A Louisvillian’s 3 days at Lollapalooza 2010

I got back from my first music festival yesterday. The Lady (not Gaga) and I left Thursday afternoon from Louisville for Chicago and spent the next three days and nights enjoying our first Lollapalooza experience. There were apparently more than 130 bands on 8 stages spread all across Grant Park. What follows in this post is my usual event review with photos, videos, and itinerary. For a more professional roundup, I recommend the official Lollapalooza website. It’s one of the best event sites I’ve ever used – their blog has a great review of each day with (mostly) better photos and videos than the ones we were able to capture. (August 15th photo and video update @ end of post.)

Us at Millenium Park

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David Gray – 2010 Louisville review

We had to chuckle at David Gray’s accent each time he came out with an energetic “Thank you, Lew-is-ville!” The sincerity behind the statement, though, was in spirit with the rest of his fantastic performance at the Louisville Palace, Friday March 26th (with opening band Phosphorescent).

David Gray in Brussels
February 4th Brussels (via Kmeron, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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Mute Math – 2009 Memphis concert

If you’re wanting to see a good live show in a small venue, you’ve got less than a month to catch a MuteMath show in the States (tickets and dates on official site). I went to their Memphis show on Sunday 10/25/09 at the New Daisy with my friend Jason (who first introduced me to their self-titled CD).  This was my third time to see Mute Math in as many years and they never fail to provide perfect sonic vibrance. Arpit Mehta has a good review the LA show, so I’ll add a multimedia roundup to those thoughts.

LA 10/10/09 by Max Roper
LA 10/10/09 by Max Roper

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AutoVaughn and Mute Math

On Saturday, I had the privilege of seeing two of my favorite bands, both for free. As usual, I took photos and a video each for AutoVaughn and Mute Math. AutoVaughn played for the 2009 Nashville Earth Day Festival, and Mute Math packed the Grimey’s parking lot for the 2nd international Record Store Day event. This is a day I will not soon forget.

Peculiar People
Peculiar People (Mute Math)

P.S. Mute Math’s show comes right on the heels of their new “Spotlight” video. It definitely enhances the enjoyment of the song as its initial release was tainted by being on the silly Twilight soundtrack. Forthcoming album in August!

MUTEMATH – Spotlight

P.P.S. Don’t forget to vote for AutoVaughn to win some new equipment. Vote daily on their Fender Road Worn competition page.