Sunday, 31 July 2011

Music: The Search for Lollapalooza - Pt. 5

Last day!

Gold Motel

Genre: Summer Rock
Lollapalooza Show Time: 12:15 - 1:00 on the PlayStation stage.
Band Profile: Founded by singer Greta Morgan during the hiatus of her previous band The Hush Sound, Gold Motel brings Cali rock to the table featuring Chicagoans Matt Schuessler, Adam Kaltenhauser, and Eric Hehr. The band recently debuted its first album Summer House and has been touring in support since.
Personal Opinion: These guys give me the impression of a buzzed-up She & Him, which to me is a great combo. I am really impressed with their songwriting - which is a rarity for bands in the "up-and-coming" early festival slots. 

The Joy Formidable

Genre: Indie Rock
Lollapalooza Show Time: 1:00 - 1:45 on the Bud Light stage.
Band Profile: If you think Ritzy Bryan's voice is a little ... well ... odd, you'd be right, because The Joy Formidable, hailing from North Wales, brings the noise with their buzz guitars, screaming chants and epic sounds. After years of writing for fun, Ritzy and bassist Rhydian Dafydd finally decided to go professional, picking up drummer Matt Thomas and recording their first EP A Balloon Called Moaning. The band has been supporting the album since.
Personal Opinion: Oh the BUZZ. With their big guitars and unique vocals, I really predict that The Joy Formidable will truely become a formidable force for the future of rock (pun intended). Really remind me of Arcade Fire! Good stuff.

  • All the bands are fronted by girls today. How do you like them?
  • Any personal opinions or suggestions to share?
  • How's your weekend been?
Share a little, below!


  1. Never heard of the first band before but like The Joy Formidable.

  2. They're both ok, Think one of my friends are really into The Joy Formidable, but I'm not sure

  3. Glad to see that you have now lowered the chance for surprises at Lollapalooza, at least, from a musical stand point lol. I gave both bands a quick listen but they just don't seem my thing. Though there are some amazing female fronted bands.

  4. Gold Motel are awesome, "summer rock" is a great way of describing them.

  5. :) awesome bands, thanks for sharing.

  6. Dude, this is an awesome blog!!!!

  7. The girl from the first vid has a really nice voice.

  8. I'm trully suprised. Nice band;)

  9. I liked The Joy Formidable better from what you posted =)

  10. Nice bands! My weekend? It's been pretty good.

  11. Joy Formidable all the way. :)

  12. very nice post...very fun to read