Monday, 11 July 2011

Music: The Search for Lollapalooza - Pt. 2

How's everyone doing?
Well, let's get right on to the second installment of TSfL!


Genre: Dubstep/Electro-house
Lollapalooza Show Time: 6:15-7:15 on Friday at Perry's.
Band Profile: Hailing from LA, Sonny Moore, via the alias Skrillex, has bloomed into a household name since the mainstream success of Dubstep in the top40 charts, a genre in which he is seen as a founding father. Using the classic methods as well as new-age promotions such as YouTube, Skrillex has amassed a staggering audience, and has influence on many key modern artists such as Ke$ha, Britney Spears, and the Black Eye Peas with his exploding sound. 
Personal Opinion: What's not to love? Skrillex has been taking mainstream dance for a spin (no pun intended) with his energetic approach to mixing, heavy beats, and slick melody. He's definitely going to be a highlight of the festival, and I look forward to catching his set.

Crystal Castles

Genre: Electronic
Lollapalooza Show Time: 7:15-8:15 on Friday at the Sony stage.
Band Profile: Consisting of two members, music man Ethan Kath and singer Alice Glass, this Canadian duo have skyrocketed into the indie-electronic scene with their otherworldly soundscapes. Beginning as only a sound experiment, Kath, without Alice even knowing, began posting clips online of his mixes. When things got serious, Kath reunited with Alice, and from there they've been touring and writing together as Crystal Castle.
Personal Opinion: I'm usually not a fan of "soundscape" styles of electronic, but there's something about Crystal Castles that grabs my interest. Maybe it's the melody, maybe it's just how they view themselves as a band as oppose to a DJ-type thing. I don't know, but whatever it is... I like it!

  • Well, what's your opinion on the part 2 selection?
  • Any suggestions yourself?
  • Should I continue to do this series all together, or should I break it apart more?
Let me know below!!!


  1. I have a love-hate relationship with Crystal Castles. It does sound really decent, but sometimes it gets annoying.

  2. skrillex is sick but crystal castles sounds also pretty neat

  3. looks like it will be a good show to watch!

  4. I LOVE Crystal Castles. Their second albums is good but the first one is a classic!

  5. I really liked crystal castles, i have never heard anything from them until now ;)

  6. Well part 1 had Young the Giant so Part 1 wins.

  7. crystal castle is the best song.
    love it!
    +1 follower

  8. i really want to go on sunday so i can see deadmau5 and kid cudi

  9. wow. wanted to go, but can't (for obvious reasons)

  10. Damn, now I'm gonna have that Skrillex song stuck in my head, argh!

  11. Yeah deff Skrilles does sound awesome :D +1

  12. i wish i could attend lollapalooza but i'm in europe right now.. Very informative guide to it.. Keep it up i followed

  13. Saw Crystal castles at big day out, absolutely intense, one of the best gigs i've ever been to!

  14. I love Skrillex, despite what some people say.