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Song of the Day – 11/2/16

This band is appropriate for a big week for the city of Chicago. “You’re the Inspiration” – Chicago – Chicago 17 – 1984

(Very Belated) Lollapalooza 2015 Recap

Every year, we write¬†up a recap of the festival including an artist by artist breakdown. Typically this happens well in advance of Thanksgiving…like end of August. In 2015, it’s happening on the Monday of Thanksgiving week. Oh well. Prelude to Lolla Rising early with the morning sun, the Lolla crew piled into the Nagy-mobile to … Continue reading

Song of the Day – 8/4/15

OK, this will be the last Lolla-influenced Song of the Day this week. I will also go out on a limb and claim to be the first person to post Metallica and Sam Smith on back to back days. “Lay Me Down” – Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour – 2014

Song of the Day – 8/3/15

Bonus song from the Lolla weekend that was… “King Nothing” – Metallica – Load – 1996

Song of the Day – 8/2/15

The last day of the festival featured a festival-wide evacuation (again) and abbreviated sets from some of the acts we were most excited to see. On the plus side, the festival organizers were able to at least fit music in from all planned artists so we got to see cool acoustic sets from guys like … Continue reading

Song of the Day – 8/1/15

Day 2 (aka Wine Day) featured a lot of bands that generated just middle of the road excitement going into the festival. The expectations were exceeded throughout the day with really good shows all around. We could have easily gone with Metallica (who sounded much better than I thought they would and rolled through a … Continue reading

Song of the Day – 7/31/15

It’s tradition for us to post a Song of the Day for the artist that stood out the most over the 3 day music festival extravaganza that is Lollapalooza. For Day 1, you would be hard pressed to find a band that put forth more passion/heart/effort than St. Paul and The Broken Bones. I was … Continue reading

Song of the Day – 7/30/15

This song was a big part of the overall Lollapalooza Chicago Weekend. I know…it makes perfect sense. “King of Wishful Thinking” – Go West – Indian Summer – 1992

Song of the Day – 8/4/14

The road trip back from Chicago went smoothly primarily due to the Lou Malnati’s induced food coma. The disappointment of knowing it won’t be consumed again until next year was written all over this common guy’s face. We’ll cap the Lolla music stretch with a song from the first night’s headliners. “Fluorescent Adolescent” – Arctic … Continue reading

Song of the Day – 8/3/14

It’s the final day of Lolla 2014 which is always bittersweet. While looking forward to no longer having to layer up with sunscreen, put 10-12 hours of standing on the feet, and no longer have to dodge mud-filled, drug-fueled teenagers, the music was really good this year and it’s going to be sad to know … Continue reading

Belgium/GermanyFebruary 17th, 2017