Mayer Hawthorne


Lolla Style

We took 2,000 photos at Lolla this year. Here, our favorite style snaps:

The cuteness of Tennis’ Alaina — she’s from the school of American Apparel. Dov, you must be delighted.

Taylor Momsen was lots of fun, scowl and all. She “did NOT get fired” from GG, y’all.

From her archive of vintage Heatherette, rockin’ blue is the manager of the Drums. Wish we had re-styled her band …

Lolla love, Chicago-style, via a molecular biologist and her band beau.

Tall drink in Forever21, head-to-toe. This is not something we condone but here, bien sur, mais ouis.

Nathalie is an aspiring actress from LA: excellent look on her.

We liked him and his Jay style.

The reigning mamacita of Grouplove, Hannah Hooper, and her four boys:

the fantastic brooder, Mr. Sean Gadd …

the awesomerocket of schlub, Ryan Rabin …

the cold quiet dreaminess of Mr.Christian Zucconi …

christian zucconi, grouplove, lollapalooza 2011. photo by april francis

 … and …

the most playful and curious, Andrew Wessen.

Now, for the up close and personal portion of this post:

grrr … hark

rock & roil

bunny mouse


A few more. First …

our favorite Torontoans, the lady presenters of Much Music

a little rockin’ bb

the adoration of Lykke Li



The Kills


See also: our Lolla coverage on refinery29.

THCIYH: Volume 15

There’s been a lot going on since Lolla, and we’ve been playing it all by ear, more or less.

On this volume of The Haute Closet In Your Head, number fifteen, we’ve got our regular mix of classic rock and lesser-known acts, many of whom we got to shoot around with on the playground that was Lolla’s 20th anniversary (The Kills, Grouplove, Lykke Li, The Cars, Gold Motel and Mayer Hawthorne). Here’s the playlist:

and a few of our pics from the acts that make this disc worthy of play on repeat:

Alison Mosshart, incredible as always, played a fantastic set …

Loved the beater under her other half’s beautifully tailored jacket: Jamie Hince.

We had almost too much fun with Grouplove, a most incredibly easy-going group and our absolute favorite playmates at the fest.

Next, having reached out and failed to confirm a meet with Mayer Hawthorne prior to the fest (we were denied, no other way to play it) we saw a handsome, stylish young man — loved the hoodie/blazer hybrid — and asked for a photo. Mid-shoot, we asked his name and were so floored, put the camera down and emphatically (embarassingly?) declared our love. He was pleased, apparently, and treated us to a super-kooky mini-shoot with some practicing yogis in the distance.

Ham-and-a-half with some serious Detroit cred — his swoon-worthy track is a can’t miss.

Gold Motel is a Chi-town band and we love having their tune on this disc.

Lykke Li came out, channeling the energy and that dark Stockholm style …

this woman believes in her tunes and played a very soulful set.

Lolla is definitely our favorite weekend in the Chi and this is the disc that has been keeping us on the up-and-up post-LA, post-break-up and all the way to Paris for SS12. Get it on at iTunes.