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June 16, 2010 After four incredibly hot, exhausting and thrilling days at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, the NPR Music gang is back to the land of air conditioning and indoor plumbing. On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen examines some of the highlights from the enormous festival, along with Rita Houston of WFUV in New York, Andy Uhler of KUT in Austin and Jill Riley of Minnesota Public Radio's The Current.
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The Gossip performed at the "This" tent on Friday, June 11, 2010, at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
June 11, 2010 Born in Arkansas and based in Portland, Ore., The Gossip boast a funky punk led by the powerful vocals of frontwoman Beth Ditto. The Gossip's performance at Bonnaroo included a cover of Tina Turner's classic "What's Love Got to Do With It?"
November 19, 2009 Beth Ditto, lead singer from queer indie-disco group The Gossip, read Britney Spears' head-shaving in 2007 as an act of defiance. Spears wanted control over was her own body; her image.
October 7, 2009 The post-punk trio mixes incendiary guitar noise with funk bass lines and adrenaline-infused rhythms, while frontwoman Beth Ditto thrashes onstage, sometimes stripping down to her underwear.
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March 8, 2006 The Pacific Northwest has been the source for a lot of great rock music — in the early 1990s, for example, it spawned the "grunge" sound made famous by acts like Nirvana and Soundgarden. Music critic John Brady shares some of his favorite new and sometimes quirky acts.
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