Showing posts with label lollapalooza. Show all posts
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

"Festival" Documentary Following Fans at Chicago Music Festivals Gets Distribution 

What We're Watching:
Festival A Documentary 
The film was shot, crewed and produced solely by Chicagoans.

Festival, a documentary following five fans as they prepare, attend, and reflect on their music festival experience, is now available on Amazon Prime, YouTube Red, Vimeo On Demand  & iTunes. The film can be streamed online and on all major streaming devices including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, and several XBox and Playstation consoles.

The documentary examines these individuals’ personal experiences and motivations against the backdrop of the festival industry’s much-discussed evolution from the late-60s to today.   
“It aims to be an honest and detailed look at why our generation attends massive events, what is sacrificed, what is gained, and why it matters,” says the film’s director and executive producer Michael Raspatello. “This is a collection of stories from real individuals, a snapshot of what happens when 100,000 people descend on a festival weekend.

Alongside footage of the FESTIVAL’s protagonists — a group of men and women whose ages range from 20 to 40 — the documentary promises a never-before-seen performance from Benny Benassi and in-depth interview with Bonnaroo and Outside Lands co-founder Rick Farman.  Somewhat inspired by the time-capsule appeal of cult-classic Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986), FESTIVAL entwines historic footage of unnamed fans at Newport Folk, Monterrey Pop, Isle of Wight, and Woodstock ’99 throughout.

Festival simultaneously debuted last summer at both Bonnaroo and the Rhode Island International Film Festival, later appearing as an “Official Selection” at Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco and Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC.  

“Music festival culture hasn’t been in the film and television limelight much, our film provides a look into that world, without over-sensationalizing it,” notes Brent Kado the film's assistant director and co-producer. 

Check it out:

• Trailer:
• Link to Amazon Prime Video Listing:
• Link to YouTube Red Listing:
• Link to Vimeo Listing:
For details on FESTIVAL go to

Friday, August 1, 2014


Hey Chi, IL... chiIL out this weekend with ChiIL Live Shows (adult) and ChiIL Mama (family friendly). We'll be covering the best of the fest! 

We were at the first Lollapalooza EVER and we've been covering every day of the last 10 years Lolla & Kidza have called Chicago home! But don't let us tell you what to do and see. Get out there and explore for yourselves. We'll have photo recaps and features after the fact, but for now, here are some links from our friends at BMI, to help you find some new favs. This is one of our favorite annual showcases at Lolla and a sweet break from the huge headliner crowds.

BMI at Lolla 2014
Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to present the performers on its 2014 Lollapalooza stage. Running August 1, 2 and 3 at Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field in Chicago, Ill., BMI’s stage will kick off performances at 12:00 p.m. each day, setting the pace at the behemoth music festival.

They'll be giving away tank tops all three days of the festival. Follow @bmi and #BMILolla for details. First 25 to show us your #selfie! Tweet ur #Lolla selfie from the BMI stage during @Highly_Suspect (8/1, 12PM) for a chance to win excl. #BMILolla tank!


Betty Who, Wallpaper, Johnnyswim, Bebe Rexha and
Vic Mensa among BMI bands & singer-songwriters assembling in Chicago 
for a riveting three-day lineup of performances 

WHO: Lollapalooza and Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, representing over 600,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 8.5 million works.

WHAT: BMI is proud to present the performers on its 2014 Lollapalooza stage, a bucolic respite from the Chicago heat, where festival-goers can enjoy the soulful sounds, acoustic balladry and pop-rock rhapsodies from a variety of singer-songwriting acts.

WHY:  BMI’s partnership with C3’s Lollapalooza is designed to offer more prime showcasing opportunities to its songwriters, a distinct priority of the organization.

WHEN: August 1, 2, and 3; 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. everyday

WHERE: Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field in Chicago, IL

EXPECTED:  21 diverse acts reflecting Lollapalooza’s wide-ranging approach in offering festival-goers performances that are unique and remarkable.

