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Rabbits Black Guide to Friday at Lollapalooza 2013

Rabbits Black is journeying to Lollapalooza in Chicago this year to catch what is sure to be one of the best music festivals in the world this year.  We’ve made this trek many times and we’ve been scouring the lineup for months now to find the hidden gems and the must-see acts of Lollapalooza 2013.  We won’t keep what we found a secret because we think we are on to something pretty awesome here.  Check out our preview of Friday’s lineup and follow along as we map out exactly where you need to be during every hour of the day on Friday! (more…)

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A guide for Californians attending Lollapalooza in Chicago

Lollapalooza is consistently one of the premier music festivals in North America.  With it’s unique location at Grant Park in the heart of Chicago, Lollapalooza is one of the only major music festival in the country that actually takes place within the true metropolitan area of a major city.  With rockstar visionary Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction as the founder and organizer of the festival, Lollapalooza has always attracted an eclectic mix of rock, electronic, and indie.  Lollapalooza was friendly to the Electronic Dance Music scene way before many of the festivals that now embrace it.  On a yearly basis Farrell recruits arguably the best headliners of any festival.  This year is no different, with the state-side return of Nine Inch Nails, Mumford and Sons, and the only summer festival appearance by The Cure.  Lollapalooza is a must-attend for music fans around the country, but how can Californians make it out to Illinois to get in on the fun?  We have everything you need right here in our guide for Californians traveling to Lollapalooza. (more…)

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The Best and Worst of Coachella 2013

Coachella 2013 is in the books.  We went into the festival this year with a ton of questions and some doubts.  The headliners didn’t floor us, and with other festivals around the nation and in California booking some pretty amazing bands, we were skeptical.  But then we experienced two weekends of music in the Coachella Valley, and it all made sense yet again.  Coachella is about the sun, the valley, the music and the people.  If you didn’t have a good time, you did something wrong.  We went into Saturday thinking it was a pretty weak lineup, and we came out with some of our favorite shows of the weekend.  Here’s our list of the Best and Worst of Coachella 2013. (more…)

Outside Lands releases stellar 2013 Lineup – Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline

So what music festival in California booked the most impressive headliners this year?  It’s a competition between BottleRock in Napa and Outside Lands in San Francisco.  Outside Lands released their 2103 lineup today, and it’s packed with the type of eclectic music and bands that fit the Bay Area perfectly.  Want that one headliner you can’t see at any other festival this year?  Paul McCartney.  Two huge iconic bands that would be headliners anywhere in the world?  Nine Inch Nails and Red Hot Chili Peppers.  And that’s just at the top.  Throughout the lineup you will find artists who are not playing any other festivals: Willie Nelson, Gary Clark Jr., Kaskade, even Hall and Oates (yes, that Hall and Oates).  Check out the goodness here! (more…)

Lollapalooza 2013 lineup is the best of the summer music festivals

Lollapalooza 2103 is four months away, but the excitement level is already through the roof.  Lollapalooza announced it’s 2103 lineup this morning, and it features two major acts that you won’t see at any other festival this year.  The Cure, gracing the Lollapalooza festival for the first time ever, and the return of Nine Inch Nails.  The lineup is rounded out by Mumford and Sons, The Killers and Phoenix at the top- three bands that you can pretty see at any festival.  But deep in the lineup are some Rabbits Black favorites- Crystal Castles, IO Echo and Wavves.  The lineup is huge and it packs the most wow factor out of any of the US festivals announced this year.  We got the full lineup and also a breakdown on what days they will be playing. (more…)

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Show Alert: Psycho De Mayo @ The Yost Theater (Santa Ana)

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo this year with your most psychedelic friends and favorite bands at Orange County’s first annual psychedelic music and arts festival- Psycho De Mayo.  We are all in for new, fun, and cheap festivals, and Psycho De Mayo is providing a heavy lineup of psych-rock that makes this one day festival a must-go.  Black Mountain, Dead Skeletons, A Place To Bury Strangers, Dead Meadow and Strangers Family Band are just some of the bands providing sonic exploration on the main stage on May 5th.  With two free stages, pop-up bars, and some of Rabbits Black’s favorite bands, Psycho De Mayo is the only place you should be to celebrate the holiday this year.  Luckily for you we have a pair of tickets to giveaway.  Come and get em’. (more…)

Festival Preview: Outside Lands Music Festival @ Golden Gate Park SF 8/12-8/14

Here we go folks, the 4th annual Outside Lands Art, Food, and Music Festival is fully booked, prepped, greened, and ready to launch into outer space next weekend from historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. It will feature 3 full days (Fri-Sun) of live musical performances from a wide array of genres and generations beginning at 12 noon each of the 3 days and ending late into the night. Expected to pull in 40-50,000 people from all over the world, the concert bill has a few tricks for every taste, 4 performance stages, a DJ dome, a Wine Lands booth that will feature great locally produced California wines, plenty of food represented by local eateries, and a whole shit-ton of other exhibits, games, booths, and party for everybody to get down with! (more…)