Bloggy Goodness: Great GoogaMooga Schedule

With the first annual Great GoogaMooga just a week and a half or so away, fest organizers have revealed the daily schedule of music, comedy and food and beverage-centric panels that will take place over the course of the two days. Of particular note on Saturday is comedian Marc Maron hosting a WTF Podcast, Noshing With… Ruth Reichl, David Chang, Aziz Ansari and James Murphy, and Beer vs Wine with Garret Oliver and Alan Benton. While we’ve got the New Orleans Brass Brunch with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Liquid Brunch: The Art of Daytime Drinking and Marcus Samuelson’s Harlem Renaissance Party circled on Sunday. Also we’re particularly excited to catch Anthony Bourdain, who will be speaking on both days at the Pagoda Stage from 5:45 to 6:45 PM on Saturday and from 5 to 6 PM on Sunday. While the free passes for The Great GoogaMooga are already gone, you can still grab Extra Mooga tickets, which include a slew of extra and exclusive perks.

Finally, we’ve got a second helping of news out of the Superfly Presents camp, as yesterday they announced the launch of Bonnaroo365, their new video partnership with YouTube. The channel is set to feature a mix of archival live performances, which we showcased yesterday, from the music festival’s ten year history, as well as a slew of original content that takes its inspiration from Bonnaroo’s “good stuff” ethos. Bonnaroo365 will also serve as the exclusive home for backstage and behind the scenes content shot on-site at this year’s festival.

Here’s the full slate of video offerings…

Back To The Farm:  The Bonnaroo Archives

This ongoing programming features some of Bonnaroo’s most epic live performances.  Phish, Mumford and Sons, My Morning Jacket, and Metallica are just a few of the artists to be included.  Never seen outside of the festival, these weekly performance rollouts will be complemented by curated YouTube playlists, social engagement with the Bonnaroo 365 community and interviews and commentary by those who have been influenced and inspired by our featured artists. The series begins with the My Morning Jacket performance from Bonnaroo 2011. It’s available now at for seven days.


Janson Skivvy: Festival Director

Rhys Darby, who is most famous for his role as Murray in HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, plays Janson Skivvy, the Bonnaroo Festival Director.  Now that he’s at Bonnaroo, he’s got big ideas — they’re just completely different from everything he planned.  From dropping in on bands to make their songs “better” to helping vendors and fans, Jensen’s rock and roll attitude has got it covered.


Adventures In: Mardi Gras

Directed by Casey Neistat (HBO’s Neistat Brothers, Nike Make It Count Film, and NY Times Op Ed videos) these mini-documentaries give a taste of the real New Orleans and Mardi Gras to the uninitiated.  The series features music, parades, parties, partyers and some true legends of New Orleans.  Neistat’s films are shot in a spontaneous style, allowing viewers to experience the event first-hand. Watch the Adventures In: Mardi Gras trailer here:


Chris Gethard, Upright Citizens Brigade comedian and host of The Chris Gethard Show, will only perform at Bonnaroo if he can make it to Bonnaroo. And he can only make it to Bonnaroo through the miracle of human kindness.  Dropped on the west coast of America with no cash, credit cards or phone, his goal is to get to the festival in time for his show at 2am on opening night. Part Muppet Movie, part Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, his cameraman will give him periodic access to Twitter and Facebook so he can post his whereabouts along with video of his circumstances.  From there, it’s all up to the audience to follow his journey, invest in his well being, and actually try to help him. #BonnarooGethard announcement can be seen here:

Its The Real

Since 2007, Eric and Jeff Rosenthal have become the go-to for immediate, on-point reactions regarding popular music and hip-hop culture, and now they’re taking their critically acclaimed sketch comedy series, Its The Real, to Bonnaroo.  Eric and Jeff will conduct interviews and produce content leading up to and on the grounds at the festival.  In the last year Eric & Jeff have hilariously interviewed musical artists like Stevie Wonder and Rick Ross, entertainers like Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino, and athletes like the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard, and the Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade.

Universally Speaking with Rob Cantrell

Life in Brooklyn is confusing, and it has NY comedian Rob Cantrell (Comedy Central, HBO, Last Coming Standing) contemplating bigger questions. Luckily, he is deeply tuned in to all the messages of the universe.  This connection allows him to communicate with random objects to reap the rewards of their sweet wisdom.    Will these encounters lead him to a deeper understanding of his unique existence or even greater state of confusion?  The answers are out there and only he can hear them.  Series features cameo appearances by Marina Franklin, Kurt Metzger, Greer Barns, and Robin Montague.

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