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August 31, 2013
While best wishes go to Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane as he recovers from brain surgery, the fallout from the band's canceled tour reverberated in unsettling ways. With Mumford out of commission, their headlining slot at Tennessee's Bonnaroo festival went to blandly carefree folk singer Jack Johnson. With a new album due in September, Johnson's return will be big news for laid-back surfer bros and island vacation marketers, but everyone else should probably know better.