Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Nate's 50 Bands Not-to-Miss at Bonnaroo 2009

As the festival quickly approaches, you begin to realize that sacrifices must be made. It's that time of year when you really start planning what bands you want to see the most - those you absolutely cannot miss, those you'd like to see but you'll survive if you miss and the ones you'd probably see if nothing else was going on but won't go out of your way to see. Not to take anything away from any of these bands, who am I to say which ones are better? It's all based on what you like. There's no right or wrong in music, these just happen to be the bands that satisfy my personal tastes.

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band


Beastie Boys

Nine Inch Nails

David Byrne


Al Green

Elvis Costello

Erykah Badu

Paul Oakenfold

Ben Harper & the Relentless 7

The Mars Volta

TV on the Radio

Yeah Yeah Yeahs


Andrew Bird

Band of Horses

Gov't Mule

The Decemberists

Girl Talk

Bon Iver

Bela Fleck & Toumani Diabate

Rodrigo y Gabriela


of Montreal

Booker T & the Drive-By Truckers

Animal Collective


Jenny Lewis

Heartless Bastards

Femi Kuti and the Positive Force

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Grizzly Bear

Okkervil River

Passion Pit

Brett Dennen

Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue

The Wailing Souls

Elvis Perkins in Dearland


The Low Anthem

Delta Spirit

A.A. Bondy

White Rabbits

Pretty Lights

Ben Sollee


Jessica Lea Mayfield

Joe Pug

Justin Townes Earle

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