Lollapalooza 2011 grabs Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay

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.

Lollapalooza 2011
Foo Fighters
My Morning Jacket
A Perfect Circle
Cee Lo Green
The Cars
Bright Eyes
Explosions in the Sky
Death From Above 1979
Lykke Li
Local Natives
Portugal the Man
Mountain Goats
Sleigh Bells
Smith Westerns

[VIDEO] Death From Above 1979 reunite at SXSW, literal riot ensues

DFA1979: “Romantic Rights”

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.

DFA1979: “Blood On Our Hands”

See the rest of the performance after the break.

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