31 July 2008

Lollapalooza: Pre-Festival Warm-ups

Some bands have come into town early and are performing tune-up shows tonight in Chi-town.
Radiohead canceled their gig tonight, citing lead singer Thom Yorke's "sick". Hopefully this doesn't damper what should be the highlight of my musical life as we know it tomorrow night.
Some others....

The Black Keys w/ Magic Wands
Metro, $30, 10pm
- TBK latest showed them actually stepping into a recording studio, and with a big producer (Danger Mouse) to boot. The result: More polished (of course) + some serious blues rock

The Kills & Black Kids w/ Foals
Apple Store, Free, 7pm
- Solid lineup. Too bad it will be in a fucking store and not a solid venue. Hosted by hometown Kanye protege Kid Sister.

Brand New w/ Manchester Orchestra
House of Blues, 9:30pm

MGMT w/ Mates of State
Double Door, 10pm

Rogue Wave w/ Dr. Dog
Schrubas, 10pm

-Somewhere douchebag John Mayer, ginger Brett Dennen and lesbo Colbie Caillat are playing.

Bloc Party w/ Does It Offend You, Yeah? & CSS
House of Blues, 9:30pm
- Wear very tight clothing and make sure it breaths 'cus you will be dancing and moshing all night long with some serious hipsters (who know they're hip)

Battles w/ Foals
Double Door, 10pm
- If you rock your calculator with slim jeans, this is for you.

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