I’m not headed to Lolla this year, but if I did go, this is what I’d check out.
If you’re into eighties-inspired post-punk like Siouxsie and the Banshees, then you’ll probably have a jones for L.A.’s Warpaint. They have a smoky, noirish quality that’s probably more suited to a dark club, but that’s no excuse to miss them here. They also do a mean cover of Duran Duran deep cut “The Chauffeur.”
It’s not really cool to like Interpol these days. Their time as a buzz-band kind of petered out after 2007’s “Our Love To Admire,” and after the departure of founding bassist Carlos Dengler (arguably the anchor of their sound), I kind of stopped caring myself. Still, I would check them out just to see how the rest of the band sounds without him.
I can’t stand her, but I’d go for the spectacle.
While I wouldn’t go so far to call “Pure Heroine” brilliant, I think it’s a solid pop album and Lorde’s an intriguing performer, at least what I’ve seen from award shows, so I’d definitely check her out here.
Pioneering mash-up artist/producer Z-Trip is always a good time and one of the few DJs I can think of with actual stage presence.
Fitz & The Tantrums
This sexy, throwback soul outfit will be a perfect Saturday afternoon jam if all of the EDM at Perry’s gives you a headache, or if you want to save up your energy to go hard for …
You can’t miss the brilliant lyricist perform his classic album “Illmatic” in its entirety, and then take a break because you absolutely CANNOT miss …
If you go to Lolla and leave before seeing the reunion of Atlanta’s finest, we cannot be friends.
I would see nothing because I would be at home passed out after Outkast.