Kanye West – Live @ Lollapalooza

Date September 1, 2008

It’s been exactly one month since Lollapalooza started and I’m finally finishing up my coverage with one of my favorite shows of the weekend.  Kanye West had a lot to live up to for in his Sunday headlining coming off of the Bonaroo incident (not to mention Chicago being his hometown), and I walked away […]

Gnarles Barkley – Live @ Lollapalooza

Date August 29, 2008

Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse, the duo who make up Gnarles Barkley, were the definition of style and class at the Lollapalooza.   Sharply attired in matching khaki suits (that were complete with striped bow ties) and featuring a very youthful band in equally snazzy get-up, they won the best dressed contest hands down.  The music wasn’t […]

Iron & Wine – Live @ Lollapalooza

Date August 25, 2008

Iron & Wine’s music isn’t perfect for a festival setting, I would much prefer watch the band in a small club or theatre where I could sit and examine every part of their intricate sound being created and be able to admire Sam Beam’s angelic vocals.  The band did their best though to engage the […]

Wilco – Live @ Lollapalooza

Date August 22, 2008

I decided that instead of risking serious injury at the Rage Against the Machine, I’d stick around at the Bud Light stage to see Wilco.  Turns out I was right, not only are Wilco fans some of the nicest, most non-agressive people in the world but the band was at the top of it’s game.  […]

Broken Social Scene – Live @ Lollapalooza

Date August 19, 2008

Last year, I saw stripped down Broken Social Scene during the Kevin Drew solo tour and I quite enjoyed myself, but wasn’t blown away so the prospect of seeing them with full band was definitely exciting.  Those few extra members and the addition of Amy Milan from Stars made all the difference.  The show was outstanding from […]

Spank Rock feat. Amanda Blank – Live @ Lollapalooza

Date August 16, 2008

Due to some unfortunate scheduling, I wasn’t able to catch all of Spank Rock’s set at the Citi Stage, but I’d be lying if I said the 3 or 4 songs I saw wasn’t some of the most fun I had all day.  I think that in terms of bringing crazy dance parties to the stage Spank Rock […]