Saturday at Lollapalooza will be spent across the park at the "Bud Light" and "Playstation 3" stages. (It sort of pains me to write those words). Not missing much over in the Myspace area other than Jamie Lidell and Battles this day (MGMT? Brand New? No thanks. Though I wouldn't mind hearing Toadies do "Possum Kingdom" for nostalgia's sake). Anyhoo, I'm not feeling any real need to show up until . . .
3:30pm- Devotchka. I haven't able to get into A Mad and Faithful Telling as much as How It Ends, but it's indisputable that Devotchka put on a great live show. Apparently on their last tour there were acrobats; not sure that will work on a festival stage, but here's hoping.
4:30pm- Explosions in the Sky. This will either be really amazing or really boring.
5:30pm- Okkervil River. One of the best sets of Sasquatch, Okkervil River should be previewing some tunes from their forthcoming album, The Stand Ins, reportedly a sequel to the Stage Names. Hopefully they'll still play "Unless It's Kicks", though.
6:30pm- Broken Social Scene. I'm a bit disappointed by this Pitchfork news item that says BSS will be touring behind Kevin Drew's and Brendan Canning's solo albums, with only 7 members. Does that mean no Emily Haines or Amy Millan?
7:30pm- Dinner to the sounds of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.
8:30pm- Wilco. The big question- will Obama be hanging out with Jeff Tweedy on stage?