Chile-palooza? Lollapalooza's Perry Farrell says so!: Despite the goofy name, Lollapalooza is a premier music festival in North America. Now it's going international when the brainchild of Perry Farrell expands to Lollapalooza Chile for 2011. Going down on April 2nd-3rd in the Parque O'Higgins, the Chile version will be exactly like the U.S. version, except everything will probably be in Spanish. If you have a hard time getting to Chicago each year, you might wanna think extra hard about hitting South America. [LINK]
Arcade Fire and Spike Jonze's video for "The Suburbs": If you thought the last Aracde Fire video was amazing, then you ain't seen nothing yet. All you need to know is the clip for "The Suburbs" is another Spike Jonze joint and it involves aliens, a small town, and some moody, rebellious teenagers. It's just like our childhood! [LINK]
Win tickets to see Aziz Ansari in Las Vegas: Going to be in Vegas on December 11th? Why not go see a show—on us of course. That sounds fun, right? Wrong. We're going to make you work for these tickets to see Aziz Ansari's final stop on his Dangerously Delicious tour. Give us your best @KanyeWest impression, and we'll pick the winners next Friday, November 26th. You can go back and check the hilarious ones Ansari did for some guidance, or check out ours: "MATT LAUER I FORGIVE U CAUSE BEING CLASSY DOESNT JUST MEAN WEARING FLY SHIT." [LINK]
McCartney, Eminem, Weezy to play SNL: In case you decided to stop watching SNL after they got rid of the Spartan cheerleaders skit, then re-think your decision because the late-night institution is giving us reasons to tune in again. No, it isn't the comedy; it's the musical guests. December alone will feature Paul McCartney, Diddy/Dirty Money, and Eminem and Lil Wayne performing "No Love." Plus, there's still be plenty of time to go out and get drunk before the bars close. A win-win situation if there ever was one. [LINK]
Bruce Springsteen really likes Best Coast: We already knew from his performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that The Boss loves him some Willow Smith (who couldn't?!), but Springsteen also revealed in a recent interview on Sirius XM that the legend loves the surf-y beach pop of Best Coast, the New Jersey punk of The Gaslight Anthem, singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, and even Against Me! Here's a bit of advice for those bands mentioned: you have been honored, now keep up the good work. [LINK]
Blink-182 ready new album for Spring 2011: The last time Blink dropped an album, a lot of us were much younger, readying our journey into mature life. Now, seven years later, the ravages of adulthood have already taken their toll, and the band is ready to return for a new album due out next year. It's like we're still teens again; teens with massive student debt loans and day jobs. [LINK]
Check Complex every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for music news brought to you by Consequence of Sound.