Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day: Royal Canoe


Bonnaroo Artist | Royal Canoe
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBA


Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup. In addition to main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the next month or so, we’re adding a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage bands some of the best and most exciting up and coming acts around. As with our main stage previews, we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day

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[Review + Photos] Mac DeMarco w/ Juan Waters & JP5 | 4.16.14 @ Exit/In



Mac DeMarco
w/ Juan Waters and JP5
Exit/In; Nashville, TN
April 16, 2014

Review by Samantha Major. Photos by Jake Giles Netter.

We arrived at the Exit/In just in time to catch Juan Waters at the end of his set. He was performing acoustically and singing in Spanish when we found a spot in the sold out crowd. He set the mood for what was to become a pretty groovy night. As people refilled their drinks and got situated among friends, DeMarco and his Canadian band came out to set up. They were all sporting sweet mustaches and 90’s ball caps. DeMarco promptly introduced his touring members before beginning his set with the title track of his new album “Salad Days.”
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Bonnaroo Reveals 2014 Late Night Artists


This announcement is a little bit deceptive, as it doesn’t reveal any new Bonnaroo artists, but, rather, a taste of the yet-to-be-revealed (but potentially already leaked) schedule we can expect for 2014. Omitting specific days and times, Bonnaroo has announced which artists we can expect to see in late night slots. Late night performances have always been a Bonnaroo staple, but have received increasingly more attention in recent years, showcasing a healthy mix of EDM, superjams, legacy acts, and chilled-out sets in an after dark setting. Some of this year’s late night sets are to be expected, like the superjams, Skrillex, and Zedd, while others, such as Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Ty Segall, Meshuggah, and Chance the Rapper come as a pleasant surprise. We’ll also be eagerly anticipating seeing The Flaming Lips, Frank Ocean, and Deafheaven, among others, in end-of-day slots. After the jump, check out the full late night menu!

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Live on the Green Changes Schedule, Expands Site, Extends Hours for 2014


Announced earlier this afternoon, in a ceremony hosted by Lightning 100 and featuring Nashville mayor Karl Dean, the annual Live on the Green music festival is set to return once again this year, albeit with a few changes. Breaking the traditional six-week model, the 2014 season will run for just four weeks, beginning on August 14. However, for the first time ever, Live on the Green will conclude with an epic three-day festival, running September 4 through 6. Additionally, the festival site, centered around Public Square Park, will be expanded to include an extra city block, and this season’s hours have been extended. The best news? It’s still totally FREE and open to the public! Look out for a full lineup announcement on June 26, which will coincide with the sale of VIP tickets. We have a feeling that this is going to be the most exciting year yet, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted on any further developments. For now, watch a 2014 teaser video after the jump, and read about Music City Mayhem winners (and confirmed Live on the Green performers) Phin right here.

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Watch Forecastle headliner Beck cover Arcade Fire at Coachella


Blog favorite and one of three stellar headliners at this year’s Forecastle Festival, Beck has been in the news this week after a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies)” at the Coachella Music Festival.  Beck recounted being phoned by his neighborhood bar owner about 10 years ago to come down to check out a band, and his subsequent discovery of Arcade Fire.  Have a look at the video below for the story, the cover, and ”Blue Moon” off of his most recent release Morning Phase.

Fans of Beck probably already have tickets to Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY from July 18-20, but, if you don’t, you can enter to win a pair of weekend passes right here.  Fans of Arcade Fire better hurry up, and snack up some of the only 200 or so remaining tickets for their show at Bridgestone on May 1st.

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