The lineup for famous Chicago music festival Lollapalooza has been announced this week and it’s a bit epic. It features a huge range of genres catering to a variety of musical tastes, from Skrillex, to Eminem, to Lorde. This year’s lineup also showcases plenty of homegrown talent, including Flume, Cut/Copy, The Temper Trap, Jagwar Ma, Courtney Barnett and Anna Lunoe. Australian music looks set to continue growing its international presence.
It’s all happening on the 1st to the 3rd of August, and tickets to this much-coveted festival have completely sold out.
House Party on triple j
From NLV to KLP – one of art felicis’ favourite acts Nina Las Vegas is stepping down from her long-term role as House Party presenter on triple j’s Saturday night dance music show to travel, and will return as a resident Mix Up Exclusives DJ towards the middle of the year. To take her place is Sydney DJ Kristy Lee Peters, or KLP. Nina Las Vegas presented her final show last Saturday night, and KLP will start her triple j career on the 5th of April. She’s got some big shoes (or in NLV’s case, awesome outfits!) to fill.
Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin
Only an act that’s been around as long as Wu-Tang has can potentially pull this one off – they’re preparing to release a double album but with only one copy produced. It’s akin to a piece of artwork, with RZA comparing it to a “specter of an Egyptian king”, and they’re treating it just like that, with plans to tour the album through museums, galleries and festivals. Fans can pay to listen to it, and then the hip hop crew will sell the one copy for a figure in the millions after the tour.
In an interview with Forbes, Cilvaringz states, “I know it sounds crazy. It might totally flop, and we might be completely ridiculed. But the essence and core of our ideas is to inspire creation and originality and debate, and save the music album from dying.” You gotta give them credit for such an original concept.