Friday, August 1

Highly Suspect: 12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Of Verona: 1:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Dugas: 2:10 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Johnnyswim: 3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bebe Rexha: 4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Cash Cash: 5:40 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.

Royal Blood: 6:50 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 2

Rocky Business: 12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Charlie Hirsch: 1:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Desert Noises: 2:10 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

The Last Internationale: 3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wallpaper: 4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

JoyWave: 5:40 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.

Vic Mensa: 6:50 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 3

Plastic Visions: 12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Space Capone: 1:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Fly Golden Eagle: 2:10 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Crass Mammoth: 3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cardiknox: 4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Betty Who: 5:40 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.

Bronze Radio Return: 6:50 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

About BMI
Celebrating 75 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Facebook page.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bad Things Self-Titled Debut Album Now To Be Released October 29th On Warner Bros. Records #streamingsingle

LA rock band Bad Things - that consists of front man/lead singer Davis LeDuke, bass player Jared Palomar, guitarist Anthony Sanudo, drummer Lena Zawaideh and lead guitarist Shaun White, well known for snowboarding and skateboarding - will release their debut, self-titled album October 29th on Warner Bros. Records (iTunes Pre-Order Link). The record was produced by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith, The Vines).
Did you catch Bad Things on stage at Lollapalooza 2013?!   Check 'em out.

Bad Things covering Iggy And The Stooges' "Search And Destroy" Live Video From Lollapalooza

They also rocked the Kidzapalooza with Perry Farrell. 

The lead single "Anybody, " a "chugging rock anthem heavy with choirboy backing harmonies" according to Rolling Stone, is now for sale at iTunes and streaming on YouTube and Soundcloud

iTunes Pre-Order Link

Bad Things recently wrapped a North American tour of the country that included festival stops at Lollapalooza in Chicago and Osheaga Festival in Montreal. Rembert Browne of Grantland wrote a compelling, in depth feature on the band after being blown away by what he'd seen at Lolla. "I watched a band put on a surprisingly great show, causing a crowd to go from embarrassingly sparse to filled but skeptical to convinced by the end" remarked Browne about the band's headlining performance Saturday night, filling in the spot vacated by Death Grips. "I truly didn't know what to do with what I'd just seen, because I'd yet to accept the reality that a band featuring White pulled a substitute teacher move for Death Grips and did not fall on its face. But I wanted to know more. So I chatted with the band."

Reports from Osheaga were equally as impressive. Canadian media outlet awarded Bad Things with the #1 Most Surprising Moment of the festival, raving about their performance. "Google 'Bad Things' and you'll be inundated with articles that start with the words 'Shaun White's band...,' which is totally misleading, considering how much more there is to these guys" says Dose. "They have great original material and the kind of solid musicianship and stage presence you'd expect from a group that's been playing together for years."
Bad Things are confirmed for a November 2nd performance at Voodoo Festival in New Orleans. More tour news to be announced in the near future.

Official Website: 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Lolla Bands On Our Radar Saturday & Sunday From Our Friends at Press Here

Saturday, August 3rd
CHERUB * Perry’s @ 12PM

Nashville’s sexy electro-pop duo, Cherub, released the 100 Bottles EP earlier this year and have been described as “…hands down THE hottest music coming out of Nashville…” by KCRW.   Their viral hit “Doses and Mimosas” that hit #1 on Hype Machine’s “most talked about songs” chart!

LOCAL NATIVES * Red Bull Sound Select @ 4:00PM

Local Natives, who are currently on their most extensive tour to date, will be making a stop at Lollapalooza in support of their latest album, Hummingbird! The band recently swung by The Late Show with David Letterman – PRESS HERE to watch their performance of“Breakers”, and PRESS HERE to watch their new music video for “You & I”.

Sunday, August 4th  

PALMA VIOLETS * Bud Light @ 1:00PM

London’s Palma Violets will be performing at Lollapalooza in support of their debut album 180, which received rave reviews around the globe and spawned a veritable summer anthem in first single “Best Of Friends.”  PRESS HERE to watch the video for “Best Of Friends”.Listen to 180 on Spotify now.


