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Friday, August 6, 2010

lollapalooza 2010

The anniversary Lollapalooza 2010 anniversary allotment to city Chicago on Friday with a appealing active agency that reminds admirers just how abundant acceptable music is around, even if all of it isn’t on affectation in Grant Esplanade over the next three days.

Lady Gaga, The Strokes and Green Day pepper the banderole slots, and Sunday night appearance Canadian art-rockers Arcade Fire and the adapted Soundgarden. The afternoons are sprayed with affairs for surprises and disappointments.

The revitalized anniversary is run by the aforementioned association abaft Austin City Limits. Lollapalooza 2010 takes a pick-and-mix access adopted from its southern accessory and from the edgier Pitchfork acquisition in Chicago.

Sprawling Grant Esplanade is admirable and baking in aboriginal August, and a horse would appear in accessible to amble about the Buckingham Fountain amid the seven stages. No chat yet if the badge horse whacked by an assertive fan at endure year’s accident affairs to return.

Friday bliss off with Nathan Williams, aka Wavves. The unpolished west bank power-pop of his third album, “King Of The Beach,” should action crowds affluence of opportunities to sing along–if the bitchy Williams doesn’t become beneath the noonday sun of a 12:15 p.m. start.

The indie bandage Cymbals Eat Guitars could play its airy song “Wind Phoenix (Proper Name)” and airing off abrogation a lot of concertgoers comatose their active advisedly and activity happy. The New York City band’s admission anthology “Why There Are Mountains” (2009) was a analytical hit.

You will be admiring to accommodated The Morning Benders at apex on Saturday. The harmonies and lo-fi guitar complete on their “Big Echo” album, appear this year, cry out to be angry up loud in an alfresco setting.

On Saturday afternoon, the accomplished Warpaint affiance to ablution the army with an alt-country complete that can bound on the ethereal, admitting songs such as “Elephants” accord the Los Angeles-based all-female quintet abounding ambit to crank up the aggregate and abstain its complete getting absent in the trees.

The xx chase beeline afterwards as the U.K. bandage translates into a reside ambience its recorded-in-a-garage eponymous debut. The group’s acute sonic soundscapes and affable singing appearance swept up awards endure year.

Sunday offers the befalling for a actual continued brunch followed by a match-up that pits abeyant stadium-fillers Frightened Rabbit with the endearingly askance Erykah Badu, both afforded the aforementioned 5 p.m. aperture at adverse ends of the park.

Badu set off a media furor beforehand this year with a video alleged “Window Seat” that riffed on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and aswell complex a affectionate of striptease. But the neosoul brilliant doesn’t charge to await on attention-grabbing tricks: she arguably has the best articulation of any artist at the festival.

Frightened Rabbit accept dumped their folk-rock ancestry for a fuller complete that has admired them far added to audiences in the U.S. than in their Scottish homeland.

“The aphotic can acknowledgment with the army of a switch,” sings frontman Scott Hutchison on “Not Miserable.” “It hasn’t angry on me yet. Yet.”

Lollapalooza starts on Friday morning and runs through Sunday.

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