Posted in music on August 7, 2009

The Gaslight Anthem @ Lollapalooza 2009
Gaslight Anthem

12:35 p.m. (1:35 p.m. est)

It's raining in Chicago, which is perfect weather for an outdoor festival. Good thing I brought a raincoat.

Most people weren't as fortunate and had to buy a poncho for $5 outside of the festival. Who knows how much one costs inside the grounds.

While hiding from the drizzle in the media tent, I'm listening to Hey Champ. I haven't heard them before, but they're a sort of pop indie group. Like what I've heard so far.

I had planned to get here earlier and see Hockey at 11:30, but catching the train and walking a mile or more to Grant Park got me here a little too late.

I don't have anyone in particular that I want to see until Bon Iver at 3 p.m., so I'm probably going to wander the grounds and familiarize myself. []

That live report from Lollapalooza comes to us from Sounds like not a blast so far. And there is a STREAM (a poorly advertised one).

Like All Points West this past weekend, Chicago has rain, Chicago has Hey Champ, and Chicago has a random stream of some of the bands at the festival. Unlike All Points West, Chicago has The Gaslight Anthem (I'm watching and listening to them on the stream as I type this) (they allow umbrellas there).

Tonight's Lolla headliners are Kings of Leon and Depeche Mode. Stream schedule below...

Lolla Webcast schedule...

Friday, August 7
2:00 - Gaslight Anthem
3:00 - Heartless Bastards
4:00 - TBA
5:00 - White Lies
6:00 - TBA
7:00 - Of Montreal
8:00 - Fleet Foxes
9:00 - The Decemberists
10:00 - Andrew Bird

Saturday, August 8

2:00 - TBA
2:45 - Henry Clay People
3:30 - Gomez
4:30 - TBA
5:30 - Glasvegas
6:30 - Rise Against
7:30 - TBA
8:30 - Federico Aubele
9:30 - Ben Harper and Relentless7

Sunday, August 9

1:30 - Bat For Lashes
2:30 - Airborne Toxic Event
3:30 - Dan Deacon
4:30 - Delta Spirit
5:30 - TBA
6:30 - TBA
7:30 - TBA
8:30 - Portugal, The Man



Comments (13)

they had free panchos on giveaway from one of the sponsors when I went there few years back.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 3:37 PM

"I don't like mayonnaise, but I like Depeche Mode"

Posted by singer of Gaslight Anthem | August 7, 2009 3:42 PM

$5 bucks for a poncho? I'm pretty sure you can get on at a 99 cents store! Hahah.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 3:50 PM

So the main stages won't be streaming?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 3:53 PM

jesus christ the gaslight anthem is bad. i keep giving this band a shot, but to no avail. you guys love bruce springsteen, it's obvious. too bad you can't write lyrics half as good (they're a cheesy homage at best), and you don't have half the voice (or guitar chops) of the boss. why even try? even fucking sam's town is better

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 3:54 PM

Heartless Bastards are killing it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 4:33 PM

Lets hope this is the end for Perry Farrell.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 4:35 PM

this HB performance is a standout.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 4:35 PM

Wow man..TBA got like 10 spots are this show..are they really THAT good??

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 4:45 PM

they updated it and STS9 is streaming now

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2009 5:11 PM

after seeing this video I lost any respect I had for Perry Farrell. Why is he even bothering with music anymore? He and his wife should stick with porn exclusively.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2009 1:32 AM

i wish i was in chicago. Dan Deacon tomorrow on the stream

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2009 11:12 AM

farrell should have kept that excuse for a video private. we may as well be watching the tommy lee-pam anderson footage.

Posted by kenyon | August 9, 2009 1:06 PM

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