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Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: Animal Kingdom

Lollapalooza is coming up. As always, Glorious Noise will have a posse roaming Grant Park in search of warm felafels and cold beer. Along the way we try to stumble across some good music. There are a lot of bands on the line-up that we don’t know much about. So we threw out some questions to help us all get to know the Lollapalooza line-up.

These are from Hamish from Animal Kingdom.

1. What’s the best part of playing festivals?

The whole thing is a buzz, from meeting your heroes back stage to getting up and performing in front of thousands of people.

2. What’s the worst part of playing festivals?

The mud at some of the UK festivals is crazy some years – you feel like you are in a war zone.

3. Have you ever attended a music festival as a fan?

Yeah, loads of times. First festival was when I was 15 back in England. I loved it and then started going to multiple festivals every year since.

4. Other act(s) you’re most looking forward to seeing?

Neil Young, Tame Impala, Jack White, White Denim, SBTRK…the list goes on…

5. Who is the worst band/entourage member to sit next to on the van/bus?

We have had a couple of nasty crew members in the past but everyone packs their toothpaste these days.

6. What’s the last music purchase you paid for with your own money?

I bought a 2 Bears remix of Disparate Youth by Santigold. It’s pretty fantastic.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

I studied at U of I in Champaign-Urbana so spent a year around Chicago. I love the history and the beaches around Lake Michigan in the summer.

8. How has Lollapalooza’s radius clause (no shows within 300 miles six months before and three months after) affected your touring schedule?

I think they might have let us off as we’re not quite at the stage of harming their ticket sales yet!

9. Got anything to say to fans in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio who can’t make it to Lollapalooza?

We’ll be playing Michigan, staying in Wisconsin, unfortunately missing Iowa and Indiana this time and playing in Columbus, Ohio on the way, so hopefully we’ll get to see some of you!

10. Finish this sentence: Perry Farrell is ______

A genius. I grew up listening to Jane’s Addiction. At least three of his records are stone cold classics.

Animal Kingdom: Web, Twitter

Playing Friday, August 3 at 12:00 PM on the Google Play stage

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: The Dunwells

The Dunwells

Lollapalooza is coming up. As always, Glorious Noise will have a posse roaming Grant Park in search of warm felafels and cold beer. Along the way we try to stumble across some good music. There are a lot of bands on the line-up that we don’t know much about. So we threw out some questions to help us all get to know the Lollapalooza line-up.

The Dunwells responded.

1. What’s the best part of playing festivals?

Playing to large crowds of people that may not have heard our music before. Also being part of the festival experience – it’s like a big party.

2. What’s the worst part of playing festivals?

Portaloos – especially on the last day!

3. Have you ever attended a music festival as a fan?

We get some great festivals in the UK and between us we’ve been to lots of them including Leeds festival (in our home town), Glastonbury (the year it was a mud bath!), Distortion festival and Isle of Wight.

4. Other act(s) you’re most looking forward to seeing at Lollapalooza?

At the drive in – Rob’s choice, Gary Clark Jnr – Dave H’s choice, Justice – Joe’s choice, Dave D – Florence and the machine, Jonny – Sigur Ros.

5. Who is the worst band/entourage member to sit next to on the van/bus?

Either Joe who has a habit of spilling drinks everywhere, or Jonny who likes to spread out so you always seem to get his feet in your face.

6. What’s the last music purchase you paid for with your own money?

Dave H – I just downloaded Joe Bonamassa’s new album and some remastered John Mayall albums. Rob – Brand New album called Daisy. Jonny – Hed PE Broke. Joe bought the latest Elbow album. Dave D – I just downloaded Michael Kiwanuka and the Ben Howard album.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

We’ve never been to Chicago so we are excited to see the city. We’ve heard it is an amazing place!

8. How has Lollapalooza’s radius clause (no shows within 300 miles six months before and three months after) affected your touring schedule?

It hasn’t really affected us as we’ve only just begun our US tour and head to Colorado straight after the festival. [According to a press release received this morning, they’re actually playing Milwaukee, Madison, and Minneapolis before Colorado -Ed.]

9. Got anything to say to fans in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio who can’t make it to Lollapalooza?

We hope to see you at a show local to you later this year!

10. Finish this sentence: Perry Farrell is a…

massive fan of the Dunwells!

The Dunwells: Web, Twitter.

Playing Saturday, August 4 at 4:30 PM on the BMI stage

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: Chancellor Warhol

Lollapalooza is coming up. As always, Glorious Noise will have a posse roaming Grant Park in search of warm felafels and cold beer. Along the way we try to stumble across some good music. There are a lot of bands on the line-up that we don’t know much about. So we threw out some questions to help us all get to know the Lollapalooza line-up.

