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Five For Friday: Lollapalooza Edition No.1

27 Jul

So here we are, one week away from Lollapalooza and the excitement is building.  So many great bands and musicians over three wild and crazy filled days in Chicago!  As Grant Park gets ready to be invaded by 100,000 people, I’m running down a small little guide if you find yourself attending and for those who plan to watch the YouTube stream.

  1. Let’s get it out of the way, headliners.  Night One: pits Black Sabbath vs. The Black Keys – only US date for Black Sabbath, Night Two: Avicii vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers – RHCP dominated Bonnaroo with a fiery set, Night Three: Justice vs. Jack White – what I’m most interested in is how the crowd sways, when Childish Gambino and Kaskade play at the same time.
  2. Some afternoon delights for you.  Bands like First Aid Kit, The Growlers, Michael Kiwanuka, The War On Drugs, Milo Greene, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Kopecky Family Band, Chancellor Warhol, Moon Taxi, GIVERS, Bombay Bicycle Club, Outasight, Hey Rosetta!, Oberhofer and more pull early time slots but I promise will be worth arriving for.  These bands are awesome and this is some new music you should really be checking out.
  3. Time Conflicts.  A tip of the hat to the schedulers for finding the easiest way to pull a crowd a part as there are many times over the three days that will have festivalgoers torn.  For instance, on Saturday at the same time you’ll have to decide between Alabama Shakes, The Temper Trap, The Dunwells, B.o.B and fun.  Good luck!
  4. When the sun goes down, the action heats up.  Late night Lollapalooza brings forth some amazing late night shows and some of the best memories of the weekend.  Tickets are sold out to the advertised shows but make a few friends and you’ll find out where the rocking parties are. (Last year I caught CULTS, The Black Lips, Crystal Castles, Skylar Grey)
  5. Who I’m excited for.  Well I’ve been fortunate enough to see so many of these acts live before that I’m mostly craving the opportunity to see many for the first time like Of Monsters and Men, The Gaslight Anthem, The Dunwells, Miike Snow, M83, The Weeknd, Twin Shadow, Amadou & Mariam, Dum Dum Girls, The Devil Makes Three, First Aid Kit, Milo Greene, DEV, Dry The River and Moon Taxi.  Plus after finally seeing Alabama Shakes live at Bonnaroo, I can’t wait to see them again, simply amazing live.

 

MTV late to the party? Their Buzzworthy Artists of 2012

3 Jan

2012 is here and I have to say I got a good feeling when I came across the piece by MTV on Buzzworthy Artists to Watch in 2012 since not only do I listen to 9 of the 11 artists/bands but more so some of these have been the soundtrack I’ve been preaching for some time.  I also wonder what rock MTV has been hiding under regarding some of these artists.  But in case you don’t know the artists either, you best get caught up fast.

On the list:

Walk The Moon – these guys are solid and put on some of the best shows I saw in 2011.

Alabama Shakes – I’d be shocked if they do not blow up right after SXSW this year.  Holy amazing Brittany Howard’s voice.

fun. – anyone who remembers The Format should already be a huge fan of fun.  Plus a little track with Ms. Janelle Monae doesn’t hurt!

C’mon Avicii is on this list?  So nobody has heard this song before I guess and he doesn’t have any EDM tracks that are played in the clubs.

And Dev had a couple HUGE songs last year….. This one, no?

Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey, guess they aren’t as big as I thought they already were.

Wallpaper on tour last year with The Dirty Heads, this I didn’t see coming but ok.

Electric Guest and Kendrick Lamar – you two I’ll have to get up to speed with.

New Music: DJ Ikon – “Bass Down Low” Remix

23 Feb

Check it out, new remix by DJ Ikon and DJ Exodus of “Bass Down Low” by Dev ft. The Cataracs. Y’all know you love this song so give the remix a listen by following THIS link and if you like, download it from the same place.