Music Fests

Bonnaroo Rock 2012 (Alt/Indie/Folk/Jam/Metal)

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Of all the musical styles represented at Bonnaroo this year, rock is king. The event started as a "jam band" festival but has continued to expand every year. And while jam bands are still represented, they are but a fraction of the music you will hear at Bonnaroo.

Metal and folk rock are also represented, but by a very small subset. So small in fact, some would argue that these genres are but tokens, included only to highlight Bonnaroo's "open mind".

When it comes to rock, and in fact when it comes to any genre, there is no denying that alternative and indie rock rule Bonnaroo. The first five names listed on the official Bonnaroo billing are Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, The Beach Boys and Bon Iver. These are all very large draws in their own right, but this is just the tip of the iceberg, other household names you can see at the festival include Alice Cooper, The Shins, Ben Folds Five, Bad Brains, Feist, St. Vincent and many more.

For this playlist I've included a single song for 58 artists playing at Bonnaroo this year that can be classified as alt rock, indie rock, folk rock, heavy metal, or just plain old rock.

Check the official website for dates and times. And be sure to check out our Bonnaroo playlists of hip-hop artists, jazz, world music & soul, as well as country/Americana artists.

Bonnaroo Rock 2012 (Alt/Indie/Folk/Jam/Metal)

1. Reckoner - Radiohead

2. Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

3. Bouncing Around The Room - Phish

4. Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys

5. Holocene - Bon Iver

6. Simple Song - The Shins

7. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People

8. 1234 - Feist

9. Brick - Ben Folds Five

10. Green Valley - Puscifer

11. Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap

12. Gangsta - Tune-Yards

13. Booth Love - Umphrey's McGee

14. The General - Dispatch

15. Half Moon - Blind Pilot

16. Cruel - St. Vincent

17. The Girl - City and Colour

18. Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars

19. Cough Syrup - Young the Giant

20. What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club

21. We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) - Fun.

22. Naive - The Kooks

23. MoneyGrabber - Fitz & The Tantrums

24. Overkill - Colin Hay

25. Sailin' On - Bad Brains

26. Time Spent in Los Angeles - Dawes

27. Sundome (EYE Remix) - Battles

28. Family Tree - Black Lips

29. Whirring - The Joy Formidable

30. I Don't Want Love - The Antlers

31. Psychedelic Stereo - Mimosa

32. Baby's Arms - Kurt Vile

33. The Creeper - Pelican

34. Auto Rock - Mogwai

35. Best Night - The War On Drugs

36. Street Joy - White Denim

37. Over The Ocean - Here We Go Magic

38. The Wind That Blew My Heart Away - Fruit Bats

39. Beach House - The Cave Singers

40. Simple Girl - Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

41. Southern Trance - Moon Taxi

42. Cosmic - Cosmic Suckerpunch

43. Westside Street - The Deep Dark Woods

44. Up from the Ground - Fort Atlantic

45. 2nd Hour of the Night - Fly Golden Eagle

46. Under A Barking Moon - Glossary

47. Yer Spring - Hey Rosetta!

48. Somebody - Jukebox the Ghost

49. Lost And Found - Katie Herzig

50. New York in the Fall - Matt Sucich With the Vanderettes

51. Friends Like Those - Robert Ellis

52. Junebug - Robert Francis

53. Mexico - The Staves

54. The Engine - Trixie Whitley

55. 1000 Winters In A Row - Valient Thorr

56. Chapel Song - We Are Augustines

57. Live Your Life - Yuna

58. School's Out - Alice Cooper

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