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August 5, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
If there is a poster child for the return of 1990s-era grunge fashion, it's Sky Ferreira. The singer and model, who was born in L.A. but now seems to live all over, was a muse for Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane's "California Grunge" fall 2013 collection. And the designer tapped her to star in the label's pre-fall ad campaign, decked out in black lace, leather and studs.  So it was only fitting that Ferreira, 21, would hit this weekend's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, which was born out of the post-punk, alternative rock and grunge music scene, having been created in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell.
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August 5, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
If there is a poster child for the return of 1990s-era grunge fashion, it's Sky Ferreira. The singer and model, who was born in L.A. but now seems to live all over, was a muse for Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane's "California Grunge" fall 2013 collection. And the designer tapped her to star in the label's pre-fall ad campaign, decked out in black lace, leather and studs.  So it was only fitting that Ferreira, 21, would hit this weekend's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, which was born out of the post-punk, alternative rock and grunge music scene, having been created in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2011 | By Greg Kot
Lollapalooza is feeling the weight of its 90,000 capacity crowd Friday just before headliners Muse and Coldplay arrive. The South Side of the park is packed, with a Times Square vibe spilling over from the Perry's stage, which once again is the hit of the festival. With Skrillex commanding a huge crowd, the sound and lights awhirl and a crowd collectively dancing itself into a sweaty frenzy - including a dozen partyers who climbed a generator outside the tent, the better to gyrate in full view of Grant Park - it seems inevitable that Lollapalooza will eventually go 50-50 on electronic/DJ performers vs. rock bands.
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May 19, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Ezra Koenig wanted to be clear about this: The frontman of Vampire Weekend was not comparing his band to the Beatles. "What we're talking about is making me think like a fan, which is a little bit dangerous because it could come across as me trying to put myself in the same league as one of the biggest albums of all time," he said, responding to a question about the value of mystery and ambiguity in music. "But, yeah, you think about 'Sgt. Pepper.' Is it a concept album about a lonely hearts club?
NATIONAL
August 4, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
As storm clouds hovered over Chicago on Saturday, officials canceled outdoor music festival Lollapalooza until further notice and herded more than 100,000 people from Grant Park toward three underground shelters along Michigan Avenue. “ATTENTION: Serious weather is about to hit Grant Park,” @Lollapalooza said in a Tweet . “ALL festival goers must evacuate IMMEDIATELY. Head to our 3 evacuation locations NOW.” Minutes later, it began to pour. Violent storms in the Illinois forecast were expected to bring hail, winds stronger than 70 mph and rains heavy enough to prompt flash flood warnings, the National Weather Service said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2007 | Randy Lewis
Pearl Jam will play what is scheduled to be the band's only U.S. concert of the year in August, topping a bill of more than 120 acts at Lollapalooza 2007, festival officials announced Thursday. The event will take place Aug. 3 to 5, once again in Chicago's Grant Park. Info: www.lollapalooza.com.
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March 17, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Kanye West, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Wilco are among more than 120 acts to perform at this year's Lollapalooza festival. The lineup, announced Thursday at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, is about twice the number of last year's festival, when Lollapalooza was downsized from a coast-to-coast tour to a weekend event in Chicago. Lollapalooza 2006 will take place Aug. 4 to 6 in Chicago's Grant Park.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2005 | Randy Lewis
Lollapalooza, the archetypal alt-rock concert tour that was canceled last year for lack of interest, returns this summer, but as a single-weekend event. The 2005 edition will take place July 23 and 24 in Chicago's Grant Park and will include a mix of hot new bands (the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Kaiser Chiefs, the Bravery) and respected alt-rock veterans (the Pixies, Weezer, Dinosaur Jr., the Dandy Warhols).
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2011 | By Marcus Leshock, WGN Feature Reporter
While you were losing your mind at Girl Talk (more on that later), one of the world's few remaining megabands took to the Bud Light stage on the north end of Grant Park. Coldplay opened with a wild laser light show. It didn't last long enough for some, a guy near me kept yelling MORE LASERS! when the band slowed things down towards the middle of their set. Call me whatever you want, music experts - I'm a Coldplay fan. There's something about their music that connects with me. Unfortunately I was working yesterday, so I couldn't camp out as close to the stage as I would have liked.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2012 | By Todd Martens
Tens of thousands of concertgoers in Chicago were forced to evacuate the city's Lollapalooza as severe storms descended upon the city Saturday. Music was halted about 3:30 p.m. CST, and many fans were directed to one of three underground parking garages designated as "emergency evacuation shelters. " Fans were told to leave the Grant Park festival about one hour before the storms hit. All told, Lollapalooza was shut down for just under three hours.  "Due to an approaching storm and warnings from the National Weather Service, Lollapalooza organizers have suspended the festival until further notice," read a statement posted Saturday afternoon on Lollapalooza's official site.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Lollapalooza, the former touring festival that re-established itself as a destination event after landing in Chicago in 2005, has been aggressive in recent years in expanding its brand internationally. Lollapalooza has already ventured into South America with fests in Brazil and Chile, and last summer announced plans to go to Israel. But a proposed Middle East edition of Lollapalooza in 2013 is off, a festival spokeswoman confirmed to Pop & Hiss. Lollapalooza Israel was intended for Aug. 20-22 at Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park, and no reason was given for the cancellation.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Fans of the Australian group Avalanches are still waiting for a follow-up to 2000's “Since I Left You,” a landmark album on which the sampling masters created startling new music from thousands of tiny song snippets. Now, another Australian act appears determined to fill the gap. The pop-wise knob-twirlers of Pnau -- including Nick Littlemore, who also plays in Empire of the Sun -- rummage through Elton John's early-'70s catalog on “Good Morning to the Night,” grafting together bite-sized bits of his tunes: a guitar lick from “Crazy Water,” or the vocal line from “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” that provides the record's title.
