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I would like to see Lou Reed before he dies or I die.
2 of my cats have only 3 legs.
The recent trend of massive, sold out festivals sharing their performances with the world via live stream is a pretty convenient one.
For the 60,000+ people that get to see shows like Coachella and Bonnaroo in person – there are thousands of others who simply can’t. Whether or not it’s location, money or just plain laziness there’s zero question that not everyone who wants to be there, can be there. Watching on the internet isn’t a bad option for those folks.
This weekend’s Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago’s Grant Park is following suit with a stream via YouTube that you can access here. Check out the complete schedule below and enjoy!
Times are PST
Friday, August 2nd:
12:30 pm – Smith Westerns
01:30 – Icona Pop
02:15 – Crystal Castles
03:15 – Imagine Dragons
04:15 – Queens of the Stone Age
05:30 – Band of Horses
06:30 – The Killers
08:00 – Nine Inch Nails
Saturday, August 3rd:
12:15 pm – Ben Howard
01:00 – Court Yard Hounds
02:00 – Local Natives
03:00 – Ellie Goulding
04:00 – The National
05:15 – The Lumineers
06:30 – The Postal Service
08:00 – Mumford and Sons
Sunday, August 4th:
12:30 pm – Alex Clare
02:30 – Two Door Cinema Club
03:30 – Alt-J
04:30 – Steve Aoki
05:00 – Vampire Weekend
06:15 – The Cure
21st Century renaissance man Jack White has impressed over the years as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer, producer, label head and Record Store Day ambassador and upholsterer.
This year he’s also established himself as a high profile philanthropist donating massive amounts of money to a number of music related causes.
Today we found out that the Nashville based artist made a $200,000 donation to the National Recording Preservation Foundation an “independent, non-profit charitable corporation established by the U.S. Congress. Its mission is to support archives, libraries, cultural institutions and others committed to preserving America's radio, music and recorded sound heritage.”
This money is a “game changer” the NRPF’s Executive Director Gerald Seligman.
The hope being that White’s “extraordinarily generous donation inspires many others, especially those in the recording business—record companies, artists, songwriters, and others—to follow his lead to help ensure that we are able to preserve and make accessible recent and historical recordings at risk of loss.” said NRFP Chairman Sam Brylawski.
This isn’t the first time this year that JW has busted out the check book. Earlier he made a generous donation of $142,000 to Detroit’s Masonic Temple in the spring. The music venue – who hosted The White Stripes a number of times over the years – was facing closure due to unpaid back taxes.
Last night was a good one for music on TV including:
Kings of Leon TV debut of their new single “Supersoaker”
Franz Ferdinand rocking Letterman (they’ll be at the Penthouse next week)
Jimmy Eat World Covers Taylor Swift If you missed any of it – check out below
Kings of Leon - Supersoaker Franz Ferdinand – Right Action Jimmy Eat World – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (T. Swift Cover)