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Bonnaroo Day 2

Sun, 06/14/09
This is actually day 3 but the second big day with the days blurring together. After catching David Byrne and the Beastie Boys on Friday night I decided to head back to camp 1 and get some rest and missing Femi Kuti, Phish and Girl Talk. Woke up to a shot of Tennessee mo... Read more

Bonnaroo Day I

Fri, 06/12/09
After a stormy and rainy night with tornado watches and warnings in effect I did venture out to the Arcade Disco about midnight and caught the end of D.J. Quickie Marts set and also caught the Gypsyphonic Disko with Ben Ellman of Galcactic. Walked back to camp 1 at 2:00 a... Read more

Boudin and Bonnaroo! ils sont partis

Thu, 06/11/09
Left Houma Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. (the plan was to leave for 10). After numerous stops in New Orleans and after a red beans and rice with a smothered porkchop lunch at the praine connection we finally hit the road for Manchester, Tennesse for the 8th Bonnaroo Music... Read more

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announce that it will donate $240,000 to a variety of New Orleans non-profit groups

Tue, 06/02/09
In their continuing effort to promote continued awareness of the rebuilding of New Orleans, festival organizers Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment created the “Somethin’ Else – New Orleans” tent at the 2008 event. The money raised from these donations will be par... Read more

Happy 100th for Benny Goodman

Wed, 05/20/09
Authored by Tom Morgan
On Wednesday May 27th, from 9 until 11 am, the Jazz Roots Show will present a special 100th birthday salute to Benny Goodman. We'll take a look at the first twenty years of Goodman's career and feature some of the many greats that recorded with him during this time. Read more

American Taliban

Mon, 05/18/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
The Taliban represent a brutal, primitive and uncivilized culture from the other side of the globe but their goofy ideas about women are also well represented in Americana roots music. This Saturday night, we'll play great music despoiled by lyrics that make even throwback... Read more

Jazz Lunatique 16th anniversary

Wed, 05/13/09
Authored by David Kunian
On Wednesday May 13 and May 20, the Radio Wave Scientists on Jazz Lunatique will celebrate 16 (YES, THAT'S RIGHT!) years on the air in New Orleans on WWOZ FM New Orleans proud to crawl home. The exact date has been lost in the shifting sand, mold, mud, and lost brain cells... Read more

A Jazz Fest Diary: Final Day Blowout, Part 2

Tue, 05/12/09
Authored by Hunter King
At least a half hour before Young arrived and as the rain was at its worst, over at the Acura stage there was a thin crowd screaming in anticipation for the Neville Brothers. The rain subsided and the crowd filled up to numbers that the New Orleans favorites deserved. Read more

A Jazz Fest Diary: Final Day Blowout, Part 1

Tue, 05/12/09
Authored by Hunter King
As much as I enjoy a local-heavy Jazz Fest, I couldn't turn down an opportunity to see Neil Young performing at the Fairgrounds for the first time ever. When I heard the electric buzz of just the first few chords, I got goosebumps. Read more

The Worst Show of All Time

Thu, 05/07/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Conspiracy theorists unite! This Saturday night, we will broadcast audio and music that ties Bill O'Reilly, Dick Cheney and Ray Nagin to a common missing link. Audio snippets from Voldemort, Darth Vader, Butterfly McQueen, Paul Harvey, Marlon Brando (Kurtz), Secret Squi... Read more

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