How entrepreneur Michael Goldberg and his club, the Belly Up, put Aspen’s music scene on the national map…with a little help from Jimmy Buffett, Jane’s Addiction and the Flaming Lips

On December 31, 2011, as the clock ticked down to midnight, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell stood onstage, peering over a screaming, sold-out crowd. The scene resembled something straight out of Madison Square Garden, but it happened somewhere far tinier: Belly Up Aspen.

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Rock Photog Danny Clinch Releases iPad App of Iconic ’90s Shots

Inside rock photographer Danny Clinch’s new Discovery Inn iPad app

Danny Clinch’s images are coming to life with the Discovery Inn iPad app.

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School of Seven Bells Rediscover Rock on ‘Ghoststory’ Concept Album

“At the beginning of this band, ‘rock’ was a four-letter word for me,” says singer/multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Curtis. “But I fell in love with the guitar again.”


For School of Seven Bells’ third album, the Brooklyn dream-pop duo revisited a sound they had long abandoned: rock’n’roll.

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White Rabbits Start Road-Testing Beyonce-Inspired Album

For White Rabbits third album, the Brooklyn indie rockers took their inspiration from an unlikely source — Beyoncé.

White Rabbits are wrapping up 2011 with a quick tour. The reason, singer-pianist Stephen Patterson admits, is “a bit selfish.”

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Road Rules: Tegan and Sara’s 5 Tips for OCD, Wrinkle-Free Touring

Tegan and Sara have been touring nearly half their lives — they started shortly after graduating from high school in 1998 — so it makes sense that the indie-rock sister act’s latest project is a CD/DVD set that chronicles life on the road. In the spirit of looking back — and the tour-heavy Get Along — Sara provided SPIN with five tips for surviving life on the road.

Visit the dentist, skip the booze and other survival guidelines.

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Foo Fighters Close Out Lollapalooza with Monster Set

On Day Three of Lollapalooza, most of the festival’s approximately 90,000 attendees didn’t look like mere concertgoers – they resembled war casualties. Two punishing rainstorms yesterday turned Grant Park into a giant mud pit, leaving fans drenched, dirt-caked, and, in especially dire cases, shoeless.

Downpours, mud-pits and Foos: Lollapalooza’s final day

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Eminem, My Morning Jacket, Cee-Lo Draw Jumping Crowds to Lollapalooza Day Two

At noon on Day Two of Lollapalooza, Grant Park looked like a ghost town. Maybe it was because of the mild drizzle, or the fact that everyone was recovering from Friday night, but only the faithful were roaming around, taking advantage of the quick-moving beer lines and semi- clean porta-potties.

Highlights of Day Two

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Coldplay, Bright Eyes, Girl Talk, Tinie Tempah Launch Fiery Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza kicked off its 20th anniversary weekend in 85-degree temps and oppressive humidity, but despite the heat, a sold-out crowd of 90,000 packed into Chicago’s Grant Park to hear nearly 12 hours of music by 51 acts, including buzzy British rapper Tinie Tempah, indie icon Bright Eyes, and headliners Muse, Girl Talk and Coldplay.

Behind Day One of the rock ‘n roll circus

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