Lolla weekend was filled with Childish Gambino. I saw three Gambino shows in 24 hours. I promise... I'm not a stalker... in my definition at least. I took my friend to the Childish Gambino Official Lollapalooza Aftershow Saturday night. I was a bit hesitant to go at first because I thought that nothing could top my experience the first time with Kuda & Sgt. Tibs(back in May). Because my friend had missed his first show, I had more reason to go. From seeing him right after his ankle injury in May to his performances on Lolla weekend, I am able to see how much Gambino is growing exponentially as a rapper. The Camp Tour keeps it real with lyrically layered verses, singing, and set it all to a heavy metal energy with instrumentals.
I saw him again with friends at his Sunday Lollapalooza set, again persuaded by a different set of friends, and he once again exceeded my already sky high expectations. His set was shortened to 60 minutes, but Gambino didn't short change anything. If anything, his energy was even more condensed into his shorter set. He played more of his songs off mixtape Royalty. The whole vibe had changed with his Royalty performance set including We Ain't Them and Uneccessary. It was unanimous among the crowd that he is new hip hop royalty.
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Last but not least, the Gowhere team attended his DJ set at the Hard Rock Hotel, just 60 minutes after his Lolla show. He spun beats including INOJ, Justin Timberlake, and Notorious B.I.G. just to name a few. We were able to catch him after his DJ set for a few words. So much love goes to Gambino. He remembered Sgt. Tibs and me from his concert in May. I guess the whiskey I bought him back in May put him over the edge.
This week wrapped up his last show on his CAMP tour in LA. Congratulations on the many sold out shows (Lolla after show sold out in 15 minutes)! Until then, I'll be on the bus...I'll never get off the bus. I can't wait for what comes next.
What an awesome weekend Lollapalooza was this year. Chicago was filled with entertainment from morning to night. This year, Govia and I got to cover the festival and the after parties. Not only did we listen to your favorite songs from your favorite artists, but we got to talk to a few of them. Check out this Lollapalooza recap that was put together for all of you who couldn't attend or just want to relive the experience. The interviews include artists who took over the Perry Stage such as Bassnectar, Paper Diamond, Zedd, DJ Zebo, and Zeds Dead who talk about what it takes to become an artist and the use of all the production these days. Also, Black Sabbath's keyboardist Adam Wakeman talks to us about the few shows this year with Ozzy Osbourne. This recap also includes many more performances at Lollapalooza such as The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Childish Gambino, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more from after parties at the Hard Rock Hotel. Enjoy!
What a great way to launch Lollapalooza weekend by interviewing Miguel. I was so excited watching him perform at the Hard Rock Hotelfor the Soul Sounds Pre-Lolla Kickoff Party. Not only did we get to watch him perform live ("All I Want Is You" & "Quickie" seen above), we got to talk to him on the red carpet. Watch and get the inside scoop on his new album and why he is releasing two EPs of songs from the album before releasing Kaleidoscope Dream in full on October 2. You’d be surprised by his answer. He also tells us what is the one food he can't live without. Enjoy!