We already knew that Chicago’s Grant Park was a scene of music and mahem this past Lollapalooza weekend, but what we were surpised to learn was that is was a mashup of ecelectic fashionable looks, as well. Lollapalooza kicked off on Friday August 2, 2013 and lasted till Sunday August 4, 2013. These days music festivals are a cultural phenomena; weekend after weekend, from city to city, and state to state crowds of youngsters stampede to fields, parks, stadiums, or other venues to throw their hands in the air and sway to the music of a kick-ass musical lineup. That being said, also present was a bevy of buzzworthy outfits!
We're on the cusp of springtime and there's no better time for some new music from our fave electro-pop duo, Timeflies! They've just released their new single, “I Choose U” which will be on their upcoming album, to be released via Forty8Fifty/Island Records later this year.
Everything you want and love for the ultimate dance party song is done right as it features the pair’s signature mix of dance, pop, and hip-hop. The release of “I Choose U” is yet another milestone for the Cal and Rez this year, who have already performed at the 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards Festival and were named by Billboard Magazine as 13 Artists To Watch In 2013. To add more, Timeflies will also perform at this summer's Lollapalooza music festival.
Got spring fever? We know we do and there’s only one cure! And it isn't exactly more cowbell. Spring kicks off music festival season all over the country so get ready to bask in the sunshine, groove to tunes, and enjoy the vibe only a music festival can supply. Here are some lineups of upcoming Spring and Summer music festivals nationwide.
Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA
April 12-14 & April 19-21
The two soldout weekends of Coachella are jam packed with must-see acts such as Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Modest Mouse, Dog Blood, Bassnectar, Beach House, Local Natives, Metric, Stars, New Order, Moby, Benny Benassi, Pretty Lights, and so much more. Thankfully for us East Coasters and anyone unable to score tickets, there are rumors that Coachella 2013 will be livestreamed!
Last Thursday, we at Joonbug had the very chance to attend en exclusive Hyundai event presented by Re: Mix Lab at Chelsea Market. The event showcased three very cool Hyundai models that would have even made Vin Diesel proud. Party guests were treated to an open bar, DJ sets, product displays, hors d'oeurves, live music, and the chance to sit in and check out the three types of cars on display.
Each car had its own sense of style, technology, art, and design. DJ sound systems, video game units, social media connectivity, and full on chrome exteriors were all part of what the future of Hyundai cars will be bringing the public in the years to come.
Hailing from sun-soaked California, pop-folk quintet Milo Greene incorporates both a cool, ethereal sophistication and a laid-back vibe into their signature sound. Joonbug was fortunate to speak with band member Graham Fink about their recent performance at Lollapalooza, their just-released self-titled EP and provide a little insight on what it means to be a member of Milo Greene.
Ashley: You guys are fresh off a performance at Lollapalooza. How was it?
Fink: It was really cool; hot, sweaty, exhausting, exhilarating, all of those festival-type things. We’ve all been doing this for a long time...and now we’re playing for audiences and the venues are full, there are sold out shows; it’s insane to me.
Ashley: In addition to a full-scale touring schedule, you guys released a full-length debut album on July 17. Tell us about it.
We’ve heard quite a few announcements of genre-crossing festival’s lately, with Jay-Z’s Made in America and the ever-evolving Lollapalooza. And while I’m definitely a fan of shaking up a festival lineup with a hip-hop artist or two, never in my wildest dreams would I pair EDM with classic rock - a move BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong has boldly made with his “Rocktronic Ibiza123” festival.
Despite my skepticism, Pete Tong’s word is my bible and I simply can not doubt a man with such an incredibly gifted ear for music. After more than 40 years of gracing the wavelengths with masterfully-crafted mixes, what the DJ extraordinaire says, goes. Rock on househeads!
Chicago in the summertime. If you make it through the excruciating winter (eh, this year wasn't too shabby), you're rewarded with an incredible, robust, crazy entertainment schedule that puts any city to shame. All publications throughout town broadcast with great excitement the carefully curated collective of farmer's markets, flea markets, art fairs and music festivals. Once it starts, there's no turning back...even though the unpredictable Chicago weather is likely to dip above and below a pleasant temperature in the weeks to come, once you make your first trip to the Green City Market, summer is ON. And why shouldn't it be? Now that NATO has come and gone, let's take a minute to run down some of the notable music festivals hitting Chitown in summer 2012. Take a peek, buy some tickets and enjoy (arguably) the best season this fair city has to offer.
The official lineup for this year's Lollapalooza Festival has been announced! Taking place on August 3 - 5 in Grant Park, Chicago, this year's festival is sure to be one for the record books.
Artists include The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, a recently reunited Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence + the Machine, At the Drive-In, Bassnectar, The Shins, Avicii, Justice, The Weeknd, Sigur Ros, a recently reunited Afgan Whigs, M83, Frank Ocean, Nero, Die Antwoord, Tune-Yards, SBTRKT, The Walkmen, Sharon Van Etten, The War on Drugs, Twin Shadow, Toro y Moi, Wale, Zed's Dead, Childish Gambino and many more! For the full lineup, click here.
Get your tickets here, but hurry up, they'll sell out quick!
“One of the dynamics that is not often discussed, but is amazing to me is that the internet doesn’t have the shelf-life that pop culture does in its other instantiations. In 2005, when we released Here It Goes Again; picture any standard rock video. If it’s successful it has a month of airplay, maybe. It gets written up in Enemy, Rolling Stone, there’s a big moment and everyone’s paying attention; and maybe people will go buy the record in the record store. But with the internet, these things basically live there forever,” commented Damian Kulash, lead singer of Chicago-originated, LA based band OK Go. He was kind enough to sit down with Joonbug Lollapalooza weekend.