Bonnaroo Announces 2010 Lineup

thubmnail icon: Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup

The moment you were sitting on the edge of your seat for is finally here. Bonnaroo has finally announced their 2010 lineup! The festival which takes place in Manchester, Tennessee from June 10th-13th, is filled to the rafters with stellar acts, and if you can believe it, there are more to be announced. The artists are quite diverse this year, more than ever. From Japandroids to Norah Jones, The Avett Brothers to Gwar. Oh and did we mention the Flaming Lips are playing Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon? This is going to be one Bonnaroo to remember. Check out the list of artists so far listed below!

  • Jay-Z
  • Weezer
  • The Flaming Lips Do Dark Side Of The Moon
  • Phoenix
  • The National
  • She & Him
  • The Black Keys
  • Japandroids
  • Regina Spektor
  • Dr. Dog
  • Neon Indian
  • Kid Cudi
  • The xx
  • Damian Marley & Nas
  • Mayer Hawthorne & The County
  • The Postelles
  • OK Go
  • Wale
  • Gwar
  • Norah Jones
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Medeski, Martin & Wood
  • Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • John Fogerty
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Tenacious D
  • Dave Rawlings Machine
  • The Entrance Band
  • John Prine
  • Lotus
  • Local Natives
  • Cross Canadian Ragweed
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Baaba Maal
  • Punch Brothers
  • NeedtoBreathe
  • Bassnectar
  • Monte Montgomery
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Rebelution
  • Jamey Johnson
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    Modern Mystery Holiday Party Part Three

    Welcome to the third installment of our Modern Mystery Holiday party! Today our list is filled with our favorite up and coming indie bands that will be making huge waves in 2010. Sit back with your glass of eggnog and enjoy reading!

    Joe Paolucci-Modern Mystery Writer
    Top Albums of 2009


    Neko Case-Middle Cyclone
    Grizzly Bear- Veckatimest
    Kings of Convenience- Declaration of Dependence
    Atlas Sound-Logos
    Phoenix- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    Camera Obscura- My Maudlin Career
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs-It’s Blitz!
    Yacht- See Mystery Lights
    Wye Oak-The knot
    M.Ward-Hold Time …
    Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse-Dark Night of the Soul
    Black Moth Super Rainbow- Eating Us

    Krista De La Rosa-Modern Mystery Writer

    Top 10 Albums of 2009

    1. Reservoir – Fanfarlo
    2. The First Days of Spring – Noah and the Whale
    3. Hospice – The Antlers
    4. Actor – St. Vincent
    5. Monsters of Folk – Monsters of Folk
    6. Mean Everything to Nothing – Manchester Orchestra
    7. Hold Time – M Ward
    8. Aim and Ignite – Fun
    9. 2.0 – The XX
    10. My Maudlin Career – Camera Obscura

    Ivy Weir- Modern Mystery Writer

    The best albums of 2009 (in Ivy-Noelle’s humble opinion)

    5. God Help the Girl- s/t
    I love Belle and Sebastian…so of course I love this weird indie-musical written by Stuart Murdoch. Catherine Ireton’s voice is absolutely beautiful, especially when giving new life to an old Belle & Sebastian staple, “Funny Little Frog”. Plus, the eponymous track is essentially the themesong to my entire life, haha.

    4. Handsome Furs- Face Control
    I’m in love with Dan Boeckner. And his wife, too! Handsome Furs have a truly unique sound and they’ve perfected that on their second album. It’s different enough from Boeckner’s other band, Wolf Parade, to be interesting- but similar in the repetetive guitar hooks and almost yelped vocals. Seriously great.

    3. The Duchess & The Duke- She’s the Duchess, He’s the Duke
    I almost didn’t give this album a chance, but boy am I glad I did. It’s raw, lo-fi, garage acoustic indie rock goodness. The male vocals are purely rock-n-roll, and meshed with the female back-ups it’s a great, vintage, 1960s feel. The lyrics are blunt and honest and work extremely well with the overall sound.

    2. M. Ward- Hold Time
    In my mind, M. Ward can do no wrong (well…She & Him. But that’s just because of my irrational hatred for Zooey Deschanel). “Hold Time” is classic M. Ward at his best- soaring melodies that somehow still seem as simple as the Appalachian folksongs from which he draws influence. Production value on this album is much higher than his past works, but it works- and Ward’s raspy, unique voice still shines through. Indie superstar collaborations make this one of the best albums of the year, and certainly of M. Ward’s career.

    1. Matt & Kim- Grand
    This is the album that broke Brooklyn’s Matt & Kim onto the mainstream scene- with “Daylight” featured in a Bacardi commercial, many of their hardcore followers accused them of selling out. But who cares? They are making unique, perfect pop music and if they’re also making money, good for them! This album is fantastic- there’s not a bad track on it. The whole thing flows like one crazy dance party from beginning to end. I also had the pleasure of seeing the duo in concert in July, and it was one of the craziest experiences of my life. I hope these two keep making music for a long time.

