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Bonnaroo Lineup: Phish, Radiohead, RHCP

The long awaited Bonnaroo 2012 lineup was officially announced today, and as rumored Phish will return to the festival and make their second trip to the farm. Other big acts topping the bill include Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beach Boys, Skrillex, The Roots, The Word, The Avett Brothers, and many many more! Smaller jamband and electronica acts include Umphrey’s McGee, Big Gigantic, Mimosa, Trampled By Turtles, and SOJA. This year’s lineup looks well balanced, tasteful and notably lacks big hip-hop or hard rock headliners so far. Here’s the full announced lineup:

Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup

Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup

For Phish phans, this brings great excitement as we finally have a confirmed show on the calendar to look forward to. The big question remains when will Phish grace us with the rest of the summer tour dates? My guess would be that we are still a few weeks out and that dates will likely drop in early March. So hold tight people, and here’s a highlight from Phish’s last B’roo showing to help hold you over til’ then!

Backwards Down The Number Line: Welcome To Now Turns 1

Today we celebrate the one year anniversary of Welcome To Now! Founded on March 25th, 2009, WTN has been there over the past year along with all you freaks out there, sharing in the groove and digging the wonderful music taking place all across this great land. In honor of this special day, let’s look back at the 10 biggest musical moments of the past year in Jam:


Phish @ Hamtpon - 3/07/09

Phish returned to the stage in 2009, with a more than triumphant year of playing. The reunion began with a historic 3 show run at Hampton Coliseum in March. Things just got better as the year went on for The Phish – the band released a new album, ‘Joy’, and hit the road for a big 2-leg summer tour, Halloween at Festival 8 in Indio, CA, an East Coast fall tour, and New Years in Miami. All in all, 2009 was a great year to be a Phish-head!

Hampton Fluffhead


Lesh, Weir, and Kadlecik - Dec. 09'

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir shocked deadheads everywhere in August of 09′ when they announced their newest post-Jerry Dead project: Furthur. Unexpected to all, Phil and Bobby called on John Kadlecik, aka ‘Faux Jerry’, aka ‘The Ghost of Jerry’, DSOs long-time axe-man, to join the band. The new project laid to rest indefinitely both Phil Lesh and Friends and Ratdog, and dealt a major blow to DSO, leaving them without a front man. In the 6 months the band has been together, they’ve played a big coming out 3-show run in Oakland, a brief Northeast December tour, New Year’s run in San Fran, and a smoking Winter tour of the East Coast and Midwest. Coming up in 2010, the band will hit the stage for a Memorial Day Festival and a mini-tour of the Northeast in late June and early July.

Furthur NYE 2009 Poster

Furthur NYE 2009 Poster


The Dead - Spring 09'

Months before Furthur, the Core Four reunited for the first time in over 5 years for a one-off Spring Tour across the US. The boys were joined by Warren Haynes on lead guitar and vocals, and Jeff Chimenti of Ratdog on the keys. Check out a few tour highlights below for download!

The Dead 09 Logo

Download Tour Opener – 4/12/09 Greensboro, NC
Download Madison Square Garden, 4/25/09
Download 5/2/09 – Final show at the Spectrum
Download The Dead at Shoreline – 5/10/09


Bisco - Fall Tour 2009

The Disco Biscuits closed out a fantastic year of playing with their second Annual  5 show run at the Nokia Theater in New York City. By all accounts and from personal experience, this string of shows was top-notch and a real exclamation point on the year for the band. Check out choice downloads, videos, and news from 2009 in the Bisco Archive.

Bisco NYE Run 09 Flyer


Phish - 10/31/09 Set 1

Phish re-launched two traditions on Halloween weekend 2009 with their first festival of Phish 3.0 along with a highly anticipated Halloween musical costume set – The Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile on Main Street’. Breaking new ground, the band also performed an intimate and picturesque acoustic set at Noon on Sunday, with complimentary donuts and coffee for phans. Truly a magical weekend, and it’s now going to be seen like never before in a full length 3D film being released April 30th. Check out this crisp video/audio stream of the Sunday acoustic set here!


ABB Beacon Marquis 2009

After canceling their annual Beacon run in 2008 due to Greg Allman’s battle with Hepatitis C, the band returned in 2009 with a guest-filled 40th anniversary run at the Beacon Theater. The run included guest stops from a star-studded cast including Clapton, Lesh, Weir, Helm, Scaggs, Anastasio, and McConnell. The band kept trucking in 09′ with spring and summer festival appearances including Wanee and Mountain Jam as well as big summer and fall tours. The band just wrapped up a fantastic 9 show run at the United Palace in New York city, is sounding better than ever, and has more shows plotted for 2010 already. Check out setlist, vids, and a review of the final night at the United Palace here.