Vancouver’s own electro-dance band, Bear Mountain, have had a crazy year – they released their debut album XO via Last Gang Records, toured with Bloc Party, and their song “Congo” hit #1 on Hype Machine! PRESS HERE to watch the video for their new single “Faded.”

PHOENIX * Bud Light @ 8:30PM

Music festival favorites Phoenix are set to headline Lollapalooza this year! Following the release of their critically acclaimed albumBankrupt! and their highly lauded headlining performance at this year’s Coachella, Phoenix and their live show have become the most talked-about of the summer. PRESS HERE to watch the band’s new video for “Trying To Be Cool”.

Lolla Bands On Our Radar: Shovels & Rope: Saturday at 12:45 at the Red Bull Sound Select Stage #lolla


Shovels & Rope Lead 2013 Americana Honors & Awards Nominations For ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SONG OF THE YEAR, EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR,

"Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent were
solid singers and songwriters on their own,
but the pairing is truly a thing of magic...”
 – Filter

Playing:  Saturday, August 3 
Red Bull Sound Select Stage

Charleston, SC's Shovels & Rope (Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent) will make their Lollapalooza debut Saturday, August 3 on the Red Bull Sound Select Stage (12:45-1:30pm) in support of their most critically acclaimed album, O' Be Joyful. With the release, Shovels & Rope made their network television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman, debut on Austin City Limits and debut on Billboard Heatseekers chart while receiving accolades from a wide variety of press.  NPR Music, Associated Press, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, The Washington Post, SPIN, Nylon, Filter, American Songwriter, Relix, UTNE, American Public Media, CMT, Austin American Statesman, Garden & Gun and many others have praised the duo's compelling songs and sweat soaked live performances.  Click here for highlights

This week, NPR featured Shovels & Rope in Five New Faces Of Folk saying, "On stage, South Carolina singer-songwriters Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent are geysers of goodwill: The husband-and-wife duo's chemistry and ramshackle playfulness make them difficult to resist. But listen to "Hail Hail," from last year's O' Be Joyful, and you'll also hear musicians for whom a smile is just one way to bare one's teeth." 

The electrifying road warriors are making their debut on the major festival circuit this year, beginning with a thrilling performance at Coachella to which the New York Times said, “Of all this afternoon’s young bands, they were the softest, but they might make the loudest crash.” They won over fans at Sasquatch, Hangout, Wakarusa, & Forecastle festivals, with upcoming festival appearances scheduled at Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits, Voodoo Experience.

Shovels & Rope just wrapped an opening tour for Dawes with select opening shows for Dave Matthews Band. In September, the duo will hit the road for the remainder of 2013 on a headlining tour. For tour dates and more info, visit:

Highly Recommended Lolla Bands On Our Radar: O'Brother Sunday at Noon on BMI

O'Brother to Play Lollapalooza

August 4th 
12:00PM on the BMI Stage

5:00PM at the Toyota + SpinMedia Soundwave Tent
w/ Guards

O'Brother Premiere "Perilous Love" Exclusively with AV Club!

"'Perilous Love' is equal parts Soundgarden and Alice In Chains, a throwback thrasher that is pretty unrelenting." - A.V. Club

“Genre-bending rockers O’Brother beat the sophomore slump on Disillusion, an album as complex and textured as it is loud. Think Deftones meet Radiohead meet Alice in Chains. From distorted, sludgy guitars (there’s three of them in the band!) to frontman Tanner Merritt’s haunting vocals, this is an album with a beginning, middle, and end—each song building upon the last and masterfully bleeding into the next....Don’t let the name fool you; this is an album that won’t let you down.” – Revolver 

“...genre-bending post-metal that is as operatic as it is destructive... Expect this record to end up on a lot of year-end best-of lists.” – Alternative Press

