Top Records for April 2016

Sticking to the 25 number from last month. Note that I haven’t heard Lemonade because it’s not on Spotify, and I’m not going to pay for another service just to hear one album, so when it shows up on Spotify in a few weeks, it’ll probably occupy a spot towards the top of this list. That being said, here are my top picks for April.

1 Sturgill Simpson “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” 8.6
2 the Gloaming “2” 8.4
3 Parquet Courts “Human Performance” 8.3
4 Lucy Dacus “No Burden” 8.3
5 Andrew Bird “Are You Serious” 8.3
6 Explosions in the Sky “the Wilderness” 8.2
7 Deakin “Sleep Cycle” 8.2
8 PJ Harvey “the Hope Six Demolition Project” 8.2
9 Sam Beam ft Jesca Hoop “Love Letter for Fire” 8.1
10 Robbie Fulks “Upland Stories” 8.1
11 Charles Bradley “Changes” 8.1
12 Black Mountain “IV” 8.1
13 the Jayhawks “Paging Mr Proust” 8
14 Peter Wolf “A Cure for Loneliness” 8
15 King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard “Nonagon Infinity” 8
16 John Doe “the Westerner” 8
17 Teleman “Brilliant Sanity” 7.9
18 Teen Suicide “It’s the Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir the Honeypot” 7.9
19 Woods “City Sun Eater in the River of Light” 7.9
20 Kaitlin Aurelia Smith “EARS” 7.9
21 Niki and the Dove “Everybody’s Heart is Broken Now” 7.9
22 Wire “Nocturnal Koreans” 7.9
23 Bibio “A Mineral Love” 7.8
24 John Congleton and the Nighty Nite “Until the Horror Goes” 7.8
25 Bombino “Azel” 7.8



Better Know an Artist (Vol 26): Mean Motor Scooter

In 2015, power trio Mean Motor Scooter dropped a 5 track self-titled EP, filled with frenetic garage rock. They thrive on their authentic vintage indie rock sound, with influences from stoner rock to surf rock to punk rock. Basically, they just rock, and then keep rocking. Sammy Kidd, Joe Tacke and Jeff Friedman will probably be rocking the fine citizens of Fort Worth’s music scene’s socks off for years to come. They’ve got a new single coming out soon, and maybe we’ll keep on the lookout for a full length after that. There’s definitely more to see here. Today, though, the guys sat down to answer the all important questions

Me: For starters, tell us a little about yourself. How did you first get into music? And when did you know this is what you want to do for a living (money be damned)?

SK: I knew from age 6 that I wanted to be an artist. My drawings were often very crude or considered violent and raised concerns with my teachers. I was always very destructive as a child. I got a lot of pleasure out of breaking things, watching things burn or blow up. In my later years, around 12-15, a group of friends and I would vandalize things and skateboard. That was basically what we did with 90% of our free time when we weren’t in school. When we actually were in school, we spent all of that time drawing comic book characters or horrific portrayals of gruesome blood, guts, vomit and sometimes even pornographic scenes. The day I discovered Nirvana’s concert footage of Kurt Cobain smashing his equipment and screaming into th emic a catchy song about being the angry youth of America, I immediately though to myself “This is what I want to do with my life.” I was about 13 or 14 years old. I showed Chase (Jeff Friedman), who had been my best friend since the 5th grade. I watched him stare in awe at the “You Know You’re Right” fan video of a compilation of Nirvana gigs. His eyes lit up and I knew we both understood the same thing: this was for us… and we needed to start a band immediately.

JF: I really didn’t have as much appreciation for music until after I met Sammy in 5th grade. Our friendship began with a common interest in art. Then he showed me that video. That’s where it started, I guess. I’ve enjoyed playing drums for various other groups, some more than others. Through those experiences, I learned many things about the nature of music. I try to think of the music people create as art and not so much as a business, because that’s essentially what it is.

