Not going to go in our reporting took a bit longer than the rest (servers down!). But here’s one last look.
Lollapalooza 2011 Review
Twenty years ago, adding the suffix “-palooza” to anything was unheard of. Today, it’s become a common term for anything explosive, peculiarly large or dynamic (examples: couchapalooza – amazing discounts at a local furniture store, or pptpalooza.net a website with loads of power point templates). In true form, this year’s Lolla crowd was the largest ever (90,000 per day) to flood into the gates of Grant Park.
Like most 20th birthdays, Lollapalooza 2011 was memorable and interesting, but seemed a bit anticipatory. The hot spot of all three days was Perry’s tent which from noon til dark buzzed with bodies dancing almost ceaselessly in the massive 40,000 square foot enclosure. Hot, muddy, pulsating. Lolla …
It must be August, it must be hot, and it must be time once again to head to Chicago’s Grant Park to celebrate Lollapalooza, the annual Midwest superfestival that packs somewhere arounf 100,000 people into the expansive Chicago waterfront to hear some of the world’s biggest acts along with a great many up-and-comers.
This year, the Lollapalooza brand is celebrating 20 years since it first hit America as a roaming daylong event—with bands such as Nine Inch Nails (who played in daylight!), Ice-T’s metal project Body Count, Siouxsee and the Banshees and Janes Addiction introducing the American people to the alternative nation. A gathering of tribes not really seen since the heyday of the ’60s.
We don’t expect to see as many mohawks or Rollin Band sun tattoos at Lollapalooza 2011, but there’s still plenty of great music to discover. Move ahead and check out URB’s 10 Lollapalooza Acts You Can’t Miss. …MORE
It takes all of a half second into “Youth Knows No Pain,” the first song on Lykke Li‘s new album, Wounded Rhymes, to get your blood pumping. This is not the delicate Swedish chanteuse we’ve come to know from 2007′s surprise hit, “Little Bit.” Thoughout the record, the beats are heftier, as is the singer’s vocals, which hint at vintage soul strength as much as they retain their tender vunerability. If Lykee Li 2007 was someone we wanted to look after, this new model is one we need to watch out for.
Dearest Lykke Li is throwing around the biggest black magic clichés and then some in her new video for her song, “Get Some”. No video would be complete without scratching your crotch like you have crabs and crawling on the ground trying to re-enact Stephen King’s Pet Cemetery. Alas this is like Lykke’s “Can Not Be Tamed” moment, so for all it it’s worth you can download this song for free on lykkeli.com. “Get Some” is the first single off of Lykke’s second album, Wounded Rhymes.