Pre-NYE Party Playlist

As 2012 approaches its end, some of us may be anticipating what 2013 may bring but first, we shall celebrate big on December 31! While you're remembering the best moments you had in 2012, forgetting about mishaps and looking ahead, add these funky tracks to your NYE playlist to get you in the party mood and don't forget to check out all the hottest parties throughout NYC here!

Grimes: The Black Swan
Inside Lollapalooza, Part II: The Music

Lollapalooza is a celebration of many genres and tastes in music and this year’s festival did not disappoint. Here were some of Joonbug’s favorites:

Ok Go put on an incredible show, full of smolder, swagger and plenty of good humor. The four band members dressed head to toe in either red, blue, green or yellow suits; played a song with sublime intensity on the hand bells, indulged the audience with old favorites and introduced new tunes. A favorite moment included lead singer Damian singing from the middle of the crowd a heart-string tugging acoustic gem. Tongue-in-cheek, honest and power-packed, Ok Go was the delight of the afternoon. Tinie Tempah graced the stage just before OK Go, delivering a set that bubbled with effervescent energy. The beats were crisp, fun and instantly catchy. He is one to watch.


Last Chance to Win Lollapalooza Tickets!

This year (August 5-7) the most major musical event of the summer, Lollapalooza, will be taking place at Grant Park in Chicago. The headliners include Eminem, Foo Fighters, Cold Play, My Morning Jacket, and Deadmau5. Other epic acts like Cults, Lykke Li, The Cars, Crystal Castles, Damian Marley & Nas, and Arctic Monkeys will also take to the stage.

Lykke Li At The El Ray Theatre

On Wednesday (March 9th), Lykke Li will be performing at the El Ray Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The event will be taking place at 8:00pm. She will also be accompanied by Johnossi, an indie-rock duo from Sweden.

The Sweden-born indie-rocker, Lykke Li, released her most recent album, Wounded Rhymes, on February 25th, 2011 to critical acclaim. It currently has a Metacritic score of 85 based on 21 reviews. Her first album, Youth Novels, was released in 2008 and reached #18 on the US Heatseekers Chart.

Rumored Lollapalooza 2011 Line Up

Though Lollapalooza has released the headliners for its first international festival, Lollapalozza Chili, it has not officially released the lineup for the original festival. That has not stopped numerous music news sites from releasing the rumored headliners for the music festival.

Lollapalooza takes place over three days, August 5th thru the 7th, in Chicago. It boasts about seventy artists spread out over five stages, and numerous after parties. "Reliable sources" have revealed to Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot the headliners: Eminem, Muse, and The Foo Fighters.

The Lykke Li Show At Le Poisson Rouge May Be Sold Out, But There's Always The Afterparty!

Of course we're all a fan of having tickets to a sold out show, but what I'm a bigger fan of is after parties. Grand Life and Kanon Vodka are throwing a sure-to-be good time event on the 1st, and bringing Lykke Li and friends to Soho Grand for exclusive DJ sets, cocktails, and one great after party. Hosted by Aaron Stern, Robyn Berkley, Tommy Saleh, and Steven Rojas, this party is going to be so massive it even requires RSVP (rsvp@grandlifenyc.com). Hurry and get your names in, and check out the Kanon Vodka Facebook page to see how you can score the last remaining pair of tickets (for FREE!)

Coachella Lineup Announced

The lineups for the 2009 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have been made public. The festival, which has become one of the most anticipated concert events in the United States in recent years, will take place on the weekend starting Friday, April 17th, and will conclude that Sunday. Paul McCartney, the Cure, and the Killers have each been announced as a headliner for one of the three nights.

The festival kicks off with Friday’s festivities, which will showcase the aforementioned McCarthy, what should definitely be an exciting set from mash-up maniac Girl Talk, and what I can only imagine will be an awesome set from N.A.S.A., a collaborative effort by two deejays who worked with everyone from David Byrne to Tom Waits to KRS-One and Chuck D on their upcoming album, The Spirit of Apollo. It’s unclear what musicians will accompany them for the performance, but hopefully a fair number of the artists they featured on their incredible, genre-bending debut album will join in. One of the most underrated groups in hip hop, chilled-out west coasters People Under the Stairs, will also perform, as will The Black Keys, Morrissey, M. Ward, Crystal Castles, and Gui Borrato, to name a few.