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:
The Go! Team
The Black Keys
Mates of State
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
De Novo Dahl
Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Dierks Bentley (worth a WTF? mention)
Broken Social Scene
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Rage Against the Machine
Wild Sweet Orange
Iron & Wine
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.