Mumford and Sons and Postal Service went head to head in Saturday’s most coveted headliner spot. To be expected, these were great, but check out what else happened this weekend besides the perfect segueway from Lumineer's set to Mumford and Sons, the Postal Service farewell, Haim (pronounced "hime"), and the red red lipstick of lead singer of The Cure.
The Gowhere team attended the #CKOne shows throughout the weekend. Eve sampled her new CD, including her single with Dawn Richard she personally dubs her "lollipop" song. She played classics, club hits, Ruff Ryder hits, and future classics off her upcoming album. Look out for our exclusive video of her performance coming soon!
She first appeared at Lolla in 2011 and since then she’s had smashed hits such as “Lights” and “I Need Your Love” f/ Calvin Harris. She tweeted that Saturday was one of her best performances to date – which says a lot because she does a show almost every other day according to her Instagram. Though she says her last Chicago show wasn’t her best work, I still thought it was dazzling. Her Saturday show proves that she can really put in work.
The greasy spills are just windows to heaven. The corndog was rich and flaky with a lobster meat sausage topped with a zippy aioli sauce, herbs, and smoky cayenne. Grahamwich has had some serious mixed review since their opening downtown, but after the festival I definitely will give them another try later this week.
The sign language specialist to Phoenix evening set at the Bud Light Stage
How do they keep up with Phoenix lyrics. Two sign linguist switched off between songs and danced the night away. Sun drenched smiles and people grooving out to Phoenix at the Bud Light Sound Stage. People were friendly and not pushing and shoving. Why aren’t all festivals like this? I had a fun time just drinking beers and chilling on my picnic blanket. Good music and good vibes, perfect for the last day of Lolla… in contrast to 2 Chainz show at the Grove. Aren't they just adorable?
The 2 Chainz show was something else... Crowds fled in and out to see the spectacle at The Grove stage. He put on a show but there was some drama ranging from thrown bottles on stage to a person climbing a pole. And he wonders why he gets injured at music festivals. The crowd was so rowdy, but do you expect anything less from 2 Chainz? The best thing of all? - I know him...
First I thought it was attached to her shirt but then a piece broke off and we realized it was a necklace. Not only is her style cheeky, but so are her lyrics. The London songstress wowed an crowd of new listeners and devoted fans. I would definitely keep my eyes peeled for this girl. Could she be like the future Ellie Goulding?
Two "Day In The Life" videos in the matter of a week... I'm sensing a phase. Over the weekend, I shed light on Luol Deng's Day In The Life with Life + Times, and now YouTube is making recommendations for other NBA players' Day In The Life's. Seriously, I hit the YouTube homepage last night and see Paul George, Zach Randolph, and JJ Redick (nice move btw, Clippers) but was drawn to Arron Afflalo's story first.
The hip hop crossover? As many of you know, Arron is the subject of the first verse to "Black Boy Fly" — a standout track off Kendrick Lamar's debut album, good kid, m.a.a.d. city. The connection? Kendrick Lamar is a year younger than the Orlando Magic swingman who led their Compton, CA high school to state championships his junior and senior year. Yup, imagine going to high school with a future NBA player and hottest rapper in the game less than a decade later. The documentary showcased Afflalo back home and working out at his old high school in Compton and that inspired me to look deeper at the relationship of Afflalo and Lamar. That's where I stumbled upon a fascinating dual interview with ESPN The Mag for their Music issue earlier this year, and when I realized: "Wow! I have to post this." Here's the link to that fun read and the well-done documentary short on Arron Afflalo above!
Robin Thicke looks to take things straight to bed with this new uptempo follow-up single to "Blurred Lines" off the upcoming album Blurred Lines. In the process he gets an assist from none other than Kendrick Lamar. Not bad, I don't think it'll be a #1 hit like "Blurred Lines" is, but then again, I didn't think that one would reach the top of the charts either. Listen/enjoy above!