JT: I guess I always knew that this is what I wanted to do. I don’t necessarily come from a very musically inclined family, but I come from a very musically interested family, if that makes sense. Growing up, there was always music on in the house. We listened to everything from classic rock to top 40 to classic country, and everything in between. I picked up my first bass at 14 or 15 and never looked back. After playing in a few different bands in college and opening up for a few small touring bands, I realized this is what I wanted to do, and it was actually possible to do it. But, I’m also a realist and practical, probably to a fault, so I also started learning the art/wizardry of audio engineering about 7 or 8 years ago, just to ensure I always have a way to stay connected to making music.

Me: How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard it before?

SK: To those who haven’t heard us yet, I would say that the best way to describe the sound by genre is Surf Punk/Garage Rock. We’ve been compared to bands like FIDLAR, Ty Segall, Eagles of Death Metal, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, etc, but it’s basically fast catchy tunes with lots of nasty vocals and screaming. It goes back and forth from Stoner Pop to gritty vintage rock.

JF: Very energetic.

JT: I think Sammy hit the nail on the head, except that I would say he’s probably selling himself a little short. He’s got a pretty amazing voice that really shines through on a lot of tunes. There’s plenty of grittiness to be sure, but he can belt them out with the best of them.

Me: Who are some of your biggest musical influences, and why?

SK: I’d say Nirvana, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Joy Division, the Germs, Jesus Lizard, Metz, AFI and Freddie Murcury. I could go on.

JF: Dale Crover from the Melvins

JT: My influences are constantly changing depending on what I’m doing at the time, but I guess that’s the nature of being an audio engineer. If I had to pick some in general though, I’d say Jack White, Chris Walla, and Josh Homme. I’m a tone junkie and they definitely speak to me on that level.

Me: Which of your songs means the most ot you, and if you don’t mind me asking, why?

SK: It’s hard for me to say which of my songs mean more to me than others. I’ve written so many songs over the years and only 10% of those have made it on a recording in general and another fraction of those songs made it onto our albums. But I will say that “Son, I’m an Alien” does have a lot of sentimental value and deep meaning for me. I wrote it about my father, shortly after he passed away, through the eyes of my younger brother. It’s a very personal song.

Me: If you could open for any act, dead or alive, who would it be, and why?

SK: Nirvana, because they motivated me to make a career out of smashing things and making noise and Ty Segall because I believe he is the best living songwriter today.

JT: It’s probably way too obvious of a choice, but I would have loved to have opened up for Led Zeppelin in like ’72 when they were touring IV. I imagine that was a pretty wild time.

Me: Any favorite new musical acts, local or otherwise?

SK: I really enjoy the Heavy Baby Sea Slugs, but also Black James Franco, Fungi Girls, Chingalotus, Roar Shack, and the Longshots, as far as local bands go. That list could go on for far too long. For new bands, or new to me anyway, I’d say METZ are amazing. The Growlers, Shannon & the Clams are both great bands. We recently got to play a show with Leopold and his Fiction which was tits, and a dream come true in a small way because I was listening to them a good deal when writing the songs for Mean Motor Scooter in the beginning.

JF: Modern Convenience from Memphis, TN

JT: As far as local bands go, I also love Chingalotus. They’re my favorite band banging around Fort Worth right now. I’m also a big fan of the Phantom Sensation and I Happy Am. They’re not exactly new, but I’m also really digging Archie Powell and the Exports out of Chicago right now.

Me: What’s your “stranded on an island” record?

SK: No possible way I could answer that without wanting to change my answer many, many times….But, I can’t seem to stop listening to Melted by Ty Segall. I guess you could say it’s my go-to record.

JF: the Cramps Bad Music for Bad People

JT: I’m with Sammy on this one. There is now way I could pick just one. I guess, gun-to-my-head, I would pick Blind Melon’s self-titled album, but My Morning Jacket’s Evil Urges and FIDLAR’s self-titled album would both be strong contenders.

