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Lollapalooza 2010: Day One

Lollapalooza 2010 – Day One; August 6, 2010

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Lollapalooza has never been a quick jaunt around Grant Park.

Try to see too many of the 126 bands and DJs performing at the ever-growing festival behemoth, and much will be missed getting to and from stage to stage. But this year, a new addition to the grounds made it easier to trek from north to south with ease compared to past years. The grounds were extended west toward Michigan Avenue, giving all attendees the use of Columbus Drive as a walkway.

So with the welcome drop in humidity on Friday and more room to maneuver on the grounds, Lolla Day One started off with soul. Raphael Saadiq on the south big stage was a good warm up with horns blazing while he sang, but I only caught a minute before jogging up north to see Mavis Staples.

A major force behind 60 years of gospel, blues and soul singing, Mavis Staples rallied the growing Lollapalooza crowd as if she was still teaching The Band how to sing. The group’s harmonies during The Weight brought me chills as Mavis and crew belted out reflections of pain and struggle. Jeff Tweedy appeared to play guitar on a song from the group’s new album he produced, but he knew to just let Mavis do the singing. Her voice still rich and striking after decades kept the crowd focused.

READ ON for more on Day One of Lollapalooza…

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Live Blog: tDB @ House of Blues – Boston

It’s been a crazy day for the Disco Biscuits that started when guitarist Jon Gutwillig injured his wrist in an accident after the group’s show in Albany. The band decided to go on with their scheduled show at the House of Blues in Boston this evening and have turned the gig into a free one with refunds being given to all ticketholders. The group will invite special guests to perform with them for what’s sure to be an incredibly unique performance.

We’ve got a couple of HT staffers at the show that will report on the setlist and offer insights live from the House of Blues. We’ll keep updating the page, so be sure to refresh.

Disco Biscuits
March 19, 2010
House of Blues
Boston, MA

Set 1: Oname Wa, Park Avenue^, Orch Theme^, Tricycle^ > Uber Glue^, Mirrors^, Helicopters^^ > Gangster^^ > Helicopters^^

Set Two: Show Canceled due to “technical difficulties”

Without Jon Gutwillig

^ – w/ Chris Michetti on guitar, ^^ – w/ Michetti and Joey Zarick

7:45 PM: Check out the audio of the call that ticketholders received from Ticketmaster about tonight’s show…

READ ON for a transcription of the call and more of our live blog…

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