January 21, 2013 |
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.
August 9, 2012 |
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.
August 4, 2012 |
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.
August 4, 2012 |
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.
June 23, 2012 |
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.
February 3, 2012 |
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)