Friday, 6 March 2015

Tony Fitzpatrick Lollapalooza Poster Touts City's Boozy Musical Underbelly

TOWN OF UKRAINE - Last summer, Lollapalooza promoter Charlie Jones hit his wife favorite artist while sitting at the bar at the grand opening of the joint of James Beard award-winning chef Tony Mantuano, roasted River on the Chicago River.

"Tony says, 'I want you to meet my friend Tony Fitzpatrick.' And he said to me: 'The Artist,' "Jones said.
"We had a cool conversation. [Fitzpatrick] invited me to his studio. My wife has been a big fan of his work and has been looking for an original Fitzpatrick for a long time. I bought a few pieces and became friends during the summer."

In a demonstration of the Poetry Foundation's "Birds Secret" Fitzpatrick, collection Jones made the Ukrainian artist village if he would consider making a poster of Lollapalooza.

"Want to look cool in front of my children, I said, 'Yes, of course I want to do'," Fitzpatrick said. "Lollapalooza is a great thing for Chicago. I was happy to do it."

So Fitzpatrick set out to make a collage of signature for the annual music festival Grant Park that captured the "beauty of Chicago, mystery and a little darkness that is rock 'n' roll.

The poster features two "nuclear eternal moths driven rock 'n' roll" Fitzpatrick said that symbolize "benevolent spirits of joy that overlook the city."

"This city has always been chosen as a place to have fun," Fitzpatrick said. "I wanted to do something that is a testament to the beauty and music in the bucolic setting of Lake Chicago."

Take a close look and see that Fitzpatrick tiny embedded devices and Chicago's iconic images, including transfers and pictures of old gas street light balloons framed by ancient vitolas CTA said that the artist is a "tribute to the politicians who have been plundering this place for years.”

Each corner is marked with historical treasures torn from binge shelters under belly musical Chicago.

Fitzpatrick included cover images matchbox Ricardo - a popular watering hole by Studs Terkel, Mike Royko, Roger Ebert and a number of writers, artists, musicians and epic drinkers - Zebra Club and Ace of Clubs, jazz joints long gone, and Ladner Brothers, Punch Cohasset house.

"Ladner Brothers was a gin mill Loop. Writer Bill Granger used to drink there. And Cohasset punch was this rat poison Kool-Aid Moonshine, a sort of night train. You could buy it by the liter in the bar for a dollar- and-a-half if you really wanted to flay yourself, "Fitzpatrick said.

"I wanted to create something that people could take home that included some of the history of our city to remember that they came to Chicago and is a magical place."

Jones, who is hanging up in his house, said it is one of the best of Lollapalooza.

"I'm a little biased. I see every day," Jones said. "Tony took me by the way has a bit of musical history in Chicago connect the dots from the first day of Lollapalooza now. There are a lot of heart and soul into that piece. Talk about Chicago and talk about the music."

And you will not have to wait five months to get one at the Festival. The poster is set to go on sale at the Lollapalooza website when tickets go on sale late this spring, a spokesman for the festival said.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Jack White And Pharrell Williams To Headline Lollapalooza South America

JACK WHITE, Pharrell Williams and CALVIN HARRIS are some of the superstar musicians who have been recruited to lead the next Lollapalooza festivals in South America.

White and Harris will be joined by the likes of Kings of Leon, Skrillex, Robert Plant, The Smashing Pumpkins, Kasabian and Bastille and Chilean artists like Congress, Jorge Gonzalez and Fernando Milagros for Lollapalooza Chile, to be held on 14-15 March (15) in the O'Higgins Park in Santiago.

The second edition of Lollapalooza Argentina will take place in Buenos Aires on 21-22 March (15), with Williams join the lineup of functions in Chile, along with popular Argentine musicians Pedro Aznar, Zero Kill and Maxi Trusso.

His festival circuit in South America end in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 28-29 March (15) in the Interlagos Circuit, with additional events including Marina and the Diamonds and Brazilian artists and Band Pitty do Mar also uploading the stage.

Traditional Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois festival will take place on 31 July (15) to August 2 (15), and the show will expand to Berlin, Germany, in September (15).

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Big Day Out Festival Canceled, Acquired By C3 Presents

Big Day Out, one of the largest music festivals in Australia will take 2,015 out due to a "lack of headliners." According to FasterLouder, Big Day Out founder AJ Maddah made the revelation on Twitter, describing the facts available as "fuck all."

