Lollapalooza, one of the defining US festivals for alternative rock, announced Wednesday an expansion to Colombia as organizers pointed to the country's vibrant cultural life. The Bogota edition, which will debut in October 2016, marks the fourth Latin American Lollapalooza with festivals already taking place annually in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. "We have had the ambition to bring Lollapalooza to Colombia for some time now, and have found partners who are true professionals and share our passion for the music," said Lollapalooza's founder, Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell.
If you're one of the 200,000 people or so that are heading to Lollapalooza, Chicago's largest annual music festival/mob scene in Grant Park this weekend, you'll have plenty of standout food options at Chow Town inside the festival grounds. But before, during, and after the festival every day it can get dicey, especially when you're among the hordes of people navigating the immediate Loop vicinity that are looking for somewhere to go upon leaving.
It seems to be the year of the music documentary, and the trend shows no signs of slowing. Rogers Waters recently revealed the trailer for his upcoming film, a movie about Frank Zappa has been announced, and now Keith Richards is to feature in a documentary coming to Netflix in September. The documentary about the Rolling Stones guitarist is to release September 18 on Netflix.
Music icons including Willie Nelson and Neil Young will campaign against the power of agricultural companies and the rise of genetically modified food at the 30th anniversary of Farm Aid. The musicians on Tuesday announced that the latest incarnation of Farm Aid, launched in 1985 to support struggling US farmers, would take place on September 19 in Chicago on Lake Michigan. The 30th anniversary show will include the three stars who put together the original benefit concert -- 82-year-old country legend Willie Nelson, folk rocker and activist Neil Young and heartland rocker John Mellencamp.
Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Disclosure, Kurt Vile, and Belle & Sebastian, plus brand new streaming music from Teenage Time Killers, Albert Hammond Jr., Jamie Lidell, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
Minecraft's latest batch of downloadable content for its Xbox One and Xbox 360 editions brings 39 new skins, all themed to characters and figures from Greek mythology. The Greel Mythology Mashup Pack is $3.99 and also offers a custom texture set and new UI along with the skins. An orchestral soundtrack composed by Gareth Coker is included as well.
Music streaming service Rhapsody, also known as Napster in some territories, is celebrating a rather impressive milestone. It now boasts 3 million subscribers. Rhapsody has been going for 11 years, making it the oldest recognized service in the market.