Die Antwoord clearly keep up with current events
  • Jesse Lirola
  • Die Antwoord clearly keep up with current events

As far as I know there was only one Lollapalooza-related stabbing yesterday, and the cops are saying they arrested eight people on minor (unrelated) charges—I’d have to call that a successful day, given what usually happens when you pack more than 100,000 people into a few square blocks when it’s hot and humid and then let them drink beer.

It’s starting to look to me like EDM will be the story of this year’s Lollapalooza, but we don’t have any pictures from the Perry’s stage to show you yet—there’s rarely much to look at onstage at an EDM show while the sun is up, since daylight overwhelms the artists’ light shows, and once it got dark on Friday night, our photographers apparently either preferred to see the Black Keys or just decided they’d rather not wade through the huge crowd gathering for Bassnectar.

On the other hand, we do have lovely pictures of M83, Passion Pit, Die Antwoord, Metric, and more. There’s a big slide show coming Monday, and for now you can see our favorites after the jump:

Philip Montoro has been an editorial employee of the Reader since 1996 and its music editor since 2004. Pieces he has edited have appeared in Da Capo’s annual Best Music Writing anthologies in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. He shared two Lisagor Awards in 2019 for a story on gospel pioneer Lou Della Evans-Reid and another in 2021 for Leor Galil's history of Neo, and he’s also split three national awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia: one for multimedia in 2019 for his work on the TRiiBE collaboration the Block Beat, and two (in 2020 and 2022) for editing the music writing of Reader staffer Leor Galil. You can also follow him on Twitter.