Monday, July 28, 2008

Who's Getting Their Ass Kicked by Lollapalooza?

Posted By on Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 12:16 PM

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I’m sure many local music buffs are still recovering from their jaunts up to Chicago for Pitchfork just a week and a half ago, but I'm afraid it's time for another dose of excessive, hedonistic rock. Lollapalooza is back again, baby, and this year it’s serious. Plenty of tickets are still available, though prices aren’t quite as modest as they were for the ‘Fork. The headliners alone might be worth it—Radiohead, Rage(!), Nine Inch Nails, The Raconteurs, Wilco. Not to mention we’ll get to see if Kanye pitches another one of his little hissies.

Other notable acts include Malkmus and the Jicks, Broken Social Scene (unfortunately playing at the same time as Battles), Dr. Dog, Brazilian Girls, The National and a reunion from ’90s rock kings Toadies. I’d have to say Perry Farrell has truly outdone himself this year.

Abridged schedules after the jump.

Friday’s lineup includes (but is not limited to) performances by:

Black Lips


Jeff Tweedy

Rogue Wave

Louis XIV

The Go! Team

The Kills

The Black Keys

Cat Power

Mates of State

Grizzly Bear

Bloc Party

The Raconteurs


Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks



De Novo Dahl

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s

Does It Offend You, Yeah?

Dr. Dog

Dierks Bentley (worth a WTF? mention)


Perry Farrell

Okkervil River

Lupe Fiasco


Broken Social Scene

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings



Rage Against the Machine


Wild Sweet Orange

Brazilian Girls


Black Kids

Iron & Wine

Gnarls Barkley

Girl Talk

The National

Nine Inch Nails

Kanye “I'm typing so fucking hard I might break my fucking Mac book Air” West

Lollapalooza may not have Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington crowd-surfing in a recycling bin, but it will probably still rule.

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