WATCH: Alabama Shakes @ Bonnaroo 2012 Hay Bale Sessions
The desitively happenin’ Bonnaroo 365 YouTube channel rolled out more high-quality footage from their archives this morning. Today’s videos feature Alabama Shakes, arguably the breakthrough band of both Bonnaroo and the entire 2012 major U.S. festival season. Check out a live video of “I Ain’t The Same” from the backstage Hay Bale Sessions studio and an interview with the always entertaining frontwoman Brittany Howard. The lineup for Bonnaroo 2013 is expected in mid-February and you can see our speculation, rumors and wishes for the 12th Annual Manchester, TN gathering here.
I AIN’T THE SAME
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW WITH BRITTANY HOWARD
After a proper beer break, we moseyed over to check out the fresh, worldwide sensation, The Alabama Shakes. It could have easily been the biggest tent crowd in Bonnaroo history, as fleshy bundles of joy spilled from under the tent roof and all across the lawn surrounding This Tent. And in due form, the Shakes rocked every body in the joint with their epic generation of rock and roll, christening this Bonnaroovian escapade with heart and soul. The silver light of the stage dawned upon the band like an ethereal revelation, and we all howled with Brittany Howard as she wailed, “I wake up and bow to the sun.” The feeling was one of union, of a collective bliss and appreciation of where we were, at this loving Bonnaroo experience listening to a group of freshman greats, with a plethora of delicious performances to look forward to over the weekend.
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges now lives amongst THE CALIFORNIANS as a newcomer to West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites. Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.
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