Lollapalooza

July 18, 1991 ~ Perry Farrell got the name from a Three Stooges episode. He meant it to be the farewell for Jane’s Addiction. Instead, he brought “alternative rock” to the masses.

(BTW, Lollapalooza 2019 is August 1-4 at Chicago’s Grant Park …)

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Lonnie Mack – The Wham of That Memphis Man

b. July 18, 1941. Commercially, Lonnie never quite attained the heights of those he influenced. But influence he did …

Guitar players, true musicians, and real music fans realize that Lonnie was the Jimi Hendrix of his time. Between the era of Chuck Berry and the era of Hendrix there were a handful of guitar players like Lonnie Mack who were making ground-breaking music that paved the way for the Revolution. People like Dickey Betts and Stevie Ray Vaughan would tell you that without Lonnie they wouldn’t be who they were. That goes for all of us.

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Watch A Fired-Up, Visibly Moved Stephen Colbert Sing “This Year” With The Mountain Goats

A decade ago, the Mountain Goats were guests on The Colbert Report. While they were there, they did something special. Together with Stephen Colbert, they performed “This Year,” the anthemic opening song from their 2005 masterpiece The Sunset Tree.

Source: Watch A Fired-Up, Visibly Moved Stephen Colbert Sing “This Year” With The Mountain Goats

André 3000 won’t stop playing the flute, serenades locals all over Philadelphia

SpottieOttieDopaliscious — André 3000 was famously spotted playing his flute at an airport earlier in the summer. Turns out the sighting was more than just a one-off moment of musical serendipity. The Outkast rapper has apparently been serenading random strangers with his woodwind skills all over Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles.

Source: André 3000 won’t stop playing the flute, serenades locals all over Philadelphia