakin bone here. One barely mid tier act shows they are giving a big fuck you to their roots. Moe hasn't been back since 09 and lotus played thursday the only time they came. Who's going to bring in the sunrise for us? We had umphreys last year, sts9 in '11, disco biscuits in '10, moe in '09.
I don't think asking for more than 1 jamband on a lineup with over 100 artists and jam being the roots of this festival is too much to ask.
Apr 16 Black Angels
Apr 26 Alejandro Escovedo
June 13-16 Bonnaroo
Oct 5 Nine Inch Nails
0ct 11 Pearl Jam
Oct 12 Pearl Jam
Oct 16 Robert Randolph
Feb 1 The Hold Steady
Feb 8 The Black Angels
March 16 Arcade Fire
April 29 Arcade Fire
Post by Boston Powers on Feb 19, 2013 17:34:10 GMT -5
Haha unbelievable lineup. I do hope, though, we have a jam band that will destroy one of those 2:30 to 6 am slots. Thought it would have been STS9 or Disco Biscuits... I was wrong. Am I missing something?
Post by ilovefestys on Feb 19, 2013 17:34:46 GMT -5
I would have been okay with the one or two top 30 bands being known as a jam band ala Trey Anastasio Band, Moe, String Cheese Incident, Les Claypool.... but this is really disappointing that there isn't one night where any jam band fan has an option. I am an all music lover and fan. I have been to all the Roo's so I'm dissapointed based on a historical fan appreciative standpoint. They need to adjust this with atleast one to two more jam band additions. I still love and appreciate the diversity the festival has gone but too much emphasis on indie and rap music has overshadowed some of roo's greatest moments were by a jam band in the past and we wont really have that option.
R. Kelly is NOT the king of R&B. He WILL kill it, but the king? No way, no how.
Of modern R&B? Who else could you possibly put up there?
By now qualifying your earlier post with "modern R&B," I suppose there's a fair argument to be made from album sales and concerts over the past say 20 years that he's the "modern king." But because we're talking (if I understand you right) about Rhythm and Blues...I mean don't even make me say his name.
The 2013 initial lineup makes up for Phish playing 2 shows in 2009??? Tell me more!!!!
Well, Phish is awful. Even though I enjoyed that festival very much, they're horrible. Taking the late-night spot of another artist sucked. The fact there is so little jam on this is a small make-good for such a grievous error as that.
so the lineup in 2013 is making up for the scheduling of 1 band in 2009?
Every year people talk about how Bonnaroo doesn't book enough "relevant" bands...can anyone please point out to me which jam bands are even remotely relevant? I'm sorry jam fans don't have a lot to look forward to this year but for the rest of us this is a much needed break. I don't even want to count how many times WSP has been booked at Bonnaroo in the 6 times I have been since 2005 (like 8), I know Phish has played like 4 shows...all of those could have been replaced by someone that I would have actually liked to have seen.