Tag Archives: Lollapalooza

Ashley’s Longer-than-necessary-review of Lollapalooza 2013 (Sunday at any rate):

5 Aug

To preface all of this, I did not sleep the night before Lolla this year. Not by choice, but by a series of unfortunate events that led to my inability to fall asleep until ten minutes before my alarm went off Sunday morning. The day had begun brilliantly.

Being the ultra-goth that I am, I decided to try highlighting my hair before I left. I have no idea what possessed me to do that, but it was an interesting clash with the all-black ensemble I decided to wear. There’s nothing like 70 degree weather in August to encourage one to play their part. I, of course, rocked the Threadless “Friday I’m in Love” Tee:

Anyways, enough about me. On to more about…well…me, and my impressions of Lolla:

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Lollapalooza 2013 – The Year without a Death Grips?

3 Aug

So, I just got back from Jessie Ware’s Lollapalooza aftershow.  What a treat.  What an artist.  Adorably drunk, sharing stories with her fans about her brother (an aspiring doctor who is unlucky in love, though there were a few other doctors in the crowd trying to give her their digits for him), leading sing-alongs, forgetting lyrics and apologizing mid-line.  It was a wonderful performance.

On the other side of town, Death Grips fans weren’t so lucky.

^This guy is great, btw. Major poster on the Lollapalooza message board, sad for him.

^Having trouble embedding that pic, but it’s good for a laugh, so I suggest clicking on the link.

A potentially dark turn is the background they used:

You can find more unrelenting anger via a quick Twitter Search

I’m probably going to keep updating this with Tweets I enjoy, so there’s a good reason to keep coming back ;).

Can’t wait to see if they show up to Lolla tomorrow!

Music News: I “Less Than 3” Lolla

2 Apr

Today, the letter “I” brings the best (likely) news of all!

—RI- is NOT Beirut, meaning it’s probably…:drumroll:

METRIC :D!  So, as a fan, I am pee-tickle happy.  I’ll update this post in a little while with updated guesses.  Let’s give this about an hour.  Just had to share about Metric.  (Oh, and AFI’s probably a lock as well >_>)

http://2010.lollapalooza.com/

Music News: Lollapalooza “Arrrrrrr”

1 Apr

Today’s blog update is brought to you by the letter “R”

http://2010.lollapalooza.com/

Again copying over from the Lollaboard:

1. soundgarden * green day * lady gaga * arcade fire * the strokes * phoenix
2. social distortion * mgmt or ween or cake or sade or… ? * jimmy cliff? * hot chip * the black keys
3. the national * spoon * devo * cypress hill * cut copy * the new pornographers
4. slightly stoopid * grizzly bear * gogol bordello * chromeo * wolfmother
5. yeasayer * x japan * mutemath? * beirut or metric ? * dirty projectors * afi or m83 or !!! or sia or… ?
6. mavis staples? * matt & kim * the xx * drive-by truckers * blues traveler
7. edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros * the temper trap * jamie lidell or billy talent?
8. frightened rabbit * fuck buttons * deer tick? * blitzen trapper * stars?
9. raphael saadiq * the cribs * minus the bear * switchfoot * the walkmen?
10. mumford & sons * jens lekman or wild beasts? * rogue wave * los amigos invisibles
11. the big pink? * the dodos * hockey * cymbals eat guitars * sloan or B.o.b or aloha? * YACHT or dawes… ?
12. warpaint?  * the antlers * the soft pack * rebelution * balkan beat box? * K’Naan or…? (6spaces)
13. american bang * the ike reilly assassination * company of thieves * YACHT or dawes…?
14. harlem? * the constellations * miniature tigers * _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ R _ _?
15. _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ R _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ _ _ * midlake or pelican or pigface? * the morning benders * foxy shazam?
16. violent soho * royal bangs * neon trees * freelance whales
17. semi precious weapons * the heavy or hey champ or bad veins? * the band of heathens * dragonette
18. my dear disco * _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ R * the heavy or hey champ or bad veins? * jukebox the ghost
19. _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ * mynameisjohnmichael *  “and many more!” or…?

perry’s
1. 2manydjs?* empire of the sun * digitalism or plastikman or… ? * perry farrell * tiga or wale ?
2. felix da housecat * rusko * erol alkan * kaskade or vitalic or malente… ? * flosstradamus
3. wolfgang gartner * joachim garraud * mexican institute of sound
4. caspa or MANDY? * _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ R / _ O _ _ * dirty south * darko or nervo?  * _ _ _ / _ O _ _ / _ _ _ / _ _ _ _
5. beats antique? * steve porter * didi gutman of brazilian girls
6. kim fai or gus gus? * team bayside high * dani deahl or jack beats? * dj mel?
7. diz? *  _ O _ _ _ _ _ _ _ * only children * _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ R _ _ _ R O _ _

Keep in mind, these are guesses.  The ones in bold are more likely than others.

