Tuesday, January 10, 2006

'Roo Predictions

So before the initial artist announcement hits I figured I'd take the time to play the role of Jimmy The Greek (without the racists remarks) and throw out some odds on who will be performing for the '06 incarnation of Bonnaroo.

We'll start off easy with some of the obvious jamband-y acts...

Widespread Panic
My Morning Jacket
Allman Brothers Band
Trey Anastasio
Umphrey's McGee
Gov't Mule
String Cheese Incident
Jack Johnson

All these bands have been there before and no reason to think they won't be there again this year - they have all become staples of the festival.

Odds: Even

Phil & Friends

Not really a surprise - some members of the Dead will be playing this year.

Tea Leaf Green

Most buzzed about band on the jamband circuit right now - I'd say these guys are all but a lock.


He's career is hotter then a Hannukah menorah right now with the help of his appearance from last year.

Disco Biscuits

Now that they've finally found a new drummer I'd expect them to make their return to the 'Roo for a raging late night set.

Odds: 2:1

The Secret Machines
The Shins
Drive-By Truckers
Flaming Lips

These guys all have albums coming out later in the year and Flaming Lips, TSM and DBT have been to Manchester before - so I'd pencil them in. The Shins seem like a perfect fit for the fest as well - plus thanks to the Garden State soundtrack their a familiar name to most.

Odds: 3:1

Broken Social Scene
Bright Eyes
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Magic Numbers
Arcade Fire
The Hold Steady

Any of these indie-rock acts would be great. I think BSS would blow people away with their live show. Arcade Fire & Magic Numbers have already had a taste of things with their Vegoose appearance. Due to their schedule Brights Eyes couldn't play last year - so maybe Connor can squeeze in an appearance this year.

Odds: 5:1

Animal Collective
Sufjan Stevens
Devendra Banhart

These acts are part of the new psych-folk movement and should fit right into the friendly hippie vibe.

Odds: 8:1

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Neil Young
The Who

There will be a classic rock act there. Early word on the street is it's going to be Tom Petty, but The Who have a summer tour planned and Neil Young rocked Manchester before.

Odds: 10:1

Ryan Adams

Ryan has endeared himself to the jamband fan by playing the Jammys and touring with P&F, but will he have a meltdown and just be a no show? Or get 'food poisoning' a couple days prior to the fest??

Odd: 25:1 (he's on the bill), 100:1 (he actually shows up)

George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars

Can't you imagine 70,000 people chanting 'We Want The Funk, Give Up That Funk'. How awesome would that be??

Odds: 30:1


The guys from SuperFly helped form this super group, so no reason to believe they couldn't get them back together again.

Odds: 50:1

The Strokes

Love to see these guys on the bill. They'll probably be on tour promoting their album, no reason they can't schedule a stop in Tennessee.

Odds: 100:1


Trey, Mike & Billy reunited for another one off - think it would one of the more buzzed about performances if it happens.


Arrested Development

Just to come up on stage to open up the festival to play 'Tennessee' - who wouldn't love to see that??

Odds: 1,000:1

Sly Stone

Sly's my wildcard for the Artist In Residency spot. If anyone can lure him out of hiding my bet is on the guys from SuperFly.

Odd: 1,000,000:1

The big rumor is Radiohead is set to headline so I avoided giving odds on that. I'm sure I missed out on a ton of bands so feel free to post your own odds in the comment section. Looking forward to seeing what they actually announce in the coming weeks.


Justin said...

Nice list, I've got to agree on a bunch of your choices.

Don't forget about Rick Moranis...


Some Dude said...

It wouldn't surprise me at all the guys from SuperFly are just that insane in programming this festival.

Justin said...

Well, I'm definitely putting this in the William Hung / Bo Bice programming category, but they do have a comedy tent. I mean, it makes sense. And I swear if they book him, that's all me calling it first.


Some Dude said...

True he could fit right in at the comedy tent, but I don't think his music is supposed to be intentionally funny.

My bet is on Andy Samberg (from SNL).

Also if you need the first Loose Fur cd let me know. I can hook you up with it.

Justin said...

I wasn't sure if it was intentional or not, but he got nominated in the Grammy "Best Comedy Album" category. That's the only reason why I'm saying it...

Samberg would be great...