Posts Tagged ‘lollapalooza’

LOLLA OUTTAKES: Soundgarden Reunion 2K10

In Art Consortium, Teleportation on September 22, 2010 at 10:12 am

As promised, here’s my footage for the closing set at Lollapalooza this year–in portrait form. Of Chris Cornell only.

“I’ve been to Chicago more times than Seattle,” Cornell announced between wails. “Feels fuckin’ great to be back again.”

“I’m gona break my rusty cage and run.”

There’s a reason for my bias–Cornell is a relentlessly talented male vocalist and the most captivating subject on the stage. He barely twitches a muscle as he hits those high registers.

See you next time.


LOLLA 2K10: Top 10 Breakaway Indie Gems

In Art Consortium, Teleportation on August 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Lollapalooza came and went, the GAG (the newest Lady Gaga nickname) cried about a dozen times onstage, and I have since taken a massive road trip from my Chicago apartment to the homeland of Los Angeles.

The Big Pink has to be my personal pet performance, though I had to be legit and consider their place within the other daytime openers. Here they are in their full photogenic glory:

Initially I was furious to have missed the Strokes and Arcade Fire, opting instead for Gaga and my beloved Soundgarden. The Lolla crew more than made up for the scheduling conflicts this year, however, going green in booking talent as much as it did with its abundant recycling bins and free water fountain refills.

Here follow the Top 10 Lollapalooza Breakaway Indie Gems, my Maximum Performance blog recap for Yahoo! Music. I hope you enjoy my roundups as much as I loved seeing them perform.

And no worries, guys…there are plenty of outtakes and photos of Chris Cornell to follow this post. Look out for them when I return to Chicago at the end of the month!

In the meantime, you can check out my extensive day-by-day roundups of last summer’s festival: Holla If Ya Lolla!

Forevz yours from HEL-L.A.,

Taleen Kalenderian