Me: Moving onto the home front, what are your favorite (and least favorite) things about the DFW music scene?

SK: My favorite thing about the DFW music scene is also my least favorite thing about the scene: it has a ton of diversity in music and genre. That’s great, but because of that, it’s lacking any one strong underground scene that is a movement of its own. It’s being pulled in too many different directions for it to develop a one of a kind scene. Instead, you get like-minded musicians separating each other because of all the sub-genre BS. It’s all noise…. Why can’t we all just get more organized and work together?

JF: (Favorite) A lot of DFW bands work hard to promote their work and it shows. Their overall presence both online and onstage is always changing, always evolving. We are constantly learning from them whether they know it or not.
(Least Favorite) There’s a lot of “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine” attitude that is constantly floating around between a few bands which is a real shame. I guess it’s some sort of sense of entitlement or an ego-thing, which we avoid all together because it can be a real downer, ya know?

JT: I actually really relish the diversity of the scene. I love that I can go watch someone like Vincent Neil Emerson at the Chat Room and then walk down the street to the Boiled Owl and see a band like Animal Spirit or ours. Plus, you can reserve the venues and that scenario still makes sense. But like Sammy said, to some extent, that is a hurdle. It’s really hard to stand out in a scene so big and spread out. I mean, it’s not like it’s LA or anything, but it does feel hard to get noticed sometimes. I think we could do a better job locally of incubating and cultivating talent.

Me: Favorite DFW venue to play (or see a show). Why?

SK: Grotto or Lola’s It’s hard to choose. They both have their pros and cons. But they are definitely my two favorite clubs in Fort Worth.

JT: I loved getting to play at Trees a few years ago with a different band. It’s the biggest stage I’ve ever played on and the sound was great. As far as day in and day out as a working musician though, it’s the Grotto. That place has treated us so well over the past year of Mean Motor Scooter. It’s more or less our home base of operations now. The staff is awesome, the sound is great and the crowd is always fun.

Me: Any favorite local acts people should be looking out for?

SK: I’ve already mentioned a few great local bands, but here’s a shout out to some hard working local talent: Animal Spirit, Dead Words, Buzzkills, Moon Grave, Jack Thunder and the Road Soda, Chingalotus, Royal Savages, Mountain Kid, Satellite Dream, Barron Brothers, Not Half Bad and many, many others.

JF: Satellite Dream. Those guys play great music.

JT: Sammy’s list covers it pretty well, but I’d also add: Bad Blonde, Slumberbuzz, Picnic, Lightning, Henry the Archer, VNE and the Old Souls, Fibs, Red Admirals, and pretty much anything Ben Napier is associated with.

Me: And for shits and giggle, what’s a fun fact that most people don’t know about you?

SK: I’ve only had one real job. It was at a car wash and only lasted nine months.

JF: My grandfather, Bayard H Friedman, was the mayor of Fort Worth from 1963-1965. He greeted Kennedy when he came to town and helped send him off to Dallas. My grandmother’s words after they left were: “I hope they behave themselves in Dallas”.

JT: I’m originally from Montana and speak fluent Russian.

Much thanks to the boys from Mean Motor Scooter. Keep an eye out for them. You can catch their single release party for “Naked Brunch”/”Such a Seducer”, April 30, at the Grotto, with Picnic, Lightning; Henry the Archer; and Phantom Sensation. If you miss that, they’re probably playing a few shows next week too. These guys are everywhere. Check out 2015’s Mean Motor Scooter EP below.


Top Records for February 2016

Alright, after a really weak start to the month of February, this week’s releases finally evened out the list a little bit. I listened to a lot of stuff this month, trying to find something to get way up there, so some decent ones that might have made other months lists won’t make this one. Also, new records from Lucinda Williams and the 1975 are not available on Spotify, and thus I haven’t heard them yet. They may get added in later. With no further ado, here are my top albums of February 2016.

