Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup: Your Ultimate Festival Playlist
This year, Lollapalooza might send you back to middle school, or earlier. As the organizers announced today, the full Lollapalooza lineup includes throwback artists such as Nas, The Kooks, AFI, and Interpol. The headliners include 2014 Festival Gods Outkast, along with Lolla vets Eminem, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, and Kings of Leon. And if those don't float your boat, Lollapalooza has just as many indie bands as ever. Get your "I knew them before they were famous" lines ready.
Even though all passes except the "platinum" category have sold out, you can still get psyched to watch Lollapalooza 2014 online. This year will be the 10th anniversary of Lolla's revival, since the festival was on hiatus from 1997-2002, and was cancelled in 2004. Even though some of this year's acts are throwbacks, you might not know much beyond "Hey Ya." In case this year's mix of retro '90s and current hipster has you flummoxed, we have the Lollapalooza hits you probably forgot. Get your awkward festival dance moves out and catch up.
"Morning Song" - The Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers a household name in the new folk movement, and their latest album, Magpie and the Dandelion was their best yet. In case you missed the 2013 youthful folk journey, it contains the aptly-named "Morning Song." Listen and wish you could wake up to flatpicked guitar every morning.
"After the Disco" - Broken Bells
Did you forget about Broken Bells after "The High Road?" Never fear, they have a new album that just dropped in February, and this is the title track.
"Rivers and Roads" - The Head and the Heart
I remember the first time I saw The Head and the Heart. They were opening for She & Him, and their heartfelt hippie vocals blew Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward out of the water. Here's the song I fell in love with.
"If I Ruled the World" - Nas feat. Lauryn Hill
We can't forget about Nas, even though the Lollapalooza lineup clearly has. Why else would they put the Harvard hip hop scholar below a teenager from New Zealand? If I ruled the world, Nas would be headlining.
"She Moves in Her Own Way" - The Kooks
As another buried gem in the Lolla lineup, The Kooks shouldn't be so damn happy. Yet they continue to be the happiest indie pop rockers on earth, so why not join them?