Can’t help but be excited for the potential for Stars and the likely confirmation of Yeasayer! This brings the number of bands I want to see up to 21 😀

Music News: Lollapalooza 2010 (Potential) Line-up

31 Mar

Since this is a music blog, and this is music news (and because I’m going to Lollapalooza and therefore have a vested interest here) just thought I’d share that Lollapalooza has released their lineup…sorta:

http://2010.lollapalooza.com/

People on the Lollapalooza message board have theorized the following potential bands:

THESE ARE GUESSES. BANDS IN BOLD HAVE A HIGHER LIKELIHOOD, either because they have more O’s, or because they were already rumored.

1. soundgarden * green day * lady gaga * arcade fire * the strokes * phoenix
2. social distortion * mgmt or ween or cake or… ? * david byrne? * hot chip * the black keys
3. the national * spoon * devo * grizzly bear * cut copy * the new pornographers
4. slightly stoopid * cypress hill ? * gogol bordello * chromeo * wolfmother
5. yeasayer ? * x japan * mutemath? * beirut or guster or primus or rancid or… ? * dirty projectors * afi ?
6. white rabbits ? * matt & kim * the xx * drive-by truckers? * blues traveler or fiery furnaces?
7. edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros * the temper trap * jamie lidell?
8. frightened rabbit * fuck buttons * nada surf * blitzen trapper * _ _ _ _ _
9. raphael saadiq * the cribs or the whigs? * minus the bear * switchfoot? * _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _
10. mumford & sons * jens lekman * rogue wave * los amigos invisibles
11. the big pink? * the dodos * hockey * cymbals eat guitars *sloan * KNaan?
12. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ * the soft pack * _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ O _ * _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ / _ O _ * _ _ _ _ _ _
13. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ / _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ O _ * company of thieves * _ _ _ _ _
14. _ _ _ _ _ _ * the constellations * _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _
15. _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ _ _ _* the morning benders * foxy shazam
16. violent soho * _ O _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ * neon trees * freelance whales
17. _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ O _ _ / _ _ _ _ O _ _ * the drums? * the band of heathens? * _ _ _ _ O _ _ _ _ _
18. _ _ / _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ O * frank turner or rhett miller? * _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ *jukebox the ghost
19. _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ * mynameisjohnmichael *  the hush sound?

perry’s
1. deadmau5 or autechre or 2manydjs or MSTRKRFT or… ?* empire of the sun * digitalism or bassnectar or plastikman or basshunter or… ? * benny benassi * tiga or rjd2 ?
2. felix da housecat * diplo (box mistake) ? * erol alkan * kaskade or vitalic or ratatat ? * flosstradamus
3. wolfgang gartner * _ o _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ * mexican institute of sound
4. caspa or busyp or MANDY? * _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ o _ _ * _ _ _ _ _ / _ o _ _ _ *  rusko or bibio or LMFAO? * _ _ _ / _ o _ _ / _ _ _ /_ _ _ _
5. perry farrell? * _ _ _ _ _ / _ O _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ / O_  / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _
6. rye rye? * _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ * jack beats? * dj mel?
7. _ _ _  *  _ O _ _ _ _ _ _ _ * O _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ O _ _

Personally?  I’m REALLY looking forward to:
Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Phoenix, Hot Chip, The National, Spoon, Cut Copy, The New Pornographers, Yeasayer, AFI, The XX, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Frightened Rabbit, Mumford & Sons, The Dodos, Hockey

So, having spent $190 per ticket (Travis and I are going) I think I end up getting a pretty good deal at $10.50 per band as it stands.

I’ll probably update the line-up tomorrow depending on whether or not it seems likely that they have given us another letter to work with, or if they’ve pulled an April Fools prank.