From June 13-16, more than 200 acts will perform at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. That’s a lot to narrow down, but here are the 10 acts we’re most looking forward to seeing. Paul McCartney In case there’s any question as to how to spend the 9 to 11:30 PM block [...]
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival schedule dropped yesterday, leaving fans a little over a month to decide which acts they wants to see, and which ones won’t make the cut. American Songwriter Magazine set in on a conference call Tuesday with Father John Misty (a.k.a. Josh Tillman) and Cole Smith of Diiv to talk [...]
If, like us, you’re headed to Bonnaroo this year, today is the day you’ve been waiting for since February’s big lineup reveal. The good folks behind this year’s three-day musical extravaganza have released the full schedule on their website. Japandroids, Alt-J, Father John Misty and The Vaccines will greet the intrepid Thursday crowd. Wilco, Jim [...]
At noon Eastern today, “Weird Al” Yankovic will address a very serious manner — the lineup for the 2013 Bonnaroo festival, which will be held June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee. You can watch the whole thing unfold in the video below (click here for our real-time updates). To whet your appetite, there will be a [...]
White Denim combines garage-punk tenacity with vintage psychedelia to create music that is both raw and progressive. We caught up with frontman James Petralli at Bonnaroo to talk about the band’s love for vinyl, opening for Wilco, and more.
Flogging Molly are purveyors of Celtic punk who are known for the raucous energy of their live shows. We spoke with guitarist Dennis Casey about his Bonnaroo experience, and why traditional Irish music works well with the classic punk sound.
New York City-based singer-songwriter L.P., whose breakout smash “Into The Wild” found its way onto a Citi commercial during the past year, made her Bonnaroo debut in 2012. We spoke with the ukelele-playing singer about becoming the first female Martin Guitar ambassador, and writing a song about Bonnaroo.
Wild Cub emerged as one of three victors in Nashville’s Road to Bonnaroo competition, an honor the band says it does not take lightly. We sat down with Keegan DeWitt and Jeremy Bullock at Bonnaroo, where the guys talked about playing a festival on their “home turf” and the disturbing nature of port-a-potty artwork.
Since releasing Sounds Like This, the band’s fourth studio album, ALO has been the main focus of its members. While that statement might sound downright obvious, when you consider the plethora of side projects that the members are involved in — including singer/keyboardist Zach Gill’s commitments as Jack Johnson’s keyboardist — it’s a welcome change [...]
Dawes returned to Bonnaroo this year with a bang. The roots rockers graduated from the Troo Music Lounge in 2010 to The Other Tent, which they packed in the second night of the festival despite stiff competition from St. Vincent, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Ludacris. To celebrate the occasion, Dawes played one of the most [...]
When The Dealing’s Done: The 2012 Bonnaroo Documentary
Kenny Rogers told us the importance of knowing when to walk away and knowing when to run – a lesson American Songwriter has never taken to heart. In fact, we stayed for all four days and nights of Bonnaroo, leaving the farm with compromised immune systems but also with a boatload of great memories. Relive [...]
The Black Lips delivered a Sunday matinee set from the Which Stage at Bonnaroo, an unusual time slot for this merry band of miscreants. But perhaps it was appropriate in a perverted kind of way, given bassist Jared Swilley’s status as a preacher’s boy. “Thank you for what you’ve done to your minds this weekend,” [...]