Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lollapalooza Week - A-Trak

A-Trak gained attention as Kanye's DJ and by remixing some really good songs. Younger brother of Dave 1 from Chromeo, A-Trak has produced Kid Sister and released some great tracks on his label, Fool's Gold. He got a crappy slot, spinning @ Perry's tent at 5:45, right when most people will be making their way to the main stages to grab a seat for Kings of Leon or Depeche Mode. But, good news is on the way... A-trak will be playing a free afterparty @ Sonotheque. Life has a way of working itself out.

My Sneakers (ft Lupe Fiasco) - A-Trak

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lollapalooza Week - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

With the last minute cancellation by the Beastie Boys, New York's finest indie band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have come to the rescue. I had the opportunity to catch them at the Aragon a few months back while they were in town supporting their new album, It's Blitz. Although the new album is their strongest to date, I have a fear that they may never top the beauty of "Maps". Check them out on Saturday as they close out the Bud Light stage.

Maps (acoustic) - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Lollapalooza Week - Ra Ra Riot

There are numerous things I like about Ra Ra Riot. First, they are a Syracuse band. Second, they are signed to Barsuk Records. Third, they were on the bill for one of the best shows I've seen this summer with Death Cab For Cutie and Andrew Bird at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. But most importantly, after losing their original drummer John Ryan Pike to a tragic drowning, they put on a brave face and have continued to gain fans with an amazing live set. Don't trust me? Roll out of bed early and catch them Sunday at 12:30 on the Chicago 2016 stage.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lollapalooza Week - Passion Pit

Passion Pit's latest album, Manners can really get the party started. I sure hope their DJ skills are just as good, they are spinning @ Berlin on Thursday with Brazilian Girls. What a perfect way to start the festivities. They are playing the Citi Stage, Sunday @ 5, see ya there...

Sleepyhead (Neo Tokyo Remix) - Passion Pit