Thursday, February 14, 2013

Phish Closes House at Bonnaroo

Phish at Bonnaroo
Headlining this past year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was the jamband of all jambands, Phish, who gave it their all for two full sets of music on the infamous “What Stage.” This band has quite the reputation for putting on an epic live show, and Bonnaroo was no exception. As usual for the Sunday night headliner, there was no other music on any of the other stages. Needless to say it seemed pretty apparent that they had the biggest crowd of the weekend. There were people as far as the eye could see for this truly remarkable feat of light and sound.

Kenny Rogers Spanning Generations at Bonnaroo

Kenny Rogers

One of the best things about Bonnaroo Music festival is the variance in the acts that you can witness over the course of one weekend. You can go from the jam bands and the electronica to more classical country acts such as the likes of Kenny Rogers, who played early evening in the “Other Tent” on Sunday, June 10th. Regardless of whether or not you are a fan of country/western music, you have to give it up for a superstar like Kenny Rogers, who has been in the musical spotlight for almost fifty years. Over the course of an hour and 15 minutes, he crooned out all of his hits from the course of his career. This
show drew an audience that you don’t see at most music festivals today. It was an interesting blend of older ladies and gentlemen wearing their cowboy hats as a tribute to this music legend and typical drunk music festival goers. What was even more astonishing took place later that evening during the
headlining act of the weekend: Phish. Kenny Rogers got on stage with the mega jam band to play Rogers’s song, “The Gambler”. Lionel Richie came out to perform with Kenny Rogers during his day set.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mumford and Sons Pre-Grammy Party at The Barclays

Dumpstaphunk Stays Funky Summer and Winter

 Bringing the funk back to Bonnaroo Music Festival, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk tore up the stage at the ‘Other Tent’ late night on Friday, June 9th 2012. The New Orleans funk quintet did not disappoint their fans one bit as they lived up to their high energy performance expectation. One of the highlights of the set was a funktastic rendition of David Bowie’s “Fame” that really had the crowd getting down and dirty in the warm Manchester, Tennessee night.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Art vs. Science - Bonnaroo Debates Music and Fun

Art vs. Science
Art vs. Science is an three piece techno-pop band from Australia that gave a lively performance at
the 2012 Bonnaroo Music Festival. Their short afternoon set at the Sonic Stage on Saturday, June
9th was a very unique sounding medley of house beats, rock & roll, and synthed out keyboards. This
distinguishing blend of musical styles and influences gives them a style that they can call their own.
For being a newer band they definitely had a hugely confident stage presence, being dressed in silver
space suits and knowing exactly how to get the crowd hyped. 

John Oates rocks the Franklin Theatre

By Butch Worrell
     Nashville, TN

 John Oates is best known as a member of Hall and Oates, perhaps the most successful musical duo in history with 21 albums which have sold over 80 million units and 10 number one records with over 20 top 40 hits.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mushroomhead, Final Trigger, Gemini Syndrome, 6 Prong Paw, Condition: Critical Concert

Final Trigger
Gemini Syndrome
6 Prong Paw
Condition: Critical
@The Intersection, Grand Rapids, Mi.

The day before the show there was a lake effect snow warning out.  I hoped that it would be safe for us to make it to the show.  And the other concert goers may not go because of the bad weather.

On the way to the show the roads were dry and clear by the time I got off of work early.  When we made it to The Intersection early there was not a good amount of people waiting.  I was concerned that people did not want to get out in the cold weather, but 20 minutes later the crowd proved me wrong.

Gareth Dunlop live at the Franklin Theatre

By Butch Worrell
     Nashville, TN

 Gareth is an up and coming songwriter and singer from Northern Ireland. He recently appeared at the Historic Franklin Theatre and captivated the audience with his soulful Irish style.

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