It could be because their lineup is the latest gift we’ve unwrapped, but Lollapalooza is looking like it might take the 2011 festival crown. I’m going to need a week or so to mull it over, but this looks fantastic. There’s so many acts I’ve never seen before (DFA1979, Ratatat, Lykke Li) and a lot of bands I’m not overly interested in, but would still like to see live (Deadmau5, Foo Fighters). Here’s a partial lineup for you to scan, then head to Lollapalooza’s site to see everything they’ve announced so far.
My Morning Jacket
A Perfect Circle
Cee Lo Green
Explosions in the Sky
Death From Above 1979
Portugal the Man
Death From Above 1979’s reunion and first live show in five years was a strongly-rumored possibility going into SXSW 2011, but seeing as how I spent the weekend in West Virginia with no internet, this is the first I’m seeing of it. The results of DFA1979 playing a smaller bar in Austin were predictable: packed house, overflowing crowd, torn down fence and mini riot followed by police intervention.
If you want to see footage of the giant, angry crowd that you might call a “riot,” just hit up Youtube for a ton of perspectives. If you want footage of the actual performance, well, that I can help with. Here’s seven videos of the fantastic reunion.
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