Other than describing a crazy dream I just had, here are some things I never EVER thought I’d see together for real: Perry Farrell…free show…Beans and Barley parking lot…Milwaukee.
But yes, the Lollapalooza founder, Satellite Party lead singer, ex-Jane’s Addiction and Porno for Pyros frontman, took his whole band –and his supporting act, Mink– to the Beans and Barley parking lot and rocked out for 15 minutes each.
It’s part of his Solutionists initiative, a way of showing support to local businesses that are kind to the environment, and it’s also a way to bring music to the people. It wasn’t super crowded; there were about a hundred people there.
But it was really really special; Satellite Party did a two Satellite Party songs and said, “Beans and Barley is awesome, but don’t steal anything when you’re in it,” then finished his set with “Been Caught Stealing.”
Wearing just jeans and a t-shirt (plus leopard print boots!), and carrying a cup of tea, Farrell out-cooled everybody by hanging out and taking pictures with many local fans — a lot of whom were children who knew every single word to his songs!
Of course, as I am super fan girl, here is my photo with the awesomest rockstar in the world:
I also chatted with Mink’s singer, Neal Carlson, and drummer, Stella Mozgawa for a bit before they hit the stage (check out an upcoming Blog Party for the interview).
The twist for the preview was that Satellite Party played ahead of Mink. Lakefront Brewery was also there to sell microbrews. Yum! The Pabst ended up giving away 40 tickets at the show. I think I’m going to head over there later as well.
— Photos by C.Taylor, words by Lilledeshan Bose