Bonnaroo Preview

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Every June, nearly a hundred thousand people descend on a farm outside of Nashville, Tenn. for Bonnaroo, one of the world's largest outdoor music and arts festivals. This year, NPR Music will broadcasting and webcasting live from the festival, along with NPR stations WFUV (Bronx, NY), KUT (Austin, TX) and Minnesota Public Radio's The Current, bringing you full concerts by artists such as The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Norah Jones, John Prine, Dan Deacon and many more. You can see a full list of bands and a schedule, and listen to our Bonnaroo mix here.

On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with WFUV's Rita Houston, Andy Uhler of KUT and Jill Riley of The Current about some of the acts they're most looking forward to seeing at this year's Bonnaroo. Houston, a long-time veteran of the festival, also shares some of her past experiences battling Bonnaroo's crowds, heat and mud, all while enjoying some memorable live performances.

Bonnaroo Preview

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Baaba Maal

  • Artist: Baaba Maal
  • Album: Television
  • Song: Television
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  • "Television"
  • Album: Television
  • Artist: Baaba Maal
  • Label: Palm Pictures
  • Released: 2009
 
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Neon Indian

  • Artist: Neon Indian
  • Album: Psychic Chasms
  • Song: Deadbeat Summer
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  • "Deadbeat Summer"
  • Album: Psychic Chasms
  • Artist: Neon Indian
  • Released: 2009
 
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Mayer Hawthorne

  • Artist: Mayer Hawthorne
  • Album: Strange Arrangement [Bonus Tracks]
  • Song: Just Ain't Gonna Work Out
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  • "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out"
  • Album: Strange Arrangement [Bonus Tracks]
  • Artist: Mayer Hawthorne
  • Label: Stones Throw
  • Released: 2009
 
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The Flaming Lips/Stardeath and White Dwarfs

  • Artist: The Flaming Lips/Stardeath and White Dwarfs
  • Album: Dark Side of the Moon
  • Song: Great Gig in the Sky
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  • "Great Gig in the Sky"
  • Album: Dark Side of the Moon
  • Artist: The Flaming Lips/Stardeath and White Dwarfs
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Released: 2009
 
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Daryl Hall and Chromeo

  • Artist: Daryl Hall and Chromeo
  • Album: Live From Daryl's House
  • Song: No Can Do

This version of "No Can Do" is from a live performance recorded at Daryl Hall's house. Read and hear more at Daryl Hall's website.

 
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The Temper Trap

  • Artist: The Temper Trap
  • Album: Conditions
  • Song: Sweet Disposition
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  • "Sweet Disposition"
  • Album: Conditions
  • Artist: The Temper Trap
  • Label: Pias/Infectious
  • Released: 2009
 
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John Prine

  • Artist: John Prine
  • Album: Fair & Square
  • Song: Taking a Walk
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  • "Taking a Walk"
  • Album: Fair & Square
  • Artist: John Prine
  • Label: Oh Boy
  • Released: 2005
 
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LCD Soundsystem

  • Artist: LCD Soundsystem
  • Album: This Is Happening
  • Song: All I Want
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  • "All I Want"
  • Album: This Is Happening
  • Artist: LCD Soundsystem
  • Label: Virgin
  • Released: 2010
 
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Tenacious D

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  • Album: Tenacious D
  • Song: Dio
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  • Album: Tenacious D
  • Artist: Tenacious D
  • Label: Sony
 

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