Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The return of Lollapalooza

I’ll be heading off to my fourth consecutive year of Lollapalooza on Friday. I never had the privilege of going when it was a touring show, I only caught it when it stationed itself in the great Chi-town. Some people might say Lolla has turned into a corporate hungry event with overpriced everything. I am not a fan of any of that type of garbage and I’ve managed to have a good time every year and not get into any fist fights. Here’s a playlist of bands that have played Lolla the past three years. Hopefully I’ll be back next week with a recap of 2008, as long as I don’t die of alcohol poisoning or sun stroke.

Billy Idol – Hot In the City (video below)
Pixies – Where Is My Mind
The Black Keys – Just Couldn’t Tie Me Down
G. Love and Special Sauce – Rodeo Clowns

The Flaming Lips – She Don’t Use Jelly
Violent Femmes – American Music
Ohmega Watts – That Sound
Lyrics Born – I Like It, I Love It (Jimmy Kimmel performance below)

Interpol – Evil (video below, it creeps me the fuck out)
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Rodrigo & Gabriela – Diablo Rojo
TV on the Radio – Staring at the Sun


Jez said...

Yeah, I always thought that Interpol video was creepy, too. Who are you looking forward to seeing this year at Lolla? I'm only a 45-minute drive from there, you know.

Felicia said...

Jez-I'm most excited to see Radiohead, MGMT, The Ting Tings and Black Kids. I'm also looking forward to being drunk for 3 days straight.

Boo said...

MGMT! Fuck yeah! I love dems. And a big SQUEEK for Radiohead! (Damn them and their tickets being too expensive for my limited live show budget. Damn them straight to hay-ell.)

Have lotsa fun.