Goodbye 2010…Hello 2011! It’s been a busy last week for concert fans and bands, and in case you missed any of the action, here’s a quick tour through top stories and reviews featuring exciting and crazy news about Chuck Berry, The Black Keys, Lauryn Hill, Girl Talk and a great set of hilarious touring tips […]
One of the things I love about going to concerts is waiting in line outside the venue. Sure, it does suck to wait forever. But one of the benefits of a well-timed wait is that it allows the perfect amount of tension, curiosity and anticipation to build up in our brains and bodies. And as […]
Hi Everybody! I have some great news! Today John Jurgensen of the Wall Street Journal featured Live Fix in “A Field Guide To Live Music Online” and in his “Is Video Killing the Concert Vibe” article.
We’ve been waiting several months to see it and today via YouTube the Girl Talk concert movie was finally released. The documentary short-film tells the story behind the massive shindig that went down during the NYE 2009 celebration in Chicago at the Congress Theatre last year. So let’s see if it reveals any of the […]
Back in January, we explored the mystery of Girl Talk’s 2009 NYE Chicago show and the Giant House Stage. Well, I’m excited to share this news about the documentary’s release this coming Tuesday. So will we finally get our questions answered?
Mashup phenom Gregg Gillis Girl Talk continues to amaze me. The madness started with his breakthrough album Night Ripper in 2007 and continued with a chaotically joyous concert at Pitchfork that overflowed onto the street. Next came the anticipated follow up Feed the Animals in 2008 capped off by a performance on a bigger mainstream stage at Lollapalooza follow by even more constant touring. And […]
I came across something the other day that made me wonder if the live music review was beginning its next comedic metamorphosis. Because I know the art of the live review is always evolving as there’s always more than one way to capture the live music experience. Snap Reviews of Complex Performances, a live music comedy experiment […]
This review originally appeared in Popmatters. They say that being in a band is like being married. Well, in the case of Lollapalooza and the City of Chicago, I would say the same goes for the relationship between a city and festival promoters, especially when they look in each other’s eyes and sign a 5-year, […]
Hey there, I have to make things right. First, thanks to whoever it was that dropped a comment on yesterday’s Lolla Day Three post and rightfully corrected me on my facts. I used Ableton to describe Girl Talk’s (aka Greg Gillis) way of mixing the music and this was incorrect; he uses Adobe Audition and […]
Well, Live Exhausters, it’s over and I’m a bit exhausted…in a good way, though. Lolla ‘08 was by far the most crowded Lollapalooza since the festival came to Chicago and the increase in attendance numbers from around 65,000 in 2006 to a sellout 75,000 each day this year was very much felt as I fought […]