After three days of music, madness, heat, sweat, hurricanes, hail and hot dogs without ketchup, I’m proud to say that I survived Lollapalooza 2012. This year’s Lollapalooza was truly one for the record books. There was an estimate of 100,000 people that came from all over the world to cover ...
Kicking off its fifth year, the Outside Lands Festival 2012 takes place this weekend in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Headliners include a number of music's biggest names, such as Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Metallica, The Foo Fighters, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Beck, and Andrew Bird, among others. There are also plenty of other [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
With more than 100 bands on eight stages (well, seven if you discount the Kidz stage, which often features songs about barnyard animals), Lollapalooza is expected to be exhausting and overwhelming. The point is to see as many bands as possible, because you paid for a ticket and dammit you're going to make that 3-day wristband worth it. At least, that was my Year 1 strategy. Year 2 was a little more laid back; I even took a night off, missing a few bands I would have liked to see in the name of sleep and sunburn recovery. [...]
This Friday marks the beginning of this year's Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, the fifth edition of the cultural highlight. SKOA will be attending the festival this year, and each day leading up to the festival we will be dishing out a feature focused on the bands set to appear at Outside Lands. Today, our spotlight is focused on the top five songs we cannot wait to hear live at the festival. No matter how good a band's repertoire is, [...]
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For the eighth time in a row, Lollapalooza returned to Chicago's Grant Park. While the festival has received its share of rain over the years (e.g. Billy Idol's mesmerizing sun shower set in 2005, The Gaslight Anthem's downpour debut in 2009, Best Coast's muddy power hour in 2011, to name a few), the grounds have never had to shut down . Yet with recent catastrophes at festivals worldwide, management took no chances and they made the right choice. Only three hours were ultimately lost and in those three hours something wild happened - there was a sense [...]
As usual, there are hard choices to make at Lollapalooza . And unlike smaller festivals, it's hard to run from end to end to catch multiple sets when they're playing at the same time. Here are 10 time-slot conflicts and my resolution for each: FRIDAY Sharon Van Etten vs. Tame Impala : This is a tough one. Van Etten made a wonderful album this year but I just think Tame Impala is going to play a more lively set. Passion Pit vs. [...]
With every summer comes great festivals, Lollapalooza has been proving this for the past 21 years. While we regret we will not be at the show this year, here are some of the bands we recommend seeing while at Grant Park: Red Hot Chili The Black Keys Black Sabbath Jack White Florence + The Machine At The Drive-In Bassnectar Avicii The Shins Passion Pit Bloc Party Miike Snow The Afghan Whigs M83 Franz Ferdinand Childish Gambino Delta Spirit Santigold [...]
If you need a quick crash-course in why music videos are not what they once were, have a look at Alex Pappademas's celebration of the great Hype Williams in Grantland. Plenty of great music video directors are working today, but none of them are bringing the sheer opulent visual verve that Hype had at his peak. In any case, it's great to see the old master, who's never really gone away, return with a great new video that tops this week's list without breaking a sweat. This week's picks below. Read More...
Stereogum If you need a quick crash-course in why music videos are not what they once were, have a look at Alex Pappademas's celebration of the great Hype Williams in Grantland. Plenty of great music video directors are working today, but none of them are bringing the sheer opulent visual verve that Hype had at his peak. In any case, it's great to see the old master, who's never really gone away, return with a great new video that tops this week's list without breaking a [...]
The moments we all (and some) have been waiting for have arrived: Outside Lands announced the daily lineups and single-day tickets go on sale Friday!
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men." -Willy Wonka Crystal Stilts – “Dark Eyes” Take a trip back to the 602s in this video from NYC's Cyrstal Stilts. Even though it was shot recently during a hometown show at the Knitting Factory, the psychedelic visuals make it seem like it could have come from Andy Warhol's Factory circa 1966. Dan Deacon – “True Thrush” This video is guaranteed to amuse anyone who ever loved playing the children's game telephone [...]
The daily lineups were finally announced (now all we need are some actual set times). Saturday is definitely the day not to miss. Which day are you most excited about? More at sfoutsidelands.com
photo by Jim Bennett After pulling an all-nighter working on their new album, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis appeared on the Morning Show today with an announcement about new music from the duo. The Seattle-based duo announced that their debut album, The Heist , will be released on October 9th and to support it, they'll be embarking on an extensive (56 dates with more still to come) world tour. Among those dates include stops at Portland's Crystal Ballroom (October 11th), Vancouver's Vogue Theatre (October 13th) and Seattle's WaMu Theatre (October 12th), which [...]
So far this year, we've had some pretty amazing developments in the world of indie music. The meteoric rise of rookies Purity Ring , Alt-J (more so in the UK), and The Neighbourhood , matched equally by the return of Passion Pit , The Shins , fun. , and Hot Chip , have already ensured that 2012 won't be a dud. Below, we've listed in order our top 50 songs so far of this fine year. CLICK HERE FOR OUR TOP 15 [...]
Living in Oakland for several years has taught me (at the very least) two things: what hipsters like and what hipsters hate. Fusion tea bars, high-waisted shorts, and “this great band that you probably haven’t heard of yet” have continued to be very popular this year, while one usual favorite’s name has become a target of blasé looks and exasperated eye-rolls. This name: Outside Lands. Since August of 2008, Outside Lands has been the premiere San Francisco music festival (rivaled [...]
Jack White scoring The Lone Ranger Damon Albarn talks about Blur/Gorillaz Passion Pit releasing sophomore album in July Toadies releasing new album in July Red Hot Chili Peppers releasing digital EP Fiona Apple - "Every Single Night"
SF's Outside Lands Festival turns 5 this year and has announced quite the lineup to celebrate. Highlights include: Alabama Shakes, Amadou & Mariam, Beck, Big Boi, Bloc Party, Caveman, Dr. Dog, Explosions in the Sky, Father John Misty, Fitz and the Tantrums, Foo Fighters, fun., Jack White, Justice, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Norah Jones, Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit, Portugal. The Man, Regina Spektor, Santigold, Sharon Van Etten, Sigur Rós, Stevie Wonder, Tame Impala, Tanlines, Tennis, The Kills, The Walkmen, Thee Oh Sees, Washed Out, White [...]
Confirmed Outside Lands 2012 lineup: Stevie Wonder Metallica Neil Young & Crazy Horse Jack White Foo Fighters Beck Skrillex Sigur Ros Justice Norah Jones Dispatch The Kills Regina Spektor Passion Pit Andrew Bird Grandaddy Big Boi Bloc Party Explosions In The Sky Franz Ferdinand Mstrkrft Rebelution Die Antwoord Fitz and The Tantrums Portugal. The Man Amadou & Mariam Wolfgang Gartner Fun. Dr. Dog The Walkmen Washed Out City [...]
I'll be the first to tell you that the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco, CA is a damn good time. I went there for the first time last year and even documented my time on video . And based on this year's line up it looks I'm going back to the Bay Area this summer. Metallica, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Foo Fighters and Beck will lead the charge this year at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Sigur Rós, Justice, Dispatch, The Kills, Regina Spektor, Passion Pit, Grandaddy, [...]