Monday, May 18, 2009

A Look at Bonnaroo Sunday, June 14

What Stage
Erykah Badu (3:30-5:00 pm)

Known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul", Erica Abi Wright is a multiple Grammy-winner, encompassing elements of R&B, hip-hop and jazz. Her first taste of show business came at just four years old, when she sang and dance with her mother at the Dallas Theatre Centre. By 14, she was free-styling for a local radio station alongside Roy Hargrove. She changed the spelling of her name to Erykah because she believed it to be her "slave" name. The term "kah" signifies the inner self, while "Badu" means "truth and light" in Arabic. Leaving Grambling State University upon graduation, Erykah worked several minimum wage jobs and taught drama and dance to children at the South Dallas Cultural Center. In early 1997, she released her first album, Baduizm, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts. Known for introspective lyrics and jazzy, bass-heavy sound, her sophisticated style drew many comparisons to Billie Holiday. She was at one time involved in a relationship with Andre 3000 of OutKast, with whom she had a child, Seven. She has collaborated with both the Roots and Common, whom which she also had a relationship with. She has also appeared in several movies, and even joined My Morning Jacket on stage in Dallas, for her song, "Tyrone."

Watch My Morning Jacket perform with Erykah Badu on "Tyrone"

Snoop Dogg (6:00-7:30 pm)

One of Dr. Dre's most notable proteges, Calvin Broadus, Jr., got the name "Snoop" from his mother, who had nicknamed him "Snoopy" because of his love of the cartoon, Peanuts. At an early age, Snoop began singing in Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church and playing piano, and in sixth grade, started rapping. As a member of the Crips in high school, Snoop was busted for cocaine and served six months at the Wayside County Jail. Over the first three years he was out of high school, Snoop would be in and out of prisons. Dre discovered him, when he heard a solo freestyle on En Vogue's "Hold On." Dre taught him how to structure his lyrics and seperate the thematics into verses, hooks and chorus. Snoop was with Death Row Records from 1992-1998, appearing on Dre's The Chronic and his own, Doggystyle. Since 2004, Snoop has been a part of Geffen, which saw his first single go #1, "Drop It Like It's Hot" from R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta).

Watch a Snoop Dogg classic

Phish (8:30-12:00 am)

Watch Phish's "First Tube"

Which Stage
Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue (12:30-1:30 pm)

Watch Mike Farris performing at the Ryman

Citizen Cope (2:15-3:30 pm)

Watch the last time Citizen Cope performed at Bonnaroo

Andrew Bird (4:15-5:45 pm)

Watch Andrew Bird at Cincinnati's MusicNOW Festival

Band of Horses (6:30-8:00 pm)

Watch Band of Horses at ACL last year

This Tent
The Lovell Sisters (12:30-1:30 pm)

Watch the Lovell Sisters at MerleFest 2008

Todd Snider (2:00-3:00 pm)

Watch Todd Snider "Live in Nashville"

Robert Earl Keen (3:30-4:30 pm)

Watch Robert Earl Keen on Austin City Limits

Merle Haggard (5:00-6:15 pm)

Watch a Merle Haggard classic

Neko Case (6:45-8:15 pm)

Watch Neko Case's "Hold On, Hold On"

That Tent
Cage the Elephant (12:15-1:15 pm)

Watch Matt from Cage the Elephant at SXSW 2009

Dillinger Escape Plan (1:45-2:45 pm)

Imagine this band at Bonnaroo

High on Fire (3:15-4:15 pm)

Watch High on Fire

Shadows Fall (4:45-6:00 pm)

Watch Shadow Fall

Coheed & Cambria (6:30-8:00 pm)

Watch Coheed & Cambria in concert

Other Tent
AA Bondy (12:00-1:00 pm)

Watch AA Bondy

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists (1:30-2:30 pm)

Watch Ted Leo

Brett Dennen (3:00-4:00 pm)

Watch Brett Dennen

Okkervil River (4:30-5:45 pm)

Watch Okkervil River

Cafe Where
Jessica Lea Mayfield (2:30-3:30 pm)

Watch Jessica Lea Mayfield

Outernational (5:00-6:00 pm)

Outernational Live at CBGB's

The Heavy Pets (7:30-8:30 pm)

Watch the Heavy Pets live at the 9:30 Club

Troo Music Lounge
Sons of Bill (12:00-12:50 pm)

Watch Sons of Bill

MyNameIsJohnMichael (1:20-2:10 pm)


Nikhil Korula Band (2:40-3:30 pm)

Watch Nikhil Korula

Madi Diaz (4:00-4:50 pm)

Watch Madi Diaz

Dear and the Headlights (5:20-6:10 pm)

Watch Dear and the Headlights

Dirty Guv'nahs (6:40-7:30 pm)

Watch the Dirty Guv'nahs

Vertigo (7:50-8:40 pm)

Comedy Sweet
Daily Show Stars (2:00-3:15, 3:45-5:00 pm)

Michael Ian Black & Michael Showalter (5:30-6:45, 7:00-8:15 pm)

Sonic Stage
Ben Sollee (12:00-12:30 pm)

American Princes (12:45-1:15 pm)

Erin McCarley (1:30-2:00 pm)

Elvis Perkins (2:15-2:45 pm)

Julia Nunes (3:00-3:30 pm)

The Lovell Sisters (3:45-4:15 pm)

Ted Leo (4:30-5:00 pm)

AA Bondy (5:15-5:45 pm)

Mike Farris (6:00-6:30 pm)

Nikhil Korula Band (6:45-7:15 pm)

Solar Stage
Gypsy Hands Tribal Dance (12:15-1:00, 9:15-10:00 pm)

Panel: Socail Change Through Music (1:00-2:30 pm)

Grace Potter Interview (3:00-3:45 pm)

Rock the Earth: Interview and Performance TBA (4:00-4:45 pm)

Brett Dennen Interview (5:00-5:45 pm)

Poetix (6:30-7:00 pm)

Hunab Kru Breakdancing (7:45-8:30 pm)

African Drum and Dance by Mawre Company (8:30-9:15 pm)

Five You Can't Miss
Phish, Band of Horses, Andrew Bird, Erykah Badu, Merle Haggard

Ten Other Favorites
Snoop Dogg, Coheed & Cambria, Okkervil River, Brett Dennen, Mike Farris, Neko Case, AA Bondy, Cage the Elephant, Dear and the Headlights, Jessica Lea Mayfield

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