Friday, August 1, 2008

Lollapalooza Webcast This Weekend!

I'm assuming that almost all of you will be joining me in being some place that isn't Lollapalooza this weekend, but that doesn't mean you can't watch the concert. Starting tomorrow AT&T will be broadcasting a live webcast of a few of the acts throughout the festival. Unsurprisingly, the big names aren't the bands that will be broadcast, but you can still see some some damn good bands, and a few excellent ones. For anyone interested, the link is http://attblueroom.com/music/Lollapalooza-Music-Festival/more-information.php

The festival runs for 3 days, and the webcast schedule will be as follows
(times are PT/ET)

Friday 8/1

10:15/1:15- Holy Fuck
11:15/2:15- Rogue Wave
12:15/3:15- Yeasayer
1:15/4:15- The Kills
2:15/5:15- Gogol Bordello
3:15/6:15- Mates of State
4:15/7:15- Bloc Party
5:15/8:15- Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
6:00/9:00- The Raconteurs

Saturday 8/2

10:15/1:15- Margot & the Nuclear So So's
10:45/1:45- The Ting Tings
11:30/2:30- Dr. Dog
12:30/3:30- The Gutter Twins
1:30/4:30- The Go! Team
2:30/5:30- Duffy
3:30/6:30- Jamie Lidell
4:30/7:30- DeVotchka
5:30/8:30- Explosions in the Sky
6:30/9:30 Broken Social Scene
7:30/10:30 Wilco

Sunday 8/3

10:15/1:15- Kid Sister
11:15/2:15- The Whigs
12:15/3:15- Office
1:15/4:15- Chromeo
2:15/5:15- G. Love & Special Sauce
3:15/6:15- Blues Traveler
4:15/7:15- John Butler Trio
5:15/8:15- Flogging Molly
6:15/9:15- Love and Rockets
7:15/10:15- The National

Not all of these bands are worth watching, and really, who wants to sit in front of their computer for three days watching webcasts? Still, there are some highlights that I highly recommend checking out, and I'm here to give you a list of the acts that you should make time to watch. Here's a schedule of what I believe to best acts of the webcast:


Friday 8/1

12:15/3:15- Yeasayer
1:15/4:15- The Kills
4:15/7:15- Bloc Party
5:15/8:15- Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
6:00/9:00- The Raconteurs

Saturday 8/2

11:30/2:30- Dr. Dog
12:30/3:30- The Gutter Twins
3:30/6:30- Jamie Lidell
5:30/8:30- Explosions in the Sky
6:30/9:30 Broken Social Scene

Sunday 8/3

11:15/2:15- The Whigs
4:15/7:15- John Butler Trio
5:15/8:15- Flogging Molly
6:15/9:15- Love and Rockets
7:15/10:15- The National

So yeah, 5 great acts each days. I've seen both Stephen Malkmus and Yeasayer live, and I highly recommend both. Stephen Malkmus is an iconic indie musician and Yeasayer is a great upcoming band with a unique sound, so definitely check both of them out. On the second day, Dr. Dog is a psychedic band that I really enjoy, while Jamie Lidell and Explosions in the Sky are two of the best live acts in music. I don't care what genre of music you listen to, it's well worth your time to check out both of those acts, and also make sure to watch John Butler Trio, Love and Rockets, and The National (one of my personal favorites) on Sunday.

I hope you all enjoy the webcast and I'm very glad to see AT&T bringing this back for another year.

1 comment:

tad said...

Good Choice.