Live At Lollapalooza

KONGOS Photo: WXRT

KONGOS Talk Kwaito And Radio With Marty Lennartz Live at Lollapalooza [Interview]

“We knew because of social media we were going to have a good crowd, but never like that. Especially because the doors just open, and we were the first on stage after people went to be at probably 6am. It was amazing. Very surprising!”

WXRT–08/06/2014

Barack Obama (Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Was That The President’s Daughter Malia You Saw At Lollapalooza This Weekend?

There were many teenage girls at this weekend’s Lollapalooza concert in Grant Park, but probably only one that was flanked by the Secret Service. Word is President Obama’s daughter Malia was there.

08/04/2014

John Butler (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

John Butler Shares New Inspiration, The Wonders of The Internet, & The Magpie At Lollapalooza [Interview]

“It’s great, I don’t know if it’s the internet or our fans, but people are new to music so much sooner than the last album. People were singing the lyrics to these songs sometimes the first time they were hearing them live, that was really cool.”

08/04/2014

(Photo by Christine Newsom/XRT)

Avett Brothers Don’t Sweat The Radio Hits, Stay True To Fans At Lollapalooza [Interview]

While the band doesn’t believe they have any radio hits, there are definitely some songs from the Avett Brothers that XRT listeners think are hits. The Lollapalooza crowd clearly agreed because they sang right along with the boys.

08/04/2014

Glen Hansard (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Glen Hansard Wishes For Rain (And Gets It) At Lollapalooza [Interview]

“Chicago really is our American home,” Hansard said. The weather during Lollapalooza has even been reminiscent of his home in Ireland. Hansard played during the rain on Sunday on the Lakeshore stage. When talking to Marty before his set, he hoped for the showers to continue.

08/03/2014

Mark Foster (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Foster The People Talk ‘Torches’ Return And ‘Supermodel’ Secrets [Interview]

Three years can be a very long time, just ask Foster The People fans who patiently waited for the follow up to their spectacular synthy debut Torches released in 2011. The wait was worth it […]

08/03/2014

Perry Farrell (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Festival Founder Perry Farrell Talks Future Of Lollapalooza [Interview]

“My dreams are still out in front of me. I still have great dreams for Lollapalooza and Chicago,” Farrell said. “Which is great because I think if you don’t have dreams, your heart starts to die.”

08/03/2014

Cage the Elephant (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Cage The Elephant Tells WXRT The Real Fear Behind ‘Melophobia’ Live At Lollapalooza [Interview]

Cage the Elephant has officially reached veteran status at Lollapalooza playing the festival a hefty handful of times in both Chicago and South America. Frontman Matthew Schultz sat down with Marty Lennartz in the Live […]

WXRT–08/03/2014

Jenny Lewis (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Jenny Lewis Talks Postal Service, Working With Ryan Adams and Why She Doesn’t Read Her Album Reviews [Interview]

Jenny Lewis is a musician who likes to stay active, if you couldn’t tell by her time with The Postal Service, her former band Rhio Kiley, and the fact that she just released her 3rd […]

08/03/2014

Vance Joy (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Vance Joy Gets Deep Backstage At Lollapalooza [Interview]

Vance Joy sat down with Marty Lennartz at the XRT live at Lollapalooza tent after his set on Saturday at 1 at the Bud Light stage. The crowd at his set had a good energy and sang along with his most well known song “Riptide”.

08/03/2014

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