Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lollapalooza: Manchester Orchestra

At the same stage as Best Coast (but without the rain) was Manchester Orchestra. I like this band. They rock, they’re loud and singer/guitarist Andy Hull has a wailing, sad voice that absolutely cuts into me every time I hear … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza: Best Coast in the (pouring) rain

Sunday afternoon had a very rock ‘n roll feeling to it. As Best Coast played its sunny California surf pop, the skies opened up and absolutely poured rain down on everybody. As singer/guitarist Beth Cosentino remarked from the stage, it … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza: The Cars still got it

I really liked The Cars’ latest album, “Move Like This,” which sounds so much like vintage stuff from the band. So I headed over to see them Sunday afternoon. I was not disappointed. They played a ton of old hits, … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza: Wherein I discover a new band

After a short break, I headed to the north end of the park to see City And Colour, the side project of Alexisonfire’s Dallas Green. While I sat on the asphalt waiting for the band to come on (it would … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza: Rain, rain go away

Today’s weather caused some havoc. It, of course, destroyed my notebook and made it tough to update my blog. In fact, I think my phone’s suffered a bit of damage. Anyway, I’ll get it worked out though it may take … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza: The Joy Formidable’s beautiful, crashing set

I started of the third and final day of Lollapalooza with a band I’ve seen before: The Joy Formidable. I’ve described the Welsh band before as Silversun Pickups with a hot female singer. With buzzing guitar, thumping bass grooves and … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza: Amazed by Eminem

“People! It feels so good to be baaaack!” Eminem shouted the line at the start of “Square Dance.” Yeah, it’s just one o the lyrics, but he meant it. And the enormous crowd thought it, too. Eminem has barely played … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza: Disappointment with Cee Lo

It’s not often that you see a bad show at a music festival. The idea I’d that the band’s are curated and must have done something worthy to play a show like Lollapalooza. Also, you have your choice on what … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza: Death From Above 1979

Since they’re indie famous, haven’t played in five years and since I really like Sebastien Grainger’s solo album from Saddle Creek, I felt like I had to go see Death From Above 1979. It was loud, raucous, noisy and the … Continue reading

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Lollapalooza: Fitz & The Tantrums

Fitz & The Tantrums were once again amazing. They’re another soul and R&B revival band but it of course has it’s own twist. Three years ago, the band didn’t exist. In March, I saw the band at a small club … Continue reading

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