"As far as I'm concerned, there really isn't an active band that blends ethereal and skull-crushing heaviness as well as O' Brother do. Disillusion has the spacious soundscapes of a Sigur Ros record, the nuance-laced inventiveness of a Radiohead record, the haunting melodies of a Jeff Buckley record and the head banging heaviness of Isis' early work. And it's all blended together tastefully and seamlessly, with a perfect dose of patience to maximize the impact of shifts in dynamics. They set the bar awfully high for themselves after they released Garden Window, and somehow they've manage to raise it again with Disillusion. It's phenomenal." - Riley Breckenridge, Thrice

*Returning to Chicago Sept. 5*
Full routing below...

Aug. 1The Firebird—St. Louis, MO
Aug. 4Lollapalooza—Chicago, IL
Aug. 6Hoosier Dome-Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 14—Bottletree—Birmingham, AL
Aug. 15—Spanish Moon—Baton Rouge, LA
Aug. 16—Warehouse Live—Houston, TX
Aug. 17—Club Dada—Dallas, TX
Aug. 18—Red 7—Austin, TX
Aug. 20—Pub Rock—Scottsdale, AZ
Aug. 21—House Of Blues—San Diego, CA
Aug. 22—Constellation Room—Santa Ana, CA
Aug. 23—Cobalt Café—Canoga Park, CA
Aug. 24—Bottom Of The Hill—San Francisco, CA
Aug. 26—Backspace—Portland, OR
Aug. 27—Biltmore Cabaret—Vancouver, Canada
Aug. 28—Chop Suey—Seattle, WA
Aug. 30—Kilby Court—Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 31—Hi-Dive—Denver, CO
Sept. 1—Record Bar—Kansas City, MO
Sept. 3—7th Street Entry—Minneapolis, MN Sept. 4—Vaudeville Mews—Des Moines, IA
Sept. 5—Bottom Lounge—Chicago, IL
Sept. 6—Musica—Akron, OH
Sept. 7—Pike Room—Pontiac, MI
Sept. 8—Hard Luck Bar—Toronto, Ontario
Sept. 10—Stage AE—Pittsburgh, PA
Sept. 11—Lost Horizon—Syracuse, NY
Sept. 12—Santos Party House—NY
Sept. 13—Brighton Music Hall—Allston, MA
Sept. 14—The Space—Hamden, CT
Sept. 15—The Barbary—Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 17—The Rock And Roll Hotel—Washington, DC
Sept. 18—Local 506—Chapel Hill, NC
Sept. 20—The Basement—Columbus, OH
Sept. 21—The End—Nashville, TN
Sept. 22—Casbah—Charlotte, NC
Sept. 24—New Brookland Tavern—West Columbia, SC
Sept. 25—Roc Bar—Jacksonville, FL
Sept. 26—Crowbar—Ybor City, FL
Sept. 27—The Social—Orlando, FL
Sept. 28—Masquerade—Atlanta, GA 

Lolla Bands On Our Radar: Astro Sunday August 4th at 12:45pm on the Red Bull Sound Select stage #Lolla

Indie-electro band Astro will be performing at Lollapalooza Sunday August 4th at 12:45pm on the Red Bull Sound Select stage

Featured in NPR Music’s “Top 50 Albums of 2012,” Astro’s self-titled debut was celebrated by NPR:  There's not a single track on this record that I don't love; that hasn't gotten me antsy in my seat to dance.”  

The New York Times also raved: “Astro carries the legacy of smart, whimsical, catchy Latin alternative rock into the new electro-pop era, as if Café Tacvba were reprogrammed by Animal Collective and MGMT … a joy that needs no translation.” 

LA’s tastemaker radio station KCRW has been a strong supporter, praising their “electro-indie-rock sound mixed with a feverish enthusiasm, playful songwriting, and immaculate production that elevates it above the rest.”

