Summer Music Fest Word Association

_AKM2528In the past week lineups for three of the bigger summer music festivals were announced. Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball and Coachella all dropped pretty serious and stellar lineups. Full lineups for each can be here, here & here. Drink it in youngsters- there’s a lot to choose from. And don’t fret for a second Nickleback fans because even though those “Canadian rockers” aren’t included in any of these lineups, you can still see them on their own tour this summer. I know, big sigh of relief there.

With each lineup there’s some over lap, some surprises, some intrigue.

And now? Now there’s some word association!

Giddy Up America’s Big 3 Summer Music Fest Super Word Association


Artists Playing All Three Festivals

The War on Drugs: Failed (as a policy, not as a band)
Florence + The Machine: + a harp
Flying Lotus: aerial yoga position (experts only)
Royal Blood: comes in Regal Red and Bourgeoisie Blue
Benjamin Booker: powerful youngster
Sturgill Simpson: vice principal of your middle school
SBTRKT: anti-vowels
Odesza: not to be confused with Odessa
MØ: anti-the letter “O” and/or number “0”

Artists playing Governors Ball and Coachella

Drake: Canadian
Ryan Adams: Not that Canadian
Tame Impala: mid-sized sedan wranglers
Clean Bandit: rivals of these guys
Kiesza: the sound a sneeze makes?
St. Vincent: Queen
Ratatat: the sound a marching drum makes
Gorgon City: new Game of Thrones locale
Angus and Julia Stone: the elderly couple down the street
Marina & the Diamonds: featuring Dustin Diamond on keytar
Vance Joy: the “Riptide” dude
Kaytranada: ?

Artists playing Coachella and Bonnaroo

Run the Jewels: awesome band name
Belle and Sebastian: alternate title for Beauty and the Beast
Caribou: a town in Northern Maine
Hozier: not a town in Northern Maine
Jamie xx: not suitable for children under 18
Sylvan Esso: well that sounds like a type of light bulb
Alabama Shakes: winners
Ryn Weaver: Ryan is spelled R-Y-A-N
Gramatik: dope
Mac Demarco: French wise guy
Jungle: warmer than here right now
Tycho: it’s spelled T-Y-C-O asshole
PHOX: it’s spelled F-O-X asshole
Glass Animals: live in a glass forest, don’t throw stones

Artists playing Bonnaroo and Governors Ball

Deadmau5: Disco Mickey
My Morning Jacket: super winners
Atmosphere: super rap winners
Moon Taxi: floating yellow cab
DMA’s: legal brief
Strand of Oaks: misleading- it’s just one dude
The Districts: Hunger Games slang
Flume: more fun with “log” in front
Rustie: your neighbor’s dog’s name
Priory: you mean Priority?
Rudimental: fundamental ska

Artists Only Playing Bonnaroo

Billy Joel: what?
Mumford & Sons: not broken up
Kendrick Lamar: ace
Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters: at least Led Zeppelin was a cool band name
Childish Gambino: Troy
Against Me!: Ok!
Hurray for the Riff Raff: Don’t egg on the riff raff please
Spoon: thumbs up
DeJ Loaf: come on
Iceage: they rock at a glacial pace (cue: rimshot)
Bleachers: fun rock!
Guster: sensible rock.
Gary Clark Jr.: bluesy rock!
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals: rock rock!

Artists Only Playing Gov Ball

Lana Del Ray: dude she dated Axl Rose
Black Keys: did not date Axl Rose
“Weird Al” Yankovic: same
Future Islands: California
The Decemberists: big fans of sweaters
Bjork: Iceland’s number one export
Chromeo: dance move-inducing
Charli XCX: name sounds familiar
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: the dude from Oasis backed by gals flying around the stage of wires
Death From Above 1979: it’d be a cooler band name sans the 1979
Hot Chip: then don’t microwave them
Little Dragon: still dangerous
Holy Child: Who is Jesus Christ?
J Roddy Walston & the Business: bosses
Big Gigantic: redundant

Artists Playing Only Coachella

Jack White: unreliable
AC/DC: Winner of Craziest Drummer Award
FKA Twigs: huh?
Panda Bear: not an actual panda bear
Azealia Banks: Twitter beef
Swans: not actual swans
Jenny Lewis: I think she’s good
Ghostface Killah: Wu Tang Forever
Interpol: British detective agency
Perfume Genius: works at Filene’s, goes by Susan
Tyler the Creator: wild card
Lykke Li: okie doke

Front Photo: David Barnum
Top Photo: Adam Macchia


Categories: Music, summer 2015

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2 replies


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