Houndmouth shares their favorite Bloomington memories

The guys of Houndmouth are the exact kind of cool you wish you could be. Matt Myers, Zak Appleby and Shane Cody would be performing their Lollapalooza set in just two hours but sat around smoking cigarettes and sharing their college memories, anyway. The band formed in small-town New Albany, Indiana in 2011. Not to…

WIUX talks pizza, moms with The Strumbellas

With the earliest show of the day, The Strumbellas acted like an extra shot of espresso to start day three of Lollapalooza off with energy and warmth. Lead singer Simon Ward would jump down into the front of the crowd, while keyboardist David Ritter danced across the stage passionately playing tambourine. The crowd cried out…

WIUX Talks with George Daniel of The 1975

In 2002, a group of teenagers came together form Wimslow High School to start a band. After staying together for 14 years under numerous names, the band released their most recent album. The album continues the dark themes of sex, love, and broken hearts that goes through the genius mind of Matty Healy. Healy lays…

Bob Moses Interview at Lollapalooza 2016

Although they went to high school together in Vancouver, Canada, it took fate to reunite them walking through the streets of Brooklyn. Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance combined their individual music endeavors in 2012 to become Bob Moses. Together, their sound is electronic and funky with a touch of darkness. They released their first full…

WIUX talks with Wild Child at Lollapalooza 2016

After a few cocktails, a couple of get-to-know-you exercises, some high fives, and a quick song that they sing to each other, the members of Wild Child are ready to go on stage. Since the formation of the band in 2010, this indie pop band has released three albums and they are currently working on…

Firekid Interview at Lollapalooza 2016

Two polar opposites work together to create the firekid sound: acoustic bluegrass roots and a unique layer of chiptune beats made on a retro gameboy. Founder Dillon Hodges recognized that this unique sound called for a new beginning. Previously performing solo, he created firekid in the spring of 2015 and added Josh Kleppin and Heidi Feek. The…

Why I Bought a Sunday Lollapalooza Pass

As per usual, Lollapalooza tickets sold out faster than you could say “I want a Lollapalooza pass.” This year, Friday and Saturday one-day passes sold out in minutes while the other two days took longer to sell their tickets. It’s not surprising since Friday and Saturday have fantastic acts such as: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili…

WIUX Lollapalooza Picks

For its 25th anniversary, Lollapalooza added an extra day to make four days jam-packed with music. From little indie acts to big headliners, WIUX picked its top acts to see at this year’s festival and highlighted them in this Spotify playlist.

Forecastle 2016 Recap + Tips for Next Year

We did it! We made it through a weekend full of sun, music, fried chicken, and more. We saw people carrying around Hunter S. Thompson puppets, walking on stilts and wearing fish costumes, and we saw mermaids from Party Cove. It was a weekend to remember at Forecastle Festival 2016 in Louisville, KY. This year’s…

Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2016 Recap

  Three gorgeous days in the Windy City listening to groovy tunes and catching pokemon. Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2016 was everything it was hyped up to be and then some…The festival gods blessed us with perfect weather and flash-mobs. The days were spent with brass, even more jazz, cameo-performances, and unmissable covers.    …