Lollapalooza kicks off this afternoon in Chicago, IL, and the festival will be hosting a livestream for those who cannot attend. Check out the set times for the livestream below after the jump.
POZ Lollapalooza Preview: Our Must-See Bands And Artists
Lollapalooza kicks off tomorrow, and PropertyOfZack is gearing up for a weekend of fun, and we hope many of you are too. Just in case you haven’t put together your schedule, we thought it’d be a great idea to put together a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Artists that will be gracing the stage this weekend at Lolla. Reblog and let us know who we need to see while we’re in Chicago this weekend as well!
Tegan And Sara
Supporting the synth-pop delight Heartthrob, Tegan & Sara are going to be one of the best dance parties at Lollapalooza. And if that’s not your thing, don’t worry, the Canadian twins still have you covered with a back catalog that’s littered with their heartfelt classics like “Walking With a Ghost,” “The Con,” and “Hell.” Their diverse sound and near-perfect live performance is one you can’t miss. And don’t lie, “Closer” still hasn’t left your head since the first time you heard it. - Donald Wagenblast
These guys have been making music since the ‘70s, and in all that time they’ve yet to release something less than flawless. Robert Smith is a musical genius, as well as a living legend. Their dark yet poppy sound has a little bit of something for everyone, making them one of the most well-loved bands on the Lolla lineup. - Marie Scarsella
The Postal Service
After spending ten years in hiding, Ben Gibbard’s synth-pop wonder group is back and on the tour circuit. Playing a few previously unreleased tracks as well as an entire album’s worth of old favorites, the group brings an fun, energetic live show to the table. With the addition of eye candy in the form of Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis, the band is an absolute must-see at this year’s Lollapallooza. Besides, you may never get the chance to hear songs like “Such Great Heights” live again. - Marie Scarsella
This band doesn’t require an explanation- come on, we all know how amazing these New Yorkers are. Vampire Weekend is similar to a fine wine- they get better with age. I mean, “Modern Vampires Of The City” proved that they haven’t lost their touch. If you want to have the time of your life, you know which way to step. - Sydney Gore
We’re honored to be taking part in a 75 band compilation where proceeds will be sent off to charity for a minimum donation of just $5. So many good bands.
Voted Kings of Emo.
PropertyOfZack confirmed that Austin Carlile was arrested on Saturday morning for felonious assault. Carlile has since been released but jail, but neither he nor Of Mice & Men have commented on the situation yet.
Modern Life Is War are back, and yesterday’s announcement form the band wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke, it was just bad timing. MLIW will be releasing a new record in September.
Lollapalooza have confirmed their 2013 lineup, and the headliners are stacked.
The first four songs off of Paramore’s upcoming self-titled record have been released. What do you think of the LP so far?
This Is Hardcore 2013’s lineup is just as impressive as Lollapalooza for this scene’s neck of the woods. Modern Life Is War, Kid Dynamite, 7 Seconds, Trapped Under Ice, and many more.
PropertyOfZack was happy to get an exclusive statement from someone in the center of the controversy that occurred at The Wonder Years’ show a few nights ago in Virginia.
Chad Gilbert suffered a major scare the other night after collapsing onstage from a mic shock. Gilbert has been released and went on to play another show last night.
The Front Bottoms announced their long-awaited sophomore album, Talon Of The Hawk. The band also announced a headlining tour with Weatherbox and AGBPOL and released the first song from the record. Yesterday was a good day to be a Front Bottoms fan.
The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, The Postal Service, Mumford And Sons, and many more.
Twin Falls (DC, BB, Narrative) changed their name to Twin Forks yesterday to avoid confusing fans of the other three bands with the same name. They also released their second new song, which can be found in the link above.
Weiss has started a label called Storm Chasers. He’ll be putting out the Kittyhawk EP next week.
My Chemical Romance members will be reunited once again, but on tracks scattered throughout Reggie And The Full Effect’s new LP.
The 2013 Lollapalooza lineup has leaked a week or so early. Check out the full lineup below by clicking “Read More.”
The Greatest Generation is under two months away, and The Wonder Years have released a new album trailer to get us even more excited. In the trailer, Soupy Campbell mentions that the band’s new album is the third piece of a trilogy following their past two records. There’s a new song clip too, so listen closely!
Many fans were under the assumption that Common Courtesy had been tracked by December, but the band has now confirmed that their new album is finally complete. It is possible that the record may not come out until the fall depending on A Day To Remember’s label situation.
Cause it takes $50,000 to make a four song EP and they need your help really, really bad guys.
Clips for the split sound better than fans could have ever hoped for. Those Record Store Day copies are going to fly, so make sure to start putting together your local store list.
While we’re talking about Record Store Day…We’re close to crossing the 400 mark in terms of the amount of limited releases that will be out on April 20th. Start budgeting your money, too.
The Postal Service will be visiting Chicago this summer for Lollapalooza, and so will the headliners of every other major “cool” festival that you can think of.
It looks like You, Me is hitting the studio next month and that we can actually except an EP by the summer, which would mean two in about six months for Ben Liebsch. We could even get touring this time around.
The Nashville-based venue released a statement following firing an employee for wearing a “I Support Same-Sex Marriage” shirt. It does not look like there will be any other comments on the situation from Rocketown, but the fallout is heavy.
So I think For Today is the only band allowed to play Rockettown? - Dave Mackinder (Fireworks frontman)
That’s a drastic drop, but most bands from a non-mainstream “scene” tend to see large slides for their week two sales. While we don’t actually cover Black Veil Brides on POZ, they may have a good change of jumping into a very popular mainstream-goth type of roll that hasn’t been played since My Chem were on top.
This is now limited to 400 copies and will never be digitally available. Someone will of course rip the vinyl to audio, but the pressing is going to sell out in a minute, and a fourth of the copies will be up on eBay a minute after. Get ready. Then get ready in five to seven days to be mindfucked by a stoner rock version of a No Doubt song.
Hats off to Justin Vernon. A million copies sold across two records for an indie artist is a big deal, Grammy or not.
This sounds like what A Day To Remember does with Tom Denney. The trick will be to see whether it can be successful or not.
Sainthood Reps released an incredible album in 2011 and Weatherbox are longtime favorites to many. This is a great pickup for Topshelf Records.
RIP Lollapaj00za - Jesse Richman
Lollapalooza was going to debut in Israel this summer in late-August, but the festival promoters have unfortuntaely had to cancel the event. Check out a translated message from Lollapalooza’s promoters below by clicking “Read More.”
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