Monday, June 14, 2010

Check It. NPR Music's streams from Bonnaroo 2010 [The Monday Download].

Privileged enough to be able to listen to whatever I want as I work during the day, I have become a huge fan of NPR Music. They may not exactly be the tastemakers the Washington Post recently made them out to be, but by curating their content to feature great artists and offer awesome coverage like that of SXSW, they're the tops!

And they'll be a true savior this week with their archived coverage of Bonnaroo, which took place this past weekend in Manchester in Tennessee. With all the World Cup and NBA Finals craziness going on, you probably missed out on hearing about the manic, performance-packed musical fest, but now's your chance to catch up. NPR Music is streaming more than 30 performances on their website right now, with sets from artists like She & Him to Dave Matthews Band.

And beyond that, you can listen to an 11-song sampler of Bonnaroo artists compiled before the fest, in case you don't know which sets you'd like to listen to (but why not just listen to them all?). And while you're on the site, you may as well catch this awesome Tiny Desk Concert featuring Phoenix--short, sweet and absolutely gorgeous.

Happy listening, and thanks as always, NPR!

-- Chau Tu

Image credit: NPR

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