Haynes, Trucks, and Clapton - Beacon 2009


Lesh, Robinson, Weir, Greene, and Kadlecik - 3/12/10

On March 12th 2010, Phil Lesh celebrated his 70th birthday (technically 3/14/10) with a big bash at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. The evening featured a fun 3 set format complete with an opening acoustic set and 2 raucous electric sets featuring special guests from throughout Phil’s solo career including John Molo, Chris Robinson, Jackie Greene, and Steve Molitz. Give it a listen here:

Download Link ~ Stream Link


Phish at 'Roo 2009 - First Tube

Breaking with long-standing tradition, Phish played their first mainstream festival with 2 separate appearances (an extended late night set and a 2 set show) at 2009’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN. The band realized a long time dream and provided the festival’s highlight with a big collaboration with Bruce Springstreen, who also headlined the festival in 09′. The boss and the boys treated fans to a fun cover/bust-out of ‘Mustang Sally’, as well as performances of Bruce’s own songs ‘Glory Days’, and ‘Bobby Jean’. To re-live this special moment, check out this smoking video of Glory Days:


SCI @ Rothbury 2009

The String Cheese Incident reunited for a special one-off show at 2009’s Rothbury music festival. The band put on a massive spectacle of a show enhanced with massive light and art installations. The show went off with flying colors, so much so that the band has decided to tour further in 2010, with gigs at Red Rocks and beyond already announced and more in the works. To get a taste of the Cheese to come, buy the Soundboard of the Rothbury show here.

SCI at Red Rocks


Markelis, Lawton, Anastasio, and Paczkowski

Markelis, Lawton, Anastasio, and Paczkowski

Having brought back the core four of his Classic Tab Band – Russ Lawton, Tony Markelis, Ray Paczkowski, and, of course, Big Red himself – in the Fall of 2008, Anastasio hit the road with a bigger-and-better Classic TAB band a few months ago in the Winter of 2010. For the tour, Trey added to the core four with a 3-piece horn section featuring TAB vets Jeffier Hartswick and Russell Reminton along with new-comer cutie Natalie Cressman. The tour was a massive success and featured some of the most enthused and passionate guitar work from Trey since Phish’s 2009 return. Check out lots of downloads, setslits, vids, and more in the TAB Winter Tour archive, enjoy!

And remember folks, WELCOME TO NOW!

Disco Biscuits Tour Preview

Tomorrow, Bisco embarks on a long, 2-part Winter/Spring 2010 tour. Things kick off with a 4 show Northeast run this weekend hitting some of the band’s favorite rooms including Ram’s Head, Lupo’s, and The Calvin. This run promises to be hot hot hot as Bisco always brings the heat for their home turf fans.

The band then takes a few weeks off before embarking on a more substantial east coast spring tour that runs from March 17th to April 25th and covers ground from New York to South Carolina and back again. The  tour starts the day after the highly-anticipated Planet Anthem release date of March 16th and promises to offer a lot of new material and exploration. Full tour dates and ticket info below.

Bisco Inferno 2009

02/18/10  Rams Head Live  Baltimore, MD
02/19/10 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Providence, RI
02/20/10 Calvin Theater Northampton, MA
02/21/10 Capitol Center for the Arts Concord, NH

03/17/10 The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
03/18/10 The Egg Albany, NY
03/19/10 House of Blues Boston, MA
03/20/10 The Wellmont Theatre Montclair, NJ
03/26/10 Ultra Music Festival Miami Beach, FL
04/14/10 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC
04/15/10 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
04/16/10 The National Richmond, VA
04/17/10 The National Richmond, VA
04/18/10 The NorVa Norfolk, VA
04/20/10 9:30 Club Washington, DC
04/21/10 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
04/22/10 Klein Memorial Auditorium Bridgeport, CT
04/23/10 F.M. Kirby Center Wilkes-Barre, PA
04/24/10 House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ
04/25/10 The Webster Hartford, CT

The band has also announced summer appearances at Bisco Inferno, Wakaruska, Bonnaroo, and of course Camp Bisco 9. More tour info can be found at the Bisco Tour Page, and you can get tix at Ticketmaster or BiscoTix.

Bonnaroo Lineup Announced!

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival announced its 2010 lineup today via a continually updated animation on the festival’s MySpace page. A new artist was announced every six minutes between 12 Noon and 9 PM… This novel, yet extremely drawn out announcement process was not well received by the online community.

Bonnaroo MySpace Page - 2/9 9PM

This year’s biggest names are Jay-Z, DMB, Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs performing “Dark Side of the Moon”, and Weezer. This is probably the festival’s least jam-influenced set of headliners to date, but the festival still offers a few solid jamband staples, including Les Claypool, The Disco Biscuits,  and Lotus. Overall, this lineup won’t get me to Tennessee this summer, but to each his own. Bonnaroo will announce a number of additional artists in the coming months including some big names, so stay tuned!


