Haven't heard anyone mention Chris Harford & the Band of Changes. They killed it in the on tap lounge @ 2:30 on Thursday. Had a pretty big crowd pulled for Thursday @ 2:30.
After Them it was Karen Elson.
Both shows were fantastic. I didn't even plan on catching Chris Harford til I read in the Bonnaroo newspaper that the bass player from Ween and Joe Russo were playing with him. Its great to see that great last minute show at Roo.
Karen Elson blew me away though. Third best show of Thursday behind Deerhunter and The Walkmen. I really dug her debut album, but she took it to another level live. Really great gothic country type sound she had.
I saw Wavves, The Knux, Band of Skulls, and Sleigh Bells. I got super close to the front for The Knux and they were my favorite set on Thursday. The Knux rapper dove right above me to crowd surf which was awesome. Wavves and Band of Skulls were great too.
I heard the crowd for Sleigh Bells was farking packed. All the way back to the ferris wheel.
It was. We were so far back we could barely hear it. A combination of that and feeling like Leno sent us back to camp early.
we ended up bailing a bit early too - for the same reasons and being surrounded by some people who wanted to be downers. after pushing and causing a ruckus for no apparent reason the girl (who could have been any older than 17) turned to me and said, "sorry, i just snorted SO much cocaine."
river city extension and deerhunter get my vote.
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Thursday was so amazing this year. We started off going to River City Extension. These guys are from my hometown in Jersey and they killed it. Since we were right on the rail for them we stayed there and watched Wavves, who put on an awesome show and were way better than I thought they would be. Twin Shadow and Deerhunter were sooo good, I had no idea Deerhunter were that good live. If I could pick two bands to have back next year, it would definitely be Twin Shadow and Deerhunter. Oh yeah, J. Cole was awesome too.
Also, I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Twin Shadow. It may have not been the BEST show of Thursday, but they had a nice solid set and definitely worthy of a mention IMO.
Did anyone else catch River City Extension? Easily my favorite set from the day. Hell of a lot of energy, very tight sound, poignant lyrics, and a crowd who seemed really into them. That could be because of the fact that they were the first band of the weekend at This, but I was completely blown away.
River City Extension was awesome. I went over to the watch them after seeing it was way too packed at Troo Music to see Greensky Bluegrass. I had never listened to them before and I really enjoyed the show.
There is a tie for my favorite Thursday show between Deerhunter and Twin Shadow. Both were incredible.
Also, The Pimps of Joytime played the Solar Stage and I would recommend checking them out if they come close to your town. they are a lot of fun.
Excited for Paul McCartney, Grizzly Bear, Bjork, The National, Animal Collective, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar, Swans, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Wilco, The xx, Nas, Japandroids, Solange, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Dirty Projectors & R. Kelly