Highly Recommended Lolla Bands On Our Radar: Guards Sunday at 12:00 on The Lakeshore Stage

**Guards’ play Lollapalooza on Sunday August 4 from 12:00-12:45p at the Lake Shore stage**   Come on.   You're hard core enough to get up early after raging for 2 days at Lolla!   Kick your day off right.   They're worth it.




“One of the year’s best albums.” – Wall Street Journal

Guards are excited to announce that they will be joining Queens of the Stone Age on tour this fall, kicking off September 10 in Toronto. Afterwards, Guards will head overseas for a 4-week trek supporting MGMT on their European run. On tour in support of their acclaimed new album In Guards We Trust, Guards has spent most of the year on the road, including outings with alt-J, Palma Violets, Best Coast, and Portugal. The Man as well as show-stopping sets at Coachella, SXSW and Primavera Sound. The band is currently gearing up to perform at Lollapalooza, Osheaga Festival, and FYF Festival. See below for details.

In Guards We Trust has received overwhelming acclaim since its release earlier this year. Esquire named the band one of “15 Music Artists to Watch in 2013” and Vogue selected them as “Band of the Week,” with additional praise coming from Stereogum, Pitchfork, Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, and Elle, among others. The music video for their hit single “Ready To Go” premiered a few months back across multiple channels at MTV (MTV2, MTVu, MTV Buzzworthy Blog, MTV Hive and and can be viewed here. Their highly-buzzed SXSW appearances earned them a spot at the top of several festival roundups, including NPR Music, who selected the band as one of “15 Essential Moments From SXSW 2013,” praising, “I walked across the street to the Empire Control Room, toward the sound of good, strong, guitar-laden pop…I loved what I was hearing.”

Founded in New York City by singer Richie Follin, Guards also features Kaylie Church and Loren Humphrey.

(Click HERE for ticket information)

August 2                     Montreal, Canada      Osheaga Festival 2013
August 4                     Chicago, IL                 Lollapalooza 2013
August 4                     Chicago, IL                 Lollapalooza Aftershow (w/ Alt-J)
August 24                   Monterey, CA             First City Festival
August 25                   Los Angeles, CA         FYF Fest 2013

w/ Queen s of the Stone Age
September 10             Toronto, Canada        Air Canada Centre
September 12             Detroit, MI                 The Fillmore Detroit
September 13             Cincinnati, OH           PNC Pavilion
September 14             Pittsburgh, PA            Stage AE
September 15             Columbus, OH           LC Pavilion
September 17             Indianapolis, IN         The Murat Theater at Old National Centre
September 18             Louisville, KY             Louisville Palace
September 19             Charlotte, NC             The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory  
September 20            Asheville, NC             Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

September 26            Cologne, Germany     Live Music Hall
September 27             Brussels, Belgium     AB
September 29            Stockholm, Sweden   Cirkus
September 30            Oslo, Norway              Sentrum Scene
October 1                    Vesterbro/Kongens Enghavem, Denmark  VEGA Main Hall
October 3                    Berlin, Germany        Astra Kulturhaus
October 4                    Vienna, Austria          Gasometer
October 5                    Munich, Germany     Kesselhaus
October 6                    Zurich, Switzerland   Komplex 457
October 8                    Paris, France              Olympia
October 9                    Hamburg, Germany  Docks
October 10                  Utrecht, NetherlandsVredenburg Leidsche
October 12                  Glasgow, UK               O2 ABC
October 13                  Wolverhampton, UK Civic Hall
October 14                  Manchester, UK         O2 Apollo Manchester
October 16                  London, UK                Forum
October 19                  Dublin, Ireland          Olympia Theatre

Lolla You're Killing Me #lolla

Friday at Lollapalooza 2013 made us make some tough choices.   Nine Inch Nails Vs. The Killers.   Queens of the Stone Age Vs. New Order.   Sure with 150 bands and 100,000 fans a day, there's going to be too much going on at any given moment.   But really...   Lolla, you're killing me!

Glowing poi ball spinning and flying glo-sticks at NIN... only at #lolla LOL Never thought I'd see the day.