Chancellor Warhol responded.

1. What’s the best part of playing festivals?

Getting to play with marquee artist in front of people who may or may not have heard your music. Oh yeah, and free stuff.

2. What’s the worst part of playing festivals?

Wack free stuff. No bueno.

3. Have you ever attended a music festival as a fan?

I get the best of both worlds, because I am a fan who gets to play music festivals.

4. Other act(s) you’re most looking forward to seeing at Lollapalooza?

Calvin Harris, Little Dragon, Frank Ocean, M83, and Justice…but really this list could go on.

5. Who is the worst band/entourage member to sit next to on the van/bus?

Boss of Nova…he gets a little moody and says YOLO a lot. I think he wants to be a rapper.

6. What’s the last music purchase you paid for with your own money?

I just bought Frank Ocean “Channel Orange” & Rick Ross “God Forgives, I Don’t”

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

Touching down in Chicago, everything. I’ve been a Bulls fan since I was a kid and I feel like Chicago is the best dressed city in America.

8. How has Lollapalooza’s radius clause (no shows within 300 miles six months before and three months after) affected your touring schedule?

Um this is new to me, guess I gotta cancel that show on Mars.

9. Got anything to say to fans in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio who can’t make it to Lollapalooza?

Yeah…I’m coming to infiltrate your city next. Thanks to all of my supporters in those states. Y’all hold me down for real.

10. Finish this sentence: Perry Farrell is a _________.

top person on my drinking buddy list – right after Bill Murray and before Miles Davis. True story.

Chancellor Warhol: Web, Twitter

Playing Saturday, August 4 at 1:10 PM on the BMI stage

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: Dry The River

Lollapalooza is coming up. As always, Glorious Noise will have a posse roaming Grant Park in search of warm felafels and cold beer. Along the way we try to stumble across some good music. There are a lot of bands on the line-up that we don’t know much about. So we threw out some questions to help us all get to know the Lollapalooza line-up.

From Matt of Dry The River:

1. What’s the best part of playing festivals?

Sunshine. You cant get that in England. Especially not indoors.

2. What’s the worst part of playing festivals?

Trenchfoot. Losing money in floods. Presumably this doesn’t happen at Lollapalooza.

3. Have you ever attended a music festival as a fan?

Of course I have. I saw Hendrix in ’69!

4. Other act(s) you’re most looking forward to seeing at Lollapalooza?

We’re the same day as Sabbath so that’ll be cool. I’m also gonna try and get to Dr Dog and Sharon Van Etten that day. I really want to see Frank Ocean too.

5. Who is the worst band/entourage member to sit next to on the van/bus?

Our tour manager makes bad smells. Everyone else has headphones in and sleeps so they’re alright. Definitely Simon the TM. Absolutely disgusting.

6. What’s the last music purchase you paid for with your own money?

I bought an EP by Gallops and by Tall Ships, two British bands. I try and support small labels by buying their stuff. If you’re on RCA forget it. Actually I just bought the new Antlers EP too. Love an EP.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

The sunshine and the nice friendly people that come to our shows there. We were really pleasantly surprised by the turnout the last time we played. Lame answer? Don’t care. Michael Jordan.

8. How has Lollapalooza’s radius clause (no shows within 300 miles six months before and three months after) affected your touring schedule?

9. Got anything to say to fans in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio who can’t make it to Lollapalooza?

Too bad suckers! But see you soon! Then maybe a smiley face or a x

10. Finish this sentence: Perry Farrell is a…

Colin Farrell tribute show.

Dry The River: Web, Twitter

Playing Friday, August 3 at 3:20 PM on the BMI stage

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: The Jezabels

Lollapalooza is coming up. As always, Glorious Noise will have a posse roaming Grant Park in search of warm felafels and cold beer. Along the way we try to stumble across some good music. There are a lot of bands on the line-up that we don’t know much about. So we threw out some questions to help us all get to know the Lollapalooza line-up.

Answers from Nik of The Jezabels below…

1. What’s the best part of playing festivals?

At a festival, everyone seems to be up for anything! The prospect of playing to people who have never heard of your band is always very exciting for us. When you’ve finished your set, you can run around the festival and watch other bands that you’ve never seen before. It’s essentially an awesome musical orgy.

2. What’s the worst part of playing festivals?

From the bands perspective, it’s always very nerve racking to play any show without a proper line check. You always have limited amount of time to get your gear set up and plugged in, then BOOM, you’re off. If something’s not working – too bad! Figure it out while you’re playing, it’s a bloody festival!

