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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

The National / guy in a unicorn mask
Lollapalooza Day 2 - 8/3/2013
Lollapalooza Day 2 - 8/3/2013

We recently posted day 2 pictures of Lollapalooza 2013, and now we've got shots of some of the other artists from that day, including The National, Matt and Kim, The Lumineers and more, along with more of The Postal Service, Charles Bradley, Reignwolf, and others. Not any of Death Grips though.

The festival is currently on its last day (check out our Sunday preview), and if you're not there, you can stream it live from home.

If you haven't been keeping up with our Lollapalooza coverage, you can check out day 1 pics, more day 1 pics, and another set of day 2 pics.

Update: Day 3 pics (part 1) and day 3 pics (part 2) are up now too.

More of day 2, below...

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photos by James Richards IV

Kendrick Lamar / The Postal Service / fans
Lollapalooza Day 2 - 8/3/2013
Lollapalooza Day 2 - 8/3/2013
Lollapalooza Day 2 - 8/3/2013

When last seen, at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park last year, Kendrick Lamar was still a relative unknown except to hip-hop connoisseurs. His set came off as hazy and introspective, with a curious Lady Gaga hanging on every word from the wings. But now he emerges with newfound swagger -- even without Gaga in the house -- smoke machines at his feet and a full band at his back. His 2012 album, "good kid, m.A.A.d. city," puts a new and brilliantly introspective take on West Coast gangsta rap, a look at its tropes and pressures from the inside out. So even as he leads the crowd in some explicit choruses, he throws out questions and lays out his conflicts in the verses. "This will be on the Internet," he announces. Ya think? The audience cheers him like a rock star, even when he stands on stage with arms folded. But he doesn't just bask in the glow. He tries to put it in context, much in the way his rhymes try to make sense of hip-hop and the culture that birthed it. "You can't classify what we got going on," he says to the fans. "This is life." [Chicago Tribune]
Lollapalooza 2013 continued yesterday (8/3) in Chicago's Grant Park, with nicer weather than day 1, and sets from eight stages worth of artists, including The Postal Service, Kendrick Lamar, Haim, Foals, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Local Natives and more. Pictures of those (and other) artists are in this post, and we've got a second set of Saturday pics HERE on the way with more artists. But not any of Death Grips.

We at BrooklynVegan are also at the festival, hosting a portion of the Soundwave Tent.

The festival wraps up today (8/4) (check out our Sunday preview) with sets from Cat Power, Phoenix, The Cure, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Alt-J, Baroness, Angel Haze, and more. If you're not at the festival, you can stream it live at Lollapalooza.com.

Check out day 1 pics and more day 1 pics.

Update: Day 3 pics (part 1) and day 3 pics (part 2) are up now too.

More from day 2, below...

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Tickets to see Califone at Littlefield go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Frightened Rabbit shows at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Ceremony and Ed Schrader's Music Beat at 285 Kent go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their CT show with Joyce Manor and Glocca Morra also go on sale today at noon, and tickets for their NJ show are on sale now.

Tockets to see Disclosure collaborator Sam Smith at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Portugal. The Man at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Haim show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Ra Ra Riot at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for night 1 and night 2 of Wille Nelson's Capitol Theatre shows go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Shigeto, Beacon, and Heathered Pearls at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Cro-Mags at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Megadeth shows at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see El Ten Eleven at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Travis and Luke Rathborne show at Webster go on sale today at noon.

A bunch of other tickets went on sale earlier today too.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Family of the Year and Atlas Genius are "Ones To Watch" at Irving Plaza on Oct 10 and Oct 11.

Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Lollapalooza

After it was already confirmed that Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Postal Service, The National, The Killers, and Mumford and Sons were playing Lollapalooza 2013, a pretty promising leak came which appeared to potentially reveal the rest of the lineup, and it turns out that leak was real.

In addition to the previously mentioned artists, Lollapalooza will include Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, The Cure, New Order, Baroness, Beach House, Cat Power, Death Grips, Jessie Ware, Father John Misty, DIIV, Wavves, Alt-J, Hot Chip, Disclosure, Baauer, Palma Violets, Angel Haze, Band of Horses, Crystal Castles and many others.

Lollapalooza goes down in Chicago from August 2 - 4 in Grant Park. Single day passes go on sale Wednesday (4/3) at 10 AM.

Full day-by-day lineup below...

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photos by Eric Townsend; words by Bill Pearis

Black Light Dinner Party / Murals, Pianos 7/27/2012
Black Light Dinner Party
Murals

For those looking to see a bunch of newly-hyped bands from around the country in one place, Friday night (7/27) at Pianos was a good place to be, hosting Brooklyn's Black Light Dinner Party, Chicago's A Lull and Louisville, KY's Murals, and LA's Nightmare Air.

I was there early for Murals, a young six-piece whose ambitions are maybe just slightly out of their grasp at this point. While the core songwriting is folk pop not dissimilar to The Shins or '80s New Zealand, the songs suffered sometimes from overly busy arrangements or sudden stops. That said, when it comes together (and it did more than a few times), Murals are capable of bliss-out moments that are mellow but never dull. They are a new band with lots of potential, they just need time to figure it out.

I left after Murals to go see The Soft Pack at Union Pool, but our photographer stuck around for BV Chicago favorites A Lull, and Black Light Dinner Party who apparently turned Pianos into a full-on dance party and gave away copies of their vinyl EP to the pumped-up crowd. Photos of all three bands are below. He also stopped by The Living Room a few doors up Ludlow to catch Los Angeles' Family of the Year (who were in town after supporting Milo Greene at Mercury Lounge [7/26] a day earlier) and photos from that show are below as well.

Continue reading "Black Light Dinner Party, A Lull, and Murals played Pianos (pics); Family of the Year played The Living Room (pics)"

by Andrew Sacher

Milo Greene

LA's Milo Greene (a 5-piece band, not a person) released their debut self titled LP last week (7/17) on Atlantic imprint Chop Shop Records which is run by Alexandra Patsavas (music supervisor to Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, and the Twilight Films). They're definitely of the Mumford and Sons/mindie folk variety, though less rootsy and a bit like a sober Arcade Fire. You can stream three tracks from the album below, along with the cover art and tracklist.

Milo Greene are on the road supporting the record, and they'll play a sold show in NYC at Mercury Lounge tonight (7/26) with Family of the Year. If you missed out on getting tickets to that show, don't fret. They'll be back in NYC for a show on October 25 at Bowery Ballroom with Lucius. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (7/27) at noon.

A list of all dates, streams, cover art and tracklist are below.

Continue reading "Milo Greene released debut LP, touring (dates and streams)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Givers @ Antone's
Givers

Givers made their television debut last night (6/14) with an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band performed "Up, Up, Up" from their new LP In Light which was released June 7th on Glassnote. Check out their TV performance below.

Givers are currently on tour and play Bowery Ballroom on June 16th with Pepper Rabbit and Caddywhompus, both of whom were added as openers on multiple dates of the tour. Tickets to the NYC show are still available. Updated dates are below.

The same tour recently brought them to Bonnaroo and Sasquatch and to Austin on June 8th when they played Antone's with Family of The Year and Caddywhompus. Pictures from the Texas show are in this post (though none of Caddywhompus). More of them, the Fallon video and dates, below...

Continue reading "Givers on tour w/ Pepper Rabbit (updated dates), played Fallon & Antone's (video & dates)"