Bonnaroo 2010 Wrap Up

21 06 2010

The crowd at Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo 2010 ended Sunday night, and not until now have I had the time and brain capacity to put my thoughts about it onto paper.  The atmosphere, the people, the scorching Tennessee sun, the music, the sweat, have all been left in Manchester, but the 100,000 people who were there for the greatest weekend in music will never forget it.  I’ve decided that the easiest way to put ‘Roo into words would be to hand out grades to the artists that I saw, so here they are without further ado.

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This is not your Grandmother’s Techno

5 04 2010

Dubstep is on the rise

Anyone who has been reading this blog with any sort of regularity knows that I am really excited for Bonnaroo this summer, but Bonnaroo isn’t the only festival making noise this year.  Some friends of mine made the trip down to Miami for Ultra Music Fest over spring break, and they brought something back that has blown my mind, despite my early uncertainty about this fledgling genre.  The music I’m speaking of here is called Dubstep, and after hearing some this weekend, I’m convinced that it’s the future of dance and electronic music. Read the rest of this entry »