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Lollapalooza 2015 : Day 1 : The Weeknd

August 1st, 2015 No Comments

Guess you can be late to the party if you’re the one actually bringing it. And while the majority of the crowd swam downstream for Sir Paul McCartney’s classics, a mostly-under-30 crowd packed together to modern dance to Toronto’s very own Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, who showed up over 15 minutes to […]

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Not going to Drake? Not to worry, Stefan Poncé’s got what you need

May 25th, 2015 No Comments

“Stefan Poncé has given Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa and Childish Gambino their biggest hits,” says THE FADER. The Grammys agreed in 2015, granting Poncé, only 24 years old, double-nominations for the Warner Chappell signee’s production skills. Poncé most recently lent his magic touch to producing the new, cinematic, larger-than-life Kanye West / Vic Mensa […]

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New Works Joffrey Ballet

May 1st, 2015 1 Comment

This weekend, the legendary Joffrey wraps up a melody of modern ballet performances known collectively as “New Works,” a title befitting and as understated, earnest and open-ended as the dancing itself. The major standout is In Creases, choreographed by much-buzzed-about 27-year-old New York City Ballet soloist and resident choreographer Justin Peck. With music composed by […]

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Lolla 2014: In Photos

August 4th, 2014 No Comments

Above: Chromeo killed the main stage. It’s really weird to see your friend famous, but couldn’t happen to a better guy (Dave1)… Lolla 2014 was MAJ. But don’t take my word for it, check out this visual wrap-up: As a die-hard Patriots fan, the Wifi password in the Press Tent had me like wha?? Backstage […]

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Lollapalooza 2014 Must-See Music

July 31st, 2014 No Comments

Lollapalooza is nigh once again with promises to turn up the August heat here in Chicago this weekend. It also happens to be the summer music festival’s 10th anniversary in Grant Park, congratulations to Perry Farrell for continuing to cultivate a genuine passion for the music festival phenomenon he helped to found—and sharing that passion […]

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Just In Time for Summer: “The 11 Types of A**holes Who Attend Music Festivals”

June 12th, 2014 No Comments

Read the handy anthropological guide here, so you can be prepared when you attend Pitchfork and Lollapalooza. I take offense to number 11. Only because it doesn’t include “she” music journalists. Not all music journalists are dudes, dummy. Besides that, all this is true.

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Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup Rumors

March 19th, 2014 No Comments

Rumors are ripening about the lineup for Lolla 2014…What say you to Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys? Well, I saw Em play Lolla back in 2011 (check out my review here) and was sadly disappointed (compared to seeing him live previously), but I would be willing to give him a second chance […]

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If only i’d thought of the right words/ I could have held on to your heart

August 5th, 2013 No Comments

If onlys w/Robert Smith @ Lollapalooza 2013, Grant Park, Chicago. Hearing these lyrics live was a seriously epic moment in my life…surreal, sentimental, magical, totally unforgettable and full circle.

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Day 2 Recap: Why you baby-sitting only 2 or 3 shots/ I’ma show you how to turn it up a notch!

August 5th, 2013 No Comments

Lolla Day 2 was all about Kendrick [insert swear words] Lamar. Dude nailed it. I have never seen a crowd go so crazy for another artist and be that devoted that they literally rapped EVERY lyric. He’s continuing the West Coast G-rap tradition and even came out on stage to the THX intro on Dre’s […]

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REMIX Acupuncture + Glossed&Found + Chinatown = YES!

July 31st, 2013 No Comments

WOW!!! I got with the awesomeness that is D. Graham Kostic of Glossed&Found to take a tour of an herbal shop in Chitown’s Chinatown and silliness ensued (of course it did) in a segment filled with us cracking ourselves up (and even some facts, nice)… WATCH how much fun Chinese herbs are! Warning: This video […]

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