Live Fix Radio Episode 41: Live Music Fashion On Stage and Beyond

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On this episode of Live Fix Radio we’re continuing our exploration of live music fashion and chatting with special guests Brittany Abeijon, editor in chief of The Facets Magazine, and JP Chookaszian, Urban Offering as we traverse through the exciting and controversial topic of what fans wear (and shouldn’t wear) when we go to concerts.

Not only do they dish out some crafty concert fashion tips and dapper insights, Brittany and JP both share excellent stories about how Woodstock, Sigur Ros, Jimi Hendrix, Sufjan Stevens, Ray Charles and Lady Gaga have all influenced and inspired their sense of style and personal creativity. Rock on and thanks for listening!

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Show Notes

News and other cool stuff we talked about:

 

Music featured during the show:

  • Sigur Ros – “Inni
  • Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
  • Of Monsters and Men – “Your Bones (live at Park West in Chicago)”
  • Sufjan Stevens – “Christmas Unicorn (live at metro in Chicago)

 

Got a thought on this show or an awesome idea for a future episode of Live Fix Radio? Drop a comment below or share your feedback and concert stories with us on Twitter @livefixmediaFacebook , Google Plus, or call the concert fan hotline at 773-609-4341.

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Have You Experienced Littlemonsters.com Yet?

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We’ve been exploring the wonders of Lady Gaga and her excellent live show. And I wanted to tell you how much I’ve been enjoying the new beta fan site Littlemonsters.com.

As you can see by the screenshot above, they know exactly how to engage Gaga fans and I’ve been really digging the user experience and how quickly the site sucks you in and connects you with other fans.

So far I’ve began to answer the questions that pop up in your profile and I’m still thinking about my answer to the ideal Gaga concert, because it’s such a perfect question that’s loaded with possibility and emotion.

How ’bout you

How would you answer that question about the ideal Gaga concert? Have you been invited to the littlemonsters.com too?

Share your concert experiences and thoughts in the comments below, on Twitter @livefixmedia, on Facebook , Google Plus, or call the concert fan hotline at 773-609-4341, and we’ll include them in a future episode of Live Fix Radio as we chat with the makers of the site.

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He Was There: The Amazing Concert Adventures of Eric “Nihilist” Kolkey

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You’re in for a special treat my friends. Because, during this episode of Live Fix Radio, we’ll journey through the amazing concert adventures of Eric “Nihilist” Kolkey. So buckle up and get ready for a wild ride as we explore Kolkey’s pioneering days promoting and celebrating Chicago’s legendary punk scene, discover his sensual rituals at Vivian Girls shows and relive a terrifying “Gaga moment” at Lollapalooza 2010.

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Show Notes:

  • Segment two (15:20): Feeling the speakers and being completely addicted to Vivian Girls.
  • Segment three (24:46): Captivated by Alice Cooper’s “Nightmare”, remembering Chicago’s historic punk scene and what most people don’t know about California punk rock fans.
  • Segment four (54:49): Why Lady Gaga is punk and how Eric survived her epic stage dive at Lollapalooza 2010.
Music played during the show
  • Vivian Girls – “Can’t Get Over You” & “Walking Alone at Night”
  • Alice Cooper –  “Welcome to My Nightmare”
  • Jesus Lizard – “Puss” Live at Pitchfork 2009
  • Jimmy Skafish – “Disgracing the Family Name”
  • Shrapnel – “Combat Love”

 

Share Your Story

What are your favorite punk rock moments? What’s your scariest concert experience? Got a question about a topic we talked about during the show? Share your concert experiences and thoughts about this podcast in the comments below, on Twitter @livefixmedia, on Facebook or call the concert fan hotline at 773-609-4341, and we’ll include them in a future episode of Live Fix Radio.

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How Would Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Rihanna… Handle The Chaos of Altamont?

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So the other day I saw this tweet that Roger Ebert tweeted and I replied back to him asking him what he thought about a today’s female pop stars handling the very rowdy situation at Altamont.

