INTERVIEWS: Phoenix, Manchester Orchestra & More!

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Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz from Phoenix on the Jeremiah Weed porch / Photo by Noah Abrams
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To get a break from the Tennessee heat, Bonnaroo bands gathered in Jeremiah Weed's Backyard, a down-home hangout featuring lawn games, BBQ, and cocktails made with Jeremiah Weed's vodkas and bourbons.

Check out video interviews below with French popsters Phoenix, who talked about the evolution of their songs since they kicked off their 2009 U.S. tour at last year's Bonnaroo; Georgia boys and Bonnaroo '07 alums Manchester Orchestra, who graduated to a tent show this year and decided to hang out for the whole weekend; comedienne Margaret Cho, who offered advice for surviving the heat; and Young Veins, featuring former Panic! at the Disco members Ryan Ross and Jon Walker, who talked about their just-released record and the intimacy of playing Bonnaroo.

Also, be sure to check out even more videos from Jeremiah Weed's Backyard:
Edward Sharpe, Mumford & Sons, Harper Simon, the Postelles
Black Keys, Temper Trap, Local Natives
Fanfarlo, Here We Go Magic, Bomba Estereo

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