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By Andy Argyrakis
Lady Gaga Weekend Report: Go ga ga oh la la for Lollapalooza
Friday, August 6, 2010


Summer may be flying by, but there's still another major bash before school starts up again. Kicking off Friday and stretching though Sunday, music fans from across the globe will descend upon Chicago for the annual Lollapalooza, which features opening night festivities from current pop queen Lady Gaga and her cavalcade of costumes. Also catch earlier sets from Devo, The Strokes, Jimmy Cliff, The Black Keys and Hot Chip.

Saturday starts off with several solid under card acts, including Stars, Rogue Wave, Dan Black and the xx. But as the afternoon turns to evening, the heavy hitters start coming out to play, such as AFI, Spoon, Cut Copy and Phoenix. Lady GagaStill the main stage headliner Green Day is still the sole reason to show up thanks to its politically-charged punk rock that remains razor sharp.

The party winds down with a flashback to the grunge era thanks to a newly reunited Soundgarden taking the top slot. Across the field on Sunday night, The Arcade Fire are sure to bring plenty of current competition, and outside of nostalgia cravers, are by far the better bet. Be sure to also catch earlier appearances from MGMT, The National, Yeasayer and The Temper Trap. (Bet your life - Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Grant Park- Chicago, IL: www.lollapalooza.com).
The Arcade Fire Street Week: Third time's a charm for Arcade Fire, Stevie Ray remastered
Monday, August 2, 2010


There are few buzz bands who've ever been able to survive the hype, but The Arcade Fire's managed to skyrocket past the press' praise into a whole other realm of creative greatness. The one time club dwellers are now co-headlining megafests like Lollapalooza, so it's no wonder why The Suburbs (Merge) finds the multi-instrumentalists diving full force towards a grandiose direction.

It's hard to believe The Black Crowes have already been together for twenty years, though perhaps that's because of the somewhat lengthy solo hiatus during the first half of the 2000s. Nonetheless, the group salutes this anniversary of sorts withStevie Ray Vaughan Croweology (Silver Arrow), which marks its first ever entirely acoustic project. The double disc set features a re-imagined mixture of hits and fan favorites from the blues rockers' extensive catalogue dating back to 1990.

He may have died under the tragic circumstances of a plane crash, but the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan lives on thanks to an influx of reissues and posthumous compilations. The latest from the vaults is a remastered rendition of the classic collection Couldn't Stand the Weather: Legacy Edition (Sony Legacy), which is loaded with his second to none blues licks from the original album, plus several bonus tracks and b-sides from those sessions with Double Trouble.

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