From The Sunday Bonnaroo Beacon: Lose Yourself
Eminem – photo by Dean Budnick
There’s a particular spirit that surrounds the grounds of Bonnaroo. It’s what makes a community out of this temporary city in Tennessee. And it’s what causes artists to understand that performing in front of these crowds is a much different experience than just any other scheduled date on a tour itinerary.
Some artists don’t get it—Sting during the Police’s headlining set in 2007 comes to mind. And then there are many, many more who do. This edition of Bonnaroo has found everyone balancing appreciation, fascination and determination to leave lasting memories. There were plenty of those throughout Saturday.
Altogether, the mixing and matching of styles came to represent the attitude of Bonnaroo in the best way possible. A
walk around Centeroo in the late afternoon brought about sonic pleasures in the reggae from Black Uhuru to the finely-crafted
bluegrass of Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, a rare performance by Bruce Hornsby on dulcimer and on to rapper Chiddy Bang, the hard electric blues rock of Gary Cole Jr., the raw art rock of Deer Tick, the pop, rap and DJ work of Jovanotti.
The start of the day even represented the diverse and universal nature of Bonnaroo as Alberta Cross played its mix of roots and electric blues, Hanggai introduced listeners to Mongolian tradition crossed with rock, pop and bluegrass, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens eased everyone into the day
while Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears’s funk and soul gave others a needed jolt.
Besides playing a late night set, Gogol Bordello treated fans to a threesong opening spot before Devotchka took the stage.
Band members also joined Devotchka onstage.
Funk sounds were heard in the shamefully underattended set by Motown master guitarist Dennis Coffey as well as from !!!’s
high energy set and the legendary Bootsy Collins taking the crowd to school with his brand.
It could even be heard in the hard hip-hop style of Eminem who prowled the What Stage as if he owned it. A year after Jay-Z
headlined in the same spot, the Detroit rapper acted as if he had something to prove, like a prizefighter whose knockout punch has been questioned. From the moment he entered the
stage Eminem was in attack mode. He immediately pinned the audience against the ropes and wouldn’t cut them any slack. It was a powerful performance and in the end he showed his appreciation for the crowd’s response.
In honor of Umphrey’s McGee’s return to Summer Camp this weekend, we present the group’s Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger performing this version of “The Pequod” from UM’s Anchor Drops.
Dame shares a song from her new EP Preventions of Heartbreak.
Golden Bloom stopped by Relix to perform a tune from their latest EP No Day Like Today.
The Chapin Sisters share an tune from their new album A Date With the Everly Brothers.
Minneapolis-based Night Moves share a song from their record, Colored Emotions, live at Relix.
Cloud Cult share a song from their latest album live at Relix.
The Giving Tree Band enjoy a spring day on the Relix rooftop, while performing a classic Grateful Dead tune.
Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden performs a duet with his sister-in-law Lou Canon. The song appears on Us Alone his first record on Broken Social Scene’s Arts & Crafts Productions.
The Milk Carton Kids share the first song from their new album, The Ash & Clay.
Here is the new video from Serbian guitar ace Ana Popovic. “Object Of Obsession” appears on her latest album Can You Stand The Heat.
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- Grace Potter & The Nocturnals "The Lion The Beast The Beat" (Official Video)
- The Allman Brothers Band Before Gregg?
- The M & Ms: Medeski, Mali, Mercurio, Moore at (Le) Poisson Rouge (A Gallery)
- Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger "The Pequod"
- Trey Anastasio with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center
- More Visions of the Hangout Music Festival 2013 (A Gallery)
- A Blowout for the So So Glos
- Interlocken Festival to Feature Neil Young, Furthur, String Cheese Incident, Black Crowes, Zac Brown and More
- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "Friend of The Devil" at the Beacon
- The Salvation of Page McConnell (Relix Revisited)
- Interlocken Adds Widespread Panic and John Fogerty, Furthur to Play Workingman’s Dead
- Warren Haynes and Joe Bonamassa "If Heartaches Were Nickels"
- The Final Ingredient in Dogfish Head’s Grateful Dead Tribute Ale Is…
- Stone Gossard Readies His Moonlander
- Trey Anastasio Band at The Hangout (Video Stream)
- Doctor’s Orders: So what should we call the Super Ball IX Newspaper?
- John Kadlecik Posts Statement on Bob Weir’s Collapse
- "I Wanne Be In moe.": The Latest Volunteers
- Bob Weir Escorted Off Stage During Furthur Show
- Furthur Cancels BottleRock Show as Bob Weir Is Out Of Commision
- Vote for Your Favorite "I Wanne Be In moe." Contestant
- Doctor’s Orders: What’s Your Favorite Furthur Song? (Win Copy of Relix Signed by Phil and Bobby)
- On The Verge Poll