1 Bonnie Raitt “Dig in Deep” 8.3
2 James Hunter Six “Hold On!” 8.2
3 School of Seven Bells “SVIIB” 8.1
4 Quilt “Plaza” 8.1
5 Mothers “When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired” 8.0
6 Steve Mason “Meet the Humans” 8.0
7 Elliott Smith “Heaven Adores You (Soundtrack)” 8.0
8 King “We Are King” 8.0
9 Basia Bulat “Good Advice” 7.8
10 Beacon “Escapements” 7.8
11 Mavis Staples “Livin’ On A High Note” 7.8
12 Field Music “Commontime” 7.8
13 Keegan McInroe “Uncouth Pilgrims” 7.8
14 Emma Pollock “In Search of Harperfield” 7.8
15 Waco Brothers “Going Down in History” 7.8
16 BJ the Chicago Kid “In My Mind” 7.8
17 Andrew Weatherall “Convenanza” 7.8
18 Wild Nothing “Life of Pause” 7.7
19 Mount Moriah “How to Dance” 7.7
20 Luke McGlathery “Life Ain’t Hard” 7.7


Top Records for January 2016

New year, new me, and all that jazz. Look, I managed to compile a top 20 list again this month. A few days, late, but whatever, back up off me. No further delay, here are my top records (with scores) for January 2016.

1 Savages “Adore Life” 8.6
2 David Bowie “Blackstar” 8.5
3 Milk Teeth “Vile Child” 8.4
4 Shearwater “Jet Plane and Oxbox” 8.3
5 Emily Wells “Promise” 8.3
6 Anderson .Paak “Malibu” 8.3
7 Jacob Metcalf “Fjord” 8.2
8 Tindersticks “the Waiting Room” 8.2
9 Eleanor Friedberger “New View” 8.2
10 Cactus Blossoms “You’re Dreaming” 8.1
11 Tedeschi Trucks Band “Let Me Get By” 8.0
12 Adrian Younge “Something About April II” 7.9
13 Saul Williams “MartyrLoserKing” 7.9
14 Night Beats “Who Sold My Generation” 7.8
15 Sea Pinks “Soft Days” 7.8
16 War Party “To Love and Fear It” 7.8
17 Half Japanese “Perfect” 7.7
18 Ron Pope and the Nighthawks “Ron Pope and the Nighthawks” 7.7
19 MONEY “Suicide Songs” 7.7
20 De Rosa “Weem” 7.7


Top Records for June 2015

So between being busier at work than we have been earlier in the year and just not being able to get into a lot of albums this month, I haven’t gotten to do any review posts, and I definitely didn’t score 20 records to make the usual monthly list. That being said, this month’s top record for June is from the hometown kid, Leon Bridges. I’ll give what scores I’ve got below, and I’m going to try and pump out a mid-year list here soon.

1 Leon Bridges “Coming Home” 8.5
2 Jamie XX “In Colour” 8.5

3 Wolf Alice “My Love is Cool” 8.4
4 Bully “Feels Like” 8.3
5 Active Child “Mercy” 8.3
6 Girlpool “Before the World Was Big” 8.1
7 Kacey Musgraves “Pageant Material” 7.9

How I Would Plan It: Glastonbury Festivals 2015

Ahhh, the big one. Don’t quote me on this, but I’m pretty sure Glastonbury is the largest Music Festival in the world. It doesn’t have an easy to view schedule on the web, so I was like, eh, I’ll print it out so I can see it as a whole a little easier. Uh, wrong, it’s 44 pages long. You need a program for this thing. Have no fear though. With this schedule, and some really good jogging shoes, you’ll catch a little of everything. I’m not go into details on artists here. It’s mostly split sets, so there’s so many acts here. I guess I’ll go ahead and highlight the ones I wouldn’t want to miss. Sorry, I didn’t get one up for Firefly last week. I had it typed up and ready to go, just never got around to putting it into a post. Anyways, lace up, you’re gonna be busy.

