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Lollapalooza Day 3: Foo Fighters Play to Mud People; Best Coast, The Cars and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Evade the Rain

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Dripping from the torrential rain that plagued Sunday in Chicago, a white-eyed Dave Grohl confided to a sea of mud people, “You know what I like? A rock and roll band that actually gets up on stage and plays their fucking instruments,” before cuing a machine-gun “Monkey Wrench” march from Taylor Hawkins and throating that line about innocence, permanently etched into our early 90s conscious.

9 Aug 2011 | More

Lollapalooza 2011 Day 2: Kids Crashed Fences, Chain Gang of 1974, Ween, DOM and Eminem Played On

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The kids were not alright yesterday, as hundreds of them evaded the new airport scanners and crashed a Western, 15-foot fence, booking into the concrete jungle for a taste of Day Two. At the time, Ween was at the tail-end of “Bananas and Blow.” But it wouldn’t be a bad typecast to say Southern headliner Slim Shady had some influence.

8 Aug 2011 | More

Lollapalooza 2011: Day 1 Heats Up with Coldplay, Cults, the Mountain Goats and Le Butcherettes

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With sold-out, record-breaking ticket sales – 90,000/day – and a big proverbial 20th anniversary gold ring for Perry Farrell, the pops of touring festivals took its first breath of three on Friday in its adopted Chicago Grant Park home, humming a far different tune than its Alternative Nation meets circus shit show of yore. Once a breeding ground of Jane’s Addiction’s circle of grunge, I’m not sure anyone would have predicted Coldplay, one of rock’s most chastised mopesters, would be headlining some day.

6 Aug 2011 | 4 comments | More

Deadmau5 to Headline Lollapalooza 2011, Followed by North American Tour

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The “Cheesy Grilled Cheese Tower” on YouTube, which appeared May 3, is but one of the many compelling feasts of electronic music producer and performer deadmau5. He has just announced a full North American tour…

13 May 2011 | More