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Sunday In The Park

Hot_chipDay Three of Lollapalooza in Chicago is about four hours old, and thus far, Sunday is a much more laid-back affair than the action-packed Saturday. Ben Kweller just wrapped a set of heartland rock, and across the park Hot Chip got a post-brunch crowd dancing. The latter provided some early Sunday excitement, with three keyboards providing melodies and counter rhythms to a drum/cowbell combo. While not nearly as adventurous as the like-minded LCD Soundsystem, it's high-end dance that could easily be transferred to a Milan fashion show.

New York via Minneapolis pub rockers the Hold Steady previewed songs from a fall album, including the prom-themed "Acid Night." With a set list strictly influenced by bible studies and beer drinking, the Hold Steady pack songs with power-pop riffs and plenty of background "whoa-oohs." The band's cleverness sometimes gets the better of them, lending the songs the feel of a giant ironic wink.

Also earlier: alt-rockers Sparta, '60s revivalists the Redwalls and Irish stars the Frames. The crowd is definitely lighter than the Kanye-headlined Saturday, and the fest will come to a close with hometown rock act Wilco and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

August 6, 2006 in lollapalooza | Permalink

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