The final day of Manchester, Tennessee's Bonnaroo festival didn't disappoint, with crowd-pleasing sets by indie-rock supergroup Divine Fits, alt-rock darlings the National, thrift-shopping/tag-popping hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and many more. Less crowd-pleasing? The rainy weather, which probably had a lot of festival-goers wishing they hadn't squandered the last of their pocket money at the henna-tattoo and body-painting booths. D'oh!
But fans weren't going to let anything rain on their rock 'n' roll parade. Good times were still had by all, and listed below are the highlights of a literally thunderous Bonnaroo day four.Read More »from 6 Cool Things Witnessed on Bonnaroo 2013 Sunday
Saturday, the busiest and possibly buzziest day of Manchester, Tennessee's four-day Bonnaroo festival, featured a slew of impressive performers, from Solange and Nas to Cat Power and the Lumineers. But who impressed the most? That's a pretty easy question to answer.Read More »from 5 Cool Things Witnessed on Bonnaroo 2013 Saturday
- Lyndsey Parker | Maximum Performance – Sun, Jun 16, 2013 11:29 AM EDT
Jack Johnson was the hero of Tennessee's Bonnaroo festival this weekend, when he swooped in and replaced canceled Saturday headliners Mumford & Sons with just two days' notice, and even performed an original song he wrote about the whole surreal experience just hours before he took the stage.Read More »from Jack Johnson Is Bonnaroo’s Last-Minute Headliner…and Writes a Last-Minute Song About It!
- Lyndsey Parker | Maximum Performance – Sun, Jun 16, 2013 5:55 AM EDT
photo: C. Flanigan/Getty ImagesEd Helms's Andy Bernard character didn't fare too well when he tried to kickstart his singing career on "The Office," but in real life, the "Office"/"Hangover" actor seems to be doing just fine in the music world — if the random participation of buzz band the Lumineers, during Ed's Saturday afternoon appearance at Bonnaroo, is any sort of endorsement.Read More »from Ho, Hey! Ed Helms Jams With the Lumineers at Bonnaroo
- Lyndsey Parker | Maximum Performance – Sat, Jun 15, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
Paul McCartney headlined Manchester, Tennessee's Bonnaroo festival on Friday, with what was undoubtedly the four-day weekend's most anticipated set. And why would there ever be any doubt that that'd be the case? The man's a BEATLE. And everyone loves the Beatles. They're sort of the default band for any music fan. The fact that, from my spot, I witnessed an incredibly excited 13-year-old boy declaring, "He's a boss!" and yelling out song requests, and well as a woman in her sixties assertively elbowing her way up to the front between two frat-boy types, proved just how universal Sir Paul's appeal truly is and what a perfect 'Roo headliner he truly was.Read More »from The Long and Winding Show: Paul McCartney Plays Epic, 38-Song Set at Bonnaroo
Friday was a landmark day for Manchester, Tennessee's Bonnaroo festival, because a little cult artist named Paul McCartney played. Perhaps you've heard of him? A full report on Macca's Beatlemaniacal extravaganza can be read here, but of course, many other fantastic acts — among them Grizzly Bear, the xx, Wu-Tang Clan, and Passion Pit — graced Bonnaroo's dozen stages on Friday.
Aside from Sir Paul, here are the other standout moments from day two of 'Roo:Read More »from 6 Cool Things Witnessed on Bonnaroo 2013 Friday
"Thank you for coming to the only band worth seeing here. That's not a diss; it's just a fact," declared cult psych-rocker Ariel Pink at the start of his Thursday set at Manchester, Tennessee's Bonnaroo festival. Ariel definitely put on a good show, but he was wrong: There were many acts worth seeing on Bonnaroo's first day, like British buzz bands the Vaccines and Django Django, and American up-and-comers like Twenty One Pilots and Capital Cities.Read More »from 4 Cool Things Witnessed on Bonnaroo 2013 Thursday
- Lyndsey Parker | Maximum Performance – Fri, Jun 14, 2013 6:56 AM EDT
A prop handed out at the 'Trapped' screeningThursday night at Manchester, Tennessee's Bonnaroo festival included a Cinema Tent screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (preceded by a live performance of the Rocky Horror soundtrack by the Polyphonic Spree). But another Bonnaroo Cinema screening on Thursday was so awesome, it's possible that a new-school celluloid musical may soon usurp Rocky Horror and become THE must-see midnight-madness movie.
That movie, dear readers, was R. Kelly's harrowing, hip-hoperatic tale of passion and betrayal, Trapped in the Closet.Read More »from ‘Trapped in the Closet’ Finally Gets the Bonnaroo Cinema Tent Screening It Deserves
- Lyndsey Parker | Maximum Performance – Fri, Jun 14, 2013 6:07 AM EDT
The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie cast once famously sang, "Let's do the Time Warp again," and the Polyphonic Spree apparently took those words literally. When the Dallas psych-pop choir/collective/cult performed Thursday night in the Cinema Tent at Manchester, Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival, they presented their own warped version of the entire sequential Rocky Horror soundtrack, led by "sweet transvestite" and longtime Spree visionary Tim DeLaughter.Read More »from The Polyphonic Spree Recreate ‘Rocky Horror’ at the Bonnaroo Cinema
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