Today’s video of the week is a compilation I made after attending the Crystal Castles Lollapalooza pre-show held at the House of Blues. The light show in the video is awesome, and it makes for a perfect backdrop for Alice Glass’s original Ipod ad-inspired dance moves. There are some great shots of Alice jumping into and singing on top of the audience about halfway through the video as well.
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 ———->