Glastonbury Festivals 2015
Friday, Jun 26
11:00-11:30 Rhodes (Park Stage)
11:30-12:00 Cambodian Space Project (West Holts)
12:00-12:30 Chronixx (Pyramid Stage)
12:30-1:00 the Cribs (Other Stage)
1:00-2:00 James Bay (Pyramid Stage)
2:00-2:40 Leon Bridges (John Peel Stage)
2:40-3:30 Alabama Shakes (Pyramid Stage)
3:30-4:00 Catfish and the Bottlemen (Other Stage)
4:00-4:30 Chet Faker (John Peel Stage)
4:30-5:00 Mary J Blige (Pyramid Stage)
5:00-5:30 Wolf Alice (the Park Stage)
5:30-6:00 JD McPherson (Acoustic Stage)
6:00-6:30 Motorhead (Pyramid Stage)
6:30-7:00 Benjamin Booker (the Park Stage)
7:00-7:45 Run the Jewels (West Holts)
7:45-8:25 Florence and the Machine (Pyramid Stage)
8:30-9:00 Django Django (William’s Green)
9:00-9:30 Mark Ronson (Other Stage)
9:30-10:15 Jamie XX (the Park Stage)
10:15-11:45 Foo Fighters (Pyramid Stage)
11:45-12:15 Super Furry Animals (the Park Stage)

Saturday, Jun 27
11:00-11:45 Flo Morrissey (the Park Stage)
11:45-12:10 Nadine Shah (William’s Green)
12:10-1:00 Courtney Barnett (Pyramid Stage)
1:00-1:30 Ibeyi (the Park Stage)
1:30-2:15 Izzy Bizu (La Pussy Parlure)
2:45-3:15 Young Fathers (Other Stage)
3:15-4:00 George Ezra (Pyramid Stage)
4:05-4:35 Ella Eyre (Other Stage)
4:35-5:00 Tuff Love (BBC Introducing)
5:00-5:45 Years and Years (John Peel Stage)
5:45-6:05 Clean Bandit (Other Stage)
6:05-6:30 Will Joseph Cook (BBC Introducing)
6:30-7:30 Father John Misty (the Park Stage)
7:35-8:05 Death From Above 1979 (John Peel Stage)
8:05-8:40 Mavis Staples (the Park Stage)
8:40-9:15 Pharrell Williams (Pyramid Stage)
9:15-9:45 Ben Howard (Other Stage)
9:45-10:45 George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic (West Holts)
10:45-11:45 Kanye West (Pyramid Stage)
11:45-12:15 Jon Hopkins (the Park Stage)
12:15-2:30 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (Pilton Palais Cinema)
1:30-3:00 Fatboy Slim (the Blues)
3:00-4:30 Four Tet (Genosys)

Sunday, Jun 28
11:00-11:40 Rival Sons (Other Stage)

12:00-12:40 Soak (Other Stage)
12:40-1:10 Mini Mansions (John Peel Stage)
1:10-1:45 Hozier (Pyramid Stage)
1:45-2:15 Saint Raymond (John Peel Stage)
2:15-3:15 Patti Smith (Pyramid Stage)
3:45-4:20 Alvvays (John Peel Stage)
4:20-5:15 Lionel Richie (Pyramid Stage)
5:15-5:45 Future Islands (Other Stage)
5:45-6:45 Alt-J (Pyramid Stage)

6:45-7:30 Belle & Sebastian (Other Stage)
7:30-8:00 Lianne La Havas (John Peel Stage)
8:00-8:30 Paul Weller (Pyramid Stage)
8:30-9:00 FKA Twigs (West Holt)
9:00-9:45 Buzzcocks (Left Field)
9:45-11:15 the Who (Pyramid Stage)
11:15-11:45 Ryan Adams (the Park Stage)
Hope this helps.

Anyways, if you’re going, have a good one.

