WTTS Bonnaroo Experience 2017

The 16th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is June 8th through 11th in Manchester, Tennessee, and this June’s lineup is one for the ages. U2. The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Lorde. Cage The Elephant and more.

Want the Bonnaroo Experience?

Visit Four Day Ray Brewing on Lantern Road, just North of 116th st. in Fishers. Grab a beer and a bite to eat, and enter to win a pair of four-day festival passes, plus prime camping and seating opportunities. The deadline to register is April 30th.

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This year’s line up includes:

U2  • Red Hot Chili Peppers  • Lorde  • The xx  • Cage The Elephant • The Head And The Heart • Big Gigantic • Glass Animals • Future Islands • Umphrey’s McGee • Portugal. The Man • Tegan & Sara • Milky Chance • Cold War kids • Kaleo • The Strumbellas • Michael Kiwanuka • Joseph • Greensky Bluegrass • Bad Suns • Coin • Kevin Morby • Hippo Campus • The Orwells • Mondo Cozmo • Turkuaz • Klangstof • The Lemon Twigs • White Reaper •  and so many more.


Four Day Ray Brewing’s name recalls Indiana’s Nickel Plate District heritage, drawn from the nickname for a railroad employee who called off work one day a week. Four Day Ray Brewing dares to be great in industry and revelry alike, crafting only the best in their full-scale distribution brewery. Beers at Four Day Ray Brewing are never watered down and flavor is never sacrificed for fashion. Every dish from the scratch kitchen is held to the same high standard because a soft, easy life is not worth living.  Neither is a life spent nose to the grindstone without a cold beer and great meal at the end of the day to enjoy the fruit of your labors.

For complete rules to the Bonnaroo Experience CLICK HERE.

The Bonnaroo Experience, from Four Day Ray Brewing and 92-3 WTTS!

WTTS Indy Underground: December 19, 2016

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The Flaming Lips

Join Laura Duncan Monday and Saturday Nights at 8 for the best from the independent world of music on WTTS Indy Underground. This week…


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The Flaming Lips – “Sunrise (Eyes Of The Young)” (Official Video)

Elbow – “Magnificent (She Says)”

WTTS Indy Underground: December 12, 2016

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Join Laura Duncan Monday and Saturday Nights at 8 for the best from the independent world of music on WTTS Indy Underground. This week…


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Portugal. The Man – “Noise Pollution” (Official Video)

The xx – “On Hold” (Official Video)

WTTS Indy Underground: December 5, 2016

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Join Laura Duncan Monday and Saturday Nights at 8 for the best from the independent world of music on WTTS Indy Underground. This week…


Indy Underground is powered by Karma Records. Indy’s Place for Vinyl, CD’s and more since 1970.

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Strand Of Oaks – “Radio Kids” (Official Video)

The xx – “On Hold” (Official Video)

WTTS Indy Underground: November 28, 2016

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Join Laura Duncan Monday and Saturday Nights at 8 for the best from the independent world of music on WTTS Indy Underground. This week…

  • More from Jim James’ Eternally Even release, out now.
  • The xx are back with a new album, I See You January 13th.
  • Plus new music from The Flaming Lips’ January 13th release, Oczy Mlody.

Indy Underground is powered by Karma Records. Indy’s Place for Vinyl, CD’s and more since 1970.

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Jim James – “Here In Spirit” (Official Video)

The Orwells – “They Put A Body In The Bayou” (Official Video)

WTTS Indy Underground: November 21, 2016

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The xx / andersphoto / Shutterstock.com

Join Laura Duncan Monday and Saturday Nights at 8 for the best from the independent world of music on WTTS Indy Underground. This week…


Indy Underground is powered by Karma Records. Indy’s Place for Vinyl, CD’s and more since 1970.

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Watch

The Orwells – “They Put A Body In The Bayou” (Official Video)

Leopold and His Fiction – “I’m Caving In”

Blogaroo: Friday Recap

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The Blogaroo is back! Brad, Laura, and Keefer are spending the weekend in Manchester, Tennessee at the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival. Check out their commentary and some of the backstage interviews and performances below!


Brad’s Recap

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Brad Holtz here, live from Bonnaroo on Saturday morning. As hard as it is to believe, I’ve been to nine of these things. Nine times… Over the years, I’ve seen some really cool music at this 700-acre farm in the middle of nowhere. Last night marked not only the coolest-ever Bonnaroo moment, but perhaps the coolest music moment I’ve ever had the good fortune to experience. I watched Sir Paul McCartney play for nearly three hours from a platform 20 feet above the stage. Pinch me.

He opened with a rollicking rendition of “Eight Days A Week” followed by “Junior’s Farm,” a track he laid down right here in Tennessee back in the early 70s. Along the way, there were plenty of Beatles and Wings classics, alongside some you might not expect. “Let Me Roll It” (a personal favorite), “1985,” “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite” and “Listen To What The Man Said” were perfect surprises on a night punctuated by an ever-youthful, high-energy performance by the rock legend.

Being backstage before and after Paul’s concert, the security scene was more reminiscent of the arrival of a sitting president. A multi-car motorcade, a large contingency of police and plain-clothes security officers, helicopters in the air. If you think about it, though, is there a more famous person in the world than Paul McCartney? Think about it. And here he was, in the middle of a field in Manchester, TN with 80,000 fans. It was certainly a night to remember.

Other Friday highlights for me: Calexico, Of Monsters & Men, and Passion Pit to name a few. Our pal Keefer is here too, interviewing many of the artists who come backstage to perform. Enjoy the conversations and live songs.

-Brad Holtz-

Pictures & Video

Brad and Laura got a bird’s eye view of Paul McCartney’s performance Friday night. Listen to the shrieks of the crowd as Paul stepped onto the stage!

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Backstage Exclusives

Calexico

“Splitter”

Interview


Drew Holcomb

“Maybe On Monday”

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Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

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Local Natives

“Breakers”

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John Oates

“Edge Of The World”

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Passion Pit

“Take A Walk”

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Sea Wolf

“Old Friend”

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Sons Of Fathers

“Hurt Someone”

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The xx

“Sunset”

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Click Here For Thursday’s Recap

Bonnaroo ’10 — Backstage & Crowd Photos

Live from Bonnaroo, and lots of great live music this afternoon.  Trombone Shorty was a favorite of mine, playing tunes from his major label debut Backatown.  Temperatures remain brutal, but what’s Bonnaroo without the heat?

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There's always something new at Bonnaroo. This year, introducing "Splash-a-roo" - basically, a big Slip n' Slide. Bet that water's clean...

 Throughout the weekend, we’ll be broadcasting special backstage performances and interviews from Bonnaroo.  Of couse, we’re on a 700-acre piece of farmland in the middle of nowhere.  You might be wondering how we set up and soundproof studios out here:

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes perform live backstage. Photo courtesy of Music Allies.

The XX backstage. Photo courtesy of Music Allies.

Wayne Coyne hanging backstage. Flaming Lips perform "Dark Side Of The Moon" tonight at midnight.

The party continues.  Follow along here on the Blogaroo and on 92-3 WTTS.