As you can see from the picture above, Maggie and I both decided to go with music themed costumes this year. She was Katy Perry and I was 2 Chainz. If you still need some ideas for costumes, check out this post featuring 5 DIY costumes. For Halloween, we have three sets of mixes for you guys, from Diplo, RL Grime and Black Lips. Check them out below! Have a Happy Halloween! If you dress up as anything relatively music related, post a picture on our wall and we’ll get you guys an ACITM shirt!
Black Lips Halowe’en 2012 Mixtape Continue reading
While everyone all over the nation was talking about the Tupac “hologram” (read: “non-physical illusion”) standard set by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, the Black Lips once again proved their place at the forefront of cutting edge music culture when they were joined by a “physical illusion” of Notorious B.I.G. for an unprecedented onstage collaboration.
You read that right. Black Lips and Big Poppa. Flower punk and hip-hop. Simply magic.
Check out this “Juicy-New Direction” the band took below (see what I did there?)… recorded by Noisey.
After Mudapalooza wrapped up late Sunday night with the Foo Fighters delivering a magical performance of “Everlong,” thoughts turned to something far more important than a live show. Musicians make music for the hope of one day earning a medal of their own. Fans wish they did something outrageous enough to earn them a spot amongst the stars. What we’re talking about folks, is a Lollie.
The Lollies are a special award show… something that only comes once a year, and delivers winners with satisfaction that they finally “made” it in the world. Now who can earn a Lollie? Anyone within festival grounds (primarily bands, but if a fan were to truly deserve one, Lollie voters keep track of everything). Who are the Lollie voters? Me, and only me. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were victorious in ’06, winning the Lollie for Most Energetic Performance. The Killers, winners in ’09 for Most Surprising Performance, were shocked to receive such a high honor. And who could forget Albert Klimek, taking home the Biggest Trooper Lollie last year for charging the fence and breaking his arm. Without further ado, here are the 2011 champions.
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Welcome to the best weekend of the summer… Well, at least a preview of it. In a little less than 48 hours, some of music’s most popular acts (such as Eminem, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket) will grace the Grant Park stages and treat more than 100,000 fans a day to nights they will never forget. Obviously you’ll be there. There’s a lot of time before 8 pm though, and a lot of talent. Check these bands out!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday suggestions after the jump ———->