July 26, 2005 |
The revived Lollapalooza brought an estimated 65,000 fans and more than 60 bands, DJs and children's entertainers to six stages here, a 20-hour marathon spread over two days. As a test for future concerts in Grant Park, it made a case for the event not being the last. By the time Widespread Panic closed the second night of the festival Sunday, audiences had endured a blistering heat.
June 19, 2005 |
Back in the early-'90s heyday of Lollapalooza, the festival was a place where alienated kids could get away from their parents. Today, many of those kids are parents themselves. And for the revived Lollapalooza, a two-day event in Chicago on July 23 and 24, organizers are hoping for full family togetherness.
April 22, 2005 |
Lollapalooza, the archetypal alt-rock concert tour that was canceled last year for lack of interest, returns this summer, but as a single-weekend event. The 2005 edition will take place July 23 and 24 in Chicago's Grant Park and will include a mix of hot new bands (the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Kaiser Chiefs, the Bravery) and respected alt-rock veterans (the Pixies, Weezer, Dinosaur Jr., the Dandy Warhols).
June 23, 2004 |
The organizers of the Lollapalooza rock festival on Tuesday surrendered in the face of fan apathy and called off their entire 16-city tour, which had included July stops in Chula Vista and Ventura and was led by venerable alternative rock heroes such as the Pixies, Morrissey and Sonic Youth.
June 17, 2004 |
Alternative energy rocks. That's the message Perry Farrell hopes to send during this year's Lollapalooza concert in New York, which will be powered entirely by solar, bio-diesel and hydrogen fuel cells. In addition to hearing such acts as Morrissey, PJ Harvey and the Flaming Lips, audiences at other stops on the tour will have the chance to play alternatively fueled musical instruments and to learn about renewable energy. "I felt like I needed to ...
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November 17, 2003 |
At 11 a.m. today, Arnold Schwarzenegger will place his hand on a Bible and take the oath of office as California's 38th governor. It will be a simple, no-frills ceremony, his advisors say. All right, so there will be a few brass bands. Seven thousand or so invited guests. A five-story camera riser groaning with the weight of an international press corps. Live, national television coverage. A flotilla of satellite trucks.
August 18, 2003 |
Jane's Addiction ended it all too soon in 1991. The band's two studio albums endure as powerful, influential musical documents, capturing the Los Angeles quartet's epic swirl of hard rock psychedelia and singer Perry Farrell's giddy hedonism. Sex, violence, love and punk rock for the masses. The music opened mainstream ears in the '90s to the pleasures of the underground, clearing a path for the alternative sounds of Nirvana, Soundgarden and others rooted in punk.
July 18, 2003 |
The July 26 stop in Syracuse, N.Y., of the Lollapalooza tour has been canceled because of slow ticket sales and higher production costs at the venue, the 30,000-seat Vernon Downs racetrack, Lollapalooza officials said Thursday. The venue required new production facilities, according to Lollapalooza. "Due to the costs of production versus the estimated ticket sales of 15,000, it did not make fiscal sense to play this date." Two other dates have been canceled.
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May 15, 2003 |
The first total lunar eclipse in more than three years will sweep across North America tonight, possibly giving residents of Southern California a striking view of an oddly shaped, blood-red moon. When the moon rises at 7:40 p.m., it will already be in the beginning phases of the eclipse. The spectacle, which will peak between 8:13 p.m. and 9:06 p.m. local time and last until nearly 11 p.m.