Feels a little weird to be calling this the 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza even though the festival did make it’s debut in 1991. There was a period of inactivity and the reformatting of the concept, going from a traveling alternative rock circus to an annual 3-day festival in Chicago that features many mainstream acts.
That being said, there’s plenty to see this coming weekend at Grant Park. Last week I spotlighted two lesser known acts performing this year – Midnight Conspiracy and Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite over on Lollapalooza.com.
Here are ten songs I want to hear at Lollapalooza this weekend.
My Morning Jacket – “Victory Dance” (performing Saturday, 8pm, Bud Light stage)
The Joy Formidable – “Whirring” (performing Sunday, 1pm, Bud Light stage)
Foo Fighters – “Bridge Burning” (performing Sunday, 8pm, Music Unlimited stage)
Wye Oak – “Civilian” (performing Friday, 12pm, Sony stage)
Crystal Castles – Celestica (performing Friday, 7:15pm, Sony stage)
Deftones – “My Own Summer” (performing Saturday, 6pm, Playstation stage)
Rival Schools – “Used for Glue” (performing Sunday, 1:45pm, Playstation stage)
The Naked and Famous – “The Sun” (performing Friday, 1:30pm, Sony stage)
The Cars – “You Might Think” (performing Sunday, 4pm, Music Unlimited stage)
Friendly Fires – “Hawaiian Air” (performing Saturday, 2:15pm, Bud Light stage)
These songs/artists obviously reflect my music tastes and these are not the only bands I plan to see. Have any recommendations? I’m especially looking to check out lesser-known bands so if there are any “can’t miss”, leave a comment and I’ll try to check them out.