Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Live Report From The Lollapalooza Annoncement Party

I was at the Debonair Social Club's "Rehab" dance party series last night for the official Lollapalooza 2010 Announcement Party hosted by Perry Farrell himself (pictured above). Co presenters were Team Bayside High, DJ's that will perform at Lolla this year. Perry did not disappoint with his mystical and sexy routine in overdrive for the announcement of this years acts. We were treated to a story of how sexy some of the women had found him to be that evening. Then Perry said the names of the artists who are to perform Lolla. At the same time the artists names scrolled on a big screen off to the side in full view of the crowd. Farrell delivered all of this with his signature spaced out hippie speak. The vibe of the room was standard fare for what you get at a dance club. There was a large press contingent there that mixed with a crowd that was largely comprised of club goers. Sorry if you were expecting me to say that there was a mixture of freaks and a culture class there wasn't. This isn't the idealistic doe eyed 1992 version of Lolla. This is the streamlined corporate Lolla that has run the last few years here in Chicago. The show was a lot of fun and I was able to hang out with some old friends and also met a few new cool people. Of the acts announced my faves to see are : Mavis Staples, Devo, Dodos, Mimicking Birds, and Dirty Projectors. Check out the complete list below and pick your favorites. Remember they will probably add a few minor acts in coming weeks.

Now the acts to perform are : Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Phoenix, Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, The Black Keys, The National, Spoon, Devo, Cyprus Hill, Cut Copy, The New Pornographers, Slightly Stoopid, Grizzly Bear, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Wolfmother, Yeasayer, X Japan, MUTEMATH, Metric, Dirty Projectors, AFI, Mavis Staples, Matt and Kim, The xx, Drive -By- Truckers, Blues Traveler, Edward Shape and The Magnetic Zeros, The Temper Trap, Jamie Lidell, Frightened Rabbits, F**k Buttons, Deer Tick, Blitzen Trapper, Stars, Raphael Saadiq, The Cribs, Minus The Bear, Switchfoot, The Walkmen, Mumford and Sons, Wild Beasts, Rogue Wave, Los Amigos Invisibles, The Big Pink, Dodos, Hockey, Cymbal Eat Guitars, B.o.B, Dawes, Warpaint, The Antlers, The Soft Pack, The Rebelution, Balkan Beat Box, Wavves, American Bang, The Ike Reilly Association. Company Of Theives, Nneka, Harlem, The constellations, Miniature Tigers, Mimicking Birds, The Kissaway Trail, HEALTH, Javelin, The Morning Benders, Foxy Shazam, Violent Soho, Royal Bangs, Freelance Whales, Semi Precious Weapons, Dan Black, The Band Of Heathens, Dragonette, My Dear Disco, Shawn Fisher, Skybox, Neon Hitch, The Ettes, Jukebox The Ghost, These United States, MyNameIsJohnMichael.


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