Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Teacher at the Roo: 2012 Playlist

Bonnaroo requires careful packing and even more careful planning. 

Study the tips that veterans provide and believe all the hype about staying hydrated, keeping the pocket portion of baby wipes or hand sanitizer (or both) with you at all times, and remembering to rest, to wear sunblock, and to bring the powerful preventive called Gold Bond powder. 

 And here’s an extra as one who has been sober for three Roos in a row: the party is overrated, and you miss that “special set” or worse due to a party foul or intoxication malfunction. Iced coffee and iced water are my summer drinks of choice every day but especially at Roo. 

 But in all the pregame rhetoric, the most important thing to read is the schedule over at Bonnaroo.com! Don’t leave deciding what shows to see until the last minute! Here’s a playlist (listed below and complete with a Spotify link for your listening pleasure) with some highlights, but it’s by no means exhaustive or inclusive, because every person’s Roo is unique, and we are still studying the schedule and will be right up until showtime! 

If you’re there, you can find me working in the Academy Tent in Planet Roo, sitting at the Soberoo support meetings, or dancing at one of these shows. Here we go! Bonnaroooohooooo! 

 Thursday, June 7 
The Dirty Guv’nahs – Courage (This Tent 4pm) 
The Cave Singers – Elephant Clouds (The Other Tent 545pm) 
Moon Taxi – Mercury (That Tent 830pm) 
Alabama Shakes – Rise to the Sun (This Tent 1130pm) 

 Friday, June 8 
Needtobreathe – Garden (Which Stage 2pm) 
The Avett Brothers – Ten Thousand Words (What Stage 5pm) 
Dawes – Love Is All I Am (The Other Tent 730pm) 
The Deep Dark Woods – Sugar Mama (Café Where 9pm) 

 Saturday, June 9 
Bhi Bhiman – Guttersnipe (Café Where 2pm) 
The Temper Trap – Fools (What Stage 3pm) 
Punch Brothers – Who’s Feeling Young Now (Which Stage 4pm) 
Puscifer –Tumbleweed (That Tent 5pm) 
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie (What Stage 10pm) 

Sunday, June 10 
Delta Spirit – Tear It Up (Which Stage 1230pm) 
The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow (The Other Tent 6:15pm)                                                                              Fun. – Some Nights (That Tent 645pm)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Loud Love (TOTR 158)

New Grass Revival – One Love/People Get Ready
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – People Get Ready
Lizz Wright – Get Together
Alabama Shakes – I Found You
First Aid Kit – I Found a Way
The Avett Brothers – Living Of Love
Allman Brothers Band – Crazy Love
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Learn How to Love
Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Shot Of Love
Michael Franti – Love Don’t Wait
New Multitudes – Careless Reckless Love
Al Green – Love And Happiness
Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love
Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby
Florence + The Machine – Lover To Lover
Needtobreathe – Let Us Love
Drew Holcomb – Love Will Bring You Home
Dawes – Love Is All I Am
Good Old War – Loud Love
Snow Patrol – The Garden Rules
Shawn Mullins – Give God the Blues
Dr. John – God’s Sure Good
Alpha Blondy – Come Back Jesus

Monday, May 7, 2012

Outta My System (TOTR 157)

Jonathan Winters – Serenity Prayer
John Lee Hooker – One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
Kings Of Leon – Wasted Time
The Killers – Uncle Jonny
Band of Horses – Weed Party
Uncle Tupelo – Whisky Bottle
The Holy Modal Rounders – Blues in the Bottle
Humming House – Gasoline
Grateful Dead – Truckin
The Avett Brothers – Shame
Dawes – God Rest My Soul
Amos Lee – Cup Of Sorrow.
Tired Pony – Get On The Road
Robin Pecknold – I’m Losing Myself
Dry The River – Demons
Everybodyfields – Wasted Time
Indigo Girls – Pushing The Needle Too Far
Ashley Cleveland – Needle and the Damage Done
Burlap To Cashmere – The Other Country
Iron and Wine – Resurrection Fern
Chris Robinson – The Never Empty Table
The String Cheese Incident – Wake Up
My Morning Jacket – Outta My System
New Multitudes – Changing World
Aaron Neville – I Know I’ve Been Changed
John Michael Talbot – The Lord’s Prayer