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April 24, 2005

'It's about music, and advertisement, and youth-oriented product positioning...'

... or: Why I need to check in with Gapers Block and Chicagoist more often.

Friday morning (11:30 is still morning) I awoke to XRT's Terri Hemmert on a telephone interview with a batty little guy named Perry as they discussed the freshly announced line-up for this summer's weekend-long, non-touring iteration of Lollapalooza in Grant Park (July 23–24, Hutchinson Field).

Only about half of upwards of 60 bands have been announced at this point, so there's still a chance the Beck rumors could turn out to be more than just that. For now, though, the line-up is looking (in part) like this: the Pixies, Widespread Panic [paging Mr. Grayson], Weezer, The Killers, Dinosaur Jr., Cake, the Arcade Fire, Billy Idol, Death Cab for Cutie, Digable Planets, Liz Phair, Blonde Redhead, the Dandy Warhols, Brian Jonestown Massacre [fresh off the success (??) of the film Dig!]... and so forth.

In addition to five stages of music, they promise to bring us "eyepopping spectacles" of visual art "from Chicago and beyond." Here's hoping they can keep Monsieur Frenchy at arms length. Peter Max, too, I suppose.

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It's like Woodstock, only with advertisements everywhere and tons of security guards.

"'It's about music, and advertisement, and youth-oriented product positioning...'"
Posted by Dan at 01:53 PM


And getting toasted - nicely toasted.

Posted by: JL on April 26, 2005 at 09:11 AM

Referenced in this post:

Chicagoist: Holla For Lolla
Gapers Block: Get your glowsticks ready
IMDb: DiG!
Peter Max Art Online
Simspons Archive: Homerpalooza (3F21)
Virgin Records: Perry Ferrell
WXRT Radio Chicago: On-Air Personality Bios—Terri Hemmert