Here's a sampler of our Galaxy S4 photos/ Instagram Posts.   Saturday & Sunday we'll have the "real" camera along for the ride.   I ditched it at the last minute when yesterday's forecast called for loads of thunderstorms.   The grounds were muddy & wet but happily the rain held off.   

We had every intention of going to New Order at #lolla last night, since they're much more of a rare treat to see, and who knows if/when that'll ever happen again.  But my 10 year old daughter, Sage, tweaked her foot in team gymnastics earlier in the day and we were on the FAR side of Lolla at go time & had already done a LOT of walking. So Queens of the Stone Age was a happy accident. They killed it! And bonus... we were already where we wanted to be for Nine Inch Nails!!   NIN sounded amazing and broke out a full set of old favorites and decent new material too.

Shout out to Sagezilla for being mighty and awesome. Pedometer showed we walked close to 12,000 steps yesterday and she stuck it out!!   We tried to pedicab it back to the car, but the first driver said no outrightly and the last said "That's far.  I'll take you but it'll be $30. Right now I'm just doing short runs to take people to where they can get a cab." 

Really?!   My awesome kid said, "I'd rather walk it if you give me the $30, then did it for free."

Friday we ran into our friend Dan O'Connor who worked for SPIN Magazine for years and spray paints awesome DIY t-shirts for major music fests.   Sage was sporting one of his creations from Lolla 09 yesterday!   We plan to hang with the infamous curly mustache man and his wife and 3 sons over the weekend.

It was also great to see Cara Carriveau  (Chicago's Rewind 100.3 FM radio personality)  & Theresa Carter (of The Local Tourist fame).

We'll be there all day today and tomorrow with full Lollapalooza and Kidzapalooza highlights so check back like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often.

Highly Recommended Lolla Bands On Our Radar: Reignwolf Saturday at 2:00 PM on the Petrillo stage

Reignwolf is playing Lollapalooza on Saturday, August 3rd at 2:00 PM on the Petrillo stage. Reignwolf’s set has been known to take a “Paul Bunyan-sized axe swing at the nonsense that rock n' roll is dead.” – Crave Online

Track REIGNWOLF’s journey as they “Thrash and Dash” their way to Lolla on Instagram (@REIGNWOLF),  Twitter ( and Facebook (

If you can’t wait and need to have your face melted ASAP, check out these links:

Lolla Bands On Our Radar: LUKAS NELSON & P.O.T.R. Saturday

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real "Old Familiar Pain" - CONAN on TBS

"Nothing wasted, everything gained on 
The Promise of the Real's second full length album."  
- No Depression

"pounding out vibrant blues/rock riffs with propulsive flair...Nelson and his band had the audience on its feet by the end of their set." - Baltimore Sun 

"...blows away crowds at every opportunity."  - Fort Worth Weekly 

For Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., the last couple of years were packed with over 200 performances each year, the chance to spread their unique brand of gritty rock and roll to millions via the greatest of the late night shows, and the adoption of the name "Realers" by their growing base of supporters.
Since then the band - which includes vocalist and guitarist Lukas Nelson, drummer Anthony LoGerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar and bassist Corey McCormick - made good on that promise to keep it real.  In 2012, they found a way to bring their live performance experience to their second full-length release, Wasted, both lyrically and musically.  Nelson penned all of the tracks and produced the record with the band. "There's a lot of magnetism, energy, and that live feel, and a lot of warmth to it. I feel like this record sounds more like what you get when you see us perform," said Nelson
This year, the acclaimed band has already performed at SXSW, on the Delbert McClinton Blues Cruise and the Kid Rock Cruise, jammed with Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Warren Storm. They continue to bring their electric and infectious live performances with more dates including a stop at Billy Bob's Texas in April and at The Gathering of the Vibes music festival headlined by Phil Lesh in July.
The band has truly earned praise after years of honing their unique sound through doing it the old-fashioned way, by touring constantly and gelling as a band live first. And at the core of Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R. and Wasted is what their fans know and love best - Rock n Roll that speaks from the heart.