NATIONAL
August 4, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
As storm clouds hovered over Chicago on Saturday, officials canceled outdoor music festival Lollapalooza until further notice and herded more than 100,000 people from Grant Park toward three underground shelters along Michigan Avenue. “ATTENTION: Serious weather is about to hit Grant Park,” @Lollapalooza said in a Tweet . “ALL festival goers must evacuate IMMEDIATELY. Head to our 3 evacuation locations NOW.” Minutes later, it began to pour. Violent storms in the Illinois forecast were expected to bring hail, winds stronger than 70 mph and rains heavy enough to prompt flash flood warnings, the National Weather Service said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2012 | By Todd Martens
Tens of thousands of concertgoers in Chicago were forced to evacuate the city's Lollapalooza as severe storms descended upon the city Saturday. Music was halted about 3:30 p.m. CST, and many fans were directed to one of three underground parking garages designated as "emergency evacuation shelters. " Fans were told to leave the Grant Park festival about one hour before the storms hit. All told, Lollapalooza was shut down for just under three hours.  "Due to an approaching storm and warnings from the National Weather Service, Lollapalooza organizers have suspended the festival until further notice," read a statement posted Saturday afternoon on Lollapalooza's official site.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2012 | Danielle Bacher
Don't let the name fool you: Milo Greene is a quintet, with four lead singers, none of whom are named Milo. And that's hardly the only unique quality of this local indie folk-pop band. Except for dedicated percussionist Curtis Marrero, each member sings lead and backing vocals, plays multiple instruments and switches roles from song to song. Though ambitious, the democratic approach often proves logistically difficult. "I think we secretly wish we could be more spontaneous with the set list," says Robbie Arnett, 27, just before the band's recent set at the Make Music Pasadena festival.
NEWS
February 3, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Lollapalooza on the flip side of the world? The 2012 mega-concert is slated for August in Chicago's Grant Park , but here's a way to get a jump on the music. Lollapalooza Chile 2012 comes to Santiago for the second time for a two-day festival March 31 and April 1 with headliners Foo Fighters , Bjork and Arctic Monkeys as well as Latin American acts such as Los Jaivas and Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas. In all, more than 50 performers and bands will take the stages (six in all)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1993 | Steve Hochman
And the "Lollapalooza '93" winner is . . . Answer: None of the above. That's what Pop Eye found in a survey of 20 alternative-music insiders asked who will be the "breakout" act on the "Lollapalooza '93" tour, which begins Friday in Vancouver. More than half of the voters said they did not see any of the acts making a dramatic move to a new level of popularity because of the exposure on the tour.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2011 | By Greg Kot, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
It's  unofficially '80s day at Lollapalooza Saturday, as if every band or artist is under  strict orders to play an influential track from their childhood or from some half-remembered MTV special. Soul revivalists Fitz and the Tantrums covered the Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” Dom reached back for the Cure's “Boys Don't Cry,” Local Natives did up Talking Heads, and Cee-Lo Green paid homage to the Violent Femmes and Billy Idol. As the egregious “Flesh for Fantasy” wafted over sun-drenchedGrant Park, the time machine hit rock bottom and we rushed back to join the 21 st Century with Lykke Li. The Swedish singer and her band, dressed all in black like cast members in an Ingmar Bergman film, delivered plaintive ballads and big-beat heartbreak songs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2011 | By Marcus Leshock, WGN Feature Reporter
While you were losing your mind at Girl Talk (more on that later), one of the world's few remaining megabands took to the Bud Light stage on the north end of Grant Park. Coldplay opened with a wild laser light show. It didn't last long enough for some, a guy near me kept yelling MORE LASERS! when the band slowed things down towards the middle of their set. Call me whatever you want, music experts - I'm a Coldplay fan. There's something about their music that connects with me. Unfortunately I was working yesterday, so I couldn't camp out as close to the stage as I would have liked.
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