With all the recent hoopla surrounding Coachella 2012 (specifically, the digital resurrection of Tupac), one begins to ponder what other shenanigans are in store during festival season. Summertime truly is the season of festivals: beer & wine fests, food expos, but most importantly, music fests. There’s Bamboozle, Warped Tour, Lollapalooza, Bonnarooo, Electric Daisy, and a cornocoupia of other niftily named musical celebrations.
Lollapalooza is celebrating its 20th anniversary by expanding itself internationally from Chicago to Chile. It will take place in Santiago's O'Higgins Park April 2nd and 3rd 2011.
The headliners of Chile’s Lollapalooza are The Killers, Kanye West, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Other acts performing in Chile are Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Deftones, Cold War Kids, CSS, and Fatboy Slim.
The headliners for the original Lollapalooza in Chicago have not been declared yet. The dates for Lollapalooza Chicago are August 5th thru the 7th.
The most effective DJ's are the ones who check their apprehensions along with their cars at the valet, and simply play songs that make them happy, thus through the transitive property, making others happy. Yeah, I took algebra.
Bardot's DJ, Rare Matthew Frauman did just that. I entered the space to Edwyn Collins', "A Girl Like You," and as I stood by the bar waiting for Rex Manning, Frauman effortlessly transitioned into The Smiths. You know, that Smith's song, they're all relatively the same, comfortable and fitting for most situations with a hint of depression. Right as I was about to confide my woes and regrets to the bartender, he lightened the mood with Estelle's, "American Boy," featuring Kanye West and then Groove Armada's, "I See You Baby (Shaking That Ass)." And shake my ass I did.
After 10 years of booking the hottest DJs for the hundreds of parties and events she has planned, Claudine DeSola's passion for music has manifested in an extraordinary way. We are lucky enough to host Claudine DeSola's first DJ Performance at Joonbug's Fashion Week Gala, this Saturday, February 13th. There, she will present her fashion inspired playlist, which she comprised by asking top designers such as YEOHLEE and Adam Lippes, what music sparks their creativity when designing their collection. Claudine's exclusive 30 minute set called "Inspiration Played" will appear on www.caravangirl.com and www.joonbug.com after its premiere at Joonbug's Fashion Week Party.
I must admit, as weird as this sounds, I love a man who can play a good invisible instrument. When Mike serenaded Phoebe on Friends with his air piano in Central Perk, I swooned. Now, there's a whole competition here in Vegas just for these performers to showoff their craft and for people like me to drool over them.
This month marks the beginning of a set of monthly competitions to find the Hendrix of air guitar here in Las Vegas. This is all thanks to Resodence, who has created the Las Vegas Air Guitar Association, which is linked to the U.S. Air Guitar Championship (yes, that does exist).
The most successful music group to come out of Las Vegas is taking a break. The Killers recently announced that once their set of performances in Australia finishes next month they will be taking some time away from the band.
I can sympathize with their desire for a little vacation away from being The Killers, which has been the main focus of their lives since the group launched in 2002. The band has been working pretty much non-stop, either on tour or in the studio recording a new album, since they made it big over half a decade ago.
They say that the best things in life are free, and this is one of them. The hipster idols - Ok, French alt rock band Phoenix, along with Sea Wolf, are coming to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 28th, and Las Vegas Weekly and AEG Live want to give you free tickets!
Three years after the Killers' former manager, Braden Merrick, sued the band for alleged breach of contract, the Killers have responded with a countersuit of their own, seeking unspecified damages for what they say was a pattern of incompetence and double-dealing that led to losses of revenue for the group.
The band filed the suit against Merrick and his company, From The Future, on Friday, February 20th, in federal court in their hometown of Las Vegas.
They didn't specify the amount of damages they are seeking, but Billboard reports that they want compensation for "multi-million-dollar damages in missed concerts and lost touring revenues, and via the bungling of merchandising and promotional opportunities".
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.
At KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas show, Kanye West made a surprise appearance adding additional spice to the already seasoned lineup that included Franz Ferdinand and The Killers. Kanye was accompanied by his full band and a quartet of Taiko drummers, because as we all know, Kanye never travels lightly.
Although the audience was expecting the Killers to perform, once ‘Stronger’ began playing and West materialized, the crowd was far from disappointed as flashes from cameras and raised cell phones erupted from the audience. ‘Homecoming’, ‘Heartless’, and ‘Love Lockdown’ were included in the surprise set.