3. Have you ever attended a music festival as a fan?

Plenty! It’s a pleasure to watch other bands without the stress of knowing you’ll have to go on stage and perform too. I watched Modest Mouse at the Governor’s Ball in NYC as a fan – I squeezed my way up front and got well rowdy. It was great fun.

4. Other act(s) you’re most looking forward to seeing at Lollapalooza?

Well, we’re up against Florence and the Machine as well as At the Drive In – if no one comes to our stage when we play maybe we can cut the show short and watch them!

5. Who is the worst band/entourage member to sit next to on the van/bus?

In our own group? Probably me, I love eating sunflower seeds in the van and everyone is rightfully annoyed by the little shells that end up in our van. Outside our band? Once I sat next to the lead singer from Interpol on a festival shuttle bus and tried to start a conversation… I don’t think he was interested in talking to me! (fair enough, it was an early start!)

6. What’s the last music purchase you paid for with your own money?

Just recently I purchased, the new Smashing Pumpkings record, Oceania, Disintegration by The Cure, and The Bends by Radiohead. I’ve loved The Bends for a long time but somehow lost the music and the CD, it was time for a re purchase and a re discovery of one of the great alternative rock albums of the 90s.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

The architecture I think – it really feels like you’re in a comic book when you’re walking around the city! Also, I love so many bands that hail from Chicago, like Braid (actually from Champaign, IL but close enough!), and anything the Kinsella’s have done, especially Make Believe – that band is incredible.

8. How has Lollapalooza’s radius clause (no shows within 300 miles six months before and three months after) affected your touring schedule?

It doesn’t seem to have affected us too badly – honestly, it seems a bit funny for that rule to be applied to a band like us, we’re not really big enough to draw people away from the festival with out own show! We have European dates lined up after this North American run, like Dockville (Germany), Puckle-Pop (Belgium) and Frequency (Austria). As far as groogle maps indicates they’re over 300 miles away from Chicago!

9. Got anything to say to fans in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio who can’t make it to Lollapalooza?

Get more creative! Sell your shoes for a ticket and hitch hike to Lollapalooza! No excuses!

10. Finish this sentence: Perry Farrell is a _________.

person who wears flashy pants.

The Jezabels: Web, Twitter

Playing Sunday, August 5 at 6:50 PM on the BMI stage

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: Kopecky Family Band

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Lollapalooza is coming up. As always, Glorious Noise will have a posse roaming Grant Park in search of warm felafels and cold beer. Along the way we try to stumble across some good music. There are a lot of bands on the line-up that we don’t know much about. So we threw out some questions to help us all get to know the Lollapalooza line-up.

Here are Kopecky Family Band’s answers.

1. What’s the best part of playing festivals?

The best part of playing festivals is getting to explore the other stages and stumble upon new music that we haven’t heard of. As strange as it sounds, we don’t get to see very much new music when we’re touring, so festivals are the best way to see something new and refreshing that will inspire us.

2. What’s the worst part of playing festivals?

We are usually pretty busy at festivals with sound checks, taking care of our gear and interviews. As a result, it’s pretty difficult to know that we’re missing out on some amazing music.

3. Have you ever attended a music festival as a fan?

I went to Bonnaroo this year and a few years ago as a fan. The experience is totally different. When you go as a fan, you have to fight for shade, places to relax and getting close to watch shows. I have a lot of respect for festival goers because it’s such a commitment.

4. Other act(s) you’re most looking forward to seeing at Lollapalooza?

At The Drive In, Justice, Frank Ocean, Die Antwoord, Franz Ferdinand, and our pals in GIVERS

5. Who is the worst band/entourage member to sit next to on the van/bus?

It depends on what the band members ate that day.

6. What’s the last music purchase you paid for with your own money?

The other day I bought a used box set of Motown singles that has been treating me very well.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

Chicago has amazing, interesting people and fantastic food. Last time we were in Chicago we had a day off and went to see our friends in Family of the Year play at Lincoln Hall. We had some time to kill before the show, so we stopped by a bar down the street called Rose’s Bar. A Macedonian lady well into her 70s (who we later discovered was the owner, Rose) welcomed us and treated us as if we were her own grandchildren. What we expected to be a quick stop for one drink turned into about three hours of getting to know Rose and her son. Every few minutes, Rose would call out to us, “I love you” with complete sincerity. Needless to say, we will be visiting Rose before our Lollapalooza after party show at Lincoln Hall.

8. How has Lollapalooza’s radius clause (no shows within 300 miles six months before and three months after) affected your touring schedule?

