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.

by April | October 2011

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