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Erik Hess

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Ten Things the Door Guy Hates About You

    The Door Guy. He's seen and heard it all. Pukes puking. Bros fighting. Liars lying about the guest list to get by him. Drunks falling. Your "Turn Up!" is his "Calm down!" Frankly, he hates you. Here are ten reasons why you can't blame him. See Also: The Top Ten Ways to Piss Off Your Bartender at a ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Tech N9ne: "I would never conform for any amount of money."

    Tech N9ne is the only rapper on the 2013 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list who wears face paint and has performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos six times. After raking in an impressive $7.5 million over the past twelve months, the Kansas City native appears on the list in between Swizz Beatz and 50 ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Here's a Look at the Punk T-Shirts of Riot Fest

    Riot Fest has mushroomed into one of the country's biggest rock festivals--expanding from its base in Chicago in 2012 and again this year to Toronto and Denver--since forming in 2005. This year, the fest's big draw--based on the T-shirts, if nothing else--was Blink-182, including one fan who dress ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Four reasons Lollapalooza needs EDM

    See Also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You By Ian Traas With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was esp ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    25 gorgeous GIFs from Lollapalooza 2012

    See Also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You Ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFS?! This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions

    By Erik Thompson With additional reporting by Reed FischerThe 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many peopl ... More >>

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    August 4, 2012

    Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You

    BY REED FISCHER Now more than ever, Lollapalooza is a mélange of different fashion decisions to accompany the varied musical offerings crammed together throughout Chicago's Grant Park. When EDM butts up against metal, alt-country, and whatever the hell you'd call Die Antwoord, there's really ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

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