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Festival Review: Lollapalooza 2011 (Sunday August 7th)

August 14th, 2011 by | Chill/Jam/Reggae, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Rock |


Finally, I’ve saved the best for last; day 3 of Lollapalooza 2011. Wow what a way to wrap up a great weekend with The Cool Kids, The Cars, Sam Adams, Nas & Damian Marley, and of course Deadmau5. I didn’t have time to see Kid Cudi or The Foo Fighers perform that day, but still I could not ask for more from yet another awesome day.

The only downside to Sunday’s events was that it was pouring rain on and off throughout the day. However, that did not stop me from enjoying great live music.

I started my day with The Cool Kids at the ever popular Perry’s stage. They put on a great show and being from Chicago and all, the crowd was really into them. They have really started to grow on me in recent months and I like them even more now that I saw how awesome they are live. They played a variety of tracks especially from their newest upcoming album, When Fish Ride Bicycles. One of their tracks from the album that I enjoyed hearing live is below, enjoy!

The Cool Kids “Swimsuits” (featuring Mayer Hawthorne) (Download): 

After a great set by The Cool Kids, I made my way towards The Cars at the Music Unlimited stage for some great classic tunes. This rock band from the 1970’s performed in a very relaxing environment which was awesome. Chilling on the hills, sipping on cold beer and listening to songs like their big hit “Just What I Needed” was a moment I will never forget. Enjoy the track below.

The Cars – “Just What I Needed” (Download):

Afterwards I headed over to the BMI stage to see Boston rapper Sam Adams perform for a little. It was very delayed due to heavy rain storms. Their were high school girls sliding around in the mud wait for Boston’s Boy to come on stage. After having to wait roughly 20 minutes for him, he eventually came on and actually put on a pretty solid show.

He may be a little overrated but something is there for him. He does put on a good show which I find to be very important for being successful as an artist. Check out one song below that I thought he did an exceptional job on. Enjoy!

Sam Adams – “Watch Out” (Prod. J.O.B) (Download)

Close to the BMI stage was the Bud Light stage where Nas & Damian Marley were tearing it up. They were on for over an hour and they even performed many of Nas’ old tracks which are my favorites. The chill vibes from the set culminating with the chicago skyline brought everyone there some memorable moments. Check out one of my favorites of theirs below. Enjoy!

Nas & Damian Marley – “Nah Mean” (Download)

Shortly after Nas & Damian Marley finished up their set. Deadmau5 came on to wrap up a great weekend of Lollapalooza. Unfortunately, the second he came on stage, it started pouring rain once again. However, that did not stop Deadmau5 from rocking out like he always does and with lots of style too.

This had been the second time I have seen him live and it certainly won’t be the last. He puts on an amazing show and I could not ask for a more perfect way to end an incredible weekend. It didn’t even matter that the rain was there. Enjoy my new favorite song by him that I cannot stop playing on replay!

Deadmau5 – “Raise Your Weapon” (Download)

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