How I Would Plan It: Bonnaroo 2015

You know festival season is in full swing when this one comes around. Bonnaroo, along with Coachella, is always one of the big guns amongst American festivals. It takes place over 4 days at Great Stage Park on a farm in Manchester, Tennessee. Seeing as my wife doesn’t camp, and we don’t do drugs, and thus probably can’t stay up and get our money’s worth at a festival that runs until 3 in the morning, we’ll probably never get to this one. That being said, the lineup always gets my festival juices flowing. I appreciate the festival’s fun stage names, and while strange stage time staggering creates several options for my 30 minute taste approach to festivals, it also deters me from choosing those splits to catch certain songs. The festival also features a comedy stage, a film screening tent, and a silent disco, but I’m just sticking to the music. Anyways, here goes:

Bonnaroo 2015
Thursday, Jun 11
5:45-6:30 Unlocking the Truth (This Tent)

This teenage metal band from Brooklyn has gotten a lot of attention in the media in the last few years, and are featured in the documentary, Breaking a Monster
7:00-7:30 Strand of Oaks (This Tent)
This show should chill you back out after rocking your face off
7:30-8:00 Ryn Weaver (the Other Tent)
and then go get your indie pop fix with emerging pop princess, Ryn Weaver
8:15-8:45 Iceage (This Tent)
Then more rocking your face off
8:45-9:15 Temples (The Other Tent)
British psych rock band has a great throwback sound.
9:15-10:00 Houndmouth (That Tent)
Houndmouth released one of my favorite blues-tinged rock records of the year.
10:00-10:30 Glass Animals (the Other Tent)
British indie rockers have been getting a lot of buzz of late
10:45-11:15 Courtney Barnett (This Tent)
Again, one of my favorite singer-songwriters going right now, sad I missed her last week, but I had to see the Stones.
11:15-11:45 Benjamin Booker (The Other Tent)
an artist that blew up the festival scene at the end of last season, now he’s making the rounds of the early festival season this year.
12:00-12:30 Jungle (That Tent)
Here’s where the staggering messes up my schedule, don’t think you’ll be catching “Busy Earning” in this portion of their set.
12:30-1:00 Mac DeMarco (This Tent)
but you don’t want to miss all of Mac’s set, right?

Fri, Jun 12
1:15-2:00 the Districts (the Other Tent)

indie rockers should put on a lively show.
2:00-3:00 Brownout presents Brown Sabbath (Which Stage)
Austin metal outfit Brownout perform the works of Black Sabbath. I’m in.
3:00-3:45 King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard (The Other Stage)
Don’t get me lying, the only thing going at the time. I don’t know, maybe grab a snack or check out some shops. 🙂
3:45-4:45 Royal Blood (Which Stage)
British rock band has already blown up in Europe and the UK, trying to do the same stateside.
4:45-5:45 Unknown Mortal Orchestra (the Other Tent)
the indie rock group play in support of the excellent (if sometimes weird) Multi-Love.
5:45-6:15 Mini Mansions (Who Stage)
I wasn’t impressed with their performance opening for Arctic Monkeys, but they did put out one of the better records of 2015 so far.
6:30-7:15 Sylvan Esso (the Other Tent)
Still out in support of their excellent self titled debut (already a part of Asa’s Record Collection)
7:15-7:45 Kacey Musgraves (That Tent)
I guess I’d sacrifice a few minutes of the Shakes to catch a little of Kacey.
7:45-8:45 Alabama Shakes (What Stage)
But dammit, I’m catching the rest.
8:45-9:45 Tears for Fears (This Tent)
Ummm, 80’s, y’all. Obviously, this is the perfect lead-in to what comes next.
9:45-11:00 Kendrick Lamar (What Stage)
The current King of Hip Hop (Shut your face, Kanye).
11:15-12:00 Run the Jewels (This Tent)
Killer Mike and El-P had one of the biggest albums of the year in 2014 and have more coming.
12:00-12:45 Earth, Wind and Fire (That Tent)
Man, we are just all over the place here.
12:45-1:15 Deadmau5 (What Stage)
the man with the mask
1:15-1:45 Flying Lotus (the Other Tent)
Should be another good dance set. You still awake over there?
1:45-3:30 STS9 (That Tent)
These guys are pretty fun, and they’ll take you into the wee hours of the morning

