Playlistic :: Dime Digest: Lollapalooza 2010 Primer

So… while you were sleeping, this happened

And because “knowing of” a band doesn’t make you an expert, here’s a lil’ latest/greatest/something/anything primer to expand your points of reference (read: ego).



Apparently all you need to know about Soundgarden to get by, is this track

Well, that and don’t mention Audioslave

A good band deserves good measure though so…

Green Day

Okay so… basically, if you can’t reference three Green Day songs I’m going to ask you to leave – in the nicest way possible – but it’s like finishing at least one book in life… you’ve done it, if only by accident. So, here’s some mash-ups

Lady GaGa

I could be sarcastic and play the whole “you may or may not have heard of this up-and-comer” but looking at my tag cloud – that’d be just plain silly. So cut to the brass tacks: Lollapalooza 2010 is GaGapalooza. Though this is her second romp around the block

call me cuh-cuh-cuh-crazy, but I don’t think this sophomore will slump… she feasts on festivals

Best of the Rest

Arcade Fire – because you should know what song was playing on that commercial you saw the other day

The Strokes


MGMT – because you should know whose song was playing on that other commercial

Devo – weird, but whatever, it’s worth it

Cypress Hill

Erykah Badu – because your man is gonna need you to front him, Jim, James, Paul and Tyrone 3-day passes; and James already called shotgun on the road trip to Chi-Town so your best bet is to grab a window seat

Gogol Bordello – Gypsy tested, Madonna approved



The xx

Blues Traveler

Raphael Saadiq – “clearly the coolest cat in the building not named Smokey:” noted, concur.

The Big Pink

B.o.B. – latest and greatest… all the beautiful girls got them haterz everywhere he goes


Semi Precious Weapons – because they can’t pay their rent but they’re fxxking gorgeous


Watch This Space: because you don’t just wanna see a rock superstar, you wanna be the rock superstar

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