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The ‘Roo comes to National Public Radio

on June 07, 2010, 10:25am

What are you doing next weekend? If you’re bummed about not being one of the 75,000 sunburned bodies at Bonnaroo, then let your worries go. Your dad’s favorite radio station is coming to the rescue.

Maybe we’re all just getting old, or maybe it’s a testament to the popularity of the festival, but NPR is going to stream more than 40 sets live from the festival grounds in Manchester, Tenn.

All three days of the ‘Roo will be presented for your aural pleasure, and the webcasts are ditching video in favor of audio-only presentations of bands like The Dead Weather, Regina Spektor, LCD Soundsystem, and Jay-Z.

The broadcasts will be hosted by personalities from public radio stations like The Current in Minnesota, WFUV in New York, and Austin’s WKUT.  Programming kicks off at around 1p.m. EST and run through 2a.m.

This means you can listen to The National power through “Bloodbuzz Ohio” while catching a buzz on your front porch, or even have ” Sex on Fire” playing in the background while you…well, you know.

So grab a case of beer, check out the complete list of artists, and put your tax dollars to work while enjoying yourself some public radio.

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