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At The Drive-In @ Lollapalooza (August 5, 2012)

By Will Oliver, August 10th 2012 — with 1 comment

 

At The Drive-In took the stage opposing Florence + The Machine. Florence is cool and all, but come on people. There was no excuse for missing these guys, who are only doing this one-off reunion that is sure to be a rare treat for those of us lucky to be in the audience.

The band didn’t disappoint, bringing us all back to the earlier times in our lives when their music captured our angry minds. Musically it was one of the – if not the most – rocking sets of the festival. The band sounded great, time hasn’t changed their ability to perform together. It makes me curious as to where they will go next.

At The Drive-In Are Reuniting

By Will Oliver, January 9th 2012

At The Drive-In shocked the music world today with a tweet announcing that they are getting back together after 11 years of silence. The band broke up in 2001 and members split into The Mars Volta and Sparta, respectively.

No other details have been announced yet, but I’m guessing we will see a tour announcement sometime soon. If we get a new album too, that’s a bonus. It’s good to see that there is still hope out there that more broken bands can squash their beef and reunite.

Check out the band’s tweet below.

Lollapalooza 2012 Recap

By Will Oliver, August 11th 2012

I made it back to Chicago again this summer to make my mark on Lollapalooza. The festival takes place in the heart of Grant Park, shutting down a few city blocks along with it. It was a impressive hike between all of the stages, which created quite the trek when you factor in the insane heat that we saw. There was also a evacuation on Day 2 that made things dangerous and chaotic.

On a basic level, this is definitely one of the big boys in terms of American summer festivals. The lineup was stacked in many ways, and pretty balanced. There was something for everyone playing at all hours. I definitely will go back again, and will hopefully see you guys next year.

Below find all my coverage from the festival, as it is listed from bands on a day-to-day basis.
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Lollapalooza Announces 2012 Lineup

By Will Oliver, April 12th 2012 — with 1 comment

There’s a ton of great summer music festivals to consider this summer, and now we can officially share the lineup for the 2012 edition of Lollapalooza.

The headliners are Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, and Jack White. Then you got Florence + The Machine, At The Drive-In, The Shins, Passion Pit, Sigur Ros, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, The Walkmen, The Tallest Man On Earth, Toro Y Moi, Dr. Dog,  Justice, The Weeknd, Santigold, Metric, The Temper Tramp, The Head & The Heart, The Big Pink, Alabama Shakes, The Gaslight Anthem, Tame Impala, Neon Indian, Washed Out, Chairlift, Yellow Ostrich, White Rabbits, Sharon Van Etten.

For me, the two big ones are Bloc Party, and Franz Ferdinand, who both haven’t toured in a while. Hopefully this means a new album in the not too soon future from the latter. It’s also going to be cool to witness the return of Black Sabbath, and even At The Drive-In. Overall, it’s a pretty strong lineup from top to bottom, and one that certainly rivals the other big festivals.

For the full lineup, head to the Lollapalooza site. Maybe I will see you there.

Coachella 2012 Lineup

By Will Oliver, January 10th 2012 — with 3 comments

The 2012 Coachella lineup has been revealed and as usual, it’s massive.The three headliners are The Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg. Then you got the return of Pulp and At The Drive-In (who just announced their reunion today), Bon Iver, Arctic Monkeys, The Shins, Jeff Mangum, Justice, Beirut, The Weeknd, Florence & The Machine, M83, The Rapture, Girls, The Horrors, WU LYF, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, St. Vincent, Santigold, Real Estate, Kasabian, Azealia Banks, Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines, and Wild Beasts are also there, just to name a few.

Money is tight for all of us, but a lineup like this is hard to resist. The festival takes place on two weekends this year: April 13-15 and the second April 20-22. The lineups will be the same, it’s just so damn epic they need two of them. Three day passes go on sale this Friday and start at $285 (source).

Don’t know if I can make it out, although I would really love to. Do you plan to make the trip?




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