Over the past few years we’ve seen an explosion in the number of music festivals across the nation. While the bands that play these festies have made out like gangbusters, what about the local promoters that keep the calendar full of live music during the rest of the year?
The Chicago Tribune takes an in depth look at the impact of Lollapalooza, and the festival’s radius clauses, on the local scene. We don’t blame Jerry Mickelson, founder and partner of Jam Productions, for feeling squeezed out.
Let’s get over the hump by squeezing out some links:
- Tom Morello joins Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Anaheim
- MMJ’s Jim James breaks down five tracks on the new album
- The Music Box catches up with Ratdog’s Mark Karan
- Chuck Klosterman tries to figure out where the money that used to be spent on CDs has gone now that everyone steals music
- Get a sneak peak at the Austin City Limits festival lineup
- Sound Engineer Dan Healy recounts touring with DSO
- Does it get any worse than the lineup from this festival?
Why don’t we end the column with something that you probably knew already. A recent study found that a dose of Coldplay’s music helped a number of Britons fall asleep at the speed of sound. Gwyneth Paltrow must sleep well.