Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Rocking on a ROCK farm!!

Drive-By Truckers will play at this year's Bonnaroo. The seventh annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 12-15 on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville.
Among the confirmed 2008 Bonnaroo artists are: Pearl Jam, Metallica, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, My Morning Jacket, The Allman Brothers Band, The Raconteurs, Willie Nelson, Death Cab for Cutie plus what seems like millions of others...

(ABOVE: Patterson Hood - red guitar - joins the rotating band onstage).

The Ted Hafer Memorial Show last weekend at 40 Watt was fantastic. It was a reunion of sorts - with music played by the likes of: Vic Chesnutt, Dave Marr, Nick Bielli, Larry Tenner, Phillip Mcardle, Curtiss Pernice, Dave Gerow, John Neff, Creston Spiers, Frank Macdonell, Sam Mixon, Ballard Lesemann, Paul Trudeau, Steve Hurley and John Harrison.
(The ass-kicking) Sloan Simpson has Vic Chesnutt's set (joined by Curtiss Pernice, Sam Mixon & Ballard Lesemann) on his (amazing) Southern Shelter website.
Also, here's photos from Laura Ford and from Mike White
The concert was also a benefit for Nuçi's Space - thank-you so much to Barrie Buck, Curtis Pernice and Jessica Green for planning the event!

Stream a track from the new R.E.M. album Accelerate on Pitchfork.

Watch Friday Night Lights tonight on NBC and you'll hear Right Hand on My Heart by The Whigs.

FoA (Friend of Athens) comedian Patton Oswalt will host this year's Plug Independent Music Awards...
Vote here for locals (Of Montreal) and semi-locals (Deerhunter/Black Lips).