Topic: Indie-Rock

The Lollapalooza 2012 Line-Up Is So Safe It’s Essentially Hater-Proof

The Lollapalooza 2012 Line-Up Is So Safe It's Essentially Hater-Proof

What do you think of when you hear the word “Lollapalooza”? If you’re anything like me, you think of cheesy alt-rock bands from the ’90s trying to stay relevant by inviting a Starbucks compilation’s worth of safe, popular, “major indie” (mindie?) bands to open for them. The 2012 line-up came out today, and while this may hold partially true, a closer examination of the list shows the wisdom of making such safe choices: there’s nothing too bad anyone can say about them, other than the fact that they’re safe. More »

Chairlift Made A Nifty ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Music Video For New Single ‘Met Before’

Chairlift Made A Nifty 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Music Video For New Single 'Met Before'

Remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books you read as a child? Those books were awesome, even though you totally always cheated and read both possible outcomes of your choice before making it. Well, the indie rock band Chairlift has taken the format to a whole new level with the video for their new single “Met Before,” which, like so many things made by millennials, marries childhood nostalgia with modern technology. More »