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Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1 Heats Up with Coldplay, Cults, the Mountain Goats and Le Butcherettes

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With sold-out, record-breaking ticket sales – 90,000/day – and a big proverbial 20th anniversary gold ring for Perry Farrell, the pops of touring festivals took its first breath of three on Friday in its adopted Chicago Grant Park home, humming a far different tune than its Alternative Nation meets circus shit show of yore. Once a breeding ground of Jane’s Addiction’s circle of grunge, I’m not sure anyone would have predicted Coldplay, one of rock’s most chastised mopesters, would be headlining some day.

6 Aug 2011 | 4 comments | More

Bonnaroo 2011: The Ten-Mile Odyssey and Orwellian Undertones Are Still Worth It

This year, I was excited to see both Sleigh Bells and Band of Skulls, but many others had the same idea, since both performances were relatively packed, considering they were both tent shows on Thursday. Neither band disappointed, whether it was explosive sounds and lights from Sleigh Bells or the bluesy cords of Band of Skulls. I had gone into the festival predicting that Band of Skulls will make the same type of jump in exposure as Mumford & Sons had during the previous year…

20 Jun 2011 | 1 comment | More

MGMT Confirmed to Co-Headline The Bamboozle in May

Breaking news on the music festival front: MGMT has just been confirmed to co-headine the annual Bamboozle fest at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, NJ from May 1-2, 2010.

19 Jan 2010 | More

Girl Talk: Everyday People

Girl Talk mastermind Gregg Gillis interprets the Top 40 with a scientific approach, absorbing each rhythmic song as he pries for phrases, sounds and melodies that culminate into sample-based symphonies. His fourth album, Feed the Animals is a grandiose adventure composed through a pain-staking process of transcending typical vocal tracks and rhymes creating melodic dance tracks that force shoulders to shimmy.

10 Oct 2008 | More

Pitchfork Music Festival ‘07 – Dance, Hipster, Dance! : Sentimentalist Magazine Online Exclusive

Dan Deacon gets all Sentimental! Your Mp3 Blog Sucks! So said the back of a lone, angry man’s t-shirt, the …Read the Rest

20 Jul 2007 | 4 comments | More