You Can Do Better

The rumor is that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to headline Lollapalooza this year, according to the Trib. Huh. How underwhelming. With Radiohead touring this summer and the Flaming Lips ready to go out again, you’d hope that maybe there would be some more news along those lines. It’s early, I suppose, and so we shall see. Of course, last year’s event was, in my opinion, a great experience, and most of the bands I was excited to see were definitely not the headliners (Arcade Fire, Blonde Redhead, Trail of Dead, The Pixies). So this means nothing, really. Remember how hot it was? Damn, that was nice…

8 Comments so far

  1. tankboy (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 4:52 pm

    Um, Danny, The Lips are pretty much confirmed for Lolla as well.

    I’m with you on the underwhelming nature of RHCP though.

  2. Stephanie (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 5:24 pm

    I hope Tegan and Sarah are there!

  3. Nicolette Kittinger (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 7:04 pm

    well, if it were up to you, Danny, who would you choose to headline? just curious :)

  4. Danny Doom (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 7:50 pm

    I’d start with the afore-mentioned Radiohead and Flaming Lips headlining the first two days, and then I’d have Sonic Youth headline the third. And while they’ve all been around as long or almost as long as the RHCP, there’s something a whole lot fresher about those three bands. To me.

    Other bands (or people) I would love to see this summer at the park that are “big” and could headline:

    Bjork, Sleater-Kinney, Kanye West, Morrissey and The Who! That’s right, I said it. The Who.

    And then there’s a whole lot of smaller bands…
    And Tegan & Sara for Stephanie!

  5. steven (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 8:26 pm

    If S-K is scheduled, that would be a major step forward. Sonic Youth would be nice too. Radiohead is a complete no-brainer. The Strokes would be a major signing as well, but I just don’t see that happening. But with 3 days, you never know.

    I’d also like to see Black Angels, Midnight Movies, Autolux.

  6. Chrissy (unregistered) on March 7th, 2006 @ 9:21 am

    hey when will you know for sure if they are coming to lollapalooza here in chicago?

    – Chrissy

  7. Danny Doom (unregistered) on March 7th, 2006 @ 10:05 am

    not sure who “they” is? but the lineup for lolla will be announced soon i believe.

  8. Burnsforisadora (unregistered) on March 9th, 2006 @ 4:34 pm

    I can confim Slaeter-Kinney are Headlining. Wilco is playing as well.

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