Lollapalooza Schmallapalooza: The Best Off the Radar Music Festivals
The Lollapalloza 2012 lineup is here, anchored by Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Keys and Jack White. Pretty cool, right? And a three day pass will only cost you two hundred thirty dollars. So yeah: Maybe this year it's time to look for alternatives to the big-name, bigger-ticket summer blockbusters. The Village Voice Media team, led by Rebecca Aronauer, tracked down 25 of the best festivals whose lineup announcements don't dominate Google's search trends. A few highlights, below.
Craig Hlavaty Summerfest: June 2-3, 2012 in Houston
Gonerfest in Memphis: September 27 to 30, 2012
Brandi Rinks Pity Fucks in 2011
LouFest in St. Louis: August 25 and 26, 2012
Nick Schnelle Ume in 2011.
Fillmore Jazz Festival in San Francisco: July 7 and 8, 2012