On this date in 1991, a monumental rock festival staged its first show. It was Lollapalooza, then a touring circus of sorts, with Jane’s Addiction, Living Colour, Ice-T and Body Count, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band and more drawing waves upon waves of GenXers in a glorious celebration of “alternative rock.” On this episode, we reminisce about the event. Patrick saw a show on that first tour, as did our podcast bandleader Randall Brown and some listeners.
You know that rippin’ theme music for Rockin’ the Suburbs? It’s actually called “Ascension,” and it’s performed by Knoxville, Tenn.’s greatest cosmic power trio, Quartjar. Today, guitarist/singer Randall Brown joins via Skype to reveal his Record Store Day scores (Flaming Lips, The Claypool Lennon Delirium) and discuss Quartjar’s new album, “Squatch: An Odyssey in Space and Time.”