Big Day Out is owned by C3 Presents, the same company behind the limits of Lollapalooza and Austin City in the U.S. In recent years, Big Day Out and Lolla shared several headlining acts such as Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Muse, and Soundgarden. Therefore, it is very possible that these festivals Americans could face a similar shortage of talent.

Maddah specifically mention Outkast and Foo Fighters as two of the acts considered as headliners for 2015.'s Not clear who else came to the party. C3 Presents says he still intends to bring back Big Day Out in 2016.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Big Day Out’s Future In Doubt As American Promoter C3 Presents Takes Over From Australian Bosses

The future of the iconic music festival Big Day Out is in doubt after another change in ownership of the troubled event.

Music Feeds reports C3 Presents U.S. partners are now the sole owners of the event after promoter AJ Maddah Australian allegedly transferred its Big Day Out event for the company, which was co-owned with

Rumors about the viability of the festival have been circulating for several months, with industry sources suggest debt incurred more than seven million dollars and have not yet paid hundreds of suppliers.

In November last year headliners Blur withdrew from the 2014 Big Day Out in a move that turned acrimonious when the band accused the organizers for "rules of the game are constantly changing."

Maddah invested in the festival in September last year, reportedly buying shares of co-founder Ken West to help keep the beloved go national event.

There were wholesale cuts in staffing and costs, but with ticket sales down the 2,014 performances led by Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire, the future of the Big Day Out in 2015 appeared shaky.

C3 Presents successfully organize Lollapalooza in Chicago, which has also been expanded to South America in recent years.

here has been speculation that consider rebranding Big Day Out and Lollapalooza spin-off to reinvent the 22-year-old musical traveling circus.

Maddah has also confirmed the warped festival will not go ahead this year, but is believed to be preparing to announce the lineup for Soundwave rock your event.

Comment has been sought from representatives Maddah and C3 Presents.

Festival organizers fat like butter in Newcastle canceled this year's show yesterday.

"Despite six months traveling the world in which we have not been able to get a lineup we estimate that you are playing with," posted on their social media pages.

"It was a decision I agonized over, but sometimes fickle gods of the almighty online co just not working!"

Despite rumors that several of the national tourism festivals may have to reduce their events due to declining ticket sales and increased costs to ensure headliners, sources have confirmed Future Music will continue in 2015.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Lollapalooza Reveals All-Star Line-Ups For Its Official After-Parties

With less than two months to go until the music festival Lollapalooza sold out lands in Chicago, organizers have announced the program after the party that will keep the music flowing well after the lands have been cleared for the day.

Electronic Cash Cash Trio will kick things off on Thursday, July 31 with a show headlining in the middle, one of the most popular places in the city. Friday night owls will offer more options for Disclosure to Glitch Mob to Gramatik and friends , while Saturday will perform with Duke Dumont Flume and Anna Lunoe ; Martin Garrix assume the Aragon Ballroom and Rudimental perform a DJ set in EvilOlive . On Sunday night, Skrillex and be Gesaffelstein explosive bounce back to reality.

The festival itself will give fans plenty of options with its expansive line -up as Skrillex , Calvin Harris, Outkast and Eminem will headline the event weekend. Also performing are the main advantages of the step of Zedd, Above & Beyond and Sebastian Ingrosso to Flosstradamus , Krewella and GTA ; while the Live Brigade includes Cut Copy, Chromeo , Darkside , Chase & Status and The Glitch Mob .

Tickets for Lollapalooza afterparties go on sale Friday at 10:00 a.m. CT through. See the schedule below, and expect more parts to be announced in the coming weeks.

Cash Cash @ The Mid

Disclosure (live ) @ Aragon Lounge
Glitch Mob ( DJ set) @ The Mid
Gramatik , heRobust , Russ Liquid & Gibbs @ Concord Music Hall

Flume , Duke Dumont & Anna Lunoe @ Concord Music Hall
Martin Garrix @ Aragon Lounge
Black Butter Records pres. Rudimental ( DJ set) and more @ EvilOlive

Skrillex , Gesaffelstein and Special Guest @ Concord Music Hall

Sunday, 25 May 2014

11 Music Festivals You Can't Miss This Summer

It's been - Giants season music festivals - Coachella, SXSW, and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Before you throw your wreath in the compost pile, consider that the best alignment of summer music festival is coming.

