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July 2013

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Video: Action Bronson Performs “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” at Retirement Home

posted by Alberto July 31, 2013

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Action Bronson takes his talents to a retirement home overseas in his latest video. Check out Bronsolini performing “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” at St. Hilda’s Community Center up above.

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Guide to Lollapalooza 2013

posted by Oscar July 31, 2013

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Lollapalooza is just a couple of days away and we’re already feeling a bit anxious to head to Grant Park. In our third year straight going to the famous three-day festival, we’ve learned some things that have helped us consider ourselves seasoned vets and pseudo-experts at this sort of thing. So, here’s a list of a few things you need to know/keep in mind to “survive” the festival, and have a kickass Lollapalooza 2013. Continue Reading

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Video: The Orwells – “Who Needs You”

posted by Oscar July 31, 2013

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My favorite new band is, without a doubt, The Orwells. This band of teens from the Chicago suburbs are doing big things and seem destined for success. Now, just days before performing at Lolla 2013, The Orwells have released their new video (directed by Eddie O’Keefe) for their latest single “Who Needs You.” The video features the band performing with a screen in the background that features historical images projected, including images of the Chicago flag (as seen above), Elvis, Nixon and Frederick Douglas.

This excerpt from the original post on NPR (on which it premiered) is pretty cool:

Speaking of the history shown in the historic images flashing behind the band in the “Who Needs You” video, guitarist Matt O’Keefe admits that his education on the subject matter is limited: “Our political knowledge ranges from what we were taught in junior-year U.S. history class — meaning that all we are really sure of is that Abraham Lincoln was a good guy, and that Bill Clinton got head in the Oval Office.”

But he also says the song captures a much more innate feeling, and that it doesn’t take history books to understand what “Who Needs You” is about: “The millions of people who had their history written for them, and how they felt they couldn’t escape it. It’s about being told what to do, about being told what to believe in — which is, in a nutshell, the story of America’s youth.”

 

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Lollapalooza 2013 Live-Stream Schedule

posted by Oscar July 31, 2013

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Lollapalooza is only a few days away and we couldn’t be more pumped. Many people won’t be having the opportunity to be at Grant Park this weekend, but the festival organizers have a live-stream set up for the festival which will allow you to catch sets from acts like The Cure, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Mumford and Son.

Tune into the live webcast this weekend (Aug. 2-4) at Lollapalooza’s official YouTube page. Check the schedule for the live-stream below. Continue Reading