Not to be one of those people who talks about the weather, but one of the prevailing narratives about this summer's concert-going season has involved not the artists on the shows' stages, but water falling from the skies. Earlier this month, the inaugural installment of the Catalpa NYC Music Festival showcased headlining sets by the Black Keys and Snoop Dogg, but many of its promised attractions—fire demonstrations, shotgun weddings in a bounce castle—were truncated or washed away completely by a late-Saturday thunderstorm. Over the weekend, Lollapalooza evacuated tens of thousands of people from Chicago's Grant Park because of pounding rain and lightning (the festival-goers were eventually allowed back in for sets by the likes of tUnE-yArDs, Frank Ocean, and fun.); last month, the start of the Pitchfork Music Festival in that same city had its kickoff delayed by... More >>>