Deerhunter - "Helicopter" [Bonnaroo]

Deerhunter play Thursday, from 11:30 PM - 12:45 AM, in That Tent.

The Walkmen - "The Rat" [Bonnaroo]

The Walkmen play Thursday, from 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM, in That Tent.

The Knux - "Cappuccino" [Bonnaroo]

The Knux play Thursday, from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM, in This Tent.

School of Seven Bells - "Half Asleep" [Bonnaroo]

School of Seven Bells play Thursday, from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, in That Tent.

Freelance Whales - "Generator 1st Floor" [Bonnaroo]

Freelance Whales play Thursday, from 5:30pm-6:30pm, in That Tent.

Futurebirds - "Megachills" [Bonnaroo]

In the leadup to this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival, I'll be posting videos by the bands I plan on seeing, in order, from Thursday to Sunday.

First up, Futurebirds play Thursday, from 4:15pm-5pm, in That Tent.

Jane's Addiction Play Google I/O 2011 After Hours Party



Setlist: Jane’s Addiction, Moscone Center, San Francisco, Calif. 5/10/11

1. “Stop!”
2. “Ain’t No Right”
3. “End To The Lies”
4. “Just Because”
5. “Ted, Just Admit It”
6. “Been Caught Stealing”
7. “Mountain Song”
8. “Jane Says

Brandon at stereogum writes:
What better way to unveil your new music service than to hire old guys to soundtrack its launch? Just kidding. But, as you may have heard, the reborn Jane’s Addiction did indeed handle the entertainment section of yesterday’s Google I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco. They sounded good. And check out the sea of nerds capturing the moment by hiding behind their electronic devices of choice.
One YouTube commenter said: "I can't think of a bigger waste of an audience than this. It's like Led Zeppelin reunited for a private performance at the Vatican."

Clearly, he's never been to a Google, Oracle or Genentech after party.

James McMurtry - "We Can't Make Here"



The Dean of American rock critics, Robert Christgau, called James McMurtry's "We Can't Make Here" the best song of the Aughts, and I wouldn't argue with him.

From The Washington Post ("Aughts were a lost decade for U.S. economy, workers"):
The past decade was the worst for the U.S. economy in modern times, a sharp reversal from a long period of prosperity that is leading economists and policymakers to fundamentally rethink the underpinnings of the nation's growth.

It was, according to a wide range of data, a lost decade for American workers. There has been zero net job creation since December 1999. No previous decade going back to the 1940s had job growth of less than 20 percent. Economic output rose at its slowest rate of any decade since the 1930s as well.

Middle-income households made less in 2008, when adjusted for inflation, than they did in 1999 -- and the number is sure to have declined further during a difficult 2009. The Aughts were the first decade of falling median incomes since figures were first compiled in the 1960s.

And the net worth of American households -- the value of their houses, retirement funds and other assets minus debts -- has also declined when adjusted for inflation, compared with sharp gains in every previous decade since data were initially collected in the 1950s.