Posts in category "Hippies"

Ten Signs You're Too Old for Lollapalooza

Concert-going, or more specifically festival concert-going, is a young man’s (or woman’s) game. And alas, I am no longer a young man. Or woman—I’ve checked. I came to this conclusion during last year’s Lollapalooza while walking next to a fellow attendee who was on the phone with his mother, trying in vain to convince her... Read more »

Best of Bonnaroo 2011

The stage was a hodge-podge of musicians and singers notably Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Dr. John, the horn section from Preservation Jazzhall Band and the drummer from My Morning Jacket. Performing old school Dr. John jams and some Bayou standers, it was a massive output of sounds with a very strong New Orleans flavor. Packed in tight, it felt like we were grooving on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras. A once in a lifetime performance I will never forget.
Summer is in full swing and with it the music festival circuit. Despite your personal feelings about hippies, camping and drug use you have to admit that you’re at least a little bit curious. Hate if you want but we all like to hear stories about ‘The Roo’  and such, but who wants the aggravation... Read more »

Worst of Bonnaroo 2011

Of all the headliners I may have been most excited to see Neil Young. Unfortunately I wouldn't be hearing him. As I just touched on, Buffalo played 'Which Stage' and unless you were close to the front you couldn't hear a word they sang or played. I was disgusted. The crowd grew noticeably tense and was becoming more agitated by the second. We bailed after three songs for fear a riot might ensue. Nice work Bonnaroo.
“Like” us on Facebook No one should ever judge a book by its’ cover. It’s easy to romanticize events that have already happened but the truth is there’s little in life worth enjoying that doesn’t come with at least some suffering included. The Superbowl of summer festivals that is Bonnaroo? No exception. So while you... Read more »
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Top 100 Songs by North Coast Festival Artists - Past & Present

Top 100 Songs by North Coast Festival Artists - Past & Present
“Like” us on Facebook North Coast Music Festival (@northcoastfest, facebook.com/northcoastfest, www.northcoastfestival.com) has quickly made a name for itself amongst Chicagoans and Midwest music fans alike.  Here are 100 reasons why.  Now help us think of 100 more.  —————————“Like” us on Facebook.

Top Six Reasons to Get Weird up in that Electric Forest (Electric Forest Festival, Rothbury, Michigan, June 30-July 3)

Everyone just wants to have a good time, maaaaan.  Even if it's Cheese-y (double-whammy) ...everyones just there for some killer tunes, a good time and a cool buzz.  Bring your best Spicoli and get a late-night fanbase like you wouldn't believe!
Even talking about why this place rules is redundant in its namesake.  An Electric Forest full of music and laughter and dancing? Hmm, let me think,..okay, yep, wait, those are definitely my favorite things. Consider this a Declaration of your own Independence, from monotony, from boring, from normal, from whatever is not exuberant.  If you’ve... Read more »

Top 10 Acts You've Never Heard Of

Top 10 Acts You've Never Heard Of
Everyone likes to be in on the ground floor. When it comes to music, being able to say “I heard them before you” is everything. It’s a badge of honor, prove of ones trendiness. Evidence we’re still young, hip and in tune with the times. This elitist attitude isn’t confined to the world of music... Read more »
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20 Shows to Get You Through (the rest of) Chicago's Winter

Winter in Chicago can be as brutal as a handshake with a stranger that lasts a millisecond too long.  It feels like soul-raping that never ends.  So sweat it up at some concerts, and come March 20th, stop complaining.  Here’s 20 live shows to get you through the rest of Chicago’s proper winter.

10 Last-Minute NYE Ideas - Chicago Edition

10 Last-Minute NYE Ideas - Chicago Edition
There’s a cachet to not having New Years plans two nights before one of the most overrated nights of the year.  Like not getting a smart phone because you want to read a hardcover on the train, or still wearing condoms.  But let’s be honest, nothing feels better than having your plans set and a... Read more »