Wednesday, June 18, 2008


The Lollapalooza schedule is now up for our perusing. The lineup always seems so much smaller once it's put into schedule form. Here's the 2007 Lolla map to try and figure out just how far all the bands you want to see are away from each other. Hopefully all the bands you want to see aren't on the Bud Light and AT&T stages, or you've got quite a hike ahead of you!

I think this year I'll take it easy and just pick one end of the park each day to hang out at. A quick look at the lineups makes me think Friday, Softball fields (Rogue Wave, Yeasayer, the Kills, Gogol Bordello, Grizzly Bear, Mates of State, Stephen Malkmus, CSS, Radiohead); Saturday, Butler Field (Devotchka, Broken Social Scene, Explosions in the Sky, Okkervil River, Wilco); and Sunday's actually pretty weak so it's a toss up (Butler field- National and Iron and Wine, Softball- Chromeo, Girl Talk, Gnarls Barkley).

Who's excited to see Toadies do "Possum Kingdom"?

Meanwhile, a few of the Lolla bands are playing that weekend at various Chicago venues in case you can't see them at the fest (though I always wonder who has the energy after a day on your feet in the sun):

Brand New @ House of Blues
Mates of State w/ MGMT @ Double Door

Battles w/ Foals @ Double Door
Broken Social Scene @ Metro
Bloc Party @ House of Blues

and lots more I'm too lazy to spell out . . .

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