Lollapalooza 2012: The 48 sets you can watch via webcast
Going to Chicago next week for Lollapalooza? Me neither. Luckily for us, 48 acts will be streaming live from Chicago’s Grant Park. With over 150 artists performing, having nearly one third available online is still pretty amazing for music lovers who can’t make the trip to the Windy City. Some of the acts you can catch streaming include Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, AVICII, Metric, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, At The Drive-In, Franz Ferdinand, tUnE-yArDs and Jack White. Check Lollapalooza’s YouTube page for the full schedule and set times.
Hate Tweets to Frank Ocean
Odd Future’s Frank Ocean may have one of the biggest records on the planet right now but, as we all know too well, homophobia has no boundaries. People have always been ignorant; now it’s just easier to round up all their stupid comments.
MP3 of the Week: No List – New Noise of the North Compilation
For the past 18 years (including a six-year hiatus), Winnipeg’s No List Records has been carefully constructing “the new noise of the North.” One of the province’s most underrated labels, No List has done it on its own, without taking government grants, using Kickstarter, bottle drives or endless benefit shows to fund its projects. With a unwavering love of vinyl, high-quality art work and a dedication to bringing some of the heaviest bands out of the shadows, No List has managed to survive without compromising its original vision. With its 30th release, a seven inch from Calgary’s Breathe Knives, just around the corner, the DIY label is giving away a new 13-track sampler featuring an unreleased Kittens live recording of Queen of Clubs, Into Nothing from The Strap, Null and Void by The Great Sabatini, KEN mode’s Flight of The Echo Hawk (taken from its Juno-winning album, Venerable) and a slew of other No List gems. The next few months will be busy for label, with releases from new local bulldozers The Strap, Cowtown’s Breathe Knives and Toronto’s Vilipend. The label is holding a release show with The Strap and Breathe Knives on Aug. 26 at Frames Gallery at 313 Ross Ave. The Great Sabatini will be in town on Aug. 10 for Arsonfest at Negative Space, 253 Princess St.
Video of the Week: The Funk Hunters
Hailing from the West Coast, beats ’n’ bass-loving DJ duo The Funk Hunters have been on a roll lately. The pair recently got back from a five-week, 17-gig tour through the U.K. and six other European countries. Check the mini-tour documentary and see what all the hype is about.