    5. “All We Want, Baby, Is Everything”- Handsome Furs
    4. “Good Ol’ Fashioned Nightmare”- Matt & Kim
    3. “Insane Lullaby (ft. James Mercer)” -Dark Night of the Soul
    2. “Empire State of Mind” – Jay Z and Alicia Keys
    1. “Two Weeks”- Grizzly Bear

    Tucker Riggleman-The Demon Beat

    Top 10 Albums of the Year

    1. Japandroids – Post-Nothing
    2. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
    3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz
    4. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
    5. Bon Iver – Blood Bank EP
    6. Dandelion Snow – It’s Just A Bad Dream
    7. Lucero – 1372 Overton Park
    8. Dead Weather – Horehound
    9. Stephen MacDonald & The Okay Win – We Are Bound
    10.Kevin Devine – Brother’s Blood


    1. This record had such a huge impact on me that I braved it to D.C. to catch them at a small club, which is hard to do since I hate D.C. – my car was broken into and I had some valuable things stolen. I was barely upset because their show was so awesome.

    2. I played the fuck out of this record at work last year. I was a hall security guard type of a thing and I would just blare this stuff. Probably didn’t make me seem any tougher. The hooks are monumental.

    3. Took a while to grow on me, but the slow pretty songs are gorgeous and abundant.

    4. Great summer record. “Summertime Clothes” is one of my favorite songs of the past 5 years.

    5. Justin Vernon could shit on a CD and I’d buy it.

    6. Good friends of ours. Myself and BIG BULLET RECORDS helped put this out. I love the way Roger can take a song and make it so everyone feels something.

    7. Their most well-rounded album to date, though I’ll still prefer the old classics.

    8. Raunchy as fuck. Love it.

    9. Another BBR artist, this one from Massachusetts. Steve is heavily influenced by Kevin Devine and I think his record is better than the one Kevin put out this year.

    10. I still liked “Brother’s Blood”, but the demos that KD put out all year leading up the the album are more intimate and better overall in my opinion than the final versions.

    Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

    I’d say going to NYC and making a record in basically a day. It was surreal, and we are overwhelmingly happy with the results. Also, our first trip to NYC in late January was interesting. Jordan had a girl run on stage and stick a vial of weed in his shirt pocket while we were playing. Insane.

    What do you love the most about the Holidays?

    Seasonal alcoholic beverages.

    Jordan Hudkins-The Demon Beat


    1. Surfer Blood – “Take It Easy”

    2. Henry’s Dress – “Zero/Zero/Zero”

    3. Flake Music – “Sue Defender”

    4. Kid Cudi – “Pursuit of Happiness”

    5. The Who – “Tattoo”

    6. Librarians – “Hard to Unwind”

    7. Hammer No More The Fingers – “Nobody Knows”

    8. Royal Bangs – “Poison Control”

    9. Weezer – “Let It All Hang Out”

    10. Enigma – “Return to Innocence”

    Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

    The craziest thing that happened to ME this year was a wild rickshaw ride I took in Raleigh, NC. The driver took me and two friends up into a parking garage, and then we sped down the spiral exit ramp. It was like a ROLLERCOASTER. Apparently, this kind of behavior is forbidden for a rickshaw driver, thereby exponentially increasing the thrill-index of our lil’ adventure.

    What do you love the most about the Holidays?

    Cranberry Sierra Mist…but I think that is always available now. C’est la vie!

    Adam Meisterhans- The Demon  Beat

    1. i didn’t like any records that came out this year. especially not kevin devine records.
    2. i started taking anti-depressants.
    3. egg-nog.

    Jason Meeks-Binary Marketing Show

    cass mccombs — catacombs
    grizzly bear – vecktimest
    antony and the johnson’s — the crying light
    tUnE yArDs — bird-brains
    jim o’rourke — the visitor
    micachu and the shapes — jewellry
    animal collective — merriweather post pavillion
    bill callahan — sometimes i wish we were an eagle
    st. vincent — the actor

    Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

    i guess it was breaking down in the middle of nowhere ohio while we were on tour and staying with complete strangers that told us their life stories. not to mention, some really weird secrets that we really didn’t want to know about..

    What do you love the most about the Holidays?

    i suppose the terrible holiday food to be consumed. it’s always fun to eat a 7 course meal that’s probably worth 5000 calories.

    Abram Morphew-Binary Marketing Show

    ennio morricone – la storia vera della signora dalle camelie
    marissa nadler – little hells
    thinguma*jigsaw – (awakeinwhitechapel)
    blair harris – watercolor
    bachelorette – my electric family
    dead man’s bones – dead man’s bones
    circulatory system – signal morning
    bill callahan – sometimes i wish we were an eagle
    two eyes meet redux – pop songs on illusions and tragedies
    cass mccombs – catacombs

    Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

    seeing a naked gentleman painting himself white in a field of burning trash.

    What do you love the most about the Holidays?

    the silence that follows snow.

    Bethany Carder-Binary Marketing Show

    Sun City Girls- Napoleon & Josaphine
    Alela Diane- To Be Still
    Mount Eerie- Winds Poem
    Castanets- Texas Rose,the thaw and the beast
    Woods Family Creeps- Woods family creeps
    Dear Olive- the ocean the sea
    Diane Cluck- black with green leaves
    Larkin Grimm- Harpoon
    Orion Rigel Dommisse- What I want from you is sweet
    Bacherlorette- my electric family

    Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

    Newton Falls Ohio. Being lifted atop a flatbed, while sitting inside a jeep watching the rapid lights, strange feeling…yes

    What do you love the most about the Holidays?

    Sharing a few moments with the ones ya Love, however far they may be..or near. it’s a swell feeling