Award ceremonies are intended to celebrate the best and brightest talent, yet the shows themselves are often dull, lengthy and awkward. Although this year’s Grammy Awards clocked the highest ratings in decades (RIP Whitney), we were again reminded why we don’t really pay attention to these things. Especially this one.
The 2012 Grammy nominations are out and we’ve got the list.
Foo Fighters, Bjork, Arctic Monkeys, Band Of Horses, MGMT, TV On The Radio, Skrillex, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Foster The People are tapped to play the second year of Lollapalooza in Chile and the inaugural year of Lollapalooza Brazil.
It’s getting to be that time of year where we look back at 2011’s trends and decide which ones we liked and which we didn’t. One musical trend that can’t be ignored is the saxophone – it showed up everywhere. Lisa Simpson would be thrilled.
This weekend Grant Park will host the 20th anniversary celebration of Lollapalooza in Chicago. Whether or not you are going to make it to the festivities you can still rock out with this mix, kindly presented by Spin. Artists include Black Lips, Lykke Li, Foster The People, Ratatat, Titus Andronicus, Jay Electronica, Beirut and more.
Stream new music from My Morning Jacket, Death Cab For Cutie, Cults, and Foster The People.