Sat, Jun 13
2:00-2:30 Catfish and the Bottlemen (This Tent)
These guys have a long, weird name, that doesn’t exactly lend itself to twitter, but the music’s pretty solid.
2:30-3:15 Phox (the Other Tent)
Another one I recently couldn’t cram into my busy concert schedule.
3:15-4:00 Kevin Garrett (New Music on Tap Lounge)
Kevin is worth going to this space once during the weekend
4:00-5:00 Rhiannon Giddens (Which Stage)
If she’s half as entertaining solo as she is with her group (Carolina Chocolate Drops), this should be a good one.
5:15-5:45 Bleachers (This Tent)
the solo project of Fun.’s Jack Antonoff. About to kick off a tour with Charli XCX.
5:45-6:45 the War on Drugs (Which Stage)
One of 2014’s best albums, worth missing Hozier for.
6:45-7:30 Jamie XX (the Other Tent)
Jamie (of the XX) just dropped one of the top records of 2015 last week.
7:30-8:30 Gary Clark Jr (Which Stage)
The Austinite is one of the top guitarists going today.
8:30-9:30 My Morning Jacket (What Stage)
Always a fun live show, I plotted you right in the middle of it
9:30-10:30 Childish Gambino (Which Stage)
TROY!!!!!! Donald Glover is actually a pretty legit rapper.
10:30-11:00 Slayer (This Tent)
Raining blood all over this place
11:00-1:00 Mumford and Sons (What Stage)
And from Slayer to 2 hours of Mumford and Sons. That’ll kill your buzz. 🙂
1:00-2:00 D’Angelo & the Vanguard (This Tent)
This one will give your lady a whole different kind of buzz
2:00-3:15 Flume (That Tent)
hot Australian DJ will drive you into the night.
Sun, Jun 14
12:15-12:45 Pokey LaFarge (Which Stage)
Haven’t actually heard these guys, but hear they put on a good show.
12:45-1:15 Shakey Graves (That Tent)
Austin musician has been drumming up a lot of attention lately.
1:15-1:45 Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas (the Other Tent)
I hadn’t heard of her, but the write-ups sound promising, might have to pretend I’m going to Bonnaroo and check them out.
1:45-2:15 Hurray for the Riff Raff (That Tent)
the excellent American outfit put out a superb record last year.
2:15-3:00 Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear (Which Stage)
the engaging mother/son duo put out one of better records last month.
3:00-3:45 Twenty One Pilots (What Stage)
These guys did too
3:45-4:15 AWOLNATION (Which Stage)
Sail on over to this one when you get a chance
4:15-4:45 MØ (the Other Tent)
Danish hit-slinger is gunning for the mainstream.
4:45-5:45 Spoon (What Stage)
This Austin band is one of the few mid-day sets that got a full hour, I think.
5:45-6:15 Brandi Carlile (Which Stage)
But I’m still skipping out early to catch a little of this set.
6:15-7:00 Punch Brothers (That Tent)
Chris Thile and the boys have a long set, but I’ve got to go see….
7:00-8:00 Florence and the Machine (What Stage)
Florence Welch and the gang were better that I expected when I saw them at ACL a few years back.
8:00-9:00 Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters (Which Stage)
You’ve got to take the chance to catch one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time when you get it, I suppose.
9:00-11:30 Billy Joel (What Stage)
the Piano Man closes out your weekend, which is kinda weird, but I guess it works.
Hope this helps.

Anyways, if you’re going, have a good one.