Worlds Collide Alert: CIMM Fest at Lolla Green Street #lolla

We've covered CIMM Fest the past two years, caught original video interviews with filmmakers from around the world, and enjoyed numerous indie films, concerts, and hybrids of the two.   Come check out the music themed film fest peeps AT Lollapalooza.   Love it when worlds collide.

If you're heading out to the Lolla festivities, be sure to stop by the CIMMfest booth, meet the crew and be part of our "Music is..." interactive installation. Mention that you saw this post and they may have some goodies for you.

CIMMfest is at booth #27, located on Lolla's "Green Street South" (just across from Columbus Drive). See ya there.

Martin Atkins' Band:Smart Weekend
Aug. 10th & 11th / Chicago
Join us for two days of amazing information with face to face meetings and lectures, hands on screen printing and mastering sessions, tequila!, a shirt, music, movies!, scorpion shots!, books, and more.
Use discount code: CIMM 

Upcoming events:

Aug. 1st
CIMMfest: Call for Entries Opens!
It's 2014 film submission time, ya'll.

Aug. 20th
CIMMfest Industry Mixer
Come to hang out & network w/ other awesome local music & film industry folks ... or just come to party.

Sept. 20th

Oct 20th
Chicago Film Summit
Info coming soon!.

Samsung Galaxy at Lolla Out Of This World #lolla

Here at ChiIL Live Shows/ChiIL Mama we're a Galaxy Family.   We bought the first Galaxy S right when it came out and currently have the S4 & S3.   They impressed me last weekend at BlogHer at McCormick Place with free engraved cases, new batteries, and sweet tech swag like speakers, chargers and even big giveaways.   This weekend they're rockin' Lollapalooza!

Ryan Walker of the band Imagine Dragons attends the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge at Lollapalooza on August 2, 2013

Dillon Francis attends the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge at Lollapalooza on August 2, 2013 

Friday in Chicago, Samsung Galaxy kicked off Lollapalooza 2013 with a massive presence throughout the festival.  Concert attendees, artists and VIP's had a chance to check out the latest Samsung Galaxy devices through a number of exciting interactive experiences.

Steve Aoki attends the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge at Lollapalooza on August 2, 2013 

Flux Pavilion 

Backstage at the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge, artists including Steve Aoki, Imagine Dragons' Ryan Walker,  Hot Chip, Ryan Cabrera, Theophilus London, Thievery Corporation, Dylan Francis, Flux Pavilion and more stopped by.  Artists and VIP's could grab a refreshing cocktail at the S Beam Bar, play corn hole, dine on tacos from the Salsa Truck and create customized Chicago-themed postcards using the Samsung Galaxy Camera and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0.

Joe Goddard and Al Doyle of Hot Chip attend the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge at Lollapalooza on August 2, 2013

Theophilus London

At the Samsung Galaxy Experience, Galaxy owners and fans received rewards such as complimentary popsicles and an interactive area for guests to create flower wreaths and personalized henna tattoos using the latest Samsung Galaxy devices including the Note 8.0 and the Galaxy S 4. Attendees also had the chance to win exciting prizes including upgraded concert tickets and a Samsung Galaxy S 4 device.  In addition, by tweeting #PowerOn, Samsung Galaxy owners could receive a fully charged battery for their device at stations located throughout the festival grounds.

Adam Tune, Jr. Flo, and Adam Tune of Keys N Krates at the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge at Lollapalooza on August 2, 2013 

Lucky fans that received upgraded tickets from the Samsung Galaxy Experience had access to amazing views of the Lake Shore Stage and could hang out in the Samsung Galaxy VIP lounge where they could enjoy free food, drinks and play ping pong. Aside from lucky consumers, VIP's such as Camilla Belle stopped by the lounge as well.

photo credit:  Neilson Barnard, WireImage/Samsung

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