The Lollapalooza 2017 lineup has been announced!

Lollapalooza 2017 poster

The 2017 Lollapalooza lineup is out and it’s not bad at all. For some reason, I was expecting a very subpar lineup, and to be honest, I had considered skipping this year in favor of trying out a festival that I have never been to (FYFEST? ACL? perhaps Liverpool Psych Fest? any of these are still possible if I can scrape up the funds), but in the end, I still ended going through the adrenaline rush of trying to snag and succeeding in getting a 4 day wristband. So, when the bands were announced yesterday, I was actually pretty excited.

Thursday gives us Muse, Lorde, Cage the Elephant, and Wiz Khalifa (?) as headliners with Porter Robinson, Liam Gallagher, Kaytranada, Temples, and Atlas Genius playing during the day.

Friday is stacked with goodness from The Killers, Blink 182, DJ Snake, and Run The Jewels, with Crystal Castles, Little Dragon, Cloud Nothings, and Saint Jhn. This is probably my favorite lineup of the weekend.

Saturday has Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper, The xx, Alt-J, and The Head and The Heart along with Kaskade, Warpaint (I’d love to be on that side stage thing during their set!), Highly Suspect, and Boston representing with 2 acts…indie poppers Lady Pills and rapper Michael Christmas.

Sunday wraps up the festival weekend with Arcade Fire, Justice, Big Sean, and The Shins, with Rae Sremmurd, Tove Lo, Joey Bada$$, Charli XCX, and one of my guilty pleasures, Grace Mitchell.

Of course, Lollapalooza weekend wouldn’t be complete without hitting up some daytime parties (which there was a lack of last year) as well as the nighttime parties such as Culture Collide and Floodfest, or DJ sets at the Virgin Hotels (where I’m staying at again this year because that place was a-m-a-z-i-n-g!) which are always my favorite part of Lolla weekend. It’s going to be a long 4 1/2 month wait until I’m in Chicago. Did anyone else score tickets? Going solo as I am? Let’s meet up and hang for a set or two!

The Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup Is Out!

Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup poster

The Lollapalooza 2012 lineup was announced at midnight (Chicago time) last night. Nearly 24 hours later, I have had time to let this amazing lineup sink in. First of all, they managed to score the reunited At The Drive In, who are one of my top 5 favorite bands ever! If I wasn’t already going, this would be the reason to find a way to get there. Along with Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Justice, and Sigur Ros, this is the 2nd best festival lineup of 2012…it’s hard to beat Coachella this year. That being said, there are a lot of bands that have already played it in the past few years , but then again, that makes it easier to see some different bands.

Some of the bands I’m looking forward to, in no particular order, are At The Drive In, M83, Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Sigur Ros, Justice, Passion Pit (who I really hope won’t be as boring as they were when they played a free show in Boston two years ago), The Afghan Whigs, Franz Ferdinand, Frank Ocean, Neon Indian, Washed Out, and Toro y Moi.

There are also some disappointments, including the awful, overrated, and overplayed RHCP as a headliner. Also, the Stone Roses, Refused, Odd Future, and Pulp are not playing, although I was really hoping for the Stone Roses and Refused. When I saw Wax listed, I thought of the band that sang “California”, not a rapper (are those guys still around?).

In my opinion, this might be one of the best lineups yet and its’ going to be a very long 4 months until Lollapalooza. Is anyone else going? Hit me up and let’s hang out in Chicago!

New Video: Justice – Audio, Video, Disco

Justice have made a video for the title track of their upcoming album “Audio, Video, Disco“, due out on Oct 25. This is another one of my most anticipated albums of 2011. It took a couple of listens, but this track is really starting to grow on me. The video features some slick edits, showing the duo of Gaspard AugĂ© and Xavier de Rosnay creating music, playing light up keyboards, and decorating a Christmas tree.

Oh and there is a doggy! Yay!

New Video: Justice – Civilization

Justice have finally released an amazing new video for the song “Civilization“, from the upcoming Civilization EP due out on June 6th. I have been in love with this song since first hearing it in the Adidas commercial earlier this year. The video is as epic as the song, with statues crashing around a bunch of buffalo.

Just watch it for yourself and be blown away!

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