Well, I was really hoping to hear back from Roger. But I haven’t yet.

So I thought I pass along my question to you, my fellow concert fan.

And to help you answer my question, you can read this about Katy Perry. This about Lady Gaga. This about Rihanna. And this about Beyonce.

Oh, and you can also watch the video below that inspired Roger’s original tweet. (There’s a wee bit of concert skin in the video, this is 1968 after all. So watch with caution.)

I really look forward to what you have to say (especially you Roger).

And stay tuned as we continue to explore how pop stars of different generations would respond to different live concert situations. Yes, it will get emotional.

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Concert News Round-up: Live Music Stories To Blow Your Mind

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Yes, it’s again to see what’s been happening in the wide world of concert news! A whole bunch of cool, sad and strange things have been going down these last couple weeks, so here’s another special extended Live Fix concert news round-up for your reading pleasure. Continue reading

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Introducing Live Fix Radio: The Official Podcast For Concert Fans

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Live Fix Radio Podcast

Yes, my friends, the time has come to launch Live Fix Radio! And we’re starting this new and unique podcast with a live music memory experiment and celebration focusing on The Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Grinderman, LCD Sound System and more bands that rocked live in 2010 and are currently blazing a tour trail in 2011. Continue reading

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What Did Climbing 80 Floors Teach Me About Touring Endurance?

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Here’s another hybrid live music and running exploration for ya.

This past Sunday I participated in Kohl’s “Step Up for the Kids,” which involved me and five other family members trekking up 80 floors (1643 steps) at the Aon Center building in Chicago.  (photo above: they gave us cute Dr. Seuss dolls after finishing.)

So here’s what the race taught me about the necessity of developing touring endurance, and how our live concert experiences can impact us physically and psychologically.
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Will 3D TV Change Your Live Concert Experiences?

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Last year, we started to explore 3D concerts. And you learned how AEG Live was redefining the 3D concert experience in 2010.

And now with the advent of 3D TV, it’s time to dream about the possibilities as Lady Gaga and other artists begin to unveil their live show on 3D Blu-ray, so you can experience their concerts like never before at home.

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Lollapalooza 2010: The Official Review Of Everything That Happened

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Lollapalooza 2010

Well, we made it through another year of Lollapalooza. And it was a doozey. A really fun and delightful doozey, that is. And besides taking in gobs of live music during the weekend, I also had a fantastic mega-revelation about what Lollapalooza SHOULD look like in 2011, and what festival organizers should do next year to serve fans better and make the festival experience more interactive, sensified and exploratory.

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One Night In Chicago: How Perez Hilton Throws A Pre-Lolla Party

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I’ve always wondered how celebrity blogger Perez Hilton throws a pre-Lolla party, so last Thursday we headed to the Hard Rock Hotel to join other fans for a late-night adventure of live rock, pop, dance and hip hop in downtown Chicago. Among other things, it was a night filled with smiling moms, electric grooves and a questionable finale.

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Concert Preview: Lollapalooza Music Festival 2010

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Lollapalooza 2010

For the fifth straight year since it became a destination festival in 2005, Lollapalooza gets ready to rock and rumble the masses along Chicago’s lakefront in Grant Park. And over the last five years the festival has only grown larger, signed bigger deals with the City of Chicago and sold out to capacity.

To get you ready for the weekend, here’s a preview with the latest scoop on Lollapalooza, our top picks of artists to see, details on the live webcast, info about the official iPhone and Android app and news about Perez Hilton’s pre-Lolla party at the Hard Rock Cafe.
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Concert Contest: For The Ears Of Lady Gaga Fans Only!

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Last weekend I heard a funny joke that went something like this “how do you hurt Lady Gaga? Poke her face.” Good one, eh? All silly jokes aside, I’d like to give you, loyal Little Monster, a chance to see her in Las Vegas, and maybe even call her and talk to her during the show.
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