To this list, we evaluated price of music festivals ' average ticket per day (provided by our friends FindTheBest) and the number and quality of musical acts.
Here are the music festivals you cannot miss summer 2014 , listed by date.Sasquatch ! - George Washington
Average price: $ 113/day

Located in the majestic amphitheater Gorge, Sasquatch! Coachella offers a line of competition - including Outkast meet and indie rock titans The National and Queens of the Stone Age - and panoramic views of the Columbia River and waterfalls. (May 23-25)

Source: Wikimedia Commons
CMA Music Festival - Nashville, Tennessee
Average price: $ 96/day
Country music has found its place in the sun, making it one of the genres most in demand business festival. The CMA Music Festival sold out in a record four months before the match, thanks to its stellar cast: Rascal Flatts, Josh Turner, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans and Gloriana. (June 5-8)

Luke Bryan interacts with fans at the 2013 CMA Music Festival.
Source: Christopher Polk / Getty
The Music Festival Governors Ball - New York, New York
Average price: $ 77/day
More than 12,000 New Yorkers and music lovers carried, transported, bike, and transported to Randall's Island last year by the annual mudbath. This summer, Governors Ball beat Jack White, Vampire Weekend, and The Strokes and Outkast holder. (June 6-8)

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Riot Fest Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary With The Cure, Wu-Tang Clan, The National, Weezer

Robert Smith of The Cure performs during Lollapalooza 2013 |. Getty Images. The band returned to Chicago in September to headline Riot Fest.


The 10th edition of Riot Fest takes place in West Chicago this September which features a forming marquee headliners like The Cure, Jane's Addiction , and The National .

He announced Tuesday night , the rock festival three days, punk and hip- hop , stretching 12-14 sept in Humboldt Park, also features headliners Rise Against, Social Distortion , The Flaming Lips , Weezer , and Wu -Tang Clan.

Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina, the two Russian women who were recently from jail freed after being jailed for his performance protest of 2012 in a cathedral in Moscow, will also appear in a "special discussion interactive panel.” As dissident members of the punk group pussy Riot, Tolokonnikova and Alekhina have been pushing Congress to add about 20 Russian officials to a list of human rights violators, and have been touring the U.S. increased awareness about human rights abuses in their country of origin.

Also newsworthy is the return of Wu -Tang Clan, a group of influential hip- hop rarely performed live together, but has led to the career of the legendary MC Raekwon , Ghostface Killah , RZA , among others. The group is preparing to launch a comeback album later this year.

This year also appears in Humboldt Park: Slayer , Descendents, Tegan and Sara , Metric, Patti Smith, Taking Back Sunday , Die Antwoord , Paul Weller , NOFX , Gogol Bordello , The Afghan Whigs , Lucero , The Dandy Warhols , Mighty Mighty Bosstones , Hot Snakes , The Get Up Kids, Mudhoney, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth , Superchunk , Billy Bragg, New Found Glory , Andrew WK , Kurt Vile and the violators , Marky Ramone with Bouncing Souls , Wavves , Anti -Flag , mouse and men, The Murder City Devils, Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers, clutch, Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears , Dashboard Confessional , and many others. Legends clash of metal GWAR is also on the bill, despite the recent death of lead singer Dave Brockie.

Pioneering pop band Cheap Trick Rockford is also on the bill. Other bands include Chicago Naked Raygun, The Orwells, Archie Powell & the Exports, and my gold mask.

The festival of Samhain marked a meeting, horror punk band led by Glen Danzig in the mid- 1980s after its passage by the Misfits and Danzig before launching. The weekend will also feature a meeting of the pop-punk band The Offspring, celebrating its 20th year.

This is the third year of Riot Fest in Humboldt Park, and the 10th year for the festival in general, which has grown in stature, now company with festivals in Denver and Toronto.

Most notable about the lineup this year is senior list of the main headliners, which dwarfs Lollapalooza, a much larger festival held in Grant Park, a month earlier. In only about four marquee names at the top of his bill, this year's line -up for Lollapalooza has been criticized for its lack of star power; Riot Fest claims two headliners of the festival (The Cure and The National) since last year and even Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza patron that Jane's Addiction will appear in the Riot Fest with his band.

Organizers promise more band announcements are coming. Tickets are on sale through A three day pass is $ 99.98. According to the website, prices will rise three days during the summer, reaching 189.98 U.S. dollars. The VIP package $ 289.98 includes drink tickets, access to special privileges observation - and perhaps most importantly - private bathrooms.