Lollapalooza offers an incredible and diverse bill of artists. It is one festival that truly caters to just about every type of music lover. With so many incredible sets, it was hard to pick our favorites, but here are a few of the major standouts that made trekking the bad weather and heat worth it!
This outfit from Boston, MA stunned with a heart-on-its-sleeve set. Front man Michael Angelakos delivered a sincere and powerful performance. The band delivered a non-stop, passionate and energetic performance. A definite highlight.
Founded by Gary Richards in 2007, The HARD imprint has taken the concert and festival world by storm. Starting out as a singular, but excellently curated NYE festival, HARD has grown into one of the largest concert brands working today. Putting on dozens of shows and events each year, they continue their gnarly showings with this year's HARD Summer Festival, August 3-4, right in downtown Los Angeles.
This year's HARD Summer features some of the biggest names in EDM and rock, including Skrillex, Bloc Party, Boys Noize, Miike Snow, Nero, Bloody Beetroots, James Murphy, Squarepusher, Chromeo and more!
Some have probably recognized the traditional collage which illustrates the record cover. Founded in 2002, Kistune was first a fashion brand, and a good one. This project was created by Gilas Loaec, Masaya Kuroki, and the London based company Abake.These guys did not only want to sell clothes, but music too. They just can't refrain from doing good work, lucky we.
Klaxons, Simian Mobile Disco, Hot Chip, Hadouken, Digitalism, Bloc Party, Boys Noize, Crystal Castles, Phoenix, La Roux and so much more worked for the Japanese fox. Kitsune indeed means "fox" in the far east country. They chose this name because Japanese legends say foxes could instantaneously change their appearance. Kistune records do have a lot of different (but very chic) appearances from indie rock to noisy electro. Every compilation is more successful than the older one.