Saturday, June 13, 2009

thenewno2 - Lollapalooza Artist of the Day

This is the first in a series of posts leading up to Lollapalooza.

I'm just as excited in the lead up to a music festival as I am when I'm actually at the festival. I take a lot of time to get to know as many of the artists I'm not familiar with when the lineup comes out, and that music discovery period is very exciting. I start rank ordering artists in my head in the hopes of easily being able to make decisions when several of the bands I like inevitably end up on stage at the same time.

In order to get to know some of the lesser known artists in the Lollapalooza lineup, I have been listening to the Lollapalooza event radio station on I don't think I ever would have heard a song by Care Bears on Fire or Lunch Money if I didn't listen to that station.

The other day, as I was listening, a song caught my ear to the point where I stopped what I was doing and thought, "Hm, they're good." It was a song by thenewno2. I was slightly intrigued because they were in the Coachella lineup as well, but unfortunately I didn't bother getting to know them before that festival, nor did I see their set. I had no idea who they were or what they would sound like, but that one song I just heard sounded cool.

I went back to what I was doing, and a few songs later another caught my ear. This time, not only did I like the song, but I thought the singer sounded familiar. Sure enough, it was another song by thenewno2. You all know what happened next - I had to drop everything I was doing and Google Thenewno2.

I learned that the lead vocalist in thenewno2 is Dhani Harrison. No wonder the voice sounded a bit familiar. There are times when it sounds very similar to his dad's. Speaking of which, the Beatles freak in me is highly disappointed that I didn't know George Harrison's son had a band. How did this slip past me? Has my head been in the sand?

Choose What You're Watching

Another John Doe

Yomp (from that Coachella set I didn't see)

thenewno2 on MySpace

Official Site


Anonymous Julia said...

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