The clause hasn’t affected us, but I can definitely see how that would be frustrating, more so for the local concert goers.

9. Got anything to say to fans in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio who can’t make it to Lollapalooza?

We have shows coming up in Green Bay and Madison, Wisconsin. We plan on hitting the road hard, so keep an eye out if we don’t already have a show in your area.

10. Finish this sentence: Perry Farrell is..

an enigma.

Kopecky Family Band: Web, Twitter

Playing Saturday, August 4 at 12:00 PM on the Google Play stage

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound

Lollapalooza is coming up. As always, Glorious Noise will have a posse roaming Grant Park in search of warm felafels and cold beer. Along the way we try to stumble across some good music. There are a lot of bands on the line-up that we don’t know much about. So we threw out some questions to help us all get to know the Lollapalooza line-up.

Below are the answers from JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. The answers were a group effort completed while in the tour van traveling across the country.

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1. What’s the best part of playing festivals?

Guys with ponytails and see-thru tiger shirts. I.e., Ever been to Florida?
(pic included)

2. What’s the worst part of playing festivals?

Sweating through your 600 dollar underwear. I mean 6 dollar underwear.

3. Have you ever attended a music festival as a fan?

Hell yeah! 1998 Evanston Rotary Club Native American Jamboree with parents. It was sick bro!

4. Other act(s) you’re most looking forward to seeing at Lollapalooza?

Frank Ocean. Frank Ocean. Frank Ocean.

5. Who is the worst band/entourage member to sit next to on the van/bus?

Our coffee maker/make up artist Beans.

6. What’s the last music purchase you paid for with your own money?

James Blake. I paid him to come to my apartment, sit cross legged before me, and seduce me with his ultra repetitive slow jams.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

8. How has Lollapalooza’s radius clause (no shows within 300 miles six months before and three months after) affected your touring schedule?

Well we had to cancel our co-headline Tour of The Dells with Aerosmith.

9. Got anything to say to fans in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio who can’t make it to Lollapalooza?

Rise up and crush your oppressor!

10. Finish this sentence: Perry Farrell is a…

man lacking in pony tails and see through tiger shirts.

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound: Web, Twitter

Playing Saturday, August 4 at 12:00 PM on the Sony stage

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: Laura Warshauer

Lollapalooza is coming up. As always, Glorious Noise will have a posse roaming Grant Park in search of warm felafels and cold beer. Along the way we try to stumble across some good music. There are a lot of bands on the line-up that we don’t know much about. So we threw out some questions to help us all get to know the Lollapalooza line-up.

Laura Warshauer answered our questions.

1. What’s the best part of playing festivals?

The intensity. Between the collective of artists playing all this amazing music, the heat of the summer, the energy that the fans bring out, and the celebration of individuality and community all at once…it feels like the best summer camp you’ve ever gone to.

2. What’s the worst part of playing festivals?

It’s all good with ME!

3. Have you ever attended a music festival as a fan?

YES! Lollapalooza.

4. Other act(s) you’re most looking forward to seeing at Lollapalooza?

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence and the Machine, Dev and LP!

5. Who is the worst band/entourage member to sit next to on the van/bus?

Oooohhh I carefully sought out my band members so that there is no such thing!

6. What’s the last music purchase you paid for with your own money?

The Metric album, “Fantasies”.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

Lollapalooza! And having seen U2 play Soldier Field on their 360 tour.

8. How has Lollapalooza’s radius clause (no shows within 300 miles six months before and three months after) affected your touring schedule?

I love just gearing up for the big day at Lolla…I was lucky to have gone on a 16-city national tour opening up for Bob Schneider in the Spring and early summer that didn’t affect my festival date!

9. Got anything to say to fans in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio who can’t make it to Lollapalooza?

Wish you were here!

10. Finish this sentence: Perry Farrell is a _________.

genius!!

Laura Warshauer: Web, Twitter

Playing Saturday, August 4 at 12:00 PM on the BMI stage

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: Red Oblivion

Lollapalooza is coming up. As always, Glorious Noise will have a posse roaming Grant Park in search of warm felafels and cold beer. Along the way we try to stumble across some good music. There are a lot of bands on the line-up that we don’t know much about. So we threw out some questions to help us all get to know the Lollapalooza line-up.

Here are the band’s answers.

1. What’s the best part of playing festivals?

Meeting new people that you would never have run into otherwise. Other than that we don’t know because we’ve never played one before!

2. What’s the worst part of playing festivals?

Constant swamp ass at the open bar, not being able to see all the bands you want to hear.

3. Have you ever attended a music festival as a fan?

We’ve collectively attended Lollapalooza, Warped Tour, Ibiza 123, SXSW, Rock in Rio, Mayhem Festival, Summer Slaughter, Ultra, and the notorious Petapalooza. Carson once went to a garlic festival with his aunt and grandma. We’ve also been to several sausage festivals. And by sausage festivals we mean Ozzfest.

4. Other act(s) you’re most looking forward to seeing?

U2, Michael Buble, Jaared, Pat Metheny, Andre Rieu, Celine Dion, etc. But for these purposes, Sabbath, RHCP, At the Drive In, Justice, Die Antwoort, Sigur Ros, Metric, Little Dragon, Gaslight Anthem. Especially Black Sabbath.

5. Who is the worst band/entourage member to sit next to on the van/bus?

Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabuphada. Chanting for 24 hours cross country. He’s not coming to Lolla with us.

6. What’s the last music purchase you paid for with your own money?

Baroness’ Yellow and Green

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

Local artists are very progressive, unique and affordable. Also the food… Eden dreams of Alinea.

8. How has Lollapalooza’s radius clause (no shows within 300 miles six months before and three months after) affected your touring schedule?

It made our whole band cry. It was disgusting.

9. Got anything to say to fans in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio who can’t make it to Lollapalooza?

Why do you live there? (Eden’s from Ohio)

10. Finish this sentence: Perry Farrell is a _________.

Perry Ferrell is the name of our band fish. We love him very much. Hopefully he’s still alive when we get back from Lollapalooza.

Red Oblivion: Web, Twitter

Playing Sunday August 5 at 12:00 PM on the BMI stage

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: Helena

Lollapalooza is coming up. As always, Glorious Noise will have a posse roaming Grant Park in search of warm felafels and cold beer. Along the way we try to stumble across some good music. There are a lot of bands on the line-up that we don’t know much about. So we threw out some questions to help us all get to know the Lollapalooza line-up.

Here are Helena’s answers.

1. What’s the best part of playing festivals?

I just played the Bloomfest in downtown LA and it happened to be my first festival experience! I like the open air and the possibility of the crowd growing as the set progresses. It’s a magical feeling watching more and more people gather to watch.

2. What’s the worst part of playing festivals?

I haven’t quite had any bad experiences yet, but I’m sure festivals can get chaotic. I try to always remember to keep an open mind and not get too stressed about things.

3. Have you ever attended a music festival as a fan?

After moving to the states from India, we landed in the countryside of Pennsylvania and I never really had the chance to go to any proper music festivals. Unless you count the many hippie-like festivals on farms where there was music and my dad would lead drum circles and play the sitar. My mum would sing Indian ragas. Nothing at all like Lollapalooza!

4. Other act(s) you’re most looking forward to seeing at Lollapalooza?

I’m so excited to watch some of my favorites at Lollapalooza! I really admire Jack White. I love how you can see an artist’s growth and transformation but there is still a constant thread… something in their aesthetic that is entirely their own. Sigur Ros is pretty much my favorite band and I often listen to them when I’m painting. I’ve always dreamed of seeing them live! I’m also really exited for Florence and the Machine, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Metric, and Chairlift. Miike Snow is playing too and I do a cover of their Black and Blue (it’d be so so wickedly sweet if they heard my version, haha).

5. Who is the worst band/entourage member to sit next to on the van/bus?

I love all my band members and they are actually crazy fun and relaxed to travel with. If anyone, I’m the weirdest one to sit next too. I blast Fever Ray in my headphones and draw ocelots and models and bounce around.

6. What’s the last music purchase you paid for with your own money?

I recently purchased Hariprasad Chaurasia’s “Daylight Ragas.” He’s a world renowned Bansuri player (it’s the main indian flute). I also got a few songs by Iamamiwhoami and My Brightest Diamond.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

This is my first time in Chicago so I’ll have to find out!

8. How has Lollapalooza’s radius clause (no shows within 300 miles six months before and three months after) affected your touring schedule?

I’ve been doing shows throughout the West Coast for the last few months and I’ll be going back home to LA after the weekend, playing shows like School Night at Bardot in Hollywood. Lollapalooza’s an amazing opportunity. The radius clause hasn’t been an issue for me.

9. Got anything to say to fans in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio who can’t make it to Lollapalooza?

I would LOVE for them to check out my song “Sunlight” going on sale July 31st! If they like it and want more, stay tuned in and hopefully I’ll be coming to play shows soon near them!

10. Finish this sentence: Perry Farrell is a…

fancy pants. He’s got some serious style.

Helena: Web, Twitter

Playing Friday, August 3 at 4:30 PM on the BMI stage