The lineup for Lollapalooza 2012 was released on Wednesday, and it features a variety of different acts. It’s not quite up to par with last year’s 20th anniversary lineup, but that would’ve been a tough task for Perry and co. Here are some thoughts on this year’s lineup:
Red Hot Chili Peppers seem like an obvious, fitting choice for headliners due to the festival’s roots in 90s alternative rock culture. But without guitar virtuoso John Frusciante, the group’s similar headlining performance from just a few years ago is going to be tough to top.
Indie Blues Soul Pop Music with Brilliant Twinges of Folk & Americana is Alive and Well in Hollywood
by Scott Feldman, Artist Relations Manager, Earbits, Inc.
I had the distinct pleasure of catching Doran Danoff and his very large and talented band at Hotel Café in Los Angeles last Saturday night. It was the last show of a month long residency, and I’m sincerely grateful that I got the chance to see them. First off, homeboy can play the freakin’ piano, and the dudes that play a smattering of instruments behind him (including bass/drums/guitar/3 piece horn section/sometimes ukulele) have no problem keeping up.
Plenty of albums to choose from in December’s first batch of new releases.
Amy Winehouse— Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Amy Winehouse’s posthumous album of rarities, demos and b-sides. Portions of the album sales are set to be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Dia Frampton— Red
I watched a few episodes of NBC’s The Voice and took a particular interest in Dia Frampton, a girl with an intriguing and powerful vocal style. It wasn’t until I began reading reviews of the singer’s debut solo album, Red, that I realized Dia is one half of rock band Meg & Dia. Pretty cool.