Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Announces 2012 Lineup
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BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2012 LINEUP FEATURING RADIOHEAD, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, PHISH, BON IVER, THE BEACH BOYS 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR, THE SHINS, THE AVETT BROTHERS, SKRILLEX, AZIZ ANSARI, ALICE COOPER, FEIST, CHILDISH GAMBINO, BLACK STAR, tUnE-yArDs, BAD BRAINS AND MORE
February 14, 2012, New York, NY -- Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 11th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 7 - 10 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2012 lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.Tickets for the event will go on sale on this Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12 noon EST exclusively at bonnaroo.com.
After an unforgettable 10th year celebration in 2011, festival organizers have come back with one of the most eclectic and striking lineups to date, drawing from an astounding range of music scenes to create what is sure to be another incomparable weekend for the ages. The breadth of the programming is consistently innovative each year and has become one of the key signature aspects of this legendary festival, whose uniquely open minded yet discerning and passionate community thrives on its intelligent diversity. A consistent power in music discovery, Bonnaroo once again will expose its fanbase to legends, current favorites as well as new artists who are about to break. Featured acts in 2012 include: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, The Beach Boys Featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks, Bon Iver, The Shins, The Avett Brothers, Skrillex, Black Star, Alice Cooper, Feist, Flogging Molly, Childish Gambino, Ben Folds Five, The Roots, Bad Brains, The Civil Wars, St. Vincent, Alabama Shakes, tUnE-yArDs, Punch Brothers, Flying Lotus, Dawes, The Joy Formidable, Das Racist, Grouplove, Gary Clark, Jr., Kurt Vile & The Violators, Big Freedia and more.
As the only round-the-clock major U.S. music festival, Bonnaroo packs an unparalleled amount of entertainment options into its four days. The event has offered its attendees the amenities and community spirit of a small city, with 24 hours of activities including a comedy theater, cinema festival, broo'ers festival, silent disco, salon, sustainable gardening lessons, arcade, Internet cafés, restaurants, yoga classes and hundreds of high quality food and craft vendors. Rolling Stone magazine called the 2011 event "epic," saying the weekend was full of "surprise and wonder." Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield intoned, "If Woodstock were like this, we never would have left."
Festival organizers are also excited to announce their new partnership with YouTube creating Bonnaroo365, a new entertainment channel on YouTube featuring original programming, daily content and legendary live festival performances all created and curated by the Bonnaroo producers. Bonnaroo365 will be an unprecedented destination for the community to celebrate "Good Stuff," the literal definition of Bonnaroo. This extension of Bonnaroo represents its transition from being mainly an annual terrestrial event to having a presence in the day-to-day life of likeminded entertainment fans worldwide. Specific programming details and schedules will be released in the coming months.
For a preview of this year's lineup, fans can checkout the Bonnaroo's 2012 lineup playlist on Spotify via this link: http://spoti.fi/b0nnar00-2012 .
DOWNLOAD: Shortcircles EP - New Plug Research Signee
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Joining the ranks of Bilal, Quadron, Exile, Elephant & Castle and more, Oakland-based producer Shortcircles is the newest signee to LA label Plug Research.
Inspired by Teebs, DJ Shadow, 50s jazz records, and more, the EP is a gentle, rolling wave of sounds that both soothes and galvanizes. Shortcircles describes his music as a, "peaceful sound. I try to make music that is as honest to myself as possible." The EP is an exceptionally strong release and serves as an introduction to a producer we will hear a lot from in 2012.
Raheem DeVaughn - Destinatiion Loveland Hosted By Snoop Dogg
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Raheem DeVaughn Destination Loveland Hosted by DJ Snoop-A-Delic aka Snoop Dogg AVAILABLE ONLINE FEBRUARY 14th 368 Music Group
Raheem DeVaugh is back with EP full of new original music, Destination Loveland hosted by DJ Snoop-A-Delic, just in time for Valentine's Day. The self proclaimed, R&B Neo-Soul Hippie Rockstar, Raheem Devaughn pairs up with Snoop Dogg for the first single release titled, "Be The One". Destination Loveland features appearances from world renowned poet-Dr. Maya Angelou, Grammy Nominated J Records Recording Artist-Marsha Ambrosius and 368 Music Group Recording Artist-Phil Ade.
On a rigorous schedule to inundate the planet w/ amazing Hip Hop songs and videos as he prepares listeners for his awaited full length "ALL BLVCK EVERYTHING: The Album" (April 2012). C-Rayz Walz is fresh out the graveyard shift w/ new life on "BLVCK ROSARIES" feat. the wild hair rhymes of Freddie Bunz.
Straight up from the steaming streets of the Big Apple, a young, ambitious rapper called Crosby just released his digital album "New York Posterboy" online, available through the website http://www.NewYorkPosterboy.com. The budding artist, also known alternatively as Crosmopolitan and Clockwork Cros, was born in Bellevue to a noted multidisciplinary artist couple from the East Village.
From an early age, Crosby became a public figure; he appeared in promo breaks for MTV, fashion photographs by Steven Klein and Tom Munroe and spreads in L'Uomo Vogue, Soma and Pop; posters for the Winter X-Games; music videos by Spike Jonez, Jim Spring, Micheal Gondry and R. Kern and an album cover for Cop Shoot Cop's "Ask Questions Later". He interned at Def Jam, worked at Jeffrey Dietch Projects and for 5 years Crosby produced the multi-artist showcase Hip Hop Howl for the Howl! Festival in the East Village, while also bringing that troupe to the SXSW Festival 3 years running. Currently, Crosby directs music videos for his company Photo-POW and is also the visual artist behind all the cover art and web design for Swizz Beatz' weekly series Monster Mondays.
Crosby has built a vast reservoir of musical material in collaboration with a host of emerging local talent and is now poised to take Gotham by storm with a series of solo album releases, one per month for the next several months, of which "New York Posterboy" is the first. The record is unified by a series of sketches placed within none other than the newsroom of Murdoch's flagship and New York's most popular newpaper, the Post, as a cub reporter that reminds me of my younger self convinces his editor to allow him to break the story of Crosby's splash into the NYC music biz. Using industry beats and a wide range of sampled sounds, Crosby's aural montages express postmodern sensory overload and the funky syncopation of the life of a native New Yorker.
Songs such as "The Wait is Ova", "Born in the City" and "Museum Music" show a hip intensity and cultural savvy in his poetry and delivery. Though this is a Hip Hop mixtape, it reminds this pundit of the highly entertaining, hyperkinetic sound of one of his favorite rock records from back in the day: The Mothers of Invention's "Freak Out." His future releases promise to be even more eclectic and innovative.