August 7, 2015


Did Lollapalooza Inspire Night Terrors of 1927 to Get a Penis Piercing?

Lollapalooza can get you to do some crazy stuff: Stage dive in pastiesrip off all your clothes to protest censorship or maybe incite wheelchair-bound attendees to crowd surf. For Night Terrors of 1927, it inspires a whole different type of excitement—one that includes heavy-duty body modification.

Lollapalooza 2015: Full Coverage

The L.A. indie-pop act's guitarist Blake Sennett (a Rilo Kiley alum) told Fuse his memories of the Chicago fest "are rife with bondage gear, performance art and Perry Ferrell swinging his hips." But vocalist Jarrod Gorbel said he's getting a full-body tattoo, re-piercing his nipples and getting a penis piercing (better known as a Prince it if you're brave) to "celebrate the original Lollapalooza."

Gorbel added that modern-day freak show act Jim Rose Circus "was part of Lollapalooza and I want to bring that back. I want to pull lots of heavy weights from my nipples, from my genitals, what have you. I want to bring it back. Let's do it for the olden days of Lollapalooza."

While Night Terrors of 1927 are bringing it back to the olden days, the guys are also looking ahead, promoting their debut full-length, Everything's Coming Up Roses. The record touches on heartbreak with witty and sarcastic commentary, Sennett says:

"There's a lot of heartbreak in there; accepting the fact that love will never fulfill you. Ostensibly for us, the end of the world may be in sight. But then it sort of dawned on me that a light bulb burns brightest right before it fails—enjoy your life as you have it."

Watch the guys bring that brightness to the Lolla crowd in the video interview above, then catch all of Fuse's on-the-ground coverage from Lollapalooza 2015.