Monday, May 18, 2009

Lolla Low Down: Thievery Corporation

Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park for it's annual rock fest on August 7-9, 2009. We are going to do our best to highlight some of the artists that we're excited to see. If you have someone you're excited to see let us know...

Remember the scene from Garden State, when Diego (Method Man’s character) is in the back hallways of a hotel peaking into guests rooms watching them do all sorts of crazy things? Remember the sultry beats and twang of the sitar adding to the seediness of the scene? Well if you liked that scene then we suggest you head down to Lollapalooza this year to check out Thievery Corporation.

Watching this movie was the first time we were exposed to the talent of Thievery Corporation and we’ve been fans ever since. Similar to many acts at Lollapalooza it’s hard to categorize Thievery Corporation. They blend a variety of styles and in our opinion would perfectly fit in at a laid back lounge. According to Wikipedia their genre would be “Lounge, Dub, Trip hop, Downtempo”…whatever that means.

They did play Lollapalooza in ’06 during the afternoon/early evening and it was a solid show. They brought out a ton of different musicians and singers which made the show entertaining and energetic. We’re hoping for a time later in the evening as a great light show would amplify the ambiance and experience.

Check out their myspace page for other tunes and hit em up at Lolla if you’re going.

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