Stevie Wonder, Hot Rize, Calexico, Against Me!, Mike Snow, Les Claypool, Dan Deacon Ensemble, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Temper Trap, Blues Traveler, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Daryl Hall & Chromeo, B.O.B., Brandi Carlile, LCD Soundsystem, Kris Kristofferson, Miranda Lambert, Isis, Lucero, Diane Birch, The Disco Biscuits, Tinariwen, Here We Go Magic, Julia Nunes, Baroness, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Mumford & Sons, The Gaslight Anthem, Blitzen Trapper, Martin Sexton, Deadmau5, Rise Against, The Dead Weather, Kings of Leon, The Dodos, The Melvins, Tori Amos, Clutch, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lotus, The Entrance Band, They Might Be Giants, Jamey Johnson, The Black Keys, Tenacious D, Needtobreathe, Damian Marley & Nas, Rebelution, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Postelles, Jay Electronica, Jeff Beck, Manchester Orchestra, Dropkick Murphys, Local Natives, Dave Rawlings Machine, Dave Matthews Band, John Prine, The National, Zac Brown Band, Neon Indian, Baaba Maal, Dr. Dog, Japandroids, Kid Cudi, Tokyo Police Club, Jimmy Cliff, She & Him, Gwar, Thievery Corporation, Punch Brothers, Jay-Z, Monte Montgomery, OK Go, Norah Jones, Bassnectar, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Wale, Mayer Hawthorne and the Country, Regina Spektor, The xx, Phoenix, Ingrid Michaelson, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Medeski Martin & Wood, Weezer, The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs perform Dark Side of the Moon, The Avett Brothers

Bonnaroo Lineup Leak?

Update 2-02-2010 9:00AM: Thanks to all the readers who submitted comments regarding the authenticity or lack thereof of this poster. To clarify, this does not appear to be an offical festival flyer, BUT it does contain the latest and greatest in artist rumors. Stay tuned for the official announcment today, Feb. 2nd.

Update 2-02-2010 12:30PM: Bonnaroo has updated their official website stating that the artist announcment will come next Tuesday, Feb. 9th.

Update 2-02-2010 7:00PM: The Flaming Lips are confirmed for Bonnaroo 2010 – band to perform Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’.

Roo’ Sightings

Some highlights from this weekend’s 2009 Boonaroo Music and Arts Festival – Bruce, Trey, and Warren get funky in Manchester:


Phish @ Bonnaroo 6/14/09

Set 1: AC/DC Bag, NICU, Gotta Jibboo, Punch You in the Eye > Sparkle > Bathtub Gin, Character Zero >Tweezer > The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Run Like an Antelope, Mustang Sally (w/ Bruce Springsteen!), Bobby Jean (w/ Bruce Springsteen) >Glory Days (w/ Bruce Springsteen)

Set 2:  Rock & Roll > Light > 46 Days Limb By Limb, Farmhouse, Backards Down The Number Line > Prince Caspian, First Tube

Encore: Suzy Greenberg > Tweezer Reprise

Trey and Bruce - 6/14/09

Trey and Bruce - 6/14/09

Torrent Link – Set 1

Torrent Link – Set 2

Bruce Springsteen @ Bonnaroo 6/13/09

Badlands, No Surrender, My Lucky Day, Outlaw Pete, Out In The Street, Working On, Dream, Seeds, Johnny,Youngstown, Raise Your Hand, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (sign request), Growin’ Up (sign request), Thunder Road (sign request), Waitin’ On, Sunny Day, The Promised Land, The River, Kingdom of Days
Radio Nowhere (w/Jay Weinberg on drums), Lonesome Day, The Rising, Born To Run

Encore: Hard Times, 10th Ave Freeze Out, Land Of Hope & Dreams, American Land, Rosalita, Glory Days, Dancing In The Dark

Bruce at the 'Roo 2009

Bruce at the 'Roo 2009

Gov’t Mule @ Bonnaroo 6/13/09

Brighter Days, Don’t Step On The Grass, Sam, Banks of The Deep End, Trane (w/ A 3rd Stone From The Sun Jam)> St Stephen Jam, Helter Skelter, Creep, Beautifully Broken, One, Southern Man (w/ Grace Potter), Bad Little Doggie, How Many, More Years> Higher Ground Jam> How Many More Years, Soulshine (w/ John Ginty on Keys)

Check out this video of Warren from Bonnaroo 2009

Download – Torrent


Gov't Mule - 6/13/09

Phish @ Bonnaroo – 6/12/09 – Late Night on the ‘What Stage’

Chalk Dust Torture, Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan, The Divided Sky, Possum, Down With Disease, Alaska, Stash, Golgi Appartus, Wolfman’s Brother, Poor Heart, Kill Devil Falls > Free, Wading In The Velvet Sea, Harry Hood, Highway To Hell > 2001 > You Enjoy Myself > Wilson > You Enjoy Myself

E: A Day in the Life

Download Link

Torrent Link

Phish - 6/12/09

Phish - 6/12/09

Check out tons of more great pictures over at Jambase of Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4.