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Music, Trampled by Turtles on the Beauty of Free Concerts

Trampled by Turtles on the Beauty of Free Concerts

Minnesota five-piece Trampled by Turtles has taken its indie-bluegrass sound to music festivals like Coachella, Stagecoach, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza. With a career that began in 2004, bandleader, guitarist, and vocalist Dave Simonett has a lot to say about money…
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25 Gorgeous GIFs From Lollapalooza 2012

By REED FISCHER See Also:Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about you Lollapalooza 2012: The PeopleReady for some GIFs? To quote…
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Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions

Photo by Erik Hess BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant…
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Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You

Photo by Erik Hess BY REED FISCHER Now more than ever, Lollapalooza is mélange of different fashion decisions to accompany the varied musical offerings crammed together throughout Chicago's Grant Park. When EDM butts up against metal, alt-country, and whatever…
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Music, All Shook Down Coachella Cruise: Let's Imagine What Other Music Festivals' Cruises Could Be Like

Coachella Cruise: Let's Imagine What Other Music Festivals' Cruises Could Be Like

Our sea legs are still a little shaky from the news earlier this week that Coachella, the annual bare midriff convention of Indio, Calif., is going on a cruise. But then we thought the Bruise Cruise was totally weird. And…
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Music, Hear This Stepdad: Show Preview

Stepdad: Show Preview

The Warped Tour launched in 1995 as the skate-punk counterpart to Lollapalooza's increasingly commercialized "alternative" acts. Seventeen years later, it's the premiere summer showcase for Hot Topic fashion and MySpace relevancy. This annual cattle yard of suburban rebellion features dozens…
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Music, All Shook Down Top Five Musicians We Didn't Need to See Naked (Slightly NSFW)

Top Five Musicians We Didn't Need to See Naked (Slightly NSFW)

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Music, Survival of the fittest for the summer’s big music events

Survival of the fittest for the summer’s big music events

In the early 1990s, Lollapalooza's triumphant summertime tours were a victory lap for the Alternative Nation. So many teenagers clamored to spend their concert dollars on such formerly underground acts as Nine Inch Nails, Dinosaur Jr., and Siouxsie and the…
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Music, All Shook Down Lollapalooza Lineup Kicks Coachella and SF Outside Lands Lineups in the Balls

Lollapalooza Lineup Kicks Coachella and SF Outside Lands Lineups in the Balls

Just when you thought we were so cool by hosting the Outside Lands Festival, the Lollapalooza lineup in Chicago delivers a devastating blow to the family jewels of major music festivals everywhere. I know we've got Radiohead, Tom Petty,…
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Music, Let's Get Killed The Return of Incredibly Strange Wrestling

The Return of Incredibly Strange Wrestling

"Even next week, you're still gonna be pulling out tortilla bits from everywhere," a middle-aged punker with a silver ponytail and a handful of beer-sogged corn tortillas was warning his buddy last Sunday night. He was speaking about the perils…
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Music, Reviewed Various

Various

Before Lollapalooza, even before Woodstock and Isle of Wight, there was the Monterey International Pop Festival. Over a few days in June 1967, diverse performers from America, Britain, India, and Africa strutted their stuff in the Sunshine State, and the…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

In this year's "hot" issue, Rolling Stone named Buck 65 "hot indie rapper." As usual, Rolling Stone doesn't know dick. As Buck 65 (aka Richard Terfry) will be the first to tell you, he's not really a rapper. He's just…
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BeatBox

Pretty, pencil-thin musician and entrepreneur Perry Farrell not only fronted Jane's Addiction, he also founded a little-known annual concert festival called Lollapalooza. He was the '90s, if not the '00s: Lollapalooza was abruptly canceled this year due to poor ticket…
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... So Why Don't You Kill Me?

American arena entertainment is admittedly less depraved than that of ancient Rome -- where wild animals not only fed on human victims, but were sometimes trained to rape them first -- but is certainly depraved enough to avoid. People in…
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Samples

Last Call The 'burbs were like a ghost town last Friday, as alternateens of all stripes flocked to the Shoreline for the annual Lollapalooza festival. The final show of a particularly fractious and beleaguered tour, the vibe approximated the last…
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Them's Fightin' Words If you watched any of the Lollapalooza coverage on MTV or E! last week, you may have caught a glimpse of S.F.'s favorite masked Mexican wrestler, La Chingona, as she challenged fellow 'paloozer Courtney Love to a…
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Green's Day

Word has it that Lollapalooza maestro Perry Farrell was quite keen on adding the world's most righteous reverend -- Al Green -- to the lineup of this summer's Alternative Nation shed tour. Farrell almost got his man: Green "was approached,…
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