Skip to content

Lolipalooza II Part 2, Saturday June 27th 2015 Review

IMG_0559 copy

White Fence

There were some real girl power at Lollapalooza, as a lot of bands were dominated by women, like Feels, a trio of badass girls with a complex sound unleashing a formidable energy. They were wild and aggressive, screaming as if they were declaring war.

Talking of badass females, Death Valley Girls had a punk psychedelic sound, with some female duo yelling their guts with Minnie Mouse voices.

Liphemra had brought a double set of drums, and her sound was intriguing, filled with plaintive vocals and synth dissonance, even cacophonic, discordant, going nowhere except into a big sonic effect.

LA Witch represented the dark side of the festival (I had seen them before opening for the Warlocks – and they managed to stay very sexy while keeping this sludgy heavy sound.

The front girl of Kim & TC was a crazy gal, she put a tremendous energy in her set, looking like an elastic Christmas tree in leotard, going through her songs in a restless mode, jumping in the crowd, spraying us with gold dust and covering T.Rex. She was a lot of fun but her stage antics totally distracted me from the music.

Winter had a frontgirl with ethereal vocals going through her very moody songs, with an exotic and sun-drenched vibe, which was totally bizarre considering the moniker. She was all-smile, all the time, melting in front of the mic and falling on the floor for a grand finale.

The Molochs had varied songs, slow and fast with a touch a country, they sounded great and strangely familiar, even a bit rockabilly at times,

Santoros’ frontman arrived late at the band’s beach party and when he was there, their sound changed a bit from south-of-the-border retro rock to Cambodian serenade, this guy has charisma.

So Many Wizards had a great intensity and some catchy cute pop songs with a not-too-obvious punk feel.

Joel Jerome knew about sweet reverb and 60’s psychedelia, he had a song in HBO Girls this season, and this says it all.

Feeding People was one of these bands which had de-banded and reformed, I may have recognized the keyboardist from Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel and one of the singers of Death Valley Girls, and they brought a lot of dark atmospheric psychedelic sound, slowly spreading for several minutes, before exploding into war chant and sludgy drama. And they threw away all kind of stuff bizarre to the crowd.

Part Time looked so laid-back, progressing into a more rockier sound as they progressed into their set. I must say they sounded quite different from the rest of the bands, goofy and weird, a bit old-fashioned in a good way, with a sort of tempo borrowed from the Cars then going totally bluesy on another one. May be frontman Davida Loca, who was wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt with a tuxedo collar, is another Ariel Pink.

Although there were still two bands playing after them, Corners may have been the real headliners, the crowd was very big and crazy during their set, and the band brought the energy to the roof. They still are the greatest and they even have a song called like this if I heard correctly. They unleashing a formidable surf-goth-punk energy and it was crowd surfing galore. It was a bold and empowering set with a sound as crisp as sexy. It’s not always easy to find this magic combination between sound and attitude, it works for Corners and the crowd could not agree more.

It was hard to follow Corners, but Cosmonauts were up to the task with a ravaging set, filled with long distortions and dark melodies buried in the fuzz.They were more into grooves than music themes, but they still had some songs with very distinct melodies.

White Fence closed the night and at this point of the marathon, I could not hear anything very clearly, but this guy sounded like the reincarnation of Syd Barrett… or may be I was totally drunk at this point, not that I had any time to even have a drink! Frontman Tim Presely was smoking on stage – what? isn’t it a crime in California? – he was holding his guitar very high and tight, pointing it like a gun toward the amp, he has recently collaborated with Ty Segall and his sound couldn’t have been more punk-psychedelic with a heavy layer coming straight from the 70’s.

Which makes me think, I have probably use the terms psychedelic/psychedelia way too many times in this review, but try to see 24 bands in 10 hours!

Plenty of pictures of the event there.




Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

The Daisy Jopling Band To Perform “Who’s Who” At The Transfiguration Church In Tarrytown, NY Sunday May 12th, 2024 7 PM ET

By admin | May 9, 2024 |

The Transfiguration Church in Tarrytown, New York Presents “Who’s Who”, original violin arrangements of iconic songs by The Who performed by the Daisy Jopling Band featuring the Sleepy Hollow High School Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, May 12th, 2024. Location: Transfiguration Church 268 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States Tickets are $25 and can be…

Cyborg Drummer/DJ DRMAGDN Headlining Montauk Music Fest

By admin | April 9, 2024 |

Major Label BMG Records Artist & Producer DRMAGDN Cyborg Drummer / DJ will be making his Montauk Music Fest debut this year in May. DRMAGDN will be the Official Host & MC of The Montauk Music Fest plus play headlining sets on Friday 5/17 and Saturday 5/18 from 10pm-12am at Gurney’s Montauk Resort (290 Old…

RED CARPET EVENT @ Chelsea Table & Stage 4/12/24 Featuring THE AMERICAN RELICS & DRMAGDN

By admin | March 25, 2024 |

On Friday April 12th, 2024 beginning at 6:30 pm ET  there will be a Red Carpet event pre-show sponsored by Tribeca Records at the trendy nightspot Chelsea Table and Stage located in the heart of Chelsea at 152 west 26th street (inside the Hilton Fashion Hotel) in NYC. The Red Carpet will be followed by…

Live Review: Composer Randy Edelman Live at Chelsea T&S “2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre” 03/16/24 and Record Release in NYC

By admin | March 17, 2024 |

There was an infinite vitality of velvet green flowing deliciously through the air as Composer Randy Edelman presented his 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre at the trendy new nightspot Chelsea Table & Stage in the heart of NYC on March 16, 2024….. a vivacious close to the spirited Irish Parade. His music is the…

DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer/DJ Debuts @ Chelsea T&S With Retro 80’s Party & Red Carpet Event 4/12/24

By admin | February 29, 2024 |

BMG recording artist, producer and World renowned, Global Touring Electrifying Powerhouse, DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer and DJ will make his debut at the popular, trendy night spot Chelsea Table & Stage (located at 152 west 26th street inside the Hilton Hotel) on  Friday April 12, 2024 @ 9:00PM. DRMAGDN will be celebrating his high energy brand of Electronic Dance Music (EDM)…

Going Steady: New Singles 2-23-24- 2-29-24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

dance pop, gooey confection

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 2-16-24 – 2-22-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

75K EAUs is abysmal

Our Friend Tony Orlando’s Farewell Tour

By admin | February 25, 2024 |

“I still hit the ball, I just can’t run the bases!!!”

Sneak Peaks: New Album releases 3-1-24 – 3-7-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

contenders for the best punk rock around

Child Bite, Lamb Of God, Pantera At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

A three hours of hard rock, metal not metal, swift, loud, egoless pure metal

Scroll To Top