UPDATE August 8, 2011 – Stream highlight from this weekend’s Lollapalooza below:
Friday headliners Coldplay more than delivered with arena-sized charisma, edgy arrangements (relatively speaking) and an energetic mix of older (“In My Place”, “Shiver”) and newer (“Major Minus”, “Violet Hill”) fan favorites. Watch the entire set here – especially the dynamic “God Put a Smile Upon Your Face” (43:35), Lost! (24:55 – hmmm, those giant balloons look strangely familiar) and “Fix You (beginning with a tribute to Amy Winehouse at 1:23:08).
My Morning Jacket were without a doubt a – maybe even the – highlight of Lolla ’11. Unfortunately, as of now, no official footage is available on YouTube. This fan footage will have to suffice…
Original post from August 5th:
“This is a big deal. It’s exciting. We first played with Primus decades ago. They had just formed. They were this really cool band from San Francisco that everyone was talking about. Years passed and the band broke up. We’ve played with (Primus founder) Les Claypool probably 20 times since then, our careers have had divergent paths. Now here we are again playing these shows together, with Primus. It’s crazy how things cross.”
-Wayne Coyne to tulsaworld.com, August 1, 2011
If you follow this site, twitter/FutureHeartDay, or music events in general, you probably know that Lollapalooza is celebrating it’s 20th years right now – and that it’s webcasting much of the festival on YouTube (including sets by Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Grace Potter, Smith Westerns, Foster the People, Mountain Goats, Bright Eyes, The Kills, Fitz & The Tantrums, Black Lips, Death From Above 1979, Big Audio Dynamite, Arctic Monkeys, Explosions In The Sky, Local Natives, Ween, My Morning Jacket and others). What you might not know is there’s another mid-west festival this weekend also streaming online: Kanrocksas. In fact, numerous artists are playing both festivals, five of which will stream their sets from each (watch both webcasts and compare if you fancy). Tonight’s prime Kansas attractions are Primus and The Flaming Lips – who shared the stage at Red Rocks two nights ago, and are both playing Tulsa’s Brady District Block Party tomorrow.
Click on any of the links that say “Lollapalooza” for more on that festival’s 20th anniversary bash – including the webcast schedule, dozens of free downloads, three tasty performances from the ’90s Lolla archive and a video of Wayne Coyne’s reminiscing about its beginnings and playing the 1994 and 2006 incarnations.
As for Kanrockas – check out the schedule below, then head over to watch it live at rollingstone.com.
Friday, August 5th
4:30 – Jack’s Mannequin
5:10 – UME
5:40 – Arctic Monkeys – also being webcast from Lollapalooza
6:00 – Fitz & the Tantrums – also being webcast from Lollapalooza
6:40 – The Joy Formidable – also being webcast from Lollapalooza
7:20 – Doomtree
8:20 – Ween – also being webcast from Lollapalooza
9:20 – Primus
10:50 – The Flaming Lips
Saturday, August 6th
2:50 – The Black Angels
3:30 – Hearts of Darkness
4:00 – TBA
4:30 – OK GO
5:20 – Gardens & Villa
6:00 – Best Coast
6:30 – Cage the Elephant – also being webcast from Lollapalooza