Laneia’s Team Pick:
If you need a playlist to get you in the mood for putting dents in the world this weekend, Bonnaroo’s Dirty Rock & Roll Throwbacks is a good place to start. It includes such Autostraddle favorites as the Dead Weather, Portugal the Man, The Strokes When They Didn’t Suck and YYY!
I think Bonnaroo is contractually obligated to only talk about bands that have already played the festival, so there are plenty of great songs missing from this playlist. You should add them in the comments!
In related news, I’m already counting down the days and stocking up on sunblock for Bonnaroo 2012 because I LOVE IT SO. Really this was just an excuse to talk about Bonnaroo I think.
If you guys love this stuff, go check out The New Kinetics from San Diego, CA. They’re tearing shit up right now:
This music makes me want to headbang and fingerbang, possibly at the same time.
Oh my god. Be careful.
Bonnaroo was amazing as always! This year was my fifth consecutive year and was definitely among the best…. (2007 with TOOL, is still at the top, especially because there were less people.
Anyways… I always look for an excuse to talk about Bonnaroo, so I am happy this article made its way in to the site, enabling me to revisit my fondest memories all over again.
What a lovely idea!
“the Strokes when they didn’t suck…”
*cries and clutches latest Strokes album*
Are the Strokes not good anymore? I love them. :/
Under the Cover of Darkness is a great song. But I think their newer albums are very hit or miss and the older albums were much stronger. I love the Stokes too, it’s okay. Julian Casablanca’s solo album was good, have you heard it?
you are free to love the strokes! i love the strokes and, much like my feelings re: liz phair, pretend that the last album didn’t happen.
Any excuse to talk about Bonnaroo is a good excuse.
It pleases me that The White Stripes and Cage The Elephant are included. Although I can’t think of any time when The Strokes sucked. They’ll be amazing forever.
Just bough brown shorts for next year, since, you know, you sit in the dirt for 4 days. Be still my heart.
BROWN SHORTS. god what a good idea.
Best playlist ever. I haven’t skipped a single song and I’ve been listening for more than an hour..