Lollapalooza 2009 Lineup Announced

Ah, remember the days when Lollapalooza got, well to say the least really crappy and they toured with the festival and no one cared to see it anymore? Well since Lollapalooza has stationed itself permanently as a festival in Chicago, the quality of bands have been getting better every year. Thus, making me wish that  Lollapalooza actually was a touring venture again. Just reading the lineup for the three day event makes my head want to explode with excitement. The best thing about the show is the wide range of bands.

Here are some of our top picks for each day of the festival:

Friday:  Of Montreal, Kings of Leon, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, Crystal Castles, and Kevin Devine.

Saturday: Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, Chairlift, Langhorne Slim, The Living Things, The Constantines, TV on the Radio, Santongold, Lykke Li and Animal Collective.

Sunday:  Sam Roberts Band, Passion Pit, Friendly Fires, Neko Case, Dan Auerbach, Cold War Kids, Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant, Bat for Lashes, Dan Deacon, Dearhunter, Ra Ra Riot, Silversun Pickups, and Band of Horses.

The festival takes place at Grant Park in Chicago from August 7th to August 9th. Unless a bag of money falls from the sky there is no possible way for us to be there. Sad. Let us know how it goes kids.

Check out all of the details on the festival’s main site HERE


Langhorne Slim “Restless”

Over the past few months I have heard the name Langhorne Slim more than any other.  The name really grabs your attention at first. It makes you want to find out what the deal with this guy is, right? Then you hear Langhorne Slim and the War Eagles, and it blows your mind. Slim is almost like a mixture of Ryan Adams during the Whiskeytown era with a dab or Elvis Perkins in Deerland and a sprinkle of Ryan Adams’ ‘Gold’.  I have a few favorite tracks off of Langhorne’s album, especially the infectious ‘Diamonds and Gold’, but recently I have a new favorite growing on me, ‘Restless’. If you missed their performance on Letterman, I suggest you go and check it out. Its really something brilliant. It gives you a whole new appreciation to the song.

Langhorne Slim is on an extensive tour including two stops in New York City. This Friday 10/10 at the Bowery at Saturday 10/11 at The Williamsburg Music Hall. If you’re in the area, I urge you to check out Langhorne in concert. It will blow your mind.

Check out Langhorne Slim and their tourdates on Myspace
Download the MP3 for Restless