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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

Helena - Sunlight [Official Music Video]

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: Orchard Lounge

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.

Questionnaire for Orchard Lounge filled out by OL’s Spencer Lokken.

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

Having the opportunity to see loads of different artists we admire and respect. And the free beer.

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

Having to hear loads of different artists we despise and disrespect. And when the free beer is gone.

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

Of course. But the hope is that’s a thing of the past.

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

The Weeknd, Sigur Ros, Twin Shadow, The Tune-Yards, Toro Y Moi, Santigold, and Washed Out.

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

Anyone who invited themselves along without asking.

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

12″? An Ilya Santana record. Full length? Tropics’ “Parodia Flare”

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

Late night liquor licenses.

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

This is the first I’m hearing about that. We’re playing an extended DJ set at Smartbar on Friday 8/3, the night before our show. Uh-oh.

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

Don’t wait so long to get tickets next year, fools.

10. Finish this sentence: Perry Farrell is a…

gangster.

Orchard Lounge: Web, Twitter

Playing Saturday, August 4 at 7:30 PM on the PlayStation stage

Kubrick Part 1: Orchard Lounge

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: Yuna

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’s the answers from Yuna!

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

You get to play your music and reach out to a seaaa of people.

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

It gets pretty muddy.

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

Never! Tickets are always sold out so fast! So I’m happy to be able to play and attend a music festival as fan!

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

Frank Ocean!

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

Lincoln my guitarist. He steals my food all the time. Kidding. I love him. We joke around all the time, it’s impossible to fall asleep in the van!

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

The Dirty Projectors

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

A lake that looks like the sea. I think that’s amazing.

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

It’s been good. I get to chill for a little bit. Go back to Malaysia and see my parents.

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

Try to make it next year! If I’m not playing, I’m just gonna be there as a fan and we could all just hang out.

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

guy with really nice jackets.

Yuna: Web, Twitter

Playing Sunday, August 5 at 5:40 PM on the BMI stage

Yuna - Come As You Are (Official Video)

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: FIDLAR

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 Brandon’s answers:

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

Playing for a lot of people who would never normally come to see us and seeing other bands.

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

Playing while its still light out and usually festival sound sucks.

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

Yeah, FYF in L.A. is the shit.

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

Sabbath, Jeff the Brotherhood, Black Angels

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

Whoever is having digestive problems.

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

SUNN Concert Bass head and 2x15″ Cab

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

Partying with our friend Daniel Wing.

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

Didn’t really pay attention to that rule.

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

Come and we’ll try to sneak you in.

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

3-time ballroom dancing champion.

FIDLAR: Web, Twitter

Playing Saturday, August 4 at 1:00 PM on the Google Play stage

FIDLAR - Wake Bake Skate

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: Anamanaguchi

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.

BOOM. Answered by Anamanaguchi guitarist Ary Warnaar.

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

You get to pretend that everyone else on the lineup is opening for you. Black Sabbath is opening for me!!!
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2. What’s the worst part of playing festivals?

IDK I don’t have much experience w/ this. What are the bathrooms like?? Porta-pottyz?? I prefer private individual bathrooms I can zone out in.
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3. Have you ever attended a music festival as a fan?

I’ve lucked out and ‘attended’ Coachella a few times w/ an artist badge that friends passed me through a fence. This was before they had crazy sensor chips and stuff in the bracelets. I saw Tiesto for my birthday last year at an electronic music festival hahah. It was amazing.
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4. Other act(s) you’re most looking forward to seeing at Lollapalooza?

Sabbath, Avicii, Justice, Afghan Whigs, At the Drive-In, M83, Bloc Party (trynna feel like I’m 14 again), Neon Indian, Chairlift, FIDLAR, Porter Robinson, Skream+Benga, Little Dragon, Die Antwoord, JEFF the Brotherhood, Aqua, Eiffel 65, Spice Girls!
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5. Who is the worst band/entourage member to sit next to on the van/bus?

Every one has their flaws (stinky farters yelling on the phone sleeping and stuff) so I always drive or be co-pilot. I also have a Vespa (that we tow in our trailer) that I ride along side the van (when i want some fresh air).
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6. What’s the last music purchase you paid for with your own money?

We bought a lot pizza from Roberta’s to fuel our recording sessions/creatives juice. I also used someone else’s debit card from https://twitter.com/NeedADebitCard to purchase a Roland JP-8000. ;)
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7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

Not the pizza.
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8. How has Lollapalooza’s radius clause (no shows within 300 miles six months before and three months after) affected your touring schedule?

I guess we’re not playing in Detroit. IDK it’s NBD TBH.
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9. Got anything to say to fans in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio who can’t make it to Lollapalooza?

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuppppppppppppp gggggguuuuuuyyyyyyyzzzzzzzzzz
>>> U SHUD COME OUT NXT YEAR!!!
or come see us on the way there or on the way back with hot sugar.
<3 Also if you live on a lake, you should go tubing!!! <3 u !!!!! #FF @anamanaguchi NEXT. 10. Finish this sentence: Perry Farrell is a _________.
cool dad!
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Anamanaguchi: Web, Twitter

Playing Friday, August 3 at 1:00 PM on the Google Play stage

Anamanaguchi - Helix Nebula

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: Bowerbirds

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.

This is from Bowerbirds.

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

Getting to meet other bands whose music we love. We are always missing bands coming through our hometown, because of our always being out on tour. Festivals are a good chance to see them play and also to meet the people in the bands and hang out with them.

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

The lack of a sound check. We’ve had one or two very awkward experiences at festival shows, where we literally couldn’t hear each other onstage, and we just hoped we were somehow playing in the same rhythm.

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

Lollapalooza back in the 90s, and some smaller ones.

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

We’re only there for Sunday, so we’d like to see Polica, The Walkmen, Sigur Ros, Amadou and Mariam, and play the rest by ear.

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

Anyone who drank too much coffee.

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

Here We Go Magic lp.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

Lots of good looking people everywhere.

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

We avoided certain parts of the midwest on our summer tour that we’d meant to get to.

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

Aw, man. Sorry guys. We tried. Phil is from Iowa, and Yan is from Wisconsin, so you know we’ll be back.

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

Badass.

Bowerbirds: Web, Twitter

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

Bowerbirds - "Tuck the Darkness In" (Official Video)

MP3: Bowerbirds: “Tuck the Darkness In” from The Clearing

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: The Growlers

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 Growlers responded.

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

The best part of playing festivals is playing music for a large amount of strangers who haven’t yet heard of us. It’s a chance to reach more people and hopefully get their money eventually. And girl watching.

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

The worst part is the hype. It turns playing music into playing sports. And techno sucks and djs get respect for playing iPods.

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

Yes, we have all been to many festivals. Kinda obsessed with phish for a while, says Kyle. Humboldt style. Matt hasn’t missed one year at Festival of the Whales. And Scott likes Renaissance Fest for the breast.

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

Black Keys, Sabbath, Dr. Dog, and ravers.

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

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

Just got a mini guitar at thrift shop in Richmond, Virginia for $15. Score.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

Evil Vince at Audio Tree is the best thing we found yet. He took us surfing and got us drunk in the morning. He likes Batman, taking photos, smokin’ weed, and long walks on the lake beach.

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

We played Chicago regardless of the clause. We are to small to effect the fest. Spit in the ocean.

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

Hello fans who couldn’t make it. Throw a house party and hit us up. If you build it we will come.

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

Oh you mean Peretz Bernstein? He’s handsome.

The Growlers: Web, Twitter

Playing Friday, August 3 at 12:45 PM on the Red Bull Soundstage

The Growlers- Sea Lion Goth Blues

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: Milo Greene

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.

Milo Greene’s Robbie Arnett answered our questions.

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

The psychedelics and the overwhelming energy.

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

Port-0-Potties!

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

When Lollapalooza was a traveling affair, I went to the San Francisco installment.

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

Amadou and Mariam. Frank Ocean. Twin Shadow.

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

Is this a trick question? Are you trying to cause drama in the band? Drama queen!!!

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

Bobby Womack, and TLC’s “What about your friends” single. There’s a jazz remix; no brainer.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

Wrigley Field.

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

The promoters forget what being squashed in a van feels like. Thanks for the wrinkled trousers guys ; )

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

What’s your favorite cereal? next time we’re in town we should make a bowl and hang.

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

man who looks good in pig tails.

Milo Greene: Web, Twitter

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

Milo Greene - 1957 (Live: Downtown Session)

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: Mona

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.

Nick Brown of MONA answered our questions.

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

All the people

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

All the people

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

Not really

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

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

Jordan stinks. We literally had to burn a pair of his shoes in Paris bc it was the worst ever. BUT I can be the grumpiest. So I guess we prolly all have our own things

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

another Gibson 320 or do u mean music ?

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

Michael Jordan. Too soon? Or uh too late ?? Hahha

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

None. I have no problems w it.

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

who can’t make it ? That’s just mean. I’m from Ohio so I’ll give a big O-H-I-O for them

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

MONA fan

MONA: Web, Twitter

Playing Sunday, August 5 at 12:15 PM on the PlayStation stage

MONA -LINES IN THE SAND

Ten Questions We Ask Lollapalooza Performers: O Rappa

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.

O Rappa’s Marcelo Falcão was the first to respond.

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

To see other bands performing.

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

Missing that show you’ve been looking forward.

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

Sure. Since I was a little kid.

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

Black Sabbath, Black Keys, RHCP, Franz Ferdinand.

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

Believe me: It’s me, myself and I.

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

Undun – The Roots.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Chicago?

You tell me. It’s my first time in Chicago. Besides Chicago Bulls and stuff, what you suggest?

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

Easy one. We are from Brazil. ;)

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

Oh god, that’s hard. We’ve been playing at Copacabana for millions (New Year’s Eve), Lollapalooza (Brazilian edition), Favela da Rocinha (a huge slum at Rio de Janeiro)… But nothing compares to Lollapalooza…

What can I tell you? Stay tuned on YouTube, it’s better than nothing. And also check our Twitter (@orappaoficial) to get inside information.

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

Great friend and an enthusiastic about our music.

O Rappa: Web, Twitter

Playing Friday, August 3 at 12:45 PM on the Bud Light stage

O Rappa - Who are these Brazilian nuts?!