Lollapalooza 2012 Preview

Lollapalooza is only one week away! Chicago’s best festival of the summer has finally arrived. Perry Ferrel from Jane’s Addiction brings this awesome festival to Chicago the first weekend of August each summer. It has been around since 1991, with a brief hiatus in 2004, but returned to Chicago in 2005 and has been growing strong ever since. Bringing in the biggest names in music, some past performers have been legends such as Daft Punk, Kanye West, Radiohead, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, Jane’s Addiction, Muse, Snoop Dogg, Deadmau5, Pretty Lights, and many many more. Since it is such a huge festival, spanning a mile through Grant Park along the lakefront, an

THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT AT RED ROCKS 2012 REVIEW

Growing up in Chicago, the term ‘Cheese Head’ always had negative connotations. But when my good friend invited me to join him at Red Rocks to see the String Cheese Incident, somehow I knew this would be a positive ‘Cheese’ experience. I had never seen SCI before, they never come through our small town. However I have seen EOTO before, a dubstep duo consisting of SCI members Michael Travis and Jason Hann, and they completely blew me away. We left early to make sure we could park in the South Lot, aka Shakedown Street, where all the pre-game fun happens. We each grabbed a beer and started our walk through the cars, keeping an eye out for cool posters, pins, stickers, koozies, artwork, etc. As

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