April 2008

Boot Camp: Downloads of the Week

We totally biffed discussing last weekend’s Merlefest, but we can live vicariously through a number of tasty downloads Neddy offers up over at of the week. Take your pick from

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AfterNews: Widespread Panic Summer Tour

After taking 2004 off from touring the boys in Widespread Panic have hit it hard the past couple of years. Today they’ve announced another batch of dates that will take

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The Mind of McL: Vegoose Cooked

We’d like to welcome back Jon McLennand to the HT family. Jon, who puts together Umphrey’s McGee Podcasts, lays out the facts behind the demise of Vegoose. Without further ado, here’s the first Mind of McL…

The super-saturated festival market has taken another victim, as it looks like there won’t be a Vegoose Festival in 2008.


As the post-millennial music festival explosion rocked music fans from Manchester to the middle of the ocean, the promoters have been happy to provide us with ever expanding opportunities to spend a weekend watching music, at times with a new twist — the destination. The ripples of the Phish hiatus, which forced untold thousands of kids to search for something else to listen to, brought a desire for new acts to be introduced into the fold of the jam rock festival.

Following Bonnaroo’s lead, many jamband festivals began looking less like jamband festivals as the lineups diversified to incorporate acts from across all genres. The growing myriad of festival options, all seeking variations on the same formula, started looking the same. The ubiquitous Flaming Lips were earlier pegged on HT as a harbinger of the ill effects of the festival circuit. Who hasn’t seen Wayne Coyne’s white suit in three time zones?

READ ON for more of McL’s thoughts about the possible death of Vegoose…

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Jimi’s Sex Tape: If 6 Was 9…or 69

Vivid Video, the home to numerous celebrity sex tapes over the years, is set to release their latest consisting of eleven grainy, black and white minutes of an Afro’d man

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Fun With Graphs: The Wheel Is Turning

Over the past few weeks we’ve been blown away with some of the hilarious graphs the folks over at Graphjam have been coming up with. For instance check out the

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Wednesday Intermezzo: Virgin Goes Big

After impressing a total of two Foo Fighters fans with the initial lineup for the Virgin Mobile Festival, the promoters of the event have dropped the hammer by announcing the

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Glastonbury Festival Lineup Revealed

Organizers have unveiled the massive lineup for this year’s outing of the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival. The June 27-29 event will once again take place on Worthy Farm in Pilton. Among

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