boyhollow on his five favorite Lipgloss guest DJs
Aaron Thackeray Miike Snow at Lipgloss April 2010.
4. Miike Snow
I lucked out with this booking. I was already a big fan when I saw that they had been booked at the Bluebird Theater. I managed to secure the contract for the after-party DJ set early-on, and in the few months leading up to the show, Miike Snow blew up. The show sold out the Bluebird and got moved to the Ogden Theater, which they then proceeded to sell out. My girlfriend picked the band up from the venue. They crammed six people into a car that only had room left for four, since that was what we were told we'd be transporting, and they were incredibly gracious and polite about the whole thing -- no divas in that band! They played an amazing set to the almost 800 people we had in attendance, and we had a quick drink on their bus at the end of the night before they moved on to their next show. I gave them some T-shirts from a clothing label we were working with at the time, and saw from pictures taken at their next concert that two of them were sporting them onstage -- which was pretty cool. I'll be bringing these guys back one way or another.