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Great photos. Solid Review. Jack Johnson kicks ass whether you losers like it or not. Also, what's it going to take for you guys to start paying attention to Grand Ole Party. Nobody talks about them. They were the best band at SXSW this year and one of the best bands in rock right now. It's annoying when people have a chance to see new and interesting acts and they stick with the sAME ol' overrated shit like MMJ and MIA....
mmj's new album is the shit! can't wait for the official release to hear what everyone has to say bout' it.
roger was actually still amazing without floyd. saw him last friday in dallas. had an awesome time so i dont care what you say. but yea hes the man.
to bad jack johnson songs mostly sound the same. just boring guitar riffs chesse singing and chesse songwriting. Now Roger Waters and jack white kicks ass they are better guitar players and song writers. I know roger waters plays the bass but he plays the acostic guitar better then jack johnson
Saw Roger Waters last week in Denver...One of the best shows I've seen in awhile...And I see as many shows as anyone here in the Denver/Boulder/Red Rocks area, which has become the Mecca of jamband music.
Great photos....way way way subpar reviews here. One page for each day??? Jazzfest/bonnaroo get like a page per day, and there is just as much quality music going on here. The reviews posted represented a small percentage of acts played. And the reviews themselves were written by someone rushing off to catch the next act. Here's an idea, send another writer, or subcontract someone else. I can guarantee you Jambase that you average reader here isn't seeking out articles on many other sites. Relix maybe.
As a matter of fact, this festival has been far more cutting edge then the highly marketed 'Goose/'Roo which plays for the most part, the same acts every year. Actually, let me explain. These people who run Coachella actually have an agenda to art, where Superfly is just trying to get every child's parents credit card number by running the same acts every year because they now the young masses will flock. Coachella not only has been about bringing back very influential artists that have been hibernating/done/or whatever, but actually curating a festival not based on focusing on one demographical market. And these said artists are not "done" either. People are yearning for them to come back. And no other production company has had the gusto, or just want to bring them back. Trust me when I say THEY ALL HAVE THE MONEY, but just not the balls.
The rich, predominately white, subarban, late teen/college student.
NickSoda, it's awesome. It took me a few listens to get used to the first few songs but I haven't stopped listening. I'm definitely buyin it when it comes out. Radio City!
To the reviewer....the only reason I read this article was to see how Portishead performed. Thanks for the 2 fluff sentences that said nothing.
"seeing Roger Waters in 2008 is better than seeing Floyd in the '80s because production values have improved so much. I have seen Roger Waters three times in the past decade, including a performance of Dark Side of the Moon, but nothing compared to this show. Things started out on a high note with "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" and never came down."
Don't get me wrong, I love Waters and realize he wrote the lyrics and music to most of Floyd's best songs, but come on! Seeing Floyd with the original lineup right after the Wall came out? There is NO substitute for David Gilmour, Richard Wright or Nick Mason, sorry Reda. I don't care how sweet Water's setup was.
LTJfreak, sorry the writer didn't cover all your favorite bands in great detail. would you want to go to a festival and write a paragraph for every single band? good job, better article than langerado.
I've seen Waters twice solo and has disappointed me both times. Snowy White and his other hired guns just doesn't do it for me.
that is one pretty guitar mr.white. I enjoy how this article reflects the nature of actually being at a large festie; rushing to each stage knowing that while watching one dope show, something sick is bound to be happening a few yards away. Sorry this doesnt suit your fancy LBJfreak, but then again, maybe you should stick with the warped tours and your boys from gainsville
oh, and michael savage... MMJ overrated yet Jack Johnson kicks ass? you have some confusing tastes my man
First off MMJ is not overrated...there underrated. They blow my mind everytime I see them. Bonnaroo to Rothbury to whatever the fuck ever is very confused! It's sad.
i agree with ltj in some respects. this (to me) is a rushed, watered down half-assed excuse for a review of one of the most important festivals in the country. after reading this, i dont have any feel of how the festival was or what really happened. i understand that at a festival you have to run from stage to stage all day, but a review shouldnt do that. certain bands/acts will get lost in the shuffle of a big festival. but instead of letting us hear about relevant acts like simian mobile disco or booka shade, we get another jack johnson snoozer. no mention of aphex twin either. regardless of ones opinion of aphex twin's music, the fact that richard d james played coachella is a really big deal and should not have been overlooked.
there was alot of cool descriptions in the review...but i also thought it felt rushed, and this guy seems like a bit of a rookie. wish i could have been there though!
Not one mention of St. Vincent?
St. Vincent is amazing!
And jesus christ....Akron/Family!!!!
I was at coachella, but this article does not capture what I saw...
i'm a little upset that portishead only got like 2 sentences in this review... i think they deserve a little more covereage than fucking Tegan and Sarah... i guess i'll go download this show somewhere and review it myself. jambase... you're losing it...
Glad someone agrees bout Portishead